Taking into account the complex regulatory requirements, corporate finance transactions are associated with significant risks. KPMG Law advises banks, professional securities market participants, financial institutions, and investors on all business issues. The KPMG Law Business Financing practice provides services related to compliance with regulatory requirements, support for financial transactions (including capital markets transactions, lending, derivative financial instruments, financing of trading operations, mortgages, and other types of collateral, as well as other transactions), bad debts, and taxation of financial transactions. KPMG Law also offers services for structuring intra-group financing and providing liquidity, such as intra-group loans, cash pooling, and syndicated lending.

Our regulatory financial market advice covers a wide range of areas, including:

  • Banking regulations
  • Payment services and e-money
  • FinTech matters
  • Review of financial promotions
  • Financial services governance reviews

KPMG Law provides legal support throughout the IPO process in all major jurisdictions. Our capital market lawyers offer comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary advice and support in the following processes and issues:

  • Issuance of securities (including readiness assessment, pre-IPO due diligence, and IPO prospectus)
  • Raising funds through both debt and equity
  • New financing instruments (such as ICOs/Token offerings)
  • Capital market compliance
  • Derivatives (both OTC derivatives and exchange-traded derivatives)
  • Insider trading/market manipulation
  • Corporate governance of listed companies
  • Delisting.

The banking sector remains one of the most regulated sectors in Azerbaijan. Therefore, excellent knowledge of current legislation is one of the most important benefits of our specialists who have previous banking experience. KPMG Law Azerbaijan was involved in various relevant projects, including providing a legal opinion to a top Korean bank for providing a loan to an Azerbaijani financial institution, offering legal structuring advice to a Spanish energy firm in relation to intra-group financing, implementing FATCA within top banks, conducting CRS audits of a number of banks in Azerbaijan, and analyzing internal AML practices and gap analysis thereof in comparison with legislative requirements.