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Ummi Jalilova

Managing Partner, Director of Baku office

Azerbaijan, Baku

GRATA International law firm’s Baku office was incorporated and registered in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2003 as a Branch, and later on 13 September 2005 as GRATA Azerbaijan LLC. Since its establishment, GRATA Azerbaijan has provided legal services to companies engaged in business in different fields of industry, including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, communications and media, banks and financing, transportation and construction.

With its 14-member team, GRATA Azerbaijan LLC provides full legal support to international and local companies in Azerbaijan.

What is different about GRATA Azerbaijan?

GRATA Azerbaijan is one of two qualified international law firms in Azerbaijan.
Years of experience in Azerbaijan in various projects of local, regional and international caliber and in different practice areas. GRATA Azerbaijan has been successfully rendering professional legal services to both foreign and local clients since 2003 (i.e. 16 years).
Big foreign companies prefer to be advised and represented by GRATA in important multijurisdictional projects related to Azerbaijan or with companies incorporated in Azerbaijan.
Big and reputable international law firms not present in Azerbaijan trust their clients’ projects to GRATA in Azerbaijan because we work fast, provide high level quality and at a reasonable cost.
If one becomes a client of any GRATA country offices, he/she is naturally considered a client of all GRATA offices in 20 countries. Our country offices are holding open door policy towards all other clients from other countries. We offer our clients an access to the entire network of GRATA International diverse team that has extensive legal experience and knowledge of local business environment in any country of GRATA’s presence. If the client is located in Azerbaijan, projects can be managed through GRATA Azerbaijan as a focal point without need to personally contact leading Partners in each country. One stop- shop approach.
Ability to handle multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
Reasonable fees and flexibility to adjust to the needs of the clients.
Qualified and skillful lawyers. Leading lawyers of our corporate law/M&A, antitrust, energy law, tax, banks and finance and employment teams hold law degrees both from reputable local universities and European and US Universities which enables them to better understand specifics of complex cross border business transactions as well as foreign clients’ expectations.
Multilingual team of lawyers who speak Azeri, Russian, English, Turkish, French, German and Chinese.

Recent awards of the office:

  • Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of GRATA Azerbaijan LLC law firm’s participation and generous support for “Joint BCC Academy – AMCHAM career fair”.
  • Certificate of Appreciation by World Bank Group for contribution to Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium Size Enterprises.
  • Certificate of Appreciation by World Bank Group for contribution to Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency.
  • Certificate of Appreciation by World Bank Group for contribution to Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency.
  • Certificate of Appreciation by World Bank Group contribution to Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All.
Experience

Industries

Industry & Trade

Oil & Gas

Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Construction & Infrastructure

Transport

Banking & Finance

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

Mining

Practice areas

Environment

Antitrust and Competition

Corporate and M&A

Commercial Contracts

Licenses and Permits

Tax

Subsoil Use

Intellectual Property

Employment

Finance and Securities

Restructuring & Insolvency

Project Finance & Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

Real Estate

Customs Law, International Trade & WTO

Data Protection & Privacy

Dispute Resolution

Awards
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IFLR 1000, 2022

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IFLR 1000, 2022

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Legal 500 EMEA, Tier 3, 2022

News

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The GRATA International case is recognized among the outstanding cases of 2023 that changed the legal landscape

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Partner GRATA International has been elected to the Executive Team of EUROBAK Tax Committee

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GRATA International practices and lawyers ranked high in Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Publications

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GRATA International Legal Series (GILS): Employment Law

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Islamic Finance in the Post-Soviet Space, United Arab Emirates and Turkey

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Client alert of GRATA International Azerbaijan

Events

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B2B meetings with Partners of GRATA International law firm

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GRATA International: Personal data of the employee: what you need to know?

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GRATA International will hold an online conference in the Banking & Finance field

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