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Zhenis Kembayev, “Legal Culture in Kazakhstan: Past and Present”
Nicolás Zambrana-Tévar, “Dispute Resolution Culture in Kazakhstan”

Zhenis Kembayev is a Professor of Law, School of Law, KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. His areas of expertise include Public International Law, Law of the European Union, Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Theory and History of Law. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Southwestern University School of Law (Los Angeles, USA) in 2003/2004 and an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) in 2007/2008. He is also a recipient of a large number of other Kazakhstani and international scientific awards and scholarships. Professor Kembayev is the author of several books and numerous articles on public international law, international trade law, law of the European Union, history of European integration and constitutional law of Kazakhstan. He advised both governmental and non-governmental agencies on various public law issues and has presented papers at scores of legal conferences and public hearings around the world.

Nicolas Zambrana-Tevar studied law at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, spent a year in the army as a trainee officer and did an LLM in International Business Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has worked as a lawyer at Schlüter Überörtliche Anwaltssozietät, Fresfhields Bruckhaus Deringer and Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios. He has taught Private International Law at the University of Navarra School of Law (Pamplona) and has also been its Director of International Programs. He has completed a PhD dissertation at the same university with the topic “Applicable law in International Investment Arbitration” and has published extensively in the fields of commercial and investment arbitration, as well as in the field of Business and Human Rights. He has been a visiting professor at the East China University of Politics and Law (Shanghai), at the Centro Universitario Villanueva (Madrid) and at the Universidad delIstmo (Guatemala). He has been a member of the Academic Commission that advises the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the drafting of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights.

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