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.


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

Natural Resources:

  • Advising a major UK-based energy service company on their transfer of business in Azerbaijan to another major international business player (Legal counsel/adviser for the seller of assets: dealt with novation agreements, assignment agreements, advising on corporate and employment actions to be taken, etc.);

  • Advising a number of leading international companies on their employee share schemes;

  • Preparing an environmental law compliance matrix for one of the major oil companies in Azerbaijan;

  • Implementing the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project (oil) - providing legal opinion on land issues related to the implementation of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan project;

  • Establishing an entity for an oil company - acting as a legal counsel for the founder (providing legal advice on corporate law requirements, preparing all documents for incorporation, acting as a legal representative, incorporating and registering the local office of the oil company);

  • Providing legal advice to an international investment bank on financial and tax regime of the oil and gas industry as well specifics of investments in oil and gassector in Azerbaijan/under Azerbaijani laws.


  • Due diligence of a major mobile phone operator of Azerbaijan prior to the acquisition of a facility;Providing legal advice on IP Telephony regulations to a Chinese investment holding company;
  • Advising an international Chinese company, a manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and systems, (branch office in Baku) on employment contracts;
  • Advising a Swedish telecommunications equipment company on the import of IT equipment;
  • Advising the main American cable and satellite TV channel on licencing matters;
  • Providing legal services on various matters to a German multinational software corporation;
  • Advising Caspian SAT Company on matters of obtaining a licence;
  • Advising SAP company (through SAP AZ LLC) on various legal matters, including contracts, tax and customs law;
  • Providing legal support to a leading world company that developed the electronic platform for drivers and passengers in corporate, tax, and financial legal matters.


  • Advising a global transportation company on the requirement of cash registers on its vehicles;
  • Advising a regional cargo carrier on antitrust matters and obtaining acquisition clearance from state regulators;
  • Advising a global passenger carrier on conducting a promotional lottery;
  • Legal support and representation of an aircraft manufacturer in signing contracts for operational and financial leasing of aircraft, which also included pledge of aircraft in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
  • Advising and representation of a truck distribution company on pretrial dispute settlement of a contractor agreement.


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National day of France

On the occasion of the National Day of France a reception was held at the Hyatt Hotel on Friday 12th of July 2019. More than 1500 guests participated on this event. 


CCIAF monthly business meeting. Professional Training for Business

The Azerbaijan-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIAF) organized a monthly business meeting on June 2019 at JW Marriott Absheron Hotel. The topic of the event was “Professional Education and Vocational Training for Businesses”.


Visit of MEDEF business delegation

On the occasion of the visit of MEDEF Business Delegation led by Mr. Geoffroy ROUX DE BEZIEUX, President of MEDEF the CCIAF was held Azerbaijan - French Business Forum organized jointly with Azpromo and with the support of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Thursday 11th of July at Baku Business Center.


AmCham Members’ July Luncheon

On July 8, 2019, AmCham Azerbaijan hosted another members’ luncheon.


AmCham U.S. Independence Day Cocktail Reception

On July 8, 2019, AmCham U.S. Independence Day Cocktail Reception took place. It brought together around 300 business leaders, government officials, and diplomats in a friendly- networking environment.


Gumru Eyvazova and Sabina Gasimova attended the U.S. Independence Day Cocktail Reception in Azerbaijan

AmCham Azerbaijan held the U.S. Independence Day Cocktail Reception on 8th July 2019 with its members.


Gumru Eyvazova and Sabina Gasimova attended the EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum

The EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum was held in Baku on 13 June 2019. The annual event attracted a high turnout of over 800 participants, including government representatives and business leaders, who engage in panel discussions and business-to-business meetings. 


Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards by Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan

On 15 April 2019 Azerbaijan’s Constitutional Court (“CC”) adopted a decision on invalidation of the decision of the Supreme Court (“SC”) on refusal to recognise and enforce an arbitral award which was issued by the Korean Arbitration Council.


GRATA International in Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Legal 500 has recently released its annual rankings of international law firms – Legal 500 EMEA 2019.


Поправки в Законе «О государственной регистрации и государственном реестре юридических лиц»

Поправки (вступившие в силу с 8 февраля 2019 года) касаются возможности регистрации изменений в учредительных и регистрационных документах ООО путем подачи электронного заявления на веб-страницу Министерства налогов. 


Урегулирование вопросов по проблемным кредитам физических лиц

28 февраля 2019 года Президент Азербайджанской Республики издал указ о дополнительных мерах в связи с решением вопросов по проблемным кредитам физических лиц в стране. Указ нацелен на компенсацию финансовых потерь физических лиц по долгам в иностранной валюте, возникших в результате девальвации маната, а также на оказание государственной поддержки в решении проблемных кредитов.


Минимальная месячная заработная плата

Согласно Указу Президента от 8 февраля 2019 года, с 1 марта 2019 года минимальная месячная заработная плата в Азербайджанской Республике была увеличена до 180 манатов


Поправки к Закону «О полном страховании вкладов»

В соответствии с поправками, внесенными в Закон «О полном страховании вкладов» от 19 февраля 2019 года, срок полного страхования продлен еще на один год (т.е. до 1 марта 2020 года).


Критерии деятельности в нефтегазовой сфере и негосударственном секторе

Постановлением №56 от 18 февраля 2019 года Кабинет министров утвердил критерии для деятельности в нефтегазовой сфере и негосударственном секторе для целей статей 101.1-4 Налогового кодекса и 14.7 Закона о социальном страховании.

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