Business Sectors

Over the decades, VLM’s lawyers have been involved in a large number of transactions representing almost all of the business sectors in Azerbaijan.  Our services include the following sectors:

Banking & Finance

Hotels & Leisure

IT, Telecommunication & Transport

Manufacture, Trade & Services

Agribusiness

Aviation & Aerospace

Consumer Goods, Food & Retail

Energy, Oil & Gas law

Pharmaceuticals

Private client services

Private Public Partnership

Professional Services Industry

Real Estate & Construction

Agrobusiness

From tomato to hazelnuts, cotton, grain and bioenergy are integral parts of Azerbaijani agribusiness.  The agribusiness industry may benefit competitive advantages in terms of tax and customs privileges and subsidies in Azerbaijan.  The agribusiness is not however, immune from competition, escalating prices and requirement of cost structuring.  To overcome these issues and move forward, you need a firm that has a spread of skills across the agribusiness.  You can rely on us on:

 

 

  1. Full legal outsourcing

  2. Assistance in obtaining of licenses

  3. Assistance in obtaining of tax and customs exemptions

  4. Business reorganizations

  5. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  6. Corporate and IP matters

  7. Negotiation, preparation and review of all type of sale, service, supply, royalty, franchising, lease and any other agreements

  8. Litigation and dispute resolution.

  9. Tax, labor and migration matters

 

Aviation & Aerospace

We have substantial experience and knowledge in the commercial aviation sector.  This includes representing international airlines and operating lessors, manufacturers and export credit agencies in many areas including:

 

  1. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  2. IP matters

  3. Litigation and dispute resolution

  4. Local and international regulatory regimes and treaties

  5. Project finance

  6. Selling, purchasing and leasing aircraft and equipment

  7. Tax, labor and migration matters

 

Consumer Goods, Food & Retail

VLM’s lawyers have advised many players of the consumer goods, luxury and fashion, food and retail sectors in business law, from mergers and acquisitions, commercial law and contract drafting, corporates, antitrust, disputes, intellectual property and many other issues.  

 

We are ready to provide you with the full legal services including:

 

  1. Full legal outsourcing

  2. Assistance in obtaining of licenses

  3. Assistance in obtaining of tax and customs exemptions

  4. Business reorganizations

  5. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  6. Corporate and IP matters

  7. Litigation and dispute resolution

  8. Negotiation, preparation and review of all type of sale, service, supply, royalty, franchising, lease and any other agreements

  9. Tax, labor and migration matters

 

Energy and Oil & Gas law

VLM offers comprehensive and effective legal solutions to the players of energy and oil & gas industry.  Our lawyers have successfully served to a wide spectrum of local and international oil and gas producers, servicing companies, trading companies, energy marketers and state entities.

We are proud of having a strong experience on the domestic and international stages, including international project finance, reorganization, Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) and statutory legislation, taxation, employment structuring, labor, migration and local content matters.

VLM’s lawyers have advised its clients from the day of signing the contracts up to present days.  We have experience in drafting and negotiating of the tax and customs protocols of the PSAs signed between the major oil companies and SOCAR, acquisition of the international oil and gas companies and restructuring of an international oil company being a PSA Contractor in Azerbaijan, as well as various alternative energy projects.  You can rely on us on:

 

  1. Full legal outsourcing

  2. Alternative energy matters

  3. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  4. Contracts and business law

  5. Corporate law

  6. Licensing

  7. Mergers and Acquisitions

  8. Oil and gas, energy laws

  9. Project finance

  10. Tax, Labor and migration issues

 

Banking and Finance

We are proud of being advisors of local and international banks, investment companies, non banking credit organizations, insurance companies in various areas of banking, securities, investment and finance law.  

 

We are ready to provide you with the full legal services including:

 

  1. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  2. Contracts and Business Law

  3. Corporate law

  4. Dispute Resolution and litigation

  5. Finance law and regulations

  6. Labor and migration issues

  7. Licensing

  8. Mergers and Acquisitions

  9. Project finance 

  10. Regulatory Compliance

Hotels and Leisure

We are proud of having experience with the top players of the hotel and leisure industry in Azerbaijan, both international and local brands.  VLM has in-depth knowledge of working with the hotel owners, investors as well as operators of the hotels in Azerbaijan.  We address your case not only from a legal perspective, but a business and commercial perspective too.  

