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Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limited

International powerhouse Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limited represents foreign and state-owned companies in significant banking, finance and corporate or M&A matters, and features an outstanding dispute resolution team. Financial expert Altay Mustafayev recently advised Credit Suisse on two financing agreements with the state-owned rail company Azerbaijan Railways. He also represented AIG in its sale of 100% of its shares in Chartis Azerbaijan Insurance Company Open Joint Stock Company to AzRe Reinsurance Company. Managing partner and corporate litigation expert Gunduz Karimov has experience in healthcare and pharmaceuticals, while Kamil Valiyev is recommended for IT and telecoms. Major clients include the seismic exploration company Geokinetics, and Azerbaijan Rigs LLC, a joint venture between the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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Altay Mustafayev - Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limited

Gunduz Karimov - Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limited

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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