Firm Profile > Kosta Legal > Tashkent , Uzbekistan

Kosta Legal

Leading firms Tier 1

Kosta Legal 'provides hands-on experience' and is 'one of the strongest legal teams in Uzbekistan', with 'some of the most professional lawyers in the country'. Managing partner Azizbek Akhmadjonov specialises in real estate and construction and is also a skilled litigator; alongside recent arrival Vazgen Grigoryan, who joined from the now-defunct Grigoryan and Partners, he represented a major pharmaceuticals corporation in a dispute with its joint venture partner over local production facilities. Both lawyers are recommended for their 'professionalism, dedication and perseverance'. The 'accessible, proactive and prompt' Nail Hassanov is a 'well-known expert in the pharmaceuticals industry'; he recently advised GlaxoSmithKline on the regulatory requirements for over-the-counter drug circulation in Uzbekistan, with the assistance of 'strong and professional' senior associate Maxim Dogonkin, who is recommended for his 'solid knowledge in many areas'. A notable highlight of his is advising Pilot Corporation on its expansion in Uzbekistan and distribution agreements with local companies.

The firm

Having established the firm in 2015, partners of Kosta Legal have been working in the legal market of Central Asia for over 15 years and have been long recognised as leading experts in their fields of practice by international legal directories. Lawyers of Kosta Legal have extensive experience of assisting foreign companies, multinational corporations, international and regional financial and development institutions, including those operating in the oil and gas, energy and chemical industries.

The firm continues its extensive growth and development. In 2017, Kosta Legal merged with Grigoryan and Partners, a law firm of some of Uzbekistan’s most highly regarded litigators and corporate law practitioners with more than 20 years’ experience. This merger has significantly strengthened Kosta Legal’s commercial litigation and corporate practices.

Kosta Legal is likewise determined to expand geographically with more offices being opened across Central Asia in 2018-2019.

Areas of practice

Kosta Legal is a results-oriented law firm offering a wide range of legal services to both new entrants and well-established businesses in Uzbekistan with particular expertise to offer legal advice and services to foreign investors.

Services of Kosta Legal may include examining complex multi-party loan agreements for their compliance with Uzbek legislation or hiring/firing personnel; representing a client in negotiations for an investment agreement with Uzbek authorities or assisting in obtaining relevant licences to undertake necessary business activities; litigating in court on behalf of a client over a multi million-dollar dispute or assisting in obtaining visas for staff.

Headquartered in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Kosta Legal works with multi national and Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions (including regional development banks), the governments of different states, and small and medium-sized businesses, along with start-ups.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Competition and antitrust
Compliance and regulatory
Corporate and M&A
Cross-border trade and customs
Dispute resolution, arbitration, ADR
Energy and natural resources
Labour and employment
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
Project finance and infrastructure development
Real estate and construction
Retail and consumer goods
Telecommunications, media and technology
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Azizbek Akhmadjonov  photo Mr Azizbek Akhmadjonov
Mr Nail Hassanov  photo Mr Nail Hassanov
Number of lawyers : 9