Unicase Law Firm > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Firm Profile

Unicase Law Firm
BC "Nurly-Tau", Al-Farabi Ave. 19, block 1B, office 204
Almaty 050059
Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Unicase Law Firm acts for state entities, Kazakh and international companies as well as international financial institutions. The group has a strong track record of international arbitration proceedings across a wide range of sectors, including the oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, real estate and construction sectors. Insurance and telecommunications disputes are also handled. The team also includes criminal defence and insolvency experts. Practice head Artem Timoshenko  is based in Almaty.

Practice head(s):

Artem Timoshenko

Testimonials

‘In comparison with other firms we have worked with before, they have a truly personal approach. You feel that your cases and your problems are truly in the focus of their attention. That is the difference, you have a personal approach by the partners, rather than just passing the case to the firm.’

‘We would like to mention their unique communicational qualities and strong skills in dispute resolution.’

‘Unicase is a law firm with well-coordinated team work, accuracy, high professionalism of employees, responsibility and efficiency in the provision of services. The services of the team were provided in a timely and professional manner, as expected from employees of an experienced and competent law firm.’

‘Artem Timoshenko confirmed his high professional status, competence in legal matters and activeness in solving the assigned tasks.’

‘Unicase is one of the leading law firms in Central Asia. It has one of the strongest local teams, which demonstrates a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Unicase has performed the services as a highly organised team of professionals, having shown competence in legal matters and actively providing solution of objectives.’

‘Artem Timoshenko showed himself as a responsible and competent lawyer with great experience in dispute resolution and also provides valuable and detailed advice.’

Key clients

Shenzhen Careall Investments Holding Group Co Ltd

Danai Pumps Co., Ltd.

SHUiCO LLP

Arysta LifeScience Great Britain Limited

Aprile SPA (Italy)

Work highlights

  • Represented the interests of Aprile SPA, an Italian client offering services on full coverage in all fields of logistics, in respect of debt recovery from a Kazakhstani logistics company.
  • Advising SHUiCO LLP on a dispute arisen from the breach of contractual obligations with a large Kazakhstani construction company.

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Unicase Law Firm is able to provide a full service to clients in relation to energy and natural projects in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Its team handles the structuring, development, financing and implementation of projects, as well as advising on the development of new legislation. The firm is notably active in the renewable energy sector, where it is supporting the Kazakhstan government’s goal of developing its renewable energy supply. Elsewhere, oil and gas and mining are other areas of activity. The practice is led by Saniya Perzadayeva. Raushana ChaltabayevaZhanar AbdullayevaAyana UnerbayevaNurlan Kubenov and Sanzhar Amangeldy are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Saniya Perzadayeva

Testimonials

‘Unicase’s main strength is their deep dive into the client’s business and, subsequently, ability to provide business-oriented and, certainly, professional advice. Unicase’s work has a high standard of quality, professional skills and experience.’

‘All of them are experienced professionals who quickly respond to any of our questions.’

‘Excellent knowledge of Kazakhstan’s electricity sector and a good network of partners in the Central Asia region.’

‘I have known Raushana Chaltabayeva as a very knowledgeable but also highly engaged and reliable commercial partner during almost a decade of repeated collaboration.’

‘Unicase Law Firm team’s strengths and key capabilities are professionalism, effectiveness and customer orientation. Compared to other law firms, Unicase Law Firm understands what the client needs and how to make the client satisfied by the legal services. We are very grateful for the quick and effective result of the services provided by Unicase.’

‘We want to thank counsel Ayana Unerbayeva for finding an approach to our goals and provision of good quality legal services.’

‘Responsive to client needs, well-researched recommendations, fast response times, creative approach.’

Key clients

TetraTech ES

VPCGmbH

METKA – EGN KZ

Vestas Deutchland

The World Bank

DNV GL Energy Advisory GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised TetraTech, along with USAID on implementation of by-laws and regulations for the recently adopted Law on Amendments to the Renewable Energy and Electricity Laws, including analysis of the competitive landscape of the Central Asian regional power market by assessing the ownership structure of energy generation.
  • Assisted ADB, the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan and VPC GmbH on undertaking a comprehensive review of existing national legislation and regulations covering the legal and regulatory framework for heat supply, taxation regulation and heat tariff regulation.
  • Advised Metka-Eng in connection with obtaining permits and licenses required for the construction and commissioning of 50MW Solar Power Plant in South Kazakhstan and high voltage substation from relevant authorities in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Unicase Law Firm works at both a national and an international level in a range of sectors, advising leading Kazakh and international companies on all aspects of M&A deals, often involving a cross-border element. Its lawyers have extensive experience in working on matters across industries, including oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, transport and construction, trade, real estate, banking, insurance and finance and telecommunications. The practice is headed by Almaty-based Saniya Perzadayeva .

Practice head(s):

Saniya Perzadayeva

Testimonials

‘The Unicase team was exceptionally responsive, commercially pragmatic and strategic in resolving corporate matter.

A strong team that easily understands our needs and requirements and was a pleasure to work with.’

