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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. In particular, we provided regulatory support on the Kazakhstan law governing the renewable energy sector, especially on the regulation of bilateral PPAs in Kazakhstan.


Bilateral Sleeved Private PPA
The services included an analysis of the private PPA contractual structure with all the agreements/contracts needed to articulate a bilateral PPA in Kazakhstan. We arranged everything required to perform electricity generation, transmission, distribution, supply, balancing, dispatch, and any other PPA-related activity. The Unicase Team also prepared a report on main contractual concerns and critical points/risks for the PPA term sheet negotiation, especially those arising from the local context.
Innovative and unique as it is, the Project integrated the first of its kind mechanism, bilateral PPA, in the Kazakhstan renewable energy market. The Project will have a significant impact on the economy sector, which is actively developing in Central Asia.
Successful implementation of the Project will lead to attaining decarbonisation targets of Kazakhstan's economy set by the 2050 Strategy, approved by the President. The Project will also contribute to the global cause: the United Nations Framework Convention, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Convention on Climate change. In particular, under the Paris convention, Kazakhstan should reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15-25% by 2030 compared to 1990 across the entire economy. Globally, the Project will help reduce greenhouse emissions and prevent climate change on the Planet.
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.
Reconstruction of Almaty TPP-2
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.