 

You can rely on us for advice on:

 

  1. Full legal outsourcing

  2. Management, franchise and license agreements

  3. Company and asset acquisitions and dispositions

  4. Advertisement

  5. Business and contract law

  6. Corporate law

  7. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  8. Dispute Resolution and litigation

  9. Tax, labor and migration issues

  10. Licensing

IT, Telecommunication and Transport

VLM’s lawyers have extensive experience in advising/working for IT, telecommunication and transport.  Therefore, we are familiar with the legal and regulatory environment in which these companies operate.

 

VLM’s lawyers have represented transport companies in a number of regulatory matters and law application matters, including on the use of vessels, bareboat charters, customs, and other related (tax, employment, tariff, etc.).

We, believe that comprehensive and timely legal advice is essential to our clients on the following matters:

 

  1. Full legal outsourcing

  2. Contracts and business Law

  3. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  4. Mergers and Acquisitions

  5. Tax, labor and migration matters

  6. Dispute resolution and litigation 

Manufacture, Trade & Services

VLM offers a wide range of services to companies working in manufacturing industries, trade and services.

Our experience includes full legal support in doing business in Azerbaijan, legal consulting on investment contracts, drafting and reviewing contracts/agreements with customers/suppliers, obtaining of tax exemption certificates, licenses, approvals, certifications.

We believe the following are the services you may rely on us:

  1. Full legal outsourcing

  2. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  3. Contracts and Business Law

  4. Dispute resolution and litigation

  5. IP matters

  6. Licensing

  7. Mergers and Acquisitions

  8. Regulatory compliance and environment

  9. Tax, labor and migration

Pharmaceuticals

VLM has a solid experience in legal matters pharmaceutical companies face in Azerbaijan.  We believe the following are the services you may rely on us:

  1. Full legal outsource

  2. Contracts and business law

  3. Corporate law

  4. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  5. Dispute resolution and litigation

  6. Tax, labor and migration issues

  7. Mergers and Acquisitions

  8. IP matters

Private Client Services

VLM offers to families and private persons pragmatic and global advice in a legal, tax and multi-jurisdictional environment which is becoming ever more complex.  

 

With the help of our tax and advisory colleagues from several jurisdictions we offer you advice to organize your wealth, to sustain it and plan its succession from generation to generation in an efficient and flexible manner.  We strive to protect our clients’ personal interests and wealth and to help them be tax efficient and compliant.  This allows us to provide our clients with truly international advice taking into account the local laws applicable in these jurisdictions.  Clients requiring advice in countries in which we are not qualified benefit from our important network of professional colleagues with whom we work regularly. These clients retain VLM as one point of reference within our group.

Private Public Partnership

We expect the number of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) will significantly increase for the delivery of public infrastructure in Azerbaijan.  A PPP offers an opportunity for both governmental body and companies the efficiency, exchange of know-how and optimize the resources.

We believe the following are the services PPP parties may rely on us:

  1. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  2. Contracts and business law

  3. Corporate law

  4. Dispute resolution and litigation

  5. Mergers and Acquisitions

  6. Tax, labor and migration issues

Professional services industry

In the course of their work, businesses in the professional services sector may find themselves in need of their own assistance.  By understanding the nuance of laws affecting professional services industry VLM may provide tailored advice to assist your business today and in the future.

Whether you are in the business of accounting, management consulting, marketing, advertising, engineering, technology, recruitment, or any other business advisory service, we can assist you in daily legal matters your business faces.  

 

You may rely on us:

  1. Full legal outsourcing

  2. Assistance in obtaining of licenses

  3. Assistance in obtaining of tax and customs exemptions

  4. Business reorganizations

  5. Commercial law services, legal and tax due diligence of the target and vendors

  6. Corporate and IP matters

  7. Industry-specific knowledge and understanding of laws

  8. Litigation and dispute resolution

  9. Negotiation, preparation and review of all type of sale, service, supply, royalty, franchising, lease and any other agreements

  10. Tax, labor and migration matters

Real Estate & Construction

VLM’s expertise with respect to real estate and construction projects include legal drafting, legal advisory and support in obtaining of licenses and approvals.

 

We advise on the entire range of legal issues related to real estate deals including:

 

  1. Due diligence of real estate assets

  2. Litigation and dispute resolution

  3. Obtaining of licenses and permissions

  4. Real estate construction contracts  

  5. Real estate transactions (sale and purchase, lease and sub-lease)

  6. Tax and labor matters

  7. Terminations of real estate agreements (once-side refusal, repurchase of leased property, etc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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