‘Artem Timoshenko is an excellent lawyer who combines expert legal knowledge with commercial awareness of the client’s business’

Key clients

Juul Labs

Dahua Technology

Firebird Management LLC

ValvTechnologies

Goldwind International Holdings (HK) Ltd.

Citco Vilnius UAB

OrientSwiss Kazakhstan

Work highlights

  • Advised Juul Labs on corporate law matters related to electronic cigarettes regulations in Republic of Kazakhstan. The Unicase team prepared an analysis of the issues of certification, packaging, labelling, advertising and electronic commerce in the Kazakhstan market.
  • Advised Firebird Management LLC on all corporate matters of its affiliated companies in Kazakhstan.
  • Advised a leading Swiss Fintech company, OrientSwiss S.A., on day-to-day activities, including corporate, commercial, employment issues and IP.

Kazakhstan > Real estate and construction (including projects) Tier 2

Unicase Law Firm handles a broad cross-section of issues associated with the implementation of projects in areas such as transport, energy and roads, among others. The team covers the full life cycle for clients, including project finance, M&A, PPPs and other regulatory matters related to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The practice is led by Almaty-based partner Saniya Perzadayeva.

Practice head(s):

Saniya Perzadayeva

Other key lawyers:

Raushana Chaltabayeva; Ayana Unerbayeva; Nurlan Kubenov; Sanzhar Amangeldy

Testimonials

‘The team works harmoniously, professionally and quickly enough to complete the assigned tasks.’

‘A great experience in project support.’

‘Harmonious work, timely and high-quality feedback, good participation in negotiations.’

‘We highly appreciated the work of Saniya Perzadayeva and Raushan Chaltabayeva.’

‘At Unicase, partners and associates are committed to resolving various legal issues in a timely and cost-effective manner. They give comprehensive legal services and this is what we value the most.’

‘Raushana Chaltabayeva is an exceptional person with extensive knowledge in renewable energy, PPP, corporate, construction and infrastructure. She is a highly professional adviser and she has a friendly and professional attitude.’

Key clients

Vestas Deutchland

Kazakhstan Project Preparation Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised Vestas Deutchland on the complex licensing matters in the field of construction and design in Kazakhstan.
  • Advised the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MoH) and Kazakhstan Project Preparation Fund (KPPF) on a concession project in connection with the construction and operation of a Multi-Disciplinary hospital within the Republican State Enterprise Kazakh National Medical University on the right of economic management of the MoH in Almaty.

Unicase is a leading full-service boutique law firm operating its offices in Almaty and  Nur-Sultan (Republic of Kazakhstan) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan), whose brand is built on the unique expertise of the people who with more than 20 years’ experience, inspire confidence and trust.  Unicase operate in accordance with international standards, providing its local and foreign clientele with the highest quality legal services and expertise.

As a Tier 1 firm in Energy and Natural Resources in Kazakhstan, Unicase provides an extensive range of legal services across the full spectrum of economic and social infrastructure projects in Renewable, 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’s team members are well-known pioneers and experts of the Energy sector in Central Asia and the firm has a proven track record advising the Government authorities, the big national and international companies, investing and conducting business in Kazakhstan. The firm’s clientele comprises of international energy companies, as well as major development banks and FMCG sector leaders. International financial institutions such as the EBRD, the Wold Bank Group, the IFC, the ADB, the EDB, the CDB and others have repeatedly engaged Unicase to support their development projects in Kazakhstan.

Partners and senior associates of Unicase have spent a significant time of their professional careers working for top international law firms in Kazakhstan and abroad and well familiar with the expectations of both foreign and local clients to the format and content of legal advice, which makes Unicase highly competitive.

Unicase is well known for its regulatory and law-making capabilities, which together with a strong transactional background and expertise allows the firm to win major transactional projects and continue to be the first-choice advisers in Kazakhstan.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and M&A, Energy and Renewables, PPP and Infrastructure, Construction, Banking and Finance Saniya Perzadayevasaniya.p@unicaselaw.com+7 707 913 74 23
Corporate and M&A, Energy and Renewables, PPP and Infrastructure, Law-making Raushana Chaltabayevaraushana.c@unicaselaw.com+7 771 552 29 27
Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Labour and Employment, Tax and Customs Artem Timoshenkoartem.t@unicaselaw.com+7 777 440 00 04
Corporate and M&A, Oil and Gas and Mining, Energy and Renewables Zhanar Abdullayevazhanar.a@unicaselaw.com+7 701 707 90 28
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Ms Raushana Chaltabayeva  photo Ms Raushana Chaltabayeva Raushana Chaltabayeva is a Partner at Unicase Law Firm, co-heading the Energy…
Mrs Saniya Perzadayeva  photo Mrs Saniya Perzadayeva Saniya Perzadayeva is a Managing Partner at Unicase Law Firm, co-heading Infrastructure…
Mr Artem Timoshenko  photo Mr Artem Timoshenko Artem Timoshenko is a Partner at Unicase Law Firm, co-heading the Dispute…
Number of lawyers : 20
in Kazakhstan : 14
in Uzbekistan : 6
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Law Society of England and Wales (international division)
Kazakhstan Offices : Almaty; Nur-Sultan
Uzbekistan Office : Tashkent