Who We Are

We are dedicated legal professionals, capable of providing our clients with reliable legal advisory and representation.

Azer ALIYEV

Managing Partner

Azer is a Managing Partner at Capital Legal Services. He is a qualified lawyer admitted to Bar Association of Azerbaijan and is specialized in corporate and M&A and banking and finance practices at CLS. Azer has an extensive practice of more than 10 years that includes domestic and international finance transactions, IPOs, joint ventures and restructuring, PPP, domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, banking and finance, manufacturing, consumer markets, and general industry.

Prior to joining Capital Legal Services, Azer worked in legal practices for Big 4 firms in Baku providing legal assistance within the areas of M&A, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Anti-Trust Law, Currency Regulations. In addition, he worked at one of the leading local law firms mainly dealing with tax related matters.

Languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • English
  • Russian

Education:

  • LL.B – Baku State University, Azerbaijan
  • LL.M in International and European Economic and Commercial Law – University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Elnur EYVAZOV

Senior Legal Associate

Elnur is a Senior Legal Associate at Capital Legal Services with more than 15 years of professional and academic experience. He is an expert in financial, banking, energy, oil and gas, technology, and cybersecurity law. Being a US and UK trained lawyer, he has significant experience in advising both international and local companies, as well as individuals. He is a member of the editorial board of some leading regional and international law journals and is widely published in the areas of international commercial, corporate and financial law.

Before joining CLS he had worked for various leading companies and organizations, including a major US Investment Bank, a leading law firm in UK, and an international oil company in Azerbaijan. He has been praised with lots of awards for outstanding teaching, legal practice and significant contributions to diversity and inclusion projects in the legal and consultancy sectors in Azerbaijan and internationally. Elnur was also futured by the Oxford Thinking publication as one of the outstanding graduates of Oxford University. He also received a lot of media coverage and awards for his extraordinary achievements as a person with disability. Currently he is also a Senior Lecturer of Energy Law, Business Law and Business Ethics and Director of the Office of Diversity and equal Opportunities at ADA University.

Languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • English
  • Russian

Education:

  • J.D. (LL.B.), M.A. Civil and Economic Law – Baku State University, Azerbaijan
  • LL.M International Commercial Law – Cambridge University, UK
  • M.Jur. – Oxford University, UK
  • MCL – Columbia University, USA

Sabuhi TAGHIYEV

Senior Legal Associate

Sabuhi is a Senior Legal Associate at Capital Legal Services with more than 10 years of professional experience both as in-house and consulting lawyer. He is specialized in corporate law, contract law, litigation and dispute resolution as well as insurance and employment law. Sabuhi supports both international and local clients on a large variety of aspects of Azerbaijani law.

Prior to joining CLS, Sabuhi worked for local office of international law firm and was mainly involved in corporate, oil and gas, and litigation practice groups. In addition, he worked as a legal adviser at the investment department of major energy production and transmission company in Azerbaijan.

Languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • Turkish
  • English

Education:

  • LL.B – Khazar University, Azerbaijan
  • LL.M in Commercial Law – Baku State University
  • LL.M in Commercial Law and Corporate Governance – London School of Economics, UK

Tamara MAKINSKAYA

Senior Legal Associate

Tamara is a Senior Legal Associate at Capital Legal Services with more than 3 years of experience in wide range of legal areas. She is specialized in corporate and commercial law, contracts, corporate finance, capital markets, employment and migration law. Tamara advises both international and local clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including establishment of joint ventures, conducting of legal due diligences as well as preparation of transactional documents. In addition, she has a vast experience in corporate financing and security market where she advised local corporates as well as foreign banks and international financial institutions.

Languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • Turkish
  • English
  • Russian

Education:

  • LL.B – Baku State University, Azerbaijan
  • LL.M in International Business Law – Ghent University, Belgium

Turqay BABAYEV

Senior Legal Associate

Turqay is a Senior Legal Associate at Capital Legal Services with more than 8 years of professional experience. He is a qualified lawyer admitted to Bar Association of Azerbaijan with vast experience in banking sector. Turqay is, mainly, specialized in corporate law, contract law, litigation, and dispute resolution. Prior to joining CLS, he worked on different positions at major banks in Azerbaijan. He advises both international and local clients on a wide range of corporate matters, represents clients in courts of all instances.

Languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • Turkish
  • English
  • Russian

Education:

  • LL.B – Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan
  • LL.M in Civil and economic Law – Baku State University, Azerbaijan

Mahammad AHMADOV

Legal Associate

Mahammad is a Legal Associate at Capital Legal Services with more than 8 years of experience. He is a qualified lawyer admitted to Bar Association of Azerbaijan and has a vast experience in banking sector. Mahammad is, mainly, specialized in litigation and dispute resolution as well as contracts, labor and migration law. Prior to joining Capital Legal Services, he worked on different legal positions at major banks in Azerbaijan. He represents clients in courts of all instances and provides support with preparation of all types of court documentation and assists with enforcement of the judicial decisions.

Languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • English
  • Russian

Education:

  • LL.B – Baku State University, Azerbaijan

Rustam MAMMADOV

Senior Tax Associate

Rustam is a Senior Tax Associate at Capital Legal Services. He is an experienced tax professional with more than 15 years of experience gained within consulting firms and other major local corporates. During his career Rustam has been working with wide range of industries, including oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, FMCG. Rustam has a vast experience in advising both local and international clients on wide range of tax issues, including transaction support and assistance with tax compliance matters.

Prior to joining to CLS, he worked on managerial positions for Big4 firm and one of the leading local tax and accounting firms.

Languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • Turkish
  • English

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting and Audit – Azerbaijan State Economic University, Azerbaijan

Nargiz MUSTAFAZADE

Junior Accountant

Nargiz is a Junior Accountant at CLS. She provides accounting and bookkeeping services including accounts payable (bills and payments) and accounts receivables (invoices and collection). Nargiz’s expertise includes payroll services for clients and assistance with submission of tax declarations and reports as required by the legislation.

In addition, Nargiz advises clients in connection with the requests of tax authorities as well as represents clients before tax authorities and banks.

Languages:

  • Azerbaijani
  • Turkish
  • English
  • Russian