Mr Nurlan Kubenov > Unicase Law Firm > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

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PPP, Real Estate, Energy, Employment&Labour, and Corporate and M&A




Nurlan is a Partner at Unicase and a leading lawyer with a solid track record in Infrastructure, PPP, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Employment&Labour, and Corporate Law.

Nurlan provides guidance to clients in the development, construction, operation, financing, acquisition, and sale of renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, and energy storage initiatives across Central Asia. His role involves supporting clients by creating and negotiating land control documents, overseeing projects through title and survey reviews, negotiating engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreements, and handling various transactional matters associated with project development and financing.

In his role within commercial real estate, Nurlan represents clients across the entire spectrum of commercial real estate transactions. This includes activities such as securing financing, buying and selling properties, negotiating leases, managing construction processes, and establishing partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations.

Nurlan has extensive experience advising deals with roads, airports, transmission and distribution, renewable energy assets, and social infrastructure in Central Asia. He is adept at navigating different transactional challenges and the cross-border needs of his Clients.

His experience includes drafting and negotiating agreements to acquire companies or equity participations in hydrocarbon assets and companies operating in other sectors in Kazakhstan and associated due diligence reviews, acquisition agreements and joint venture agreements, project development agreements, and engineering, procurement and construction contracts. He also has significant experience in the areas of competition and commercial law.


English, Russian, Kazakh, Turkish


  • Kazakhstan Bar Association
  • Kazakhstan Lawyers’ Association


  • Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, LL.M. in Law
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, LL.B in International Law


Nurlan Kubenov is a multi-talented individual with a passion for music, particularly as a skilled guitar player. This talented expert captivates audiences with his beautiful and exciting performances, making team building and corporate parties truly memorable experiences.

Beyond his musical talents, Nurlan is also a football player, showcasing his athleticism on the field. Additionally, he embraces the thrill of skiing, demonstrating a love for adventure and the great outdoors in the mountains of Almaty.

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Nurlan KubenovUnicase Law Firm

Unicase Law Firm is recognised for its expertise in domestic deals and multi-jurisdictional transactions, while being a go-to firm for the traditional and renewable energy sectors. Saniya Perzadayeva is the firm’s founder, having advised clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial legal issues, and co-heads the team with Artem Timoshenko whose expertise includes corporate cross-border restructuring and M&A deals. Nurlan Kubenov is noted for his work on cross-border deals.

Kazakhstan > Real estate and construction (including projects)

Unicase Law Firm has a diverse portfolio of expertise covering real estate, construction and land law advice, with the team actively advising on resolving real estate disputes, performing real estate due diligence, and structuring real estate acquisition deals. Founder of the firm Saniya Perzadayeva  is recognised in infrastructure and PPP, alongside having a track record of leading high profile construction and project finance matters. Raushana Chaltabayeva advised multinational clients and financial institutions in energy and infrastructure project development across Central Asia, while Nurlan Kubenov has a track record in infrastructure and PPP projects. Ayana Unerbayeva and Sanzhar Amangeldy are other key names in the team.

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources

Unicase Law Firm offers extensive industry knowledge and multidisciplinary expertise to advise clients through the whole lifecycle of energy and natural resources projects, from planning and permitting to raising project finance to the construction, commissioning and operational phases of large-scale projects. The team offer services within natural resources and renewables, and has been involved in amending and drafting national legislation and improving the regulatory framework. Founding member and partner Saniya Perzadayeva  is well regarded for her industry expertise in energy and renewables, while Raushana Chaltabayeva advises in energy and infrastructure project development within Central Asia. Nurlan Kubenov has a track record in advising clients in cross-border mandates involving clients in renewable energy and oil and gas.

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