ABOUT

«FNK Services and Consulting» LLC is a full service Azerbaijani law firm offering transactional, regulatory, advisory, dispute resolution and tax services. The firm advises a diverse clientele including domestic and international companies, banks and financial institutions, funds, promoter groups and public sector undertakings.

We are distinguished by:

  • High degree of participation and availability of partners — we guarantee our clients the participation of partners in all deals and transactions at any time.
  • High quality legal advice — We provide the highest quality services that meet the most stringent standards.
  • Availability and responsiveness — we are proactive and always available to our clients.
  • Our Advices Based on Legal Research and Analysis — While we continually monitor market practices applicable to legal interpretation, they are only accepted and recommended if supported by the current regulatory framework

We provide comprehensive support in the field of corporate legal relations. Whatever problem arises on the way of your business development, we are confident that we can solve it quickly and efficiently. Working with us, you get a team of qualified corporate lawyers at your disposal. There are no minor details for us. Our lawyers are always attentive to any seemingly insignificant detail of your case. Indeed, in the field of corporate law, even a small mistake can lead to a tangible negative result. Each of our specialists is a professional in his field with extensive experience and knowledge in the field of corporate law.

  • We take a comprehensive approach to solving any problem, assessing in advance all the prospects for the development of a particular situation. An experienced lawyer always thinks big, so he is able to predict possible risks.
  • We speak the same language with our clients. Legal terminology is complex and sometimes completely incomprehensible to people who do not have special knowledge in the field of law. Our task is to explain the essence of the problem to the client in the most simple and accessible way and tell about the steps aimed at solving it.
  • We do not overstate the price of legal services. Because we believe that legal assistance should be available to both large business entities and small companies that are just starting to sail in the sea of ​​business.
  • We work for the client. Therefore, we are looking for, if not always simple, but the most effective way out of a difficult situation. For us, success is the achievement of the tasks set by the client.
  • We appreciate your trust in our company. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the principles of confidentiality and business ethics.

SERVICES

  • Corporate law

Includes registration of legal entities, entrepreneurs, public organizations, foundations, representative offices of foreign companies, registration of companies with foreign founders (capital); services for the liquidation of legal entities and entrepreneurs, the closure (liquidation) of branches, companies in a general and expedited manner, the liquidation of companies by re-registering corporate rights through a change of ownership; re-registration of business, change of activities, change of legal representative (director, CEO and etc.) and legal address of companies, transfer of companies to another area, change of founders, legal storage of documents, economic, corporate, customs, administrative and tax disputes.

Also we provide services of legal support of business for clients from different countries, consulting services for firms, legal support of companies on subscription basis by lawyers in the process of doing business, debt collection services, collection of accounts receivable from enterprises, settlement of problem debts, and tracing of debtors and their assets. Intellectual property services, protection of intellectual property objects, support of licensing agreements, registration of trademarks and marks.

  • Contract law

Includes consulting on contract law issues; Explanation of the specifics of the execution of a specific contract; Assistance in drafting agreements, contracts and other deals; Expertise of transactions at the stage of their preparation; Support in the conclusion of international transactions; Representation in negotiations at the stage of preparation and signing of contracts.

  • Taxation

Tax planning: development of schemes, optimization, tax risk management, identification of overpayments; Preparation for tax audits and their support Tax disputes: pre-trial settlement in a higher tax authority and litigation.

  • Construction law

Obtaining licenses, building permits, preparation of FIDIC, NEC3 and other standard contract forms. We also provide legal services in the following cases: if the contractor did not complete the work within the time period specified in the contract agreement; The customer refuses to accept construction work and does not sign the acceptance certificate; The contractor has performed the work improperly; The customer refuses to pay for the work performed; Suspension of construction work by the customer for an unreasonable reason not provided for by the contract.

  • Labor law

Audit of HR records, help in equating it with legislation; Development and implementation of restructuring and personnel reduction schemes, cost control; Consulting on the use of foreign labor; Representation In labor disputes.

Our team also provides legal services in the field of:

  • Administrative law
  • Banking&Finance, Insurance law
  • Oil&Gas law
  • IT and Communication
  • Migration law
  • Intellectual Property law
  • Real Estate
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Private clients
  • The main scheme of work of our company is legal services on a subscription base:

Subscription legal services

Subscription legal services are the provision of legal services on a regular basis to resolve legal issues arising in the course of your organization’s activities. This is an opportunity to receive qualified legal support for a business, at a significant discount, at a fixed and pre-agreed cost.

Working under a subscription legal service agreement implies comprehensive support for your business. At the same time, it is possible to transfer our lawyers only part of the functions of the legal department. This can be joint work, similar to the work of accounting and auditors, or independent work of lawyers in certain areas and projects.

Subscription legal services include all popular legal services, the need for which may arise in the course of your organization’s activities.

Legal services within the framework of subscription can be provided both to large companies that have their own legal department, and to small private companies that do not have a full-time lawyer or legal department. You just send us a request for services.

Advantages of subscription legal services:

1. Reducing the cost of legal support for the business. You get a full-fledged remote legal department at a cost comparable to the salary of 1 full-time lawyer. It is enough to conclude an agreement for a test period — 3 months to make sure that outsourcing of legal services allows you to save 50% of your company’s budget for legal services.

2. Reducing tax payments. The costs of subscription legal services are included in the cost of products (works, services), which allows you to reduce the amount of tax payments.

3. Reduction of document circulation. You do not need to register employees for work, withhold and pay taxes and contributions, provide them with jobs and guarantees provided for by the Labor Code.

4. Increased efficiency. By concluding an agreement for subscription legal services, you increase the efficiency and quality of the decisions you make. The collaborative qualifications of the lawyers of a law firm always exceed the qualifications of one, even a very experienced in-house lawyer.

5. Predictability of your budget. Working under a subscription legal service agreement allows you to predict in advance the amount of costs for legal support of the company. Most of the legal services your organization may require are already included in our rates.

6. Reducing business risks. Subscription service allows you to more actively use the services of lawyers, which significantly reduces the risks of your business.

OUR TEAM

Farid Khalilzade
Partner

More than 13 years of managing experience in large multinational construction and FMCG companies. He holds a master’s degree in construction law from the University of Salford, Manchester, MBA master’s degree and master degree from Baku State University. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, English and Turkish.
Gulnara Aliyeva
Senior Associate
Dedicated and ambitious multilingual legal professional with 10 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law and specialized in complex commercial contracts, M&A, joint ventures, procurement and construction projects, international arbitration, negotiation and dispute settlement. Legal education both in Civil Law and Common Law countries. Holds master degree from University of Cincinnati, Bremen University and Baku State University. Fluent in Azerbaijani, English and Turkish.
Nurlan Karimli
Member of the Bar Association of Azerbaijan.
Over than 7 years experience as member of Azerbaijan BAR and 12 years of experience as in-house corporate lawyer. Fluent in Azerbaijani, English, Turkish.
Huseyn Ismayilov
Associate

Over 9 years of experience in both the private and public sector. Graduated and received a master’s degree from the Eastern Mediterranean University. Fluent in Azerbaijani, English, Turkish.
Nasiba Taghizade
Business Development Manager
Over 14 years of experience in the private sector as key account manager, facility manager and business development manager. Fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, English and Turkish.
Shafiga Baghirova
Junior Lawyer
She did her bachelor’s degree at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of AR. Before joining FNK, she has worked in local consulting company as lawyer. Shafiga is an experienced legal consultant with extensive knowledge in corporate and labor law.
Fluent in Azerbaijani, Russian, English and Turkish.