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What the team is known for Solid domestic firm providing local law advisory assistance and support to an impressive portfolio of international financial institutions. Also active on behalf of companies operating in the consumer goods, energy and construction sectors. Active in handling multi-jurisdictional corporate acquisitions and asset purchases. Well known for its project financing and capital markets work. Additionally offers local advisory and due diligence advice to international firms on construction, intellectual property and general corporate law. Frequently active on cross-border mandates involving the USA and various jurisdictions across Europe.
Strengths Sources praise the team's responsiveness, with one client noting: "They provided clear and concise analysis and were eager to help when we had questions," and going on to praise the group's strength in "coordinating and working well with third parties."
Another interviewee endorses the department's "outstanding client service," describing the lawyers as "quick, commercially minded and always available when needed."
Work highlights Advised Elevate Export Finance on its USD8 million financing of deliverables to a local developer.
Interviewees offer extensive endorsements for
Aykhan Asadov 's handling of transactional mandates. He focuses his practice on cross-border M&A, capital markets and financing transactions, with particular expertise in the energy sector. "I have a lot of respect for him; he's great," confirms a market source.
Delara Israfilova routinely acts on matters for international financial institutions and energy sector clients. She has extensive experience in handling project and aviation finance mandates, in addition to capital markets transactions and renewable energy project development. Sources praise her client-oriented approach, with one interviewee noting: "She is precise in her answers, commercially minded and has great people skills."