Corporate & Commercial Law

Corporate & Commercial Law

We advise clients on all aspects of company, corporate and commercial law, public and private M&A, disposals, demergers, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, with a particular focus on complex, national, regional and cross-border transactions and projects.  Our team also offers clients the combination of specialist technical and industry expertise across various sectors from financial services through to energy & resources and healthcare. Our integrated team includes experts in corporate and company law, tax and taxation, maritime, logistics and transportation, energy and mining law, antitrust/competition law, financial and capital markets law, IPOs, litigation, pensions, employment and real estate practices, funds and investment management, insurance, private equity, startups, technology and IP, and public policy. We have significant expertise and advice on all aspects of Azerbaijani, English, EU, Russian and UScompany and contract law in connection with the corporate and commercial transactions and industrial and infrastructure projects.

We use our intellectual capital to create value for clients and we are leading the way on informing the market on the issues impacting various industries, business projects and transactions locally, regionally and internationally.

We at CLS believe in thought leadership by keeping our clients informed about legal, regulatory and business developments as well as potential risks that we help our clients to avoid. As such, we are committed to helping our clients stay ahead of legal and market trends, hold regular seminars, training and events at our office, and run webinars online.

Commercial and corporate transactions are the heartbeat of the firm and the majority of our lawyers are primarily involved in assisting clients with a wide variety of commercial and corporate transactions. Our services and areas of work include:

  • Foreign Investment
  • Registration, reorganization and liquidation of legal entities, including representation offices and branches of foreign companies in Azerbaijan
  • Registration of the corporate changes
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Preparation of the corporate documents
  • Corporate governance, including anti-money laundry compliance
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Privatization and Restructuring
  • Advise on and structuring of national and cross-border transactions
  • Acquisitions, divestures and joint ventures
  • Purchaser and vendordue diligence
  • Post-merger support
  • Legal support in pre-contractual negotiations and contract drafting
  • Identification and analysis of commercial risks arising out of proposed contractual relations
  • Currency regulations
  • Antitrust and antimonopoly issues
  • Customs Law
  • Intellectual property rights and Data Protection
  • Advertising Law
  • Telecoms
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Representing clients in court on disputes
  • Maritime, logistics and transportation
  • Startup Company formation and Operations
  • Secretarial, Translation and Notarization services for the clients
  • Business ethics and corporate governance
  • Agribusiness
  • Healthcare