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Firms To Watch: Leading Firms

Fortiori Law Firm acts for SMEs that are considering the expansion of their business in Azerbaijan, with a particular focus on technology-related mandates.
SME LAW is a boutique law firm specialising in fintech, its multilingual team speak Azerbaijani, English and Russian.

Leading Firms in Azerbaijan

Altay Mustafayev Law & Tax

Altay Mustafayev Law & Tax is noted for its cross-border transactional work, with a focus on the financial services, IT, telecoms and oil and gas sectors. Despite its recent establishment in January 2018, the firm counts multinational giants such as Google, Mastercard and Apple as key clients. The group’s core competencies include loan facilities, restructuring and insolvency, debt capital markets transactions (including eurobonds), M&A and general tax advice. Managing partner Altay Mustafayev leads the team, which is frequently engaged by leading international law firms to act as local Kazakh counsel in cross-border matters. Nigar Abdullayeva provides additional support.

Practice head(s):

Altay Mustafayev

Other key lawyers:

Nigar Abdullayeva


‘The firm provides a unique view and a custom approach to the client.’

‘Altay Mustafayev provides a thorough review of cases.’

Key clients



Credit Suisse



Visa International


Christian Dior




Oceaneering International




Oceaneering International


Granot Group

Baku International Sea Trade Port

Work highlights

  • Advised Baku International Sea Port in the establishment of its new joint venture with Albayrak Group, aiming to create the biggest fertilizer terminal in the Caspian region.
  • Advising Fortesque Future Industries International PTY LTD on the proposed development of green ammonia and green hydrogen production facilities powered by renewable energy (mainly wind) in the shores of the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan.
  • Advising Seba OJSC and its main local shareholders in the sale of 70% of the shares in Seba OJSC to MHP SE, whose GDRs are listed in the London Stock Exchange and is the holding company owning the biggest agro-industrial enterprise in Ukraine.

BM Morrison Partners LLC

Under the joint leadership of Aykhan Asadov, Delara Israfilova and Farhad Mirzayev, the team at BM Morrison Partners LLC is able to handle major transactions in Azerbaijan, ranging from privatisations, infrastructure and natural resources projects to major financings involving securitisations and debt. The group acts for a mixture of local and international clients, with recent work spanning the renewable energy, mining, food and beverages, retail and financial services sectors; new client additions include Balenciaga, Brown-Forman and Star Mining LLC. Director Leyla Safarova is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Aykhan Asadov; Delara Israfilova; Farhad Mirzayev

Other key lawyers:

Leyla Safarova

Key clients

ACWA Power

Asian Development Bank

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. / Brown-Forman Brands

Star Mining LLC

Samsung Electronics Caucasus Company LLC

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar

Emerson LLC


Work highlights

  • Advise Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar on the financing for a major solar PV power station.
  • Advised ACWA Power on the financing for a major wind power station, taking over from other local counsel.
  • Advising Asian Development Bank on the loan to food producer and distributor Avrora LLC, for working capital needs secured by local law security package.


Dentons‘ team in Baku has a standout reputation in the energy sector; in a recent notable highlight, corporate and energy head James Hogan led advice to Petronas on the $2.25bn sale of its interest in one of Azerbaijan’s largest natural gas fields to Lukoil, BP, and Socar. It is also well placed to handle derivatives transactions for international financial institutions, including the restructuring of local debts on behalf of IFIs, as well as advising on Islamic finance. Hogan co-leads the group with banking, finance and capital markets head Ulvia Zeynalova-Bockin, as well as IP and litigation head Kamil Valiyev, who joined from MGB Law Offices in August 2021.

Practice head(s):

James Hogan; Ulvia Zeynalova-Bockin; Kamil Valiyev

Other key lawyers:

Bakhtiyar Mammadov; Rena Eminova


‘The team members at Dentons are always knowledgeable, competent, and responsive. Their innovative and reliable suggestions have allowed us to overcome legal challenges and unlock new solutions.’

‘Ulvia Zeynalova-Bockin is a very competent, responsive and knowledgeable partner. She is always available to respond to our urgent and difficult queries. She goes beyond our formal engagement and makes sure that we understand and address all legal issues in our relationships with clients, including those related to tax and accounting domains.’

