Mrs Saniya Perzadayeva > Unicase Law Firm > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Energy and Renewables, Oil and Gas and Mining, PPP and Infrastructure, Construction, Banking and Finance.


Saniya Perzadayeva is a Managing Partner at Unicase Law Firm, co-heading Infrastructure and PPP departments. Saniya is a recognised expert in Infrastructure and PPP, Energy and Renewables, Banking and Finance practice areas with 18 years’ experience.

Saniya has unique insight and expertise in advising international and local clients interested in investing in various industry sectors in Kazakhstan. Saniya advises on the effective structuring, development, financing, construction and implementation of numerous energy and infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan and CIS countries. Saniya combines local knowledge with an international legal and business perspective and advises with all legal aspects of project management from the planning stage through to financial closure and beyond to encourage future expansions and restructurings.

Saniya has been at the far front of development of renewable energy legislation in Kazakhstan, supported the ambitious project of introducing the auction mechanisms for Renewable sector, advised on de-risking renewable energy investments, developed the draft Green Energy Law of Kazakhstan, acted on finance transactions aimed at financing the reconstruction of the country’s key energy assets, handled a number of projects relating to the construction of the renewable energy assets.

For several years running, Saniya has been mentioned by Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Asialaw Profiles as the leading lawyer in Corporate law and M&A, Finance and Securities, Project development and Infrastructure.


  • Kazakh
  • Russian
  • English


  • International Bar Association
  • Kazakhstan Bar Association
  • Member of the Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers Association
  • Honorary Advisor of the Embassy of Great Britain in Kazakhstan
  • Member of the Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan


  • Adilet Higher Law School, Kazakhstan, Law Degree (with distinction), 2003-2005
  • Queen Mary College, London University, United Kingdom, LLM, 2000-2001
  • Cardiff Law School, University of Wales, United Kingdom, LLB, 1996-2000

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources

Unicase Law Firm advises the government of Kazakhstan and large national and international companies on a range of issues relating to the energy and natural resources sectors, and has notable experience in de-risking renewable energy investments. The practice regularly assists companies with alternative energy projects, and handles environmental liability and compliance issues. Saniya Perzadayeva is an expert in infrastructure and PPP projects, energy and renewables issues, and banking and finance work. Group head Raushana Chaltabayeva has experience in traditional and renewable energy issues, green economy developments, and infrastructure and PPP regulations.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Unicase Law Firm frequently advises the government as well as large national and international companies on cross-border and local corporate and financial law matters across the energy and subsoil sectors. Team head Saniya Perzadayeva is praised as an expert with ‘exceptional knowledge‘ in infrastructure and PPP projects, as well as the energy, renewables, banking and finance sectors. Raushana Chaltabayeva has experience spanning a wide range of issues in the renewables, oil and gas and mining sectors including corporate law and M&A, infrastructure projects and PPP work.