Dr. Umid Aripdjanov is one of the founding partners of CENTIL Law (formerly Colibri Law Firm), which provides integrated legal, business advisory, and government relations services for inbound foreign investors and lenders across Central Asia. Throughout his career, he has advised on multi-billion dollar investments, project finance and commercial transactions related to upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum operations, mining, cement and petrochemical industries in Central Asian countries. In the past, Dr. Aripdjanov taught business law modules at the Westminster International University in Tashkent and tutored at the Tashkent State Institute of Law. For the past decade, Dr. Aripdjanov has been recognized as the “top-ranked” business lawyer by Chambers Global, Legal 500, and Who’s Who: Legal. Dr. Aripdjanov holds a PhD (2001) and Law Degree (1997) from Tashkent State Institute of Law, and received his LLM from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio as a Muskie Fellow (2002).