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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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
A Q&A guide to arbitration law and practice in Azerbaijan.
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.
Euroconvention Global hosted its annual South Caucasus event - the Azerbaijan Infrastructure, Power & Alternative Energy Investment Conference - on 16 and 17 November in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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.
The annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading lawyers was published this month
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.
On September 29, 2016 at Hyatt Regency, Baku, AmCham Members` September Luncheon was held.
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.
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.
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