University of Fribourg, M.A., magna cum laude, 2005
Baku State University, LL.B., 1st class honours, 2000; Baku State University, LL.M., 1st class honours, 2002; Academy of International Law, Florence, Italy, Certificate, 2005; The Hague Academy of International Law, Certificate, 2005; University of Nottingham, LL.M., merit, 2005
English, Russian, Turkish, Azeri and French (beginner)
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's "British Chevening" Scholar, 2004-2005. Partner, BM International LLC law firm, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2003—. Chief Legal Counsel, Caspian Energy Group UK LLP/Shirvan Oil Operating Company, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2005—. Three Award Places, The P.Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Washington, USA, 2001. Specialised Book on Public International Law, "Contemporary problems of State boundaries in modern International Law," Baku, Azerbaijan, 2004. Best Paper Award, the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2005. "SUCCESS-2003", National Award of Independent Board of Researches, "'Training of Young Lawyers," Baku, Azerbaijan, 2003. Lead local legal counsel, the World Bank, Mission on Financial Sector Assessment project (FSAP), Baku, Azerbaijan, 2003. Lawyer, "Adalat" law firm, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2000-2001. Legal Advisor, Ateshgah Insurance Company/Department on Foreign Investments under the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2000.