Firm Profile > Capital Legal Services LLC > Baku, Azerbaijan
Capital Legal Services LLC Offices
MARINE PLAZA, 10TH FLOOR
62, UZEYIR HAJIBEYLI STREET
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Azerbaijan > Leading Firms Tier 2Capital Legal Services LLC provides corporate and commercial advice for clients in the oil and gas, energy, and mining sectors, as well as some notable work in the hospitality and aviation sectors. The team is particularly experienced in M&A, banking and finance, and labour and immigration law. Azer Aliyev was promoted to the position of managing partner following the departure of Vugar Mammadov to VLM and Partners. Senior associate Elnur Eyvazov is an expert in capital markets, energy, and oil and gas law.
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Capital Legal Services LLC > Firm Profile
Capital Legal Services LLC (“CLS”) is one of the leading full-service law firm in Azerbaijan, providing legal consultancy since 2015. For over six years we have significantly expanded our services and we are, currently, providing legal support to major international and Azerbaijani companies doing business in energy, oil and gas, financial, banking and capital markets, agriculture, real estate and construction, retail, food industry, manufacturing and services, transportation, manufacturing of construction materials, chemical and pharmaceuticals, etc. The law firm was founded by leading local lawyers. Although CLS is new in the legal service market, it had grown in size and has attracted a high profile of lawyers with extensive experience within a large variety of industries. Our lawyers have joined CLS from different sectors of economy and each lawyer has strong knowledge and experience. All our lawyers and consultants are qualified locally and internationally. Our lawyers and consultants are graduates of the world known leading universities, such as Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, London School of Economics, Lausanne, Ghent and King’s College London. CLS cooperates and maintains close relationships with a number of leading regional and international law and consultancy firms as well as international chambers of commerce.
We advise clients on all aspects of corporate finance, M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Our integrated team of lawyers includes experts in contract and corporate law, energy and mining law, maritime and transportation law, antitrust and competition law, financial law and capital markets, employment and migration law, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation and intellectual property law. We have strong expertise and advise on all aspects of Azerbaijani law in connection with the corporate and commercial transactions and industrial and infrastructure projects.
Our recent examples of experience include the following:
CLS represented and advised leading international banks on series of multi-million high-scale loan transactions to a major oil and gas company for the purposes of re-financing, construction of petrochemical complex and oil refinery, backed by a state guarantee.
CLS advised local real estate developer in connection with obtaining a multi-million high-scale loan from a leading international investment company.
CLS advised local and multinational corporates in connection with establishment of a joint venture, including preparation of shareholders’ agreements and assistance with post closure matters.
CLS advised a local corporate in connection with its business and investment activities in a foreign jurisdiction, including establishment of a legal presence and advising on shareholdering matters.
CLS assisted on international oil and gas company in connection with a sell side due diligence, including advising on regulatory requirements.
CLS advised a local corporate in connection with a secondary public offering.
CLS assisted an international oil and gas company in connection with restructuring of its activity in Azerbaijan.
CLS provides full legal outsourcing services to a leading international airline company.
CLS provides full legal outsourcing services to an international luxury hotel groups.
CLS provides full legal outsourcing services to a major cement manufacturer in the region.
|Finance and Banking||Azer Aliyev and Tamara Makinskayafirstname.lastname@example.org||+994 50 257 19 90|
|Project Finance||Azer Aliyev and Elnur Eyvazov|
|Mergers and Acquisitions||Azer Aliyev and Elnur Eyvazov|
|Foreign Investments||Azer Aliyev and Elnur Eyvazov|
|Shareholder Agreements||Azer Aliyev and Tamara Makinskaya|
|Corporate governance, business ethics including anti-money laundry and compliance||Azer Aliyev and Elnur Eyvazov|
|Transportation, Maritime and Logistics||Tamara Makinskaya and Sabuhi Tagiyev|
|Energy, Oil, Gas, Mining Services||Elnur Eyvazov and Sabuhi Tagiyev|
|Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution||Sabuhi Tagiyev and Mahammad Ahmadov|
|Real Estate and Construction||Sabuhi Tagiyev and Tamara Makinskaya|
|Labor and Migration||Sabuhi Tagiyev and Tamara Makinskaya|
|Tax and Taxation||Azer Aliyev and Rustam Mammadov|
|Capital Markets||Tamara Makinskaya and Azer Aliyev|
|Private Equity and Start-ups||Tamara Makinskaya and Azer Aliyev|
|Agribusiness||Mahammad Ahmadov and Sabuhi Tagiyev|
|Regulatory compliance||Sabuhi Tagiyev and Tamara Makinskaya|
|Insurance||Sabuhi Tagiyev and Mahammad Ahmadov|
|Telecoms||Azer Aliyev and Tamara Makinskaya|
|Mr Mahammad Ahmadov||Legal Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Azer Aliyev||Managing Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Elnur Eyvazov||Senior Legal Associate||View Profile|
|Tamara Makinskaya||Legal Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Rustam Mammadov||Senior Tax Associate||View Profile|
|Mr Sabuhi Tagiyev||Senior Legal Associate||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 8
LanguagesAzerbaijani Turkish English Russian
MembershipsAmerican Chamber of Commerce German Chamber of Commerce Ethics and Compliance Association Association of European Lawyers
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TESTIMONIAL: Capital Legal Services LLC has deep practical knowledge of its clients businesses and industries. In our dealings with CLS, we noticed that lawyers of CLS always adopt a solutions-oriented approach. Just a quick note to express our appreciation for their knowledgeable, excellent expert advice and empathetic manner to obtaining successful results. We were impressed significantly with the way CLS lawyers handled our transactions, cases and claims. Lawyers always explained everything very clearly and concisely, and were very professional in their approach and dealings. We were very pleased with all their efforts and delighted with the outcome achieved. We would definitely recommend the services of CLS as they deliver beyond expectations and lawyers not only professional but also approachable.
