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Kosta Legal

General Business Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2UzbekistanAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Notable team with a strong presence in the Uzbek market, advising on a variety of domestic and cross-border mandates. Serves a sizeable roster of mainly international corporates, providing tailored corporate structuring and project financing advice in the oil and gas, energy, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Also instructed on litigation and employment matters.

Strengths

A source praises the team's "fantastic" client service, explaining: "They delivered what we asked for on time, and they speak great English."

Another client is impressed by the lawyers' "combination of knowledge, reactivity and proactivity" and adds: "When they find issues, they also find solutions."

Work highlights

Advised KT Corporation on the consolidation of two of its subsidiaries in Uzbekistan.

Notable practitioners

Azizbek Akhmadjonov maintains a diverse client portfolio spanning domestic and international banks and agribusinesses and foreign investors. He handles a range of corporate and financing transactions, in addition to advising on regulatory matters and assisting companies with their entry into the Uzbek market.

Rising in the rankings, Nail Hassanov is praised by sources as a "really top-class lawyer" who is "straight to the point, very practical and pragmatic" in his handling of mandates. His expertise extends across a range of instructions, including project finance and M&A transactions, in addition to PPP projects and regulatory compliance matters.

Head of dispute resolution Vazgen Grigoryan is adept at handling litigation and arbitration proceedings across a range of sectors, including technology, chemicals, consumer goods and energy. "He's not just theoretical, he knows the business practicalities," reports a client, who goes on to praise his "good understanding of the needs of a multinational business."

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Overview

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.

We see our role as a local legal counsel in being first-to-call when our clients require high-quality and effective legal advice to facilitate their activities in Uzbekistan. This might 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.

Based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, we work 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.



Members

Akhmadjonov, Azizbek

Akhmadjonov, Azizbek

Dogonkin, Maxim

Grigoryan, Vazgen

Hassanov, Nail

General Business Law Department

Kosta Legal

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Department location

Amir Temur str., 107B

Tashkent

Tashkent Province

Uzbekistan

100084

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Uzbekistan

General Business Law


Azizbek Akhmadjonov
Band 3
Nail Hassanov
Band 1
Vazgen Grigoryan
Band 3