Office in Almaty +7 727 258 48 90

Office in Baku +994 12 497 89 48


Michael Wilson & Partners, Ltd. (MWP) is a full service law firm with offices in both Almaty and Baku covering Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Central Asian Region and the Caucasus. MWP was established in Almaty in 1998 and in Baku in 2003. Today it is recognised as one of the leaders in the Central Asian Region and the Caucasus, combining years of collective experience in the CIS.

MWP has a unique ability to meet its clients’ real legal needs especially when approaching and dealing with the most important business opportunities that exist not only in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan but also throughout the whole of Central Asia and the Caucasus.

In addition to permanent positions we also provide opportunities for law students wishing to gain experience through our Summer Internship programme. Besides excellent opportunities to develop your professional skills and knowledge, it is also a unique opportunity to get to know each country better: Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan 


Senior Lawyer

  • Bachelor's (Master’s) Degree (or equivalent) in Law;
  • At least 5 (five) years of experience in a major law firm or large professional services environment;
  • Fluency in English and Russian (both written and oral);
  • Well organized, thorough, diligent;
  • Good professional skills and knowledge;
  • Careful attention to detail;
  • Ability to work on and manage numerous on-going projects, and to always meet deadlines;
  • Ability to remain calm and composed during times of high workload pressure;
  • Persuasive writing skills and verbal communication skills are critical, along with time management and interpersonal; skills.
  • Willingness to travel within the CIS and abroad.

Legal Secretary

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Translating, Foreign Languages, Administration (or similar);
  • Honesty, loyalty, integrity and reliability;
  • More than 3 (three) years of experience in a law firm;
  • Fluent in English and Russian;
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology;
  • Ability to manage and work with a shared diary and ensure that appointments, commitments and deadlines are met and nothing is overlooked or omitted;
  • Basic knowledge of laws, legal codes, practices, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders and agency rules;
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar;
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents;
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times;
  • Managing one's own time, and the time of others;
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making;
  • Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things;
  • Ability to adjust actions in relation to the actions of others;
  • Ability to focus and concentrate on a task, or a series of tasks over a period of time, in order to achieve completion of the same to a high standard and in a timely manner, without being distracted;
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only identifying and recognizing there is a problem;
  • Punctuality and timeliness;
  • Translation and verification; and
  • Reliability and smart appearance.

IP Lawyer

  • Advanced degree and specialized training in intellectual property law;
  • Licensed Patent and TM attorney;
  • 2-4 years of post-qualification experience;
  • Good professional skills and knowledge;
  • Careful attention to detail;
  • Good team player;
  • Strong organizational skills: complies with all deadlines;
  • Ability to manage high work load and remain calm under pressure;
  • Ability to express self succinctly and analytically both verbally and in writing.

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