Name: Sofia Shaykhrazieva
Firm Name: Centil Law Firm
Country: Uzbekistan
Expertise: Banking & Finance

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Professional Biography:

Sofia Shaykhrazieva is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Uzbekistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sofia directly using the contact details listed above.

Sofia is a partner and the firm-wide head of Centil’s banking and finance practice group. She has over 21 years’ legal experience, and focuses primarily on cross-border loan arrangements, bank acquisitions, aircraft leasing, sovereign guarantees and collateral. Her clients include international financial institutions, investment banks and consortia.

Prior to joining the Centil team, Sofia worked as a lawyer for the Tashkent office of a leading London-based international law firm.

She has considerable experience in the banking and finance sectors, advising on a wide range of issues including lending operations, project finance deals, and equity acquisition projects relating to Uzbek commercial banks and companies. In addition to advising clients in Uzbekistan, Sofia has worked on projects across other jurisdictions including Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Sofia Shaykhrazieva is a graduate of the University of Oxford, and is recognised as a “Band 1” lawyer by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who’s Who: Legal CIS.

Firm Overview:

Centil’s Tashkent office was founded in 2005 when the country enjoyed a rapid increase in inbound investment, most notably in the energy and automotive sectors. Since then we have grown considerably and established ourselves within the domestic market, and are now rated as a Band 1 firm by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Practical Lawyer.

Our Tashkent team provides clients with full-service legal advice, with particular expertise in banking and finance, project finance, tax law advice as well as wider commercial and corporate work.

Our primary work is with clients in the automotive, energy, banking and textile industries, with wider expertise in the retail and consumer goods, food and drink, and telecommunications sectors.