GRATA Azerbaijan LLC is a member of GRATA International and was incorporated and registered in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 13 September 2005.
Today, clients have more than 200 professionals in 22 countries at their disposal. GRATA International is a global team representing different countries and nationalities, and which has experience advising on all areas of law.
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, banks and international financing, transportation and construction.
With its 11-member team, GRATA Azerbaijan LLC provides full legal support to international and local companies in Azerbaijan. The lawyers at GRATA have extensive experience in corporate and employment law, including international M&A transactions, migration, tax and financial laws, IP laws and dispute resolution.
43, Samad Vurgun street, World Business Center, 17th floor, Baku, AZ1014, Azerbaijan
(+994 12) 597 48 33; (+99412) 597 48 53
Since its establishment in April 1992, GRATA has gained experience in the following areas of practice:
Our practices areas:
- Finance & Securities
- Corporate & Labour Law
- Subsoil Use
- Real estate
- Tax Law & Customs Law
- Environmental Law
- Intellectual property (IP)
- Licences & Permits
- Dispute Resolution
- Contract Law & Procurements
Our team has extensive industry expertise in such sectors as:
- Natural Resources
- Industry & Trade
- Banking & Finance
- Telecommunication & Transport
- Construction & Infrastructure
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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According to the Amendment Law as of July 13, 2017, for the purposes of implementation of the Law on Cashless Settlements, a new paragraph (x) has been added to the duties of employer. Thus, all payments to be made to employee by the employer under the Labor Code shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Cashless Settlements.
In accordance with the Law on “Amendment to the Telecommunication Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan” dated 10 March 2017, operators and providers of internet telecommunication service shall be registered with the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies (“MTCHT”) within 15 days upon the commencement date of rendering service.
According to the Amendment Law as of July 11, 2017, new paragraphs concerning advertisement have been added to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights. As per new paragraph 3rd of article 6, advertisement is the object of copyright within the terms of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights.
According to the Amendment Law as of July 11, 2017, a new article (50-1), concerning advertisement through telecommunication means and devices has been included into the Telecommunication Law.
The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, by its decision dated 16 June 2017, confirmed the rules for organization of sale of taxpayer’s seized property in trading networks.
In accordance with the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan dated 11 July 2017, list of countries and territories with preferential taxation was confirmed.
On June 20, 2017 the AmCham Legal and Compliance Working Group Meeting dedicated to Compliance Best Practices was conducted in hotel “JW Marriott Absheron”, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Issues related to the introduction of compulsory health insurance in Azerbaijan were discussed on June 14 during the business forum organized by the Caspian European Club and Caspian American Club with the participation of Zaur Aliyev, Director of State Agency on Compulsory Medical Insurance under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The act which primarily governs international arbitration in the Republic of Azerbaijan is the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on International Commercial Arbitration, dated 18 November 1999 (“Law on Arbitration”). The Law on Arbitration is completely based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (“Model Law”). Republic of Azerbaijan has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards with no reservation (“New York Convention”).
Republic of Azerbaijan has also signed and ratified the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, 1961 (with no reservation). The Civil Procedure Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 1 September 2000 (“CPC”) also regulates matters related to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Republic of Azerbaijan and replicates provisions of the New York Convention in this respect.
On 20-24 May 2017, the 139th Meeting of the International Trademark Association was held in Barcelona. Over 10,000 participants from 150 countries visited the world's ‘capital of trademarks’.
The forum, which was held On April 25, 2017 in Baku, was organized by Baku Higher School of Oil jointly with the British company “Confidence Capital Ltd” with the support of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR).
Key issues concerning the changes in taxation were discussed at the business forum on April 19, 2017 in Baku which was organized by the Caspian European Club and Caspian American Club with participation of the Deputy Minister of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilkin Veliyev.
GRATA International's representative in the USA, Zulfiya Akchurina participated in the event
Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on approval of “Rule for the refund of the value added tax paid by natural persons during shopping festivals for the goods that are not intended for commercial or production purposes, and that are purchased in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan”
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed a decree on “additional measures with regard to strengthening the position of the Republic of Azerbaijan as Digital Trade Hub and expansion of foreign trade transactions” on February 22, 2017
On February 10, 2017, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed a decree “on additional measures regarding the improvement of management in the fields of standardization, metrology, accreditation and protection of the patent right objects”
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