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Armen Khachaturyan

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Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Energy and Resources, Labour and Employment


Senior Partner.
Armen has extensive banking, finance, and project finance experience. His practice areas also include M&A, general corporate advice, currency control, securities, energy, privatization, and employment law. Mr. Khachaturyan frequently advises foreign and Ukrainian clients on cross-border legal planning and regulatory issues related to foreign investment.


Mr. Khachaturyan started his legal practice as an intern in the law firm of Sills, Cummins, Zuckerman, Radin, Tischman, Epstein & Gross, New Jersey, USA (ABA/Soros Foundation sponsored program) in 1991-1992.
He also worked as a foreign associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, New York, USA in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group (1993-1994).
Prior to joining Asters, Mr. Khachaturyan was an associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. in its Columbus office, Ohio, USA (1995-1998), and Kiev office, Ukraine (1998-2001) where he worked on diverse corporate, finance and real estate projects in the United States, Russia and Ukraine.


English; Ukrainian; Russian.


International Bar Association;
Ukrainian Bar Association;
Kiev City Bar Association;
Foreign Advisory Board of the Ukrainian American Bar Association.


Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine (International Law, 1983; Ph.D., Private International Law, 1990);
International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., USA (Orientation in U.S. Legal System, 1991);
Yale University Law School, USA (LL.M, 1993).


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Armen Khachaturyan - Asters

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Asters further increased its market presence with the arrival of Roman Stepanenko and others from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners to join leading lights Armen Khachaturyan and Iryna Pokanay. The firm counts Privatbank and National Bank of Ukraine among its clients.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Asters frequently handles cross-border M&A transactions and key partners Armen Khachaturyan, Vadym Samoilenko and Oleksiy Didkovskiy are highly recommended. Oleg Boichuk joined from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The firm assisted JSCB Industrialbank with its merger with Express Bank.

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Within: Employment

At Asters, 'the team is coherent and the outcome is accurate and precise'. Armen Khachaturyan and Svitlana Chepurna are the key partners, while clients also recommend senior associates Oleh Furmanchuk (who is 'professional and punctual') and Inesa Letych. Molson Cours and Wizz Air are among the firm's clients.

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Within: Leading individuals

Armen Khachaturyan - Asters

Within: Energy

Asters has 'a great team with highly professional individuals'. Armen Khachaturyan, the 'particularly strong' Yaroslav Petrov and Tamara Lukanina lead the practice. Litigator Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi and Roman Stepanenko, who were new arrivals from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, add finance and disputes expertise. Eustream and VR Capital are key clients.

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    On 15 June 2012, the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU") adopted Regulation No. 246 introducing amendments (the "Amendments") to the procedure of obtainment by residents of foreign-currency loans from non-residents and providing by residents of foreign-currency loans to non-residents (the "Procedure") set forth in NBU Regulation No. 270. The Amendments shall come into force 4 months after the date of registration by the Ministry of Justice, which occurred on 9 July 2012.
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