Firm Profile > Kosta Legal > Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Kosta Legal Offices
40a Mustaqillik str.
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Leading firms Tier 1
Sought after for foreign investment and project finance advice, Kosta Legal is also highly experienced in general corporate law and M&A, as well as real estate and construction work. The team is also experienced in advising on regulatory matters relating to PPPs and renewable energy. Managing partner Azizbek Akhmadjonov leads on real estate and construction matters, as well as bankruptcy and insolvency. Vazgen Grigoryan advises on dispute resolution as well as capital markets and has additional expertise in the chemical industry. Nail Hassanov covers banking and finance, as well as corporate and M&A. Maxim Dogonkin provides additional support at counsel level.
Nail Hassanov; Azizbek Akhmadjonov; Vazgen Grigoryan
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‘Kosta Legal has an exceptional team with great individuals. They are diligent, competent, and have been consistently delivering the best output under very tight deadlines over the 14 months or so I have been working with them.’
‘I have been extremely pleased with Nail Hassanov’s services. He is a fantastic reference for Uzbek law, despite the fact that PPPs are new in Uzbekistan the team has adapted extremely quickly and is becoming expert in the field. What I really like is also their deep knowledge of Uzbek professionals and government entities and they are very precious in navigating the projects along with the government processes.’
‘Kosta Legal is committed to their clients and always tries to be as responsive and precise as possible. Considering a variety of challenges we face in Uzbekistan and their complicated nature, we are glad to have lawyers we can rely on and who are imaginative and professional enough to offer solutions for most complicated problems.‘
‘We believe that lawyers of Kosta Legal are different from other professionals in the market in that they have a good understanding of problems in our industry, are always aware of the most recent changes in law and practice, dedicate much time and effort to each of their clients.’
‘Kosta Legal has a strong legal team. We see Mr. Vazgen Grigoryan who supervises work with our company as one of the most professional lawyers in the country, well-known for his corporate law, litigation, and chemical industry experience. His advice is always context-aware, professional, and precise. In contrast to other consultants we have occasionally worked with, he is always accessible and well-prepared.’
‘Nail Hassanov is an excellent lawyer: he is responsive, technically on the ball, and focussed on getting the deal done.‘
‘ Kosta Legal has demonstrated a strong understanding of the telecoms and has always come up with straightforward and effective solutions and recommendations. During the last year, Kosta Legal successfully advised us on many sector-specific questions that required much analysis and understanding and helped us in our disputes with state agencies by developing well-structured and strong position.’
‘Vazgen Grigoryan, with whom we mainly work, is a very strong lawyer and is always well-prepared to advise on matters of company law, tax matters, and regulatory matters. He is also an excellent dispute resolution professional and has good practical knowledge in matters of negotiations and disputes with state agencies. Maxim Dogonkin advised us on matters of competition and sector-specific regulation. He has deep knowledge in the relevant spheres of law, is very considerate and thorough.’
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC
Asian Development Bank
Eximbank of Russia
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
KT Corporation (South Korea)
LC Waikiki (Turkey)
Maxam Corp, International SL
Silk Road Fund (China)
Kosta Legal > Firm Profile
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.
|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|