‘Ulvia Zeynalova-Bockin is our go-to legal partner in Azerbaijan by a large margin.’

‘The team is working well with a mix of local and international expertise, and is reacting proactively and swiftly giving practical advice. They were key for our enterprise to achieve strategic legal goals in the region.’

‘James Hogan ensured that the actions were coordinated and provided valuable strategic counselling regarding the overall procedure.’

‘Dentons is among a few firms in Azerbaijan that possess necessary cross-border transactional experience. In addition, they are very experienced and knowledgeable when in it comes to local legislation. These two factors combined make their team one of the best in Azerbaijan.’

‘I worked with Kamil Valiyev, Ali Babayev and Rena Eminova. They all are very bright lawyers and are always accessible. During our discussions I was very impressed with their experience and their client-oriented approach.’

Key clients

Azercell Telecom LLC


European Fund for Southeast Europe



Azerbaijan Gas Supply Company

Anglo Asian Mining PLC

Work highlights

  • Advising Petronas on the successful $2.25bn sale of its interest in one of Azerbaijan’s largest natural gas fields, Shah Deniz, and associated pipeline interests, to LUKOIL, BP, and SOCAR.
  • Advising leading mobile operator Azercell Telecom LLC on concluding three agreements with a global network equipment producer for the supply of telecommunication solutions in connection with the modernisation of the Azercell 3G and 4G networks, as well as building new sites to improve the quality of its services to its customers.
  • Advising Anglo-Asian Mining PLC on the long-existing PSA concluded with the Government of Azerbaijan in relation to the acquisition of new gold, copper and polymetallic contract areas in Azerbaijan.

Omni Law Firm

At Omni Law Firm, the main points of contact are managing partner Roman Alloyarov, Ismail Zargarli, Afag Abdullayeva and Nigar Jafarova. The firm’s wide-reaching experience covers banking and finance, with the team acting for prominent local corporates, global banks and IFIs on various financing matters, as well as capital markets transactions. It also advises on cross-border corporate and M&A matters, including production sharing agreements. The team has also experienced a notable uptick in restructurings and renewable energy projects. Senior associate Nigar Alimardanli is also noted.

Other key lawyers:

Roman Alloyarov; Ismail Zargarli; Afag Abdullayeva; Nigar Jafarova; Nigar Alimardanli


‘The firm is diverse, collaborative, skillful, efficient, and approaches legal issues with a creative approach.’

‘The firm possesses the ability to listen, quickly respond to changes and find creative solutions.’

Key clients


Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

MOL – Hungarian Oil and Gas PLC

JP Morgan

Raiffeisen Bank International AG



Black Sea Trade and Development Bank



Demiroren Group



Work highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the development of a wind farm project (involving ACWA Power as sponsor) and a solar photovoltaic project (involving Masdar as sponsor).
  • Advising SOCAR on the restructuring and expansion of a multibillion-dollar STAR refinery project.
  • Advised Demirören Group on the transfer of management rights over the national lottery operator.

BHM Law Firm LLC

BHM Law Firm LLC handles a broad range of services, with particular expertise in local and international corporate and M&A matters; the team’s transactional experience comprises deal structuring, tax consulting, antimonopoly, employment and regulatory issues. Other drivers of work involve commercial law, banking and finance, corporate governance and compliance, and dispute resolution, among other areas. Baku-based partners Mehman SultanovGulnar Gurbanova and Javid Aliyev co-lead the group, which also includes legal manager Turkan Hajiyeva.

Practice head(s):

Mehman Sultanov; Gulnar Gurbanova; Javid Aliyev

Other key lawyers:

Turkan Hajiyeva


‘BHM Law Firm has always provided high quality legal support, including court assistance. During consultations, they provide prompt and professional responses allowing us to minimize risks.’

‘Professional litigator Javid Aliyev has provided us with professional legal support in different complex situations. He is always ready to provide our company with effective and long-term solutions.’

‘The team always provides legal support of the highest quality. We can rely on BHM Law Firm whether we need experienced lawyers in a wide range of fields or professional litigators to support us in the courts.’

‘Javid Aliyev proved himself as a professional litigator when our company was in need of high-level legal assistance. He has extensive experience and is capable of providing effective and long-term solutions.’

