Aicholpon Jorupbekova

Aicholpon is a Partner in the law firm Kalikova & Associates, one of the fastest growing law firms in the Kyrgyz Republic. She is one of two partners at Kalikova & Associates and heads the firm’s Mineral Resources Group.

Kalikova & Associates is the first Kyrgyz law firm to initiate pro bono practices and to promote the importance of access to legal assistance. As well as undertaking conventional legal work, the firm also actively participates in law-drafting processes, providing opinion on draft laws and making recommendations for further improvements. They work in close cooperation with a number of government ministries and have developed legal acts, principles and new methods of cooperation between the government and private sector.

Aicholpon teaches at the American University in Central Asia, specialising in Mineral Resources Law.