Lex Mundi, the world’s leading global network of independent law firms, has announced the admission of MGB Law Offices (‘MGB’). The firm’s admission to the network as the exclusive member firm for Azerbaijan was effective as of 1 March 2023.
Established in 1995, the in-depth knowledge of the local business environment has made MGB a leading firm in Azerbaijan
Offering legal expertise on corporate and business transactions in Azerbaijan, the firm advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, energy (including oil and gas and renewables), real estate investments, cross-border finance, tax, aviation and telecommunication matters, as well as intellectual property and technology licensing issues. Over the last 25 years MGB has been involved in strategic project finance and debt finance transactions such as project “Star”, BTC pipeline construction, Masdar operated solar project and others, and has expertise in the regulated sectors.
MGB developed one of the first practices in Azerbaijan to provide comprehensive legal support for foreign investors, cooperating successfully with both English and American law firms. With a strong team of litigation lawyers, the firm regularly represents international clients on their commercial, tax and employment related disputes before local courts.
Expertise of the firm spans a range of industry sectors, including finance, energy, consumer goods and retail, healthcare, telecoms, transport, and logistics.
The firm has consistently been ranked as the top tier law firm by the IFLR1000 and Legal500, and by Chambers and Partners as the leading practice thanks to its dedication to offering a high-quality and cost-effective service to clients.
Ismail Askerov, Managing Partner of MGB said, “We are very proud of our ability to consistently deliver best-in-class services, and our comprehensive solutions position us to be the one of the most reputable law firms in the market by allowing us to meet the different needs of our individual clients. Our collaboration with Lex Mundi strengthens our commitment to our clients and further enhances our ability to work across borders, industries and practice areas to meet their ever-evolving needs. We look forward to working side-by-side with like-minded individuals who share our vision and values.”
President & CEO of Lex Mundi Helena Samaha said, “We are excited to welcome MGB Law Offices as the newest member of Lex Mundi. This outstanding firm is well regarded for their high standards and reliable legal advice, making them the premier law firm in their jurisdiction. MGB Law Offices is an excellent addition to Lex Mundi, expanding our presence in this emerging economy and offering clients fantastic counsel in Azerbaijan."