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ABOUT COMPANY

As one of the region’s leading consultancy firms, we have advised our clients on many of the biggest and most ambitious projects and transactions both in Azerbaijan, in the CIS region and across major regions of the globe recently.  We have been advising and representing some Fortune 500 companies.  Our clients include global investment and commercial banks, multilateral financial institutions, funds, major foreign corporates, joint ventures and prominent local companies.  We provide services in different sectors of economy and business, including energy and natural resources, banking and financial services, capital markets and investments, insurance, real estate and construction, telecommunications, agribusiness, international arbitration and dispute resolution, maritime and transportation, project finance, employment law and human resource management, taxation, international trade, asset management, investment funds, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship and startups, etc.  Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk.  We will be delighted to be your partner local law firm and assist you in your project.

We provide our clients with a service that is both professional and personal.  We represent a diverse range of clients and many of our referrals come from existing clients, and other professionals.  We pride ourselves in our excellent reputation for providing the highest quality legal advice.  All our lawyers and consultants are qualifies 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, Erasmus and King’s College London.

As a global consultancy firm engaged in international projects, we established, cooperate and maintain close relationships with a number of leading regional and international law and consultancy firms as well as international chambers of commerce and trade around the world.

We also stand out from other law firms in the region, as we are known for valuing principals of diversity and equal opportunities and for having an extensive exposure to working with employees and clients with various cultural, personal and professional backgrounds and traditions.

We are committed to providing a quality service to our clients regardless of means.   


Employees

Vugar Mammadov

Vugar Mammadov

Vugar Mammadov is the Managing Partner of CLS. During last 12 years he has advised both international and local companies on legal and tax matters. Vugar raisedfrom tax consultant up to senior legal manager, head of legal practice in PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte offices.

Representative engagements:
• Advised in acquisition of an Azerbaijani bank
• Litigation and international arbitration
• Assisted in acquisition of the group of companies with the legal presences in various European, CIS and Arabian countries
• Advised in several equity and debt financing projects
• Advised in employment structuring, migration and expat taxation matters
• Advised in establishment of Joint Ventures under various jurisdictions between Azerbaijani and foreign parties
• Assisted a local company in negotiations with the major Turkish bank and conclusion of a license agreement on exclusive rights within the CIS (more…)

Samir Gurbanov

Samir Gurbanov

Samir Gurbanov has more than 18 years of experience in the Azerbaijani legal market.  He advised many major banks and oil companies in banking and finance, project finance, oil and gas and tax law issues.  Samir has a solid experience in contract negotiation and dispute settlement areas.

Representative engagements:

  • Advised local banks in international financing issues with major international banks
  • Advised in corporate and currency regimes
  • Advised major oil company in debt raising issues from Government of Azerbaijan for financing the drilling operations
  • Advised in corporate, securities and financial law issues
  • Advised in legal and tax restructuring issues
  • Advised in Islamic banking financing issues
  • Assisted foreign oil companies in acquisition of the group of companies
  • Advised local bank on a number of derivative transactions and issued legal opinions on ISDA
  • Advised local bank in international litigation issues in foreign jurisdictions
  • Advised major oil company in EURO bond issuance issues.

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Elnur Eyvazov

Elnur Eyvazov

Elnur Eyvazov is a Senior Legal Advisor at CLS. Prior to joining CLS Elnur has worked at JP Morgan Chase & Co., New York, USA, British Petroleum, Baku, Azerbaijan, Clifford Chance, London, UK, American Bar Association CEELI Inc., Baku, Azerbaijan, Practical Solutions Group.

He has huge consultancy experience on business law, corporate finance law, business ethics, energy law, investment management, and financial law. Elnur has participated in numerous international and local projects where he demonstrated his high professional and personal skills. Currently he is also a Senior Lecturer of Energy Law, Business Law and Business Ethics and Director of the Office of Diversity and equal Opportunities at ADA University

Representative engagements:
• Advised and represented ADB and EBRD in several legal projects
• International arbitration experience
• Advised and represented SOCAR Polymer in several legal projects
• Advised an energy company on Share Purchase Agreements and Put Option Agreements with Goldman Sachs International (more…)

Sabuhi Taghiyev

Sabuhi Taghiyev

Sabuhi Taghiyev is a Legal Associate at CLS. Prior to joining CLS, he worked at Baker &McKecnzie, one of top international law firms. Sabuhi focuses his practice mainly on corporate, trade and M&A, banking and finance matters.

Representative engagements:
• Seconded to a multinational company where he advised foreign company on various matters as in-house lawyer within secondment period
• HR and environmental audits
• Company registration and de-registration services
• Advised on migration, visa, work permit, and registration requirements applicable to expatriate employees
• Obtaining of work and residence permits, various licenses and certificates
• Participated at contract negotiations, drafted lease, service, sale, advertisement and other types of business contracts and conducted general contract review
• Conducted legal research and prepared memorandums (more…)

Afa Khalilzade

Afa Khalilzade

Afa Khalilzade is a Legal Associate at CLS. Prior to joining CLS, Afa worked at Karasu Operating Company, Binagadi Oil Company and ASAN Service. Her practice is centered on oil & gas sector, banking & finance, legal consulting services.

Representative engagements:

• Writing legal memorandums, legal opinions, and letters
• Preparation of corporate documents
• Advised on corporate management issues
• Advised on requirements of local legislation
• Holding daily correspondence with the clients
• Consulting on corporate matters and business transactions
• Advised on employment issues and migration legislation
• Legal support in pre-contractual negotiations and contract drafting
• Litigation
• Support on obtaining residence/work permits for foreign specialists, visa support
• Legal due diligence of all types of commercial real estate, etc.

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Mammed Rasul Gaffarli

Mammed Rasul Gaffarli

Mammed Rasul Gaffarli is one of the most experienced and recognized tax accountants and auditors in Azerbaijan.During his 40 years of experience he was the chief accountant of many major companies as well as had more than 10 years of experience with Big4 audit firms in Azerbaijan.
MammedRasul has a license as an independent auditor and is a certified accountant in Azerbaijan.

Representative engagements:
• Preparation of financial statements and other reports based on national and international financial reporting standards
• Monthly and year end closing process and reconciliation of general ledger accounts, risk assessment
• Responsible for local all taxes
• Developed and implemented various accounting procedures
• Responsible for tax compliance (including payroll accounting, preparation of the payments via Internet Banking) of the clients (more…)

Gunay  Aliyeva

Gunay Aliyeva

Mrs. Gunay Aliyeva is the Chief Operating Officer at Capital Legal Services. Gunay is accountable for the administrative, financial, Human Resources and risk management operations of the firm, including financial and operational strategy. Prior to joining CLS she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Azerbaijan, and Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan. She is holder ACCA diploma of the International Financial Reporting Standards, and Bachelor and Master diploma of Azerbaijan State Economic University on Finance and Credit.

Narmin Mutallimova

Narmin Mutallimova

Office Manager

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CLS has been featured as one of the leading and highly recommended law firms by the Legal 500. CLS obtained one of the highest rankings from the Legal 500 for real projects we did. Our lawyer has been recognized as one of two “Next GenerationLawyers” in Azerbaijan in 2017 and was ranked in the first tear by the Legal 500.

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