COMPANY/FIRM: HGC-GROUP MMC, a major cement manufacturer
TESTIMONIAL: Good work and diligence are undoubtedly one of the main features of the CLS which was reflected in the quality legal and business advice, problem-solving and negotiations. One of the best law firms in Azerbaijan, in particular when comparing both quality and fees. We are very happy with the excellent advice provided about our projects, transactions and cases. We were always kept up to date and received immediate responses to our queries. Lawyers of CLS got us a great result and the service was excellent. You can talk business with them easily. They are good team players and they also go out of their way to deal with unexpected demands and changing circumstances of the business. This has meant a lot to us and we are really grateful to them for their endless affords and constant attention.
TESTIMONIAL: CLS team is very responsive, co-operative and creative. We’ll always be happy to recommend the firm to our contacts without hesitation. They represent a real value for money. The insights from the firm are practical, commercially astute and legally strong while at the same time flexible to incorporate inputs from all parties to enable deal closures. Through our close work with CLS, we came to the conclusion that CLS has a solid, formidable, highly reliable and competent team. Their lawyers are savvy in multi-jurisdictional and high value complex structures. A further strength is the team’s ability to converse fluently in several foreign languages and outstanding educational background which amply position the team on the regional stage in terms of deliverables and value outcomes.
COMPANY/FIRM: Qatar Airways
TESTIMONIAL: CLS lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of local and international business law and business practices . They are always available to me at the right time and with the right advice. As the CEO of the company, I really appreciate CLS’s legal input and would find my job increasingly difficult without them. There are very few law firms and lawyers who can be reached easily 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and deliver quality work and outcome. CLS lawyers’ insights are practical, commercially astute and legally dependable.
Capital Legal Services LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace environment. The CLS defines Diversity to mean the differences in culture, background and experiences that each person brings to the workplace, including differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, and expression, education, job responsibility and family status and the impact of these differences on individual performance as well as organizational culture, goals and effectiveness.
We value the differences of each person in the Firm, and respect the different ideas, thoughts, and perspectives each person brings to the Firm as a result of having diverse backgrounds, education, life experiences, and skills.
We believe that embracing these differences results in a more inclusive, positive and productive work atmosphere and enhances the Firm’s ability to better serve its clients at different levels.
CLS’s culture is grounded on the principals of excellence in quality, diversity and inclusiveness.
We have brought together at the firm lawyers of different backgrounds, skills, and experiences because we recognize that those individuals bring with them a diversity of ideas, approaches and perspective that enriches the CLS’s culture and enhances the quality of our work. For example, CLS has equal gender distribution among its administrative and legal staff. Furthermore, CLS is a unique law firm that employees with disabilities and one of the internationally famous visually impaired lawyers, Mr Elnur Eyvazov, currently, works at CLS as a Senior Associate. This example shows that we are committed not only to the diversity but also to social responsibility.
We are committed to fostering an environment in which diversity of every type can flourish and in which every lawyer is positioned to thrive and a client is positioned to benefit from this diverse and inclusive environment.
Finally, we also actively take part in pro bono projects. As part of our future initiatives, we will represent some disability organizations to fight discrimination against those with disabilities. We are also planning to organize free legal support to start-ups and young entrepreneurs operating in Azerbaijan.