Kazakhstan finds itself at the crossroads of political, ecomic, social and cultural relations between the East and West. Constituting a bridge between Europe and Asia, uniting more than 100 different ethnic and religious groups and possessing huge territory with abundant natural resources, it is a unique country with ermous potential to grow in stature on the world's stage. This book is the first-ever comprehensive overview of the legal system of Kazakhstan in English. It offers a compact, coherent, systematic and reliable overview of the major legal concepts, principles and developments of the legal system of Kazakhstan. Sixteen chapters, each written by an expert in the respective field, cover the following specific areas of the Kazakhstani legal system: Legal History of Kazakhstan; Basic Features of the Legal System (Comparative Perspective and Sources of Law); Legal Education and Science in Kazakhstan; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Law of Persons; Property Law; Law of Obligations; Family and Inheritance Law; Labor Law; Private International Law; Civil Procedure; Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Investment and Energy Law; Tax Law.