From 28 April to 1 May 2014, the Law Society supported the launch of the British Azerbaijan Law Association (BALA) in Baku, Azerbaijal.

The president made a keynote speech at BALA’s conference Navigating the Legal Framework in the UK and Azerbaijan designed to highlight and promote the expertise of members and England and Wales as a jurisdiction of choice.

The conference had an emphasis on major infrastructure and construction projects, including a continental gas pipeline and hosting the 2015 European Games. It was clear from the high number of delegates made up of local law firms, International firms and business that now is the time to explore opportunities in Azerbaijan.

He met with key legal services stakeholders including the Azerbaijan Ministry of Justice, the Council of State Support to NGO under the President of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan Parliamentary Law Commission, the Azerbaijan Bar Association and the Confederation of Lawyers of Azerbaijan to build links and explore further opportunities for members looking to develop business in the region.

Following the visit the Law Society are working with partners to create further opportunities for members in this country.

If you are interested to find out more or have experience working in Azerbaijan please contact Donna.Evans@lawsociety.org.uk who would be delighted to hear from you.