‘Diverse team of professionals that keep to deadlines and always give timely feedback.’

‘Ability to listen and understand the requirements of clients.’

‘The team treats clients with respect and diligence and most importantly ensure confidentiality of their data which is a crucial element for our organisation.’

‘The team is responsible and quick to learn. It has English and Russian language skills which is relevant for our work and the people that we serve.’

Key clients

Carlsberg Azerbaijan

Baku City Circuit Operations Committee

Azerconnect LLC


Gilan Holding

Tesla Holding a.s.

Halliburton Eurasia Ltd.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Eurodesign CJSC

Modenis LLC

Mega Insurance LLC

Azerishiq OJSC


Havas Azerbaijan LLC

Orca Offshore FZC

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc





Azerenerji OJSC

Azerfloat CJSC

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft Österreich

Work highlights

  • Assisted Encotec CJSC with the design and project management of a beneficiation plant and related infrastructure to ensure the production of iron ore concentrate at the Dashkasan Iron Ore Field.
  • Represented TESLA Holding A.S. in a dispute regarding the protection of IP rights. The matter was resolved in favour of the client in the Appellate Council of the IP Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Advised Intercomp on each step of the firm’s new anti-money laundering programme, including the drafting of internal policies, procedures and controls, training, testing and customer due diligence.

Capital Legal Services LLC

The team at Capital Legal Services LLC is led by managing partner Azer Aliyev, whose areas of expertise include banking and finance, corporate and M&A, antitrust and commercial law. The group frequently acts for global investment and commercial banks, multilateral financial institutions, foreign corporates and local companies; recent work spans the financial services, transportation, hospitality, consumer goods, energy, technology and pharmaceuticals sectors. Senior associate Turqay Babayev is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Azer Aliyev

Other key lawyers:

Turqay Babayev

Deloitte & Touche LLC

Deloitte & Touche LLC is a strong choice among local and international companies operating in sectors including oil and gas, FMCG, hospitality, retail and pharmaceuticals. The Baku-based team has recently added multinational giants Google, Volkswagen and Nestle as key clients. Areas of expertise include banking and finance, regulatory compliance, commercial law, corporate and M&A, IP, employment and immigration, among others. Managing partner Nuran Kerimov co-heads the practice with senior managers Amina Bakhshiyeva and Bahar Kavuzova.

Practice head(s):

Nuran Kerimov; Amina Bakhshiyeva; Bahar Kavuzova

Key clients







Hilton Hotel Baku

Fairmont Hotel Baku

Marriott Hotel Baku


TAM International




Yapi Kredi Bank Azerbaijan OJSC

OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan

Kapital Bank OJSC


Access| |Bank CJSC


Selective Marine Services

Beaver Management Services

Noble Denton





Subsea 7


Agility Subsea Fabrications





Elcore Distributions



SOCAR Midstream

Caspian Geo

BOS Shelf

SR Group

British Council




Work highlights

  • Advised Pasha Bank on the implementation of practices and EU Regulations in certain areas of compliance, including anti-money laundering and counterterrorism finance.
  • Assisted Oceaneering with applying for a statutory license for the transportation of radioactive substances.
  • Advised Carlsberg on the corporate restructuring of its business in Azerbaijan.

KPMG in Azerbaijan

Tax and legal head Farid Isayev leads the team at KPMG in Azerbaijan, whose recent work involves clients operating in the oil and gas, technology, telecoms, transportation and pharmaceuticals sectors, among others. The group has experience across a broad range of practice areas, including corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment, real estate, energy, banking and finance, tax and IP. Other key individuals include legal managers Seymur Niftaliyev and Shahlar Mammadov.

Practice head(s):

Farid Isayev

Other key lawyers:

Seymur Niftaliyev; Shahlar Mammadov; Kanan Madatli; Asim Hashimov

Key clients

Azerbaijan Investment Holding

Swift Engineering Ltd

Lukoil International GmbH

NetTech LLC

Pasha Bank OJSC

Nokia Networks Limited

Neqsol Holding

Bank of Baku OJSC

ONGC Videsh Ltd

Azerbaijan Railways CJSC

Work highlights

  • Advice to Azerbaijan Railways CJSC on the possibility of executing debt between 1989 and 2014.
  • Advised Pasha Bank OJSC on IPO readiness diagnostics in the securities market of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Conducted legal diagnostics of several state-owned companies for Azerbaijan Investment Holding to check the compliance of their activities with the applicable legislation.

