According to one of the recent changes in the Kazakhstan legislation on broadcasting, owners of foreign TV and radio channels are required to register a representative office in Kazakhstan to continue retransmitting their channels to the territory of Kazakhstan as of 1 January 2017.

Publicly-owned foreign TV and radio companies (fully or partially) will not be able to continue to distribute their channels unless they establish a legal entity in Kazakhstan.

In view of the changes in the law, Dentons prepared a legal review "Doing Business in Kazakhstan" for TV and radio broadcasting companies. The review, in particular, contains answers to frequently asked questions relating to the main stages of establishment of the representative office, appointment of the head of the representative office, appointment of staff, taxation issues, and other questions of doing business in Kazakhstan through a representative office. We will be happy to send this review to all interested parties.

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