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What the team is known for Prominent international law firm with a top-tier reputation for commercial and banking work. Leverages support from its global network of lawyers and frequently co-ordinates mandates with teams spread across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The firm regularly represents international clients from the banking, manufacturing and oil and gas sectors. Frequently advises on major infrastructure projects and energy developments. Joint ventures, M&A, commercial agreements, Islamic finance and project finance are key areas of focus.

Strengths One client praises the breadth of the firm's practice, stating: "Dentons provides customer-focused, highly qualified legal support within a wide range of legal fields. Its team is open-minded, flexible and innovative."

An impressed peer reports: "I would refer a client to them if they required a lot of experience and international advisory expertise."

Work highlights Advised JPMorgan Chase on amendments to a letter of credit facility agreement.

Notable practitioners

James Hogan manages the firm's Baku office and is singled out by market commentators for his international expertise. "He's been really helpful in solving all our problematic issues," reports a client. He possesses significant experience in M&A and lending transactions, joint ventures and regulatory matters. His client portfolio spans domestic and international banks, financial institutions and oil and gas corporations.

Of counsel Ophelia Abdullayeva is praised by interviewees for her extensive experience across a range of mandates. She handles corporate restructuring cases and also advises clients on the contractual, transactional and contentious aspects of energy, real estate and infrastructure projects.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Dentons advises the EBRD on a US$200 Million Swap Transaction with the Central Bank of Azerbaijan

James E Hogan, Timothy Stubbs, Ulvia Zeynalova-Bockin

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