The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is an international financial hub in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan and a gateway between Europe and Asia, connecting the economies of Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU, West China, Mongolia, the Middle East and Europe, with a special legal regime based on English common law principles with tax exemptions until 2066. The AIFC Court and the International Arbitration Centre are independently operating in accordance with international standards and best practices. The AIFC Management Council consists of the AIFC governor and high-profile leaders of global financial corporations, headed by the president of Kazakhstan. The AIFC includes the AIFC Authority, Astana Financial Services Authority, Astana International Exchange and AIFC Bureau for Continuing Professional Development. The AIFC focuses on enhancing growth through its strategic pillars of Islamic finance, green finance, capital markets, asset management, private banking and fintech headed by chief pillar officers. The AIFC has a central Shariah advisory board and an advisory council on Islamic finance.