Amir Sám Nakhjavani

  • Head of Office - Azerbaijan *

As an intellectual property and media and entertainment lawyer, Amir manages the entire range of contentious and non-contentious work for our clients operating in Azerbaijan. He advises clients on all aspects of IP rights protection in Azerbaijan and offers particularly strong knowledge and experience with copyright matters.

Prior to joining PETOŠEVIĆ in 2023, Amir ran a practice consulting clients in media and entertainment matters in Canada, specifically in the video games and film and television industries, as well as in live performance. He also served on the council of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the largest performers’ union in Canada.

* Contractor

Practice Areas


  • Barrister and Solicitor, Law Society of Ontario, 2014


Native English and French, proficient Azerbaijani and Farsi, basic Russian


  • Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, LLB, 2007
  • University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, LLB, 2003


  • WIPO Academy Courses, DL-501 Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights for Legal Practitioners, 2023
  • WIPO Academy Courses, DL-101 General Course on Intellectual Property, 2023
  • Certificate in Entertainment Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2022
  • CopyrightX course organized online by Harvard Law School and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, January-May 2014


  • “To What Extent Does a Norm of Humanitarian Intervention Undermine the Theoretical Foundations upon Which the International Legal Order Was Built?” Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. (March 1, 2004)


  • INTA Committee Member, Emerging Issues Committee, 2024 - 2025 Term


  • INTA
  • Canadian Bar Association