Ummi Jalilova is a Partner and a Director of Baku office of GRATA International. 

From 2004 to 2010, Ms Jalilova was an inspector, then a senior inspector of the Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. She coordinated several European Union programs, such as Twinning, TAIEX, and SIGMA.

Since 2012, she has been teaching the Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers course as an adjunct faculty of Baku State University in Azerbaijan during fall semesters.

Ms Jalilova has a significant experience in establishing international cooperation as well as analysing and reporting on the implementation of international human rights standards.


  • Ummi Jalilova received her LL.B and Master of Civil and Commercial law degrees from Baku State University;
  • She graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with LL.M. degree in December 2011.


  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Labour Law
  • Arbitration
  • International Law
  • Administrative Law


  • American Bar Association.


  • English
  • Russian
  • Azeri
  • Turkish


  • "Azerbaijan-European Union Relations," Bulletin of MIA, 2009;

  • "Social and Legal Aspects of Pension Provisions of Officers of the Law-Enforcement Bodies," Bulletin of MIA, 2005;

  • "Decrees of the Supreme Court as One of the Sources of Law," 6 Qanun Jurnali, 2004;

  • "Looking at Democracy," Digest of Research Articles, 9 National Academy of Science, 2004;

  • "The Law "On Freedom of Faith" Contradicts the Secularity Prinсiple,"  5 Huquq+GenjlikJurnali,  2004.

Digest book:

  • 2009 Legal Basis of Struggle Against Drug Addiction.

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GRATA International in Legal 500 EMEA 2019

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

GRATA International in Chambers Global 2019

For yet another consecutive year, GRATA International enters the leading legal rankings and continues to be among the most outstanding law firms in Central Asia and the Caspian region. 

Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific 2019 released

GRATA International has cemented its position as one of the leading firms in Central Asia and Caspian region, following the release of major international legal rating Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific 2019. GRATA International has secured a ranking in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

GRATA International attended the ADIPEC

On 14 November 2018, the ADIPEC (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference) was organised under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed AL Nahyan, President of the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.

GRATA International on the 5th Caspian Energy Forum in Tbilisi

The 5th Caspian Energy Forum Tbilisi-2018 ( has been held on May 8th, 2018.

Global Legal Insights to: International Arbitration 2017 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.

GRATA International Azerbaijan Attended the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association

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’.

Arbitration procedures and practice in Azerbaijan: overview

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

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. 

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. 

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

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Partner, Director of Baku office