Considered to be one of the strongest local Azerbaijani firms, MGB Law Offices is known as a skilled practice able to deliver effectively on local matters. In the oil and gas sector that expertise is generally brought to bear working with major international firms and clients on significant high-value deals.
This year, the team has worked with major names like Allen & Overy and Société Générale, as Azerbaijani counsel, on the construction of a major oil refinery in Turkey and the refinancing of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline respectively.
MGB Law Offices is particularly strong on corporate work, with project finance, investment and M&A among its core activities. It regularly acts on a variety of significant deals, often advising multinational companies or financial institutions.
Clients praise the firm for its “very clear and concise advice”, noting the responsiveness of the team as one of the most impressive aspects.
“The lawyers at MGB Law Office are knowledgeable, always ready and available to assist on a timely basis,” says the head of legal at a utilities company. “The managing partner has great expertise and is approachable on any issue.”
An in-house lawyer at a clothing company adds: “We received legal services for our project in Azerbaijan from MGB Law Offices. They managed to complete the whole process within a very short deadline. They replied to our questions and prepared the required documents very quickly.”
This year, a team led by Ismail Askerov advised a consortium of financial institutions in providing a multi-billion dollar project financing for the STAR Refinery. Elsewhere, he was also in charge as the firm acted for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with regard to a multimillion pound debt restructuring.