Practice Area

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

High on the agenda for governments across the globe, the renewables supports the sustainability of our planet and represents one of the greatest business opportunities of our time and we – leading law firm in Kazakhstan - want to be driving force for the change and make an impact.

The renewable energy sector is one of the most dynamic elements of the global energy industry, with changes here being quick and constant. As the market has grown wisely and internationally, global views are due consistent with Kazakhstan's climate change commitments under International Treaties (Paris Agreement) to reduce CO2 emissions. The Government's renewable energy target supports investment in renewable energy, requiring that renewable energy make up the equivalent of 50 percent of the nation's electricity by 2050.

Aiming to make an impact, SIGNUM lawyers provide full range of legal services in the renewable energy sector. We represent developers, investors, associations, international law firms, international financial institutions and customers of renewable energy facilities.

Lead Practitioner
Service includes the following directions
  • Development and financing of renewable energy projects
  • Siting projects and facilities (land related matters)
  • Purchase and sale of energy and energy facilities
  • Purchase and sale of renewable energy companies
  • Law-making
  • Dispute resolution
  • Drafting EPC and O&M agreements
We use the firm for dispute resolution advice, specific to energy and natural resources as well as for taxation. Their competences exceed expectations.
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023
SIGNUM has a market-leading reputation in energy and natural resources; they handle multi-billion dollar oil and gas projects, representing many global companies.
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023
"Sofiya Zhylkaidarova is the number one lawyer in the field of oil and gas in Kazakhstan."
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2023


  • Legal advice to a global leader in metallurgy, EPC, electric power and gas trading, owning and operating 100 MWp PV M-KAT Solar Plant in Kazakhstan.

  • Legal advice on the development of the historic first in Kazakhstan renewable energy project aimed at developing the regulatory framework, improving the auction (tender) process and enabling competitively tendered renewables projects in Kazakhstan.

  • Representation of one of the leading global suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants in the process of appealing the tax authorities’ decision to charge taxes for the total amount EUR 600 000

  • Acting as a local legal counsel to EBRD, advising on amendments to Kazakh RES auction-related laws. This law-making project is aimed at increasing the investors’ appetites by way of, among others, developing detailed recommendations on possible improvements to auction processes.

  • Conducting legal due diligence of a Kazakhstan solar power plant company for a Chinese investor.

  • Legal due diligence of 100 MW capacity wind power plant company situated in the Southern Kazakhstan.

  • Legal due diligence in connection with the contemplated acquisition of a local company owning 30 MW capacity solar station situated in Kyzylorda region in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

  • Drafting transaction documents and participation in negotiations as part of the contemplated acquisition of a local company owning 30 MW capacity solar station situated in Kyzylorda region in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

  • Consulting Chinese technology companies on statutory rules and requirements for renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan.

  • Preparation of numerous legal memorandums covering the legal analysis of local regulatory regime in the field of RES.

  • Advising American investment fund on construction of Southeast Kazakhstan hydroelectric power station.

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