Unicase advised a Global Business Consultancy on infrastructure and transport, and EBRD - on the regulatory environment, and provided a comprehensive market study of the shared mobility industry in Kazakhstan. Our experts conducted a full analysis of the local laws and regulations, regarding the legal status of the industry operators and vehicles, licensing and parking requirements, electric vehicles, court practice, and administrative liability. Furthermore, we prepared the industry study: we analysed business models, funding, ownership structure, challenges and opportunities, and socio-economic indicators such as average level of salary, traffic flows, and population growth. Notably, the Team has gone an extra mile for this pivotal ESG initiative and acted as a market analyst, gathering information, analysing it, and conducting interviews with the industry operators.

Europian Bank

Amending Regulatory Environment for Shared Mobility Industry
The Project is a pioneer, one-of-a-kind project for Kazakhstan in the field of alternative transportation solutions. The concept of the shared use of a vehicle, motorcycle, scooter, or bicycle is still a novelty to the country from the green perspective.
Adopting a friendly regulatory environment for shared mobility goes in line with the concept of a green economy and carbon neutrality set by the government in various policies. In particular, the development of the industry is likely to diversify the range of vehicles used, decrease traffic congestion, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and facilitate infrastructure development for electric vehicles.
Impact & Outcome
The complexity of the Project lies in the lack of its regulation in Kazakhstan, and law making in this field is at the initial stage of implementation, so the Project impact will be state-scale. Market development of shared mobility is at the infancy stage in Kazakhstan, and there is huge room for investors specialising in the services (car-sharing, micro mobile, ride-hailing, on-demand travel, and food delivery) to roll out even more attractive, influential projects here and harness the country market’s potential.