GRATA Law Firm was founded on 22 April 1992. It is one of the leading Eurasian law firms with more than 100 lawyers and a network of branches in Kazakhstan (Almaty, Astana, Aksay, Aktau, Atyrau, Aktobe, Ekibastuz, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar, Taraz, Temirtau, Shymkent, Uralsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk), Russia (Moscow), Azerbaijan (Baku), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Tajikistan (Dushanbe), Uzbekistan (Tashkent), as well as representatives in Canada (Vancouver), China (Beijing), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar), UAE (Dubai), United Kingdom (London) and USA (New York).

43, Samad Vurgun street, World Business Center, 17th floor, Baku, AZ1014, Azerbaijan

(+994 12) 597 48 33; (+99412) 597 48 53

baku@gratanet.com

Since its establishment in April 1992, GRATA has gained experience in the following areas of practice:

Our practices areas:


Our team has extensive industry expertise in such sectors as:


GRATA lawyers have been recognised by international experts including The Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Who’s Who legal, Asialaw Profiles.

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Arbitration procedures and practice in Azerbaijan: overview

A Q&A guide to arbitration law and practice in Azerbaijan.

GRATA International took part in Caspian Energy Forum 2017’s special session

On 14 December 2016 a business-forum, Caspian Energy Forum 2017’s special session was held. Event started with a minute of silence in commemoration of the All-National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev.

GRATA International took part in Azerbaijan Infrastructure, Power & Alternative Energy Investment Conference

Euroconvention Global hosted its annual South Caucasus event - the Azerbaijan Infrastructure, Power & Alternative Energy Investment Conference - on 16 and 17 November in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

GRATA International took part in Renpower Iran 2016

Renpower Iran 2016 - Infrastructure, Power & Renewable Energy Investment Conference organized by Euroconvention Global in collaboration with Open Iran Group was held under the Patronage of the Ministry of Energy of Iran on 6-7 November. 

27.10.2016

GRATA International lawyers ranked in IFLR1000

The annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading lawyers was published this month

Ummi Jalilova took part at the Conference “International Arbitration as a Mechanism to Attract Foreign Investment to Azerbaijan”

On September 30, 2016 Conference “International Arbitration as a Mechanism to Attract Foreign Investment to Azerbaijan”, organized jointly by the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan and Baker & McKenzie law firm was held. 

Ummi Jalilova took part in AmCham Members` September Luncheon

On September 29, 2016 at Hyatt Regency, Baku, AmCham Members` September Luncheon was held. 

Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations: Azerbaijan 2017

The telecoms sector in the Republic of Azerbaijan is represented by two fixed telephone network providers and three mobile operators. Fixed telephone network services in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan are provided mainly by two major public operators – Aztelekom Production Association (“APA”) and Baku Telephone Communications Production Association (“BTCPA”).
The telephone network of APA (wired and wireless) covers the whole territory of the country, except for Baku and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (“NAR”), and the BTCPA network (wired and wireless) covers Baku city.

02.02.2016

Activity of Chinese companies in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Eastern Europe

We note that the views expressed below are preliminary and may require further research and analysis. We also note that below information shall not be considered as a legal advice, and is provided as a general overview of business activity from the standpoint of legal consultant.

01.02.2016

GRATA International in Azerbaijan (Baku) participated in the AmCham V Annual Tax Conference

On January, 18 AmCham Azerbaijan together with the Ministry of Taxes organized the V Annual Tax Conference on the topic “Transparency and Compliance in the Tax System”.

23.11.2015

Ummi Jalilova - a new office Director of GRATA International in Baku

Ms. Ummi Jalilova has been appointed as a Director of Baku office effective November 15, 2015

03.06.2015

GRATA sponsored an official reception on the occasion of opening of the XXII Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference

On ​2 ​June 2015 in Baku ​the official reception jointly hosted by the US and UK Embassies on the occasion of opening of the XXII Caspian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference was held.

30.04.2015

The termination of an employment contract and the recent litigation practice on labor disputes in courts of the Republic of Azerbaijan

The disputes over the terminations of employment contracts are largely due to the lack of employers’ knowledge on labour legislation.

16.04.2015

GRATA Law firm is recommended as one of the leading law firms by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015

Grata Law Firm is ‘held in high regard’ by foreign clients and international law firms, and its large, full-service team.

05.12.2012

GRATA Law Firm is recognized as a regional contributor to the World Bank Doing Business Report 2013

Doing Business 2013 is the 10th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.

26.02.2015

GRATA Representatives of Almaty, Baku, London offices took part in the Global Law Summit

The Global Law Summit 2015 was held on February 23-25 in London.

08.10.2013

On Both Sides of the Caspian Sea', a comparative analysis of the investment law in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan exclusively for PETROLEUM Analytical journal

The experts of GRATA Law Firm exclusively for PETROLEUM conducted a comparative analysis of the investment law in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

21.10.2014

Review of certain legal amendments made in September 2014 industry and trade sector

Content: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Russian Federation Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan

25.09.2014

Choice of the form of business in Azerbaijan for a foreign legal entity

Information herein is effective as of September 2014 and is of a general nature.


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