Ismail Askerov is a founding partner of MGB Law Offices, which has been active in Azerbaijan since 1995. Ismail regularly advises major corporations and multinational financial institutions on investment regimes, financing transactions, and conventional and non-conventional energy industries-related regulatory issues. Ismail also has significant experience in natural resource matters, corporate transactions and commercial property. His most recent experience includes advising and due diligence in respect of financing the borrower operating the major solar plant in Azerbaijan by a syndicate of international lenders.
He has also been engaged in advising the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and a consortium of international consultants in connection with the Azerbaijani law and regulatory aspects of the development of the legal framework for the regulation of electrical energy production from renewable sources.
As a leading lawyer, Ismail has received praise for his wide-ranging legal expertise, with his ‘wealth of experience, extremely broad perspective and good all-round capability’. He is known for his ‘significant experience in handling corporate and contractual law matters’, according to Chambers and The Legal 500.