Why Michael Wilson & Partners, Ltd.?

Michael Wilson & Partners, Ltd. (MWP) is a full service law practice and business consultancy with offices in both Baku and Almaty covering Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Central Asian Region and the Caucasus. MWP was established in Kazakhstan in 1998 and in Azerbaijan in 2003.

Combining years of collective experience in the CIS, MWP’s key personnel have been actively practicing in this region for more than 20 years on a resident full-time basis, taking a leading role on many of the groundbreaking transactions in a variety of sectors.

Today, MWP continues to maintain its position as the region’s largest independent law firm.  MWP has a market-leading team of lawyers, which is widely recognised for the quality of advice given to clients on all aspects of their various projects.


Our practice areas

Corporate/ M&A

  • Corporate governance issues such as directors’ duties and liabilities, board composition and effectiveness and general board policies

  • Director and senior executive remuneration structuring and disclosure, including employee share plans and incentive arrangements, and director contracts

  • Preparation for annual general meetings and other shareholder meetings and communications 

  • Capital management (capital increase/reduction, dividend distribution)

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Full or limited legal due diligence

  • Drafting and negotiating sales and purchase agreements

  • Advising and assisting with obtaining all necessary government approvals, including merger control advice



  • Advising on economic concentration or merger control

  • Cartels

  • Abuse of dominance

  • Regulation of natural monopolies

  • Antimonopoly litigation


Establishment, reorganisation & liquidation of companies, branches and representative offices






Mining & energy


Dispute resolution


Capital markets


Banking and Finance


Currency control



Intellectual Property

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