VLM and Partners


Hyatt International Center
Hyatt Tower 2, 6th Floor, 8 Izmir Street
AZ 1065 Baku

+994 12 490 75 59

Key contacts:

Partner: Vugar Mammadov
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Associate Lawyer: Ismayil Aliyev
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Associate Lawyer: Vusala Babayeva
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Legal Associate : Seljan Aghasarkari
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Tax Advisor : Sevda Rahimli
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Junior Tax Advisor : Jamila Alizada
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 5
Network memberships: Cooperation with various international law and consulting firms, participation in various chambers of commerce, social events, conferences, etc.
Languages: English, Russian, Italian, Turkish, Azerbaijani

VLM and Partners (“VLM”) is a dynamic law firm, specializing in a variety of legal disciplines. By working with our exceptionally talented team of lawyers, our clients achieve remarkable results. VLM speaks English, Russian, Turkish, Italian and Azerbaijani. We keep simple and excellent.

VLM combines the experience of lawyers dealing with international and local corporates in many years. Our ambition is to operate with very standards, quality and ethics as a major international law firm does.

VLM focuses on corporate and M&A, contracts, commercial, litigation, banking, project finance, Public Private Partnership, energy, tax and employment matters. Our lawyers successfully advice on numerous complex transactions and high-profile matters involving major local and international companies that operate in a wide range of business sectors (energy and natural resources, capital markets, construction, FMCG, retail, pharma, etc.). Our lawyers and consultants are graduates of the world known leading universities and bring a deep knowledge and experience coming from international consultancy firms and foreign expertise.

  • Accounting
  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Competition
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Taxation
  • Trade finance

Finance and Investment Law:
Vugar Mammadov

Corporate and M&A, Business Reorganization, Corporate Investigations, Dispute Resolution:
Vugar Mammadov

Seljan Aghasarkari

IP, employment and consumer markets:
Vusala Babayeva

Construction, oil & gas and alternative energy:
Ismayil Aliyev

Tax Compliance and Accounting Services:
Sevda Rahimli

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advising an international company on contractual matters
  • Advising several international companies on establishment and liquidation of legal entities
  • Advising clients on Intellectual Property matters
  • Acting before the UK court as a local council on a multimillion-pound dispute with involvement of the NCA (National Crime Agency)
  • Acting as a local council on a multimillion-dollar investment case before the European courts
  • Advising an investment company on various legal matters of investing in the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Advising a local group of companies in establishment of a joint venture with an international corporation in production of construction materials in Azerbaijan
  • Advising a multinational company in producing alternative energy in Azerbaijan
  • Advising on several agricultural projects
  • Advising a multinational FMGC company in consumer markets requirements in Azerbaijan
  • Representing an international holding in dispute settlement matters
  • Acting as a local council for an international company in a dispute concerning carriage of crude oil
  • Legal advisory services in almost all areas

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business reorganization
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate investigations
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Full legal outsourcing
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • International corporate structuring
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment management
  • Labour
  • Media
  • Migration
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory investigations
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tax compliance
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism