MGB Law Offices

Azerbaijan

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Financial and corporate

MGB Law Offices is best known for its banking and M&A work, and experienced in project financing and debt restructuring. 

The firm notably acted for GTLK in relation to the acquisition of a Boeing aircraft by the Regional Cargo Aircraft Operator. A further aviation deal saw the firm represent Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad on the subleasing of two B747 freighter aircraft to Silk Way West Airlines in Azerbaijan. 

Notable oil and gas work included acting for Hydratight in relation to corporate and contractual matters and requirements of Azerbaijani production sharing agreements, and for British company, Millers Oil, in connection with the establishment of its operations in Azerbaijan.

In one change during the research period, Kamil Valiyev, formerly of Baker McKenzie, joined the firm as a partner. Having previously worked as the Head of International Projects within the Legal Department at the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), he is recognised as one of the leading names for oil and gas project work in the country.

Other clients of the firm include the Emerson Electric Company and the German Investment Corporation, a fund for developing nations.

Client feedback

“Good attention to detail and very responsive. The advice was of a very high standard for a jurisdiction such as Azerbaijan.” – Banking

“Prompt responses to requests, and accurate replies.” – M&A

“The firm provided very high level consultancy for our ongoing oil and gas project. Their strengths are its very professional knowledge and experience in legal aspects of the international petroleum industry, its very attentive relations with clients, and its timely responses.” – Project development