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Chairman: Saniya Perzadayeva
Managing Partners: Saniya Perzadayeva
Partners: Saniya Perzadayeva, Artem Timoshenko, Raushana Chaltabayeva, Zhanar Abdullayeva
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 20
Languages: English, Kazakh, Russian

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Unicase is a leading boutique law firm in Central Asia with offices in Kazakhstan (Almaty and Nur-Sultan) and Uzbekistan (Tashkent), whose brand is built on the unique expertise of the people who, with more than 20 years’ experience inspire confidence and trust. Unicase provides an extensive range of legal services around a number of industry sectors across the full spectrum of economic and social infrastructure projects in Energy and Renewables, Infrastructure and PPP, Project Finance and Construction, Oil & Gas and Mining, as well as FMCG and Pharmaceutical, enabling the firm to effectively serve businesses at the cutting edge of today’s global economy. Unicase as a well-known pioneers and experts in Renewable energy with outstanding experience of projects in Central Asia.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Energy and Renewables

Number of partners: 4
Number of fee earners: 7 
Acquisition of 100% stake in a company developing one of largest Kazakhstan solar project – Gulshat by Risen Energy (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd; 
Acquisition of wind plant “M-Kat Green” LLP with capacity of 100 MWp by Total Eren 
Acquisition of 100% participatory interest in KSP KapshagaySolarPark LLP by Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation 
Development of financing mechanisms to support small-scale renewables in Kazakhstan with DNV GL Energy Advisory GmbH for the Ministry of Energy of Republic of Kazakhstan sponsored by the EBRD  Contribution to regulatory and transactional work for the UNDP/GEF Kazakhstan project "De-risking Renewable Energy Investment in Kazakhstan" 
Acquisition of several power plants “AEC Asa”, “AEC Shu”, “Akadyr” by Scatec Solar
Key Clients: EBRD, ADB, Total Eren, Raisen Energy
Contact Name: Saniya Perzadayeva and Raushana Chaltabayeva
Tel: +7 707 913 74 23; +7 771 552 29 27
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

PPP and Infrastructure
Number of partners: 5
Number of fee earners: 7 
Construction and operation of a multi-disciplinary hospital under Sd. Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University Republican State Enterprise on the right of economic management of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Almaty 
Construction of the light rail transit line in Almaty 
Advising on implementation of the street lighting system modernization project for long-term, sustainable options to improve the lighting system’s efficiency in the city of Semey 
Construction and operation of the Great Almaty Ring Road (BAKAD) 
Contribution to the development of several automobile road concession projects working with the Government of Kazakhstan 
Construction (reconstruction) of the International motor road corridor “Western Europe-Western China”  Development of rural communication infrastructure on the Broadband Connectivity Project using a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Scheme in Kazakhstan 
Contribution to the amendments to the legislation of Kazakhstan regulating PPP
Key Clients: EBRD, World Bank, Mott Macdonald, CDB
Contact Name: Saniya Perzadayeva and Raushana Chaltabayeva
Tel: +7 707 913 74 23; +7 771 552 29 27
Email: [email protected]; raushana.[email protected]

Natural Resources (Oil & Gas and Mining) 
Acquisition of a 70% stake in Kazakh mining company by a Chinese gold mining company 
Acquisition of a 60% stake in a Kazakh oil company followed by the listing of shares on Asian stock exchange 
Representation of a Kazakh mining company in dispute resolution proceedings to prevent corporate raiding 
Acquisition of shares in a Kazakh company that develops the large strategic gold mine in Kazakhstan by a Chinese gold mining company 
Acquisition of a Kazakhstan subsoil use company producing molybdenum and wolfram
Key Clients: Valve Technologies, Goldwind International Holdings, Samruk-Energy JSC
Contact Name: Raushana Chaltabayeva and Zhanar Abdullayeva
Tel: +7 771 552 29 27; +7 701 707 9028
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Corporate and M&A 
Advising JSC National Company Samruk-Energy in connection with the proposed sale of shares in four natural monopoly companies engaged in production, distribution and sale of electric and heating power 
Acquisition of a 90% stake in KRRK LLP, structuring a transaction with the participation of a foreign element, conducting a legal audit of the company's assets 
Advising Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation in connection with the proposed acquisition of 100% participatory interest in KSP KapshagaySolarPark Limited Liability Partnership 
Advising Scatec Solar on acquisition of “AEC Asa”, “AEC Shu”, “Akadyr” power plants including legal due diligence transaction structuring, SPA and regulatory formalities, total investment amounted to 45 – 50 mln. USD 
Advising Total Eren on $6,5 mln acquisition of 100MW solar plant “M-Kat Green” LLP in Southern region of Kazakhstan
Key Clients: Raisen Energy, Sharp Energy Splutions, Total Eren, Access Power
Contact Name: Raushana Chaltabayeva and Zhanar Abdullayeva
Tel: +7 771 552 29 27; +7 701 707 9028
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration 
Protection of Canadian mining company's interests in a court dispute with a tax authority in connection with supplementation of the past costs and corporate income tax amounting to more than 20 mln. USD  Representation of an American oilfield services company on the issues of tax liabilities, arising in the course of services provision in Kazakhstan 
A dispute against excessive application of import duty and taxes for Altai Invest Group LLP 
Representing contractor in a dispute arising about non-fulfilment and improper fulfilment of contractual obligations with regard to the implementation of the strategic investment project called "KazPV Project”
Key Clients: Astana Solar – subsidiary of JSC “National Company Kazatomprom”, Shenzhen Careall Investment Holdings Group Co., Ltd., ValvTechnologies Projects Limited, Petrobras
Contact Name: Artem Timoshenko
Tel: +7 777 440 0004
Email: [email protected]

OFFICES:
Kazakhstan Almaty Office (head office)
BC “Nurly-Tau”, Al-Farabi ave. 19, block 1B, office 204, Almaty 050059, Republic of Kazakhstan
Tel: +7 727 344 9292
Email: [email protected]

Uzbekistan
Tashkent
Said Barak st. 18, office 22, Tashkent 100060, Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 97 140 01 88
Email: [email protected]

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