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

Unicase Law Firm
HQ: Nurly Tau, Block 5A, office 307, floor 24,7K
Al-Farabi Avenue

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Energy Transition, Infrastructure, PPP and CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage)




Ms Saniya Perzadayeva is a Founder & Partner at Unicase and a recognised 20 years experienced expert in such practices as Infrastructure and PPP, Project Finance and Construction, Energy and Renewables, and CCS. Saniya advises on various legal issues, particularly corporate and commercial matters, energy, real estate, infrastructure, and public-private partnerships. Saniya specialises in legal issues, particularly corporate and commercial law and regulatory and permitting aspects of utility-scale wind, solar, and battery storage projects in Central Asia. Saniya’s distinguished expertise extends across all project development, financing, and operations facets. She has actively contributed to numerous projects spanning wind, solar, hydrogen, geothermal, heat, hydropower, battery storage, and natural gas energy at varying stages, ranging from greenfield initiatives and operational project acquisitions to repowering endeavours, amassing a remarkable 4 gigawatts of generation capacity.

She is experienced in banking and finance, debt and deposit operations, cross-border finance transactions, syndicated loans, and securities transactions.  She is an expert in Corporate law and M&A across Central Asian countries. Saniya provides consulting services to investment banks on commercial tranche syndication for different social and commercial project financing and drafts Kazakhstan security documents for project finance. She advises international companies on investments and guarantees provided to investors under Kazakhstan laws.


  • Kazakh
  • Russian
  • English


International Bar Association;
Kazakhstan Bar Association, Management Board Member;
Qazaq Green, Independent Director;
Arbitrator of the 3rd Session of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Xi’an Arbitration Commission (XAAC)


  • 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


Saniya, an accomplished professional with a diverse range of interests, derives joy from sports, particularly her passion for ice skating—an enthusiasm that coexists with her extensive professional background. As the nurturing mother of four remarkable children, she advocates for Gender Equality and women’s Rights, aligning her personal convictions with her professional pursuits.

Saniya has played a huge role in charitable initiatives. Notably, during the COVID-19 lockdown, she spearheaded a significant project focused on bridging the digital divide. A flagship initiative involved the procurement and donation of laptops to underprivileged families, facilitating remote education for children facing socio-economic challenges. In this commendable effort, her team demonstrated remarkable efficacy, raising over £40,000 and buying more than 100 laptops to empower disadvantaged youth with the tools necessary for continued academic growth.

Lawyer Rankings

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.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.