MGB Law Offices

Founding partner Ismail Askerov is the main point of contact at MGB Law Offices, with over 25 years of experience in matters involving commercial law, corporate and M&A, project finance and regulatory expertise in the banking, oil and gas, aviation and pharmaceutical sectors. The team is a key destination for clients in the renewables space. Other key individuals are banking and finance head Kamal Huseynli, Anar Janmammadov and senior lawyer Lala Hasanova.

Practice head(s):

Ismail Askerov

Other key lawyers:

Anar Janmammadov; Kamal Huseynli; Lala Hasanova


‘Anar Janmammadov is an excellent litigator with an exceptional record.’

‘Lala Hasanova provides methodical and detailed advice.’

‘Anar Janmammadov’s advice is clear and commercially astute, and he delivers on everything he says he is going to do.’

‘MGB has a complete knowledge of the legal framework of Azerbaijan and how new regulatory frameworks would need to be established. They have exceptional working relationships with key government stakeholders and a flexible approach to working.’

‘Kamal Huseynli is always available and clear in his responses. He measures legal advice with practical considerations of the issues being faced.’

‘Ismail Askerov is exceptionally experienced in the market.’

‘The team has been very proactive in handling an international data protection matter.’

‘Ismail Askerov, Anar Janmammadov and Lala Hasanova have been pleasant to work with. They have a great understanding of data protection and the commercial aspects of a global business.’

Key clients





Philip Morris






Allied Legal Partners Law Firm

The main point of contact at Allied Legal Partners Law Firm is managing partner Samir Hadjiyev, whose expertise can be seen across an array of practice areas, including corporate, employment, commercial and IP. The firm has also provides tax and customs advice. Recent client additions to note are multinational giants Meta, Voodoo and Nestle, among others.

Practice head(s):

Samir Hadjiyev


‘The team’s recommendations benefit the client in the best possible way, examining every aspect.’

‘Samir Hajiyev has deep knowledge. He follows the market very closely and does his research extensively, which helps our company to move forward in the right direction.’

‘The main differentiator of the firm in comparison to others is their keenness to help in the development of our business.’

Key clients

JSC Call Center


189 Delivery

Meta (Facebook)


The Procter & Gamble Company

Nestle S.A.

Amadeus GDS


Alexander Wang


United Aid for Azerbaijan

De Novo Advisors

Managing partner Kamal Mammadzada is the key name at De Novo Advisors; his main areas of practice include commercial, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, and capital markets. Other key individuals include senior associate Nargiz Kazimova and associate Sabina Kerimova, they have expertise in dispute resolution, real estate, tax and IP. Recent work involves advising clients operating in the banking, telecoms and fintech sectors, among others.

Other key lawyers:

Kamal Mammadzada; Nargiz Kazimova; Sabina Kerimova

Key clients

Agrarkredit Non-Bank Credit Company CJSC

Novelty Services LLC

Azerbaijan Accreditation Centre


TT Technologies LLC

Pasha Investments LLC

Universal Metal CJSC

Novum LS LLC



Zan Hub LLP

Dentons Europe AO


Workplace Interiors LLC

Advanced Industrial Solutions LLC

Baki Hotel Kompani CJSC

Chinar Park CJSC

IT Bridge LLC

Rovex Trade LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted Novelty Service LLC with obtaining permits and licenses required to carry out various commercial activities in the field of seaport. The firm also provided legal advice on corporate issues.
  • Advised AzerMaya OJSC on the requirements of a legislation merger, division, liquidation of companies, purchase, and sale of shares.
  • Advised STDC LLC on cryptocurrency regulations.


Managing partner Ilgar Mehti and Sharaf Asgarova lead the team at EKVITA, which handles work involving the public and private sectors, including matters relating to oil and gas, commercial litigation and arbitration, among other practices areas. The firm has recently been involved in work for clients operating in the technology, renewable energy, food and beverages, telecoms and agriculture sectors; the firm has added Azerconnect, Agro Dairy and Konti as new clients. Legal manager Emil Bashirov is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ilgar Mehti; Sharaf Asgarova

Other key lawyers:

Emil Bashirov; Huseyn Aliyev


‘I am very happy to know that there is a very trusted advisor in Sharaf Asgarova in Azerbaijan.’

