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  • Advised a major UK-based energy service company as to their transfer of business in Azerbaijan to another major international business player;
  • Established a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco in Azerbaijan, advised on PSA tax regime in the country, on employment laws, immigration laws, contracts etc.;
  • Acted as a local legal counsel of Statoil company in real estate lease transactions;
  • Provided legal advice to a drilling waste management company (AA Services) as to negotiations of Waste Management Contract with BP Azerbaijan;
  • Advised BP Global through BP Turkey on product labels (the laws on consumer rights, advertising and etc.);
  • Advised ONGC Videsh (India) as to acquisition of the stake in ACG and BTC;
  • Provided ongoing legal support for the immigration process, which is, obtaining work permits, residence permits, business visas for employees of a number of oil companies and their subcontractors in Azerbaijan;
  • Consulted on licenses / permits, antitrust laws, SOCAR consent, legal / practical risks, preparation of legal certificates and preparation of draft documents, etc.;
  • Complied check of the Due Diligence Report prepared by an international law firm related to the Agreements (i) “On the Exploration, Development and Production Sharing for three blocks of the South-West Gobustan of the Azerbaijan Republic” and (ii) “On the Exploration, Development and Production Sharing for Three Blocks of the South-West Gobustan including the Shikhzagirli, Sheitanud, Byurgyut, Donguzdyg, Nardaran, Ilkhichi, West Adzhiveli, Sundi, East Adzhiveli, Touragay, Kyanizadag, West Duvanny, Duvanny, Solakhay and Dashgil Fields of the Azerbaijan Republic”;
  • Advised Total S.A. as to the implementation of employee share schemes in Azerbaijan in along with Shearman & Sterling;
  • Advised a global tobacco company in connection with trademark infringement, represented a company in a dispute with an infringer of intellectual property rights. Pre-trial dispute resolution;
  • Advised a regional cigarette package manufacturer on the import of raw materials into the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Successfully represented a Turkish company, producer of animal food (plaintiff) in litigation concerning debt recovery in amount of EUR 422, 000;
  • Advised a global food producer on trademark infringement. Investigated as well as eliminated the fact of violation;
  • Advised the International Brewing Company on trademark issues, registering their trademarks;
  • Advised on the organization of competitions related to energy drinks in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Advised a global food producer on licensing and product certification issues in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Provided legal support to an American company, a food producer, represented in more than 20 countries, in negotiations and the conclusion of a franchising agreement;
  • Advised a leading European manufacturer of chocolate products on product labeling, as well as on the protection of intellectual property and the possibility of eliminating trademark infringement;
  • Advised a major confectionery manufacturer on corporate, tax and labor aspects of opening a representative office in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Advised a large American pharmaceutical company on various aspects of labor law, as well as on the distribution of medicines in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Legal support for the registration of medical equipment in the Republic of Azerbaijan for a large international company, that produces a wide range of diagnostic and treatment equipment;
  • Advised a major European pharmaceutical company on the issues of advertising prescription and over-the-counter medicines, as well as regarding migration legislation and obtaining permits to attract foreign personnel;
  • Legal support of the Russian pharmaceutical company in matters of import of medicines into Azerbaijan and their registration;
  • Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company on the issue of making manufactured drugs in the state register;
  • Advised a regional cargo carrier on antitrust matters and obtaining acquisition clearance from state regulators;
  • Advised a global passenger carrier on conducting stimulating lotteries in Azerbaijan;
  • Provided legal support and successful representation of the aircraft manufacturer in the conclusion of transactions on operational and financial leasing of aircraft, including the pledge of aircraft in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Advised and successfully represented the interests of a company - a distributor of truck vehicles - on issues of pre-trial settlement of disputes under a contract;
  • Advised a major European bank on currency regulation;
  • Advised an international finance company on financing ship purchases;
  • Advised a major European bank on the insolvency of a non-bank credit organization in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Advised a major European bank on the specifics of financing projects in state enterprises in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Represented interests of a large Western European concern - a manufacturer of cars on the protection of personal data;
  • Represented one of the European banks in the restructuring of loan agreements with 3 banks in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Advised a number of world-famous representatives of the textile industry on the conclusion of a franchising agreement with partners in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Advised a major multinational company in the production of consumer goods on the compliance of activities with antitrust laws, as well as successfully representing its interests in the antitrust authority;
  • Advised one of the world's largest consumer goods companies on advertising campaigns.