Also, students will have the opportunity to get a job with the AIFC resident companies in the future.
Narxoz University, the Court of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC Court) and the International Arbitration Centre (IAC) signed a framework agreement on cooperation. Now university students have the opportunity to undergo an internship at the AIFC Court and the IAC, as well as to find a job with the AIFC resident companies in the future.
The staff of the Court will lecture at Narxoz in the disciplines of the school of law and public administration.
“We are pleased to further develop our cooperation with Narxoz University and expand our presence in Almaty through this partnership. Narxoz is one of the leading universities in the region and we look forward to welcoming its students to the AIFC Court and IAC international internship programme, which has already been done by more than 70 students from other universities. We are also ready and looking forward to holding a legal hearing in a fully equipped hearing room of the university. Thus, we continue to expand our dispute resolution services to a wide range of companies and investors outside of Astana,” said the Registrar of the AIFC Court and the IAC, Christopher Campbell-Holt.
Also, the AIFC Court and the IAC will assist Narxoz in opening joint educational programmes with leading foreign universities. In turn, on the new campus of the university, hearings will be held in a specially created courtroom, equipped according to international standards of commercial courts.
“We are pleased that practisers of this level will be able to share knowledge with our students, who will also be able to do an internship at the AIFC Court and the IAC. In October, a team of Narxoz University students will take part in the annual competition of court hearings on a professional basis for the first time. This will allow our students to try themselves in the role of representatives of the parties before the acting judges. Holding real court hearings in the new Narxoz campus underlines the trusting nature of our relationship,” said University President Miras Daulenov.
It should be noted that lecturers will give classes for students in English.
“The conclusion of the agreement will allow us to improve both the educational programmes of our school in the discipline of “Law” as a whole, and the training programmes for individual courses “Case Studies in Law”, “Alternative Dispute Resolution”, “International Commercial Arbitration”. We should especially note the opportunity, provided for by the agreement, to develop and launch joint educational programmes, including courses to be run by representatives of the AIFC Court and the IAC. In addition, students will have the opportunity to do internships at the AIFC Court and the IAC, participate in court hearing competitions organised by them, and also get access to the regulatory framework and publications of the AIFC Court and the IAC,” summed up Anar Kusainova, Acting Director of the School of Law and Public Administration