‘The team has professionals focused on results with excellent communication skills.’

‘Emil Bashirov is a very responsible and communicative professional. He always provides prompt and straightforward answers.’

Key clients



Northwest logistics

Baker Hughes


Agro Dairy






Herbert Smith Freehills

Anotech Energy

ADA University

Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Azerbaijan



Caspian Marine Services


Fircroft Engineering Services (Northern) Limited



Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Nizami Ganjavi International Center

Work highlights

  • Representing Came Spa in all three courts of instance in Azerbaijan regarding a commercial dispute arising from a debt obligation.
  • Advised the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the development of new strategies, missions, visions, and the restructuring of its entire institutional setup and operation.
  • Advised Konti-Rus on matters in the sphere of IP, including defending the client’s interests before the courts in complex IP disputes.

Ernst & Young Holdings (CIS) B.V., Branch Office in the Republic

Ernst & Young Holdings (CIS) B.V., Branch Office in the Republic provides advice across all major practice areas to domestic and international businesses operating in the banking, telecoms, agriculture, FMCG, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors. Arzu Hajiyeva leads the team with senior manager Mammad Balajanov, who joined in May 2022. Hidayat Azimov left the firm in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Arzu Hajiyeva; Mammad Balajanov


‘A dedicated team with industry knowledge and a unique approach.’

‘The team is highly experienced in the banking sector, very communicative and always available to respond to urgent requests.’

‘A thorough approach and attention to detail are features that make EY stand out among other firms. Their focus on delivering practical solutions is the key factor contributing to their reliability as counsel.’

‘Hidayat Azimov demonstrated an exceptional understanding of how our company operated and the issues at hand.’

GRATA International

GRATA International‘s areas of expertise include lease transactions, loan agreements between European financial institutions and local banks, cross-border M&A and employment. In addition, the team handles the registration of trademarks, patents and copyrights, as well as disputes in trademark infringement cases. Baku-based Ummi Jalilova heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ummi Jalilova

Other key lawyers:

Shabnam Sadigova Huseynova

Key clients

HS Solutions LLC

Okko LLC

BSH Ev Aletleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Caspian IT

Azeri Adventure Motorcycle Tours LLC

Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation

Carlsberg Azerbaijan LLC


ZETAŞ Zemin Teknolojisi A.Ş.


Turkuaz Machinery LLC

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal‘s recent work spans a number of a sectors, including food and beverages, transportation, shipping, banking and energy. Areas of expertise include banking, finance and securities, corporate, compliance and commercial law, unfair competition and employment, among others. Director Elchin Mammadov heads the team, which also includes managing partner Movlan Pashayev and senior manager Leyla Sadikhova.

Practice head(s):

Elchin Mammadov

Other key lawyers:

Movlan Pashayev; Leyla Sadikhova

Key clients

Baladna Food Industries Co.


Boston Consulting Group


Ministry of Digital Development and Transportation

Ministry of Ecology and Natural Recourses

Work highlights

  • Assisted a major Azerbaijani bank with the debt-to-equity conversion for $260m.
  • Advised Baladna Food Industries on the establishment and operation of a dairy farm in Azerbaijan.

BDO Azerbaijan LLC

BDO Azerbaijan LLC‘s areas of expertise include commercial, corporate and M&A, tax, employment, IP and dispute resolution and the group is also able to draw on the firm's international network to assist clients with cross-border matters. The team focuses on the oil and gas, IT and telecoms, retail, logistics, marine, construction, manufacturing and technology sectors. Managing partner Yunis Salayev heads the practice alongside legal consultant Ruhulla Rahimov.

Practice head(s):

Yunis Salayev; Ruhulla Rahimov

Other key lawyers:

Sevin Tahirova


‘The team is competent with the work they engage. This provides reliability during the process, which leads to a comfortable client.’

‘Strong communication skills.’

‘The team is highly professional with deep knowledge of Azerbaijani law, always trying to find the best solution with detailed explanations.’

Work highlights

  • Advised one of the largest automobile suppliers in the Caucasus on creating business models in Azerbaijan.
  • Assisted a state authority with conducting a legal audit on procurements.
  • Performed legal due diligence for a large foreign telecommunications company.

