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Our Experts supported the second largest renewable energy corporation in the world during acquisition and project development of a 206 MW wind farm project. Unicase provided the turnkey legal support for this investment: we advised on laws, regulations, and policies relevant to the Project development and construction. Also, we worked through bilateral trade, investment treaties, regulations covering power trade and power pricing mechanism (including PPA), land, taxes (with tax benefit policies available), environment protection, construction, bidding, labour, health, safety, and dispute resolution.


5 PPAs for a 206 MW Wind Farm
We assisted the Client during solar power generation plants construction, advised on specific procedures related to licences and permits, estimated hours and materials required, and listed approvals to be obtained. The Team developed a risk matrix and condition precedents for the Project SPA. We dealt with complex land acquisition, documents, approval granting authorities, final documents to be issued after granting approvals, indemnification and compensation costs, taxes (including land use tax and public imposts), certificate obtaining costs, and any other costs related. We also structured EPC contracts, assisted in obtaining the antitrust committee consent, and registered a local subsidiary for the Client.
Wind turbines do not pollute the water or air, do not require water for cooling, and reduce the amount of electricity generation from fossil fuels, which entails less pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, contributing to the global CO2 decrease. The Project’s 206 MW power output being the largest RES Project in Kazakhstan, the outcome had been a tremendous breakthrough for both the Republic and for Unicase. No other law firm in Central Asia had been capable of advising on a deal with such a capacity as of yet. The Project helped to create hundreds of jobs, develop infrastructure in the region, and make a significant step towards carbon neutrality for the country.
Moreover, the Project kickstarted other large-capacity renewable energy projects in the Republic, having become a living example of implemented RES projects. It will be a decision-making factor for the FDI to enter the Kazakhstan RES market. New wind projects will bring more developments, and Kazakhstan will be able to compete globally in terms of the clean energy economy.
Impact & Outcome
Currently, the Kazakhstan Energy Ministry, a number of other government agencies, the Unicase Law Firm, and Samruk-Energy JSC are implementing a whole range of measures aimed at improving the conditions for investment projects in hydroelectric power plants construction.
We helped the European largest wind power plant manufacturer, a Danish company Vestas, on entering the Kazakhstan market and starting a large-scale investment programme.
Unicase proved its effectiveness in reviewing, amending, and developing national legislation and regulations for heat supply, including taxation and heat tariffs.
Sustainable energy supply affects the local energy market and regulation, wind and solar power generation, power transmission and distribution grids, energy storage and sustainable energy use.
We completed a comprehensive review of existing national legislation and regulations which govern geothermal energy utilisation in Kazakhstan.
Being current on market developments, we advised a Chinese Investment Fund and a Leading Chinese Law Firm on a wide range of subsoil use operations regulatory matters, state approvals, land, and environmental legal issues, to support the Fund in its investments into a large hydrocarbon mine in Kazakhstan.
We rendered full legal support to Zhetysu Wolfram LLP, carrying out mining operations on the Boguty deposit and producing the highest quality tungsten concentrate.
We ran a due diligence on the Client company and issued a legal opinion on the financing to be provided by the Kazakhstan Development Bank for a 50 MW wind power plant.
Our Experts supported the second largest renewable energy corporation in the world during acquisition and project development of a 206 MW wind farm project.
The Unicase Team made a comprehensive analysis of electricity tariff formation and balancing electricity services for regulating the capacity of large and small hydroelectric power plants in Kazakhstan.
We advised a global leader in electricity supply machinery and hardware on the first-ever auction in Kazakhstan for the construction of regulated energy generation facilities. 
The Team provided legal services to the country's largest gas pipeline owner, which is the only route for gas exports from Kazakhstan to China.
We provided the Client with legal advisory services within a pilot project on building and operating a 100-megawatt solar power plant, based on a private bilateral sleeved PPA mechanism.
We assisted the international corporation in reviewing, amending, and developing the existing national legislation and regulations of the RES, including taxation and auctions.
Unicase provided consultancy services to a Chinese the oil and gas company as part of a consortium of transborder companies for the construction of a comprehensive gas production project with an estimated value of 500 million USD
Unicase team provides comprehensive legal support for the investment project of Almaty Power Plants JSC, a subsidiary of Samruk-Energy JSC which holds 100% of the company's stocks, on modernise Almaty TPP-2 with a focus on minimising the environmental impact.
Unicase provides legal services in the framework of an energy capacity building project for competitive procurement in the hydropower industry in the Republic of Uzbekistan.