U m m i   J a l i l o v a  

Ummi Jalilova has over 14 years of experience in matters of corporate law, commercial law, contract law, labour law, administrative law and international law.

Ummi heads GRATA International law firm’s Baku office and represents local and international clients on a wide range of employment, corporate issues and international business transactions. Her recent representative matters relate to corporate reorganization transactions, including mergers and acquisitions involving multiple jurisdictions, employee share option schemes, leading the team dealing with liquidation of legal entities, recognition of judgments of foreign courts and arbitration institutions in Azerbaijan, drafting and reviewing employment agreements, handbooks and policies, providing guidance/recommendations on mutual separation agreements and voluntary separation schemes, retrenchments, and matters related to employee discipline, including dismissals and misconduct. Currently, Ms.Jalilova also leads local counsel in ADB project, i.e. in Transaction advisory segment of PPP in Azerbaijan, including preparation of amendments to the current regulatory acts in order to improve legislation to make PPP projects in Azerbaijan attractive and comfortable for foreign and local investors.   

Certificates:

  • Honour Certificate from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 2010.
  • 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 for contribution to Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for all.

Education:

  • 2004 BA in Law – Baku State University (Azerbaijan).
  • 2007 LL.M in Civil and Commercial Law – Baku State University (Azerbaijan).
  • 2011 LL.M - Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law  (USA).

Languages:

  • Azeri
  • English
  • Russian
  • Turkish

Membership:

  • American Bar Association.

Publications:

Partner, Director of Baku office
Baku, Azerbaijan