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Managing Partner: 1

Number of Partners: 7

Number of other fee-earners: 8

International Offices: 3

Unicase is a leading one-stop-service law firm founded in 2010, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, also operating in Central Asia, Dubai, India and China. The partner Team comprises 63% women, and the equal opportunities policy is enforced in practice. Unicase has gained over the last 15 years of experience and established a team with around 90 years of combined experience with a total value of deals advised on in 2023 amounting to approx. 410 million USD with several undisclosed projects due to confidentiality agreements.

The Majority of Unicase partners are holders of US and UK LLM degrees with a minimum of 15+ years of experience in Central Asia, the Middle East and CIS regions. Partners are members of various associations such as Qazaq Green, KazBar, and Kazakhstan Independent Director's Association.

Unicase is based on the following core values:

1) Compliance: Following all laws and regulations without taking any shortcuts.

2) Excellent service: 110% completion for each objective is another value at Unicase. We go the extra mile to complete the job.

3) Perseverance: legal practice ensuing social transformation cannot just “happen” overnight. It is a marathon where every stakeholder’s endurance and patience undergo severe testing.


MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Unicase provides an extensive range of legal services across the full spectrum of economic and social infrastructure projects in Renewable, Infrastructure and PPP and other sectors.

Energy and Resources:

Unicase supports lenders, investment companies and developers contributing to the energy sector. We advise our Clients on traditional and renewable energy projects involving wind, solar, hydro, biomass and geothermal energy. Our partners work on changes to the legislation and lead investment projects like the largest battery-powered renewable energy project proposed by a private independent power producer (IPP), which involves the construction of a wind farm with 200 turbines to produce around 3,800 GWh of electricity a year. The total capacity of renewables projects handled by our Team exceeds 4 GW.

Corporate and M&A:

Unicase has gained and established itself in the Central Asia region a front-row seat in advising its clients, both national and international major corporations. In 2023 alone, Unicase has worked on 35 major cross-border M&A projects.

Litigation:

Unicase Litigation Team has advocacy experts, litigators, investigators, arbitrators, mediators, and bankruptcy lawyers to partner with our Clients and ensure each case meets clients' needs. The industries include oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, transport and construction, trade, real estate, banking, insurance, finance, and telecommunications.

With over 500 cases won, equaling 97% overall successrs continue to climb, and the firm’s experience is rate, the numbeonly improving.

Technology and IP rights:

Unicase advises on all aspects of technology and intellectual property development, protection, procurement and licensing, such as licence agreements, joint ventures, outsourcing, financing (including project, leverage and acquisition financing), including venture capital and private equity investments. New start-ups and established ones are opening in AIFC and Astana Hub, and we advise on corporate, financing and IP issues. Some established technological companies have relocated already into Kazakhstan such as Indrive app that is now number 2 in the world most popular car sharing app. after Uber technologies.


INTERNATIONAL WORK:

  • Unicase advised the international multi-energy company TotalEnergies in drafting and negotiating a groundbreaking PPA and Agreement on Investments for the Mirny project, marking the first of its kind in Kazakhstan. Located in the Zhambyl region, this project aims to establish a 1 GW onshore wind farm with a 600 MWh battery storage system, representing a $1.4 billion investment.
  • Unicase advises ALES ( heating source providing power to 70% of the consumers in Almaty, Kazakhstan) on a multitude of legal matters on the project of developing a gradual decommission and replacing the inefficient-coal-based power generating unit with a combined cycle gas turbine with an installed capacity of up to 600 MW for electricity.
  • Unicase advises American international corporate law firm on the intricate and current legal framework in the Republic of Kazakhstan in relation to the hydrogen production industries and the implementation of the CCS/CCUS technology. This legal consulting includes in-depth legal work, an extensive understanding of the HSE laws and regulations and established environmental, health, CCS, and Geo-thermal laws.


OFFICES

  • HQ: Nurly Tau, Block 1B, office 204, 19 Al-Farabi avenue, Almaty, 05000, Republic of Kazakhstan, +7777 440 00 04
  • Kunaev st. 29/1, BC Diplomat, 14th floor, office 1414, Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan, +7702 777 85 20
  • Tashkent city, Mirzo Ulug'bek district, Mustakillik street, 7, Tashkent, 100000, Republic of Uzbekistan, +998909590639


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Kazakhstan - Head office

Unicase rankings

Asia-Pacific Guide 2024
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Kazakhstan
Corporate & Finance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate & Finance
3
Corporate & Finance
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Saniya Perzadayeva
3
Saniya Perzadayeva
Head of Corporate & Finance
3
Band 3
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Dispute Resolution
3
Dispute Resolution
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Artem Timoshenko
4
Artem Timoshenko
Head of Dispute Resolution
4
Band 4
Energy & Natural Resources
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Energy & Natural Resources
3
Energy & Natural Resources
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Raushana Chaltabayeva
2
Raushana Chaltabayeva
2
Band 2
Saniya Perzadayeva
3
Saniya Perzadayeva
Head of Energy & Natural Resources
3
Band 3

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