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The Republic of Azerbaijan is a transcontinental country in the Caucasus region. It is surrounded by the Caspian Sea, Russia, Armenia, Georgia and Iran. Its capital is Baku. The country proclaimed its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and became the first Muslim-majority unitary constitutional presidential republic. The country is a member state of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the NATO Partnership for Peace programme. The total GDP is USD87.763 billion and the official currency is the ‘manat’.

The legal system of Azerbaijan is based on civil law.

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How to practise in Azerbaijan

19 September 2014

Find our all you need to know about practising in Azerbaijan

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Russian Law Week: The Newest Tradition for English and Russian Lawyers

12 October 2018

Russian Law Week provides a unique opportunity to English solicitors and barristers to obtain a true insight and to get answers from top professionals to all the questions about Russian law that they always wanted to ask. Read about the views and experiences of Artem Doudko, a Partner in the International Arbitration Group at Osborne Clarke and head of the firm’s Russia and CIS Disputes practice, and the tradition of Russian Law Week.


English Law Week 2017: The Law - a noble profession or just business?

19 October 2017

The Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg  from 20 to 23 November 2017.

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Interview: Legal business in the CIS region

6 September 2017

Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn 

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    Legal life in... Azerbaijan

    Ismail Askerov, Partner at MGB Law Offices, shares his views about legal life in Azerbaijan.

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    Legal life in... Azerbaijan

    Ravan Maharramov, a qualified lawyer from Azerbaijan working at Withers LLP in London, discusses the current business landscape in Azerbaijan and the opportunities for UK firms in the market.

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    Legal life in… Baku

    Ilgar Mehti, Managing Partner at Ekvita LLC, shares his views about his legal life in Azerbaijan.

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Doing Legal Business in AzerbaijanSubscription

27 April 2015

Our series of Doing legal business reports provides an overview and guide to doing legal business in key international markets.

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Your contacts for this region are Chika Muorah and Katharina Kirchberger


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