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Michael Wilson & Partners, Ltd. Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, 26th July 2023

Michael Wilson & Partners, Ltd., (MWP) which is one of the Region’s oldest, most respected, established and largest law firms is pleased to announce that it celebrated its 25th anniversary on 14 July 1998, which is a landmark by any standards. Many lesser firms have come and gone, failing to make the grade, to survive and prosper. 

Founded on 14 July 1998 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the commercial centre of the country, MWP has now successfully carried on business for more than 25 years, and has played a key role over the years in shaping and enabling business, investments and transactions, the knowledge and practice of the law, as part of the growing legal community in Kazakhstan, and throughout the Region. MWP is proud that many of its alumni now occupy key positions in the country and Region. 

Throughout its history, which has included growth to two main offices located in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Baku, Azerbaijan, respectively, as well as with presences in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, covering the entire Central Asian & Caucusus Region, Russia, the Ukraine and Mongolia. Serving the Central Asian and Caucasus Region, MWP has played a key role in many of the land-mark projects and transactions that the Region has witnessed, and which have had a positive and lasting impact on business, the investment climate, community and life in general.

More Details About MWP

MWP is a full service law firm with offices in Almaty, Baku, Bishkek and Tashkent, covering the Central Asian Region and the Caucasus. MWP, today it is recognised as one of the leaders in the Central Asian and Caucasus Region, combining years of collective experience throughout the CIS. MWP has a very substantial balance sheet, and does not function or operate as a cash-sharing structure, as so many law firms unfortunately do.

Before founding MWP, Mr Wilson was the founding partner of the major international law firm, Baker McKenzie throughout this Region, establishing offices for that firm from scratch in Almaty, Tashkent, Bishkek, Astana and Baku, which were the most successful group of new offices ever established anywhere in the world in the long history of Baker McKenzie

However, in order to better meet the needs of multinational and local clients for premier quality legal advice, know-how and innovative work product, MWP was established as a fully independent international law firm, operating through offices in Almaty, Baku, Bishkek and Tashkent focused upon the Central Asian and Caucasus Region, and which works together with and cooperates with many of the world’s leading firms.

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

MWP is more than just a mere law firm, and instead takes pride in partnering with its clients in relation to their business opportunities, challenges and obstacles. In doing so, MWP provides creative, timely and practical solutions, specifically tailored to meet its clients' requirements, deadlines and budgets.

Today, MWP continues to maintain its position as the Region’s largest truly independent and integrated law firm, and is also considered to be a key strategic business partner to many of its clients – both private and public – in cross border transactions, capital markets, financing, M&A, all aspects of foreign investment, joint ventures, privatisations, restructurings, mining and natural resources sectors and utilities, to name just a few.

Moreover, MWP’s Intellectual Property Department provides a full range of IP services, including trademark and patent searches, applications filings, renewals, changes of title, registration, maintenance, recordal of assignments and licenses as to domain names and related matters, as well as a domain name monitoring service, providing a customs watch, IP right infringement monitoring and investigations, oppositions, appeals, licencing, franchising, distributorship and all manner of brand protection and enforcement work, and also coordinating and managing the same in and throughout our Region.

We remain at your entire disposal for any information and/or assistance you should need from us 

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