Caspian Legal Center

Caspian Legal Center is a Baku-based law and tax consultancy firm that has expertise advising on commercial, corporate and M&A, tax and customs and employment matters, among others Recent work involves acting for clients operating in the energy and oil and gas, banking, technology, pharmaceutical, construction and hospitality sectors. Managing partner Farid Nabili leads the team, which also includes legal manager Orkhan Beydiyev and senior associate Pari Gasimli.

Practice head(s):

Farid Nabili

Other key lawyers:

Orkhan Beydiyev; Pari Gasimli


‘The team at Caspian Legal Center have shown exceptional collaboration, commitment, and harmony throughout the cooperation. They find the best practical solutions for the client.’

‘Farid Nabili has been involved in all communications and negotiations. His personal touch, commitment and willingness to take matters into his own hands are the qualities that set him apart from competitors in the market.’

‘Deep experience in taxation, with creative and practical solutions.’

Key clients

International Committee of Red Cross

SPM Oil&Gas

Azerbaijan Energy Regulatory Agency under Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan


Four Seasons Hotel

British American Tobacco

Synergy Resourcing International

dm-drogerie markt GmbH & Co. KG

Scanwell AS

Enhanced Drilling

Subseaquence Limited

Gilan Holding LLC

Explico Zrt.

HCL Technologies Ltd.


Tetra Pack


Under the leadership of managing partner Anna Dreyzina, the team at NOTEM LAW FIRM handles a range of work for local and international individuals and foreign entities. Areas of recent growth include corporate and M&A, PPP transactions, energy and IP. The group also has notable strength assisting with migration, contracts, banking and finance and trade law and handling alternative dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Anna Dreyzina

Other key lawyers:

Lachin Gasimov


‘The team are dedicated, hands on, attentive and motivated. It helped us to move forward in complex regulatory issues.’

‘The team is easy to reach and quick in their responses. Highly recommended.’

Key clients

ID Concept LLC

Smart Marine LLC

Zeta Play LLC

Holborn CJSC

1st Fitness LLC

Conim Cert LLC

Vabiss LLC

ZT Trading LLC

Seepillars LLC

HP Offshore LLC

King Cert LLC


ZT Clothing LLC

Integrated Systems Solutions LLC

Business Information Security Assurance LLC

Krusche & Company GMBH

E.G Auto LLC


Murov Tech LLC


Promoesport International

Work highlights

  • Assisted Krusche & Company with its establishment, the appointment of a Director, service agreements and non-disclosure agreements with the client’s employees for their compliance with legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, among other services.
  • Advised IP SAO LLC on the application and registration of trademarks in Azerbaijan owned by an Australian company.
  • Assisted ICT BULUT BİLİŞİM A.Ş. with establishing a representative office in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Remells Law Firm

Remells Law Firm advises local and international clients on a broad range of corporate and financial transactions; areas of expertise include advising on commercial contracts and arrangements, construction deals, financing arrangements and government regulations, among others. Its recent workload has seen it advising clients operating in the transportation, retail and technology sectors. Baku-based partners Rashid Aliyev and Sabit Abdullayev jointly head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Rashid Aliyev; Sabit Abdullayev


‘Remells Law Firm has detailed knowledge of local legislation, and always evaluate possible risks that may occur.’

‘Sabit Abdullayev showed deep knowledge of the matter and offered many different solutions.’

‘Understanding of the client’s needs.’

Key clients




Port of Baku


Laduree International SA


Team Industrial Services

Work highlights

  • Advised Port of Baku on a joint venture arrangement with a foreign investor in connection with the establishment of a fertilizer transhipment terminal.
  • Advised Araz Supermarket on a franchising agreement governing relationships with more than a thousand retail facilities throughout the country.

VLM and Partners

VLM and Partners handles complex transactions involving local and international clients operating in sectors including energy and natural resources, banking, education, construction, FMCG, retail and healthcare. The team’s areas of expertise include commercial, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, employment, tax, dispute resolution and PPP. Managing partner Vugar Mammadov heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Vugar Mammadov

Other key lawyers:

Vusala Babayeva-Nazirli; Ismayil Aliyev