GRATA International

General Business Law Department

Azerbaijan
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What the team is known for Highly regarded outfit with offices throughout the Central Asia region and Europe. Mandated by international banks and financial institutions, domestic companies and multinational corporations from the automotive, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas sectors. Provides full-service capabilities, with a strong reputation for corporate, commercial and banking work. Well placed to represent clients in arbitration proceedings, and also handles employment law matters.

Strengths A client appreciates the firm's lawyers for their "good relationship-building attributes," adding: "They are able to build a good network and a client-firm relationship which is personable and professional. This is what we value the most."

A second source offers similar feedback for the firm's ability to build connections with clients, saying: "They look out for our benefit. They engaged with us immediately and were quick to establish a relationships which goes beyond just a business relationship."

Work highlights Advised a global pharmaceutical company on its commercial agreement with an Azerbaijani pharmaceutical company, including the associated licensing issues.

Notable practitioners

An impressed client describes
Ummi Jalilova
as a "very technical" lawyer and "agood relationship builder" who is "well versed in the context of corporate law in Azerbaijan." She acts for international corporates and financial institutions across a broad range of corporate and projects mandates, in addition to representing clients in litigation.