The Baku office of Dentons – a TEAS member company ­– has published the eleventh edition of its guide to Succeeding in Azerbaijan, encapsulating collective knowledge emanating from over 20 years’ experience of advising clients in Azerbaijan. This invaluable publication covers such areas as obtaining work and visitor visas; work permits; establishing and closing operations; corporate governance; banking and finance; use of investment funds; secured transactions; taxation (non-oil and in hydrocarbons sector); customs; and auditing. Go to to download the entire publication.

In addition, Dentons has entered the Georgian market with the opening of its new office in Tbilisi, thereby solidifying its role in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Elliott Portnoy, Global Chief Executive Officer, Dentons, explained: “In line with our polycentric strategy, Dentons is now the only global law firm to offer clients on-the-ground legal knowledge in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. We are in the unique position to serve our clients’ legal needs right across this energy-rich region.”

Otar Kipshidze will lead Dentons’ Tbilisi office as Managing Partner and the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in Georgia. Dentons now employs more than 7800 lawyers in 150 offices across more than 60 countries. Visit to find out more.