Unicase Law Firm > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Firm Profile

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

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Unicase Law Firm has a proven track record in litigation, with experience across a broad range of industries such as oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, transport, construction, banking and telecommunications, among others. The team, whose further expertise includes international arbitration proceedings and criminal investigations, is the first port of call for government authorities, Kazakh and international companies, as well as investment and asset management institutions. Almaty-based Artem Timoshenko heads the practice, which also includes Sanzhar Amangeldy.

Practice head(s):

Artem Timoshenko

Other key lawyers:


‘Artem Timoshenko was incredibly responsive and just brilliant. We obtained the best outcome possible, and this would not have been possible without his years of experience.’

‘I am very impressed and satisfied with the level of professionalism, performance and commitment. Artem Timoshenko takes a hands-on approach to problem-solving and is very effective in complex cases.’

‘An efficient litigation machine that has successfully defended our interests in an international consortium.’

‘The firm has extensive experience in the energy sector, which was very important in our case. This may have influenced the course of the case.’

‘I would definitely recommend Artem Timoshenko, not only as a great lawyer, but also as a professional who is easy to talk to. Our team members felt completely confident in his counselling and expertise.’

‘Unicase Law Firm provides a better way for the client to react immediately and effectively to their opponent’s strategy.’

‘Artem Timoshenko is a partner who is involved in the clients’ cases. He is helpful, collaborative and provides a result-oriented approach.’

Key clients

Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP

Aprile SPA



NBTC Group

A3 System LLP

Work highlights

  • Represented Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP at the judicial bodies in Kazakhstan arising from the claim under the EPC Contract.
  • Represented the interests of a manufacturer of electrical products and solutions for electrical and data networks, in a case consisting of debt collection from two debtors arising from the non-performance of supply contracts.

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Unicase Law Firm has a standout reputation in the renewable energy sector, as is reflected by its strategically significant work for major public bodies, large multinationals, financial institutions and private sector investors. The team has extensive experience in the structuring and financing of transactions, as well as the development of new legislation – within the renewable space, as well as the oil and gas and mining sectors. The group is jointly led by Saniya Perzadayeva and Raushana Chaltabayeva, whose combined expertise spans corporate and M&A, project finance, infrastructure, and public-private partnerships (PPP). Nurlan Kubenov and Sanzhar Amangeldy are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Saniya Perzadayeva; Raushana Chaltabayeva

Other key lawyers:


‘Reliable and experienced team in the field of renewable energy. It is responsive and delivers high quality products within the given time.’

‘Raushana Chaltabayeva is an experienced attorney and has good connections within the administration. She is highly qualified, speaks fluent English, and is used to handling both the regulatory and corporate aspects of renewable energy matters.’

‘An efficient litigation machine that has successfully defended our interests in an international consortium.’

‘The team have very strong connections in the energy market and an outstanding reputation generally.’

‘Excellent collaboration and patience for all client concerns.’

‘Saniya Perzadayeva and Sanzhar Amangeldy possess exceptional expertise, loyalty and patience to clients.’

Key clients


The World Bank

Vestas Deutschland

Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas (Gulf) FZE


Geo Consultants B.V.


Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications

JCHX Mining Management Co Ltd

Witteveen+Bos Consulting Engineers

Work highlights

  • Advising AUPET and USAID on the first ever USAID-funded pilot project on the preparation and implementation of a rooftop solar pilot project in Kazakhstan.
  • Advice to Geo Consultants B.V. and EBRD on all aspects of Solid Waste Management system in Semey project execution, including preparation of conceptual design, tender documentation, assistance with tendering, tender evaluation, contract administration and supervision of construction, as well as set up of the disbursement system.
  • Advising an independent power developer on a deal to build a 1GW wind farm in Kazakhstan with battery storage capacity up to 500MW/1GWh.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Kazakhstan > Real estate and construction (including projects) Tier 3

Unicase is a leading full-service law firm operating its offices in Almaty and  Nur-Sultan (Republic of Kazakhstan) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan), whose brand is built on the unique expertise, inspire confidence and trust. 

As a Tier 1 firm in energy and natural resources, 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 industries, enabling the firm to effectively serve businesses.

Unicase’s people are well-known pioneers of the energy sector in Central Asia and have a proven track record advising governments, national and international operators, investing and conducting business in the region. The firm’s clientele comprises international energy companies, as well as major development banks and FMCG sector leaders. International financial institutions such as the EBRD, the World Bank Group, the IFC, the ADB, the EDB, the CDB, and others engage Unicase to support their development projects across Central Asia. 

Unicase is well known for its regulatory and law-making capabilities, which allows the firm to win major transactional projects and remain the first-choice advisers in Kazakhstan.

We are glad to introduce our Mission Statement, Corporate Values, and Business Conduct & Corporate Integrity

We constantly improve service efficiency to reduce the time spent on every single aspect of a project. We do not offer discounts; rather, we deliver something immeasurably more valuable – the time saved and a wide range of value-add benefits.

With successful establishment within the energy and natural resources, dispute resolution, infrastructure and PPP areas, we are willing to expand our practice more and find new areas to develop. Kazakhstan has been a questionable territory for cryptominers since 2020: a mix of cheap electricity and allegiance of lawmakers attracts big players from Western countries. Also, the IT sector is booming and our expertise helps clients engaged in web development and programming to reach their targets. We are looking into the CyberSecurity direction now and have a range of initiatives and services to be introduced in the following months.

Corporate and M&A, Energy and Renewables, PPP and Infrastructure, Law-making Saniya Perzadayevasaniya.p@unicaselaw.com
Corporate and M&A, Energy and Renewables, PPP and Infrastructure, Law-making Raushana Chaltabayevaraushana.c@unicaselaw.com
Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance, Labour and Employment, Tax and Customs Artem Timoshenkoartem.t@unicaselaw.com
Corporate and M&A, Oil and Gas and Mining, Energy and Renewables Zhanar Abdullayevazhanar.a@unicaselaw.com
Corporate and M&A, Energy and Renewables, Banking and Finance Ayana Unerbayevaayana.a@unicaselaw.com
Corporate and M&A, Energy and Renewables, PPP and Infrastructure, Law-making Nurlan Kubenovnurlan.k@unicaselaw.com
Corporate and M&A, Energy and Renewables, Construction, IT Sanzhar Amangeldysanzhar.a@unicaselaw.com
Sanzhar Amangeldy photoMr Sanzhar AmangeldySanzhar Amangeldy is a Partner at Unicase, mainly concentrating his practice on…
Raushana Chaltabayeva photoMs Raushana ChaltabayevaPartner
Nurlan Kubenov photoMr Nurlan KubenovPartner
Saniya Perzadayeva photoMrs Saniya PerzadayevaPartner
Artem Timoshenko photoMr Artem TimoshenkoManaging Partner
Ayana Unerbayeva photoMrs Ayana UnerbayevaAyana is a Partner at Unicase and a Head of Tashkent office.…
Number of lawyers : 20
in Kazakhstan : 14
in Uzbekistan : 6
Kazakhstan Bar Association
Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers Association
British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan
Law Society of England and Wales (international division)
"Qazaq Green" Renewable Energy Association
Kazakhstan Offices : Almaty; Nur-Sultan
Uzbekistan Office : Tashkent