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


Find our all you need to know about practising in Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijan becomes a recognized QLTS jurisdiction


The Solicitors Regulation Authority has added Azerbaijan to its list of recognised jurisdictions. Lawyers qualified in Azerbaijan will now be eligible for the Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) to become a solicitor in England and Wales.

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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 ...

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Doing Legal Business in Azerbaijan


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 Eleanor Farrow


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