Subsoil use and environmental

Unicase team is one of the most experienced in the oil and gas and mining sectors in Kazakhstan

We build on outstanding expertise in supporting national and cross-border projects relating to subsoil use, including the acquisition of subsoil use rights and environmental issues. For over 5 years, oil and gas and mining sector projects remain at the forefront of our practice. Our experience includes advising on the most complex sector-specific issues from drafting subsoil use contracts, conducting economic and environmental impact assessment, to negotiating with state authorities.

Our services

  • M&A in the subsoil use sector
  • Advising on transaction structuring, project financing, investment and lending
  • Supporting transactions involving strategic assets
  • Advising on unilateral termination of a subsoil use contract
  • Legal aspects related to the state priority right to purchase subsoil use rights
  • Transfer of subsoil use rights and facilities associated with subsoil use rights
  • Pledge of subsoil use rights
  • The conclusion and adjustment of subsoil use contracts
  • Drafting drilling contracts and other service contracts
  • Advising on upstream and downstream issues
  • Construction of facilities for subsoil use operations and advising on land allocation options
  • Advising on compliance with environmental and conservation legislation, including environmental audits
  • Advising on gas flaring and environmental emissions
  • Advising on procurement related local content issues
  • Advising on tax planning, exchange risks and insurance, transfer pricing
  • Advising on environmental disputes and liability for environmental offences
  • Court representation relating to subsoil use operations, environmental and tax disputes