Specialising in cross-border litigation, Concern Dialog law firm fields a strong bench of litigators and arbitrators, catering to a wide range of industries including the energy, mining, telecoms, tech, finance and non-profit sectors. The firm is active in tax, defamation, unfair competition, commercial litigation, criminal law and employment disputes, and is well versed in acting for the Armenian government and semi state bodies on issues of constitutional law. Former deputy Minister of Justice Aram Orbelyan leads the firm’s arbitration and litigation practice, and currently chairs the Arbitrators’ Association of the Republic of Armenia. Narine Beglaryan heads up the corporate, banking and finance practice, specialising in M&A, share purchase transactions, contracts, corporate structuring, and date protection, as well as assisting with several high-profile litigations. Artur Hovhannisyan leads on tax and general administrative law, while Lilit Karapetyan focuses on energy and mining law with an emphasis on environmental issues. Hovhannes Khudoyan, Mariam Santrosyan and Martik Martirosyan are noted at the associate level.
Leading firms in Armenia
Aram Orbelyan; Narine Beglaryan; Artur Hovhannisya
Other key lawyers:
Lilit Karapetyan; Hovhannes Khudoyan; Mariam Santrosyan; Martik Martirosyan
‘The team is dynamic, multi-cultural and multi-specialised.’
‘The practice is unique due to the wide range of expertise covering nearly all aspects of corporate management.’
HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC
ACBA Bank OJSC
ID Bank CJSC
Veolia Jur CJSC
Gebrueder Weiss / Armenian Rep office of the Gebrueder Weiss LLC
Majorel Armenia LLC
Evolution Studio AM LLC /Evolution Malta
- Representing Zangezur Mining LLC in a large-scale dispute before domestic Armenian courts.
- Advising Arman Unanyan on the takeover of a large telecommunication company.
K&P Law Firm caters to a host of multinational corporates, development institutions and foreign and local investors, with a focus on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance, competition, and real estate. The firm serves key clients in the energy, mining, construction, IT, retail, tech and finance sectors. Tatul Khudatyan leads on most of the firm’s real estate and banking transactions, whereas Vardan Stepanyan heads up the banking and finance practice, with experience in corporate M&A, securities and corporate finance, as well as restructuring and insolvency matters. Gayane Virabyan, Ani Nargizyan, Anna Hakobayan and Zhanna Harutyunyan are key contacts.
Tatul Khudatyan; Vardan Stepanyan
Other key lawyers:
Marianna Mkhitaryan; Gayane Virabyan; Anna Hakobyan; Armine Mkrtchyan; Ani Nargizyan; Artur Margaryan; Zhanna Harutyunyan
‘An excellent team of highly qualified lawyers. The team shows thorough knowledge and understanding of the complex practices in the financial services market and has an excellent command of the English language.’
‘Professional, efficient and practical.’
‘K&P lawyers have the highest level of work ethic, which is always coupled with sector specific knowledge, and deep understanding of the client’s needs and interests. The lawyers have an excellent ability to negotiate with the counterparties and communicate with local and foreign shareholders of the client. The team has a forward thinking approach in the areas that we have received their advice on.’
The OPEC Fund for International Development
Siemens AG (and other Siemens Group companies)
Areg Energia LLC
Tavitian Vineyards LLC
Noy Invest Group LLC
Computron Industries Establishment
Sovrano LLC (Group of Associated companies)
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
C-Quadrat Ampega Asset Management Armenia LLC
Majid Al Futtaim AM LLC (MAF operating Carrefour brand)
Research Center of Maternal and Child Health
Elite Group LLC
- Advised Mastercard regarding the possible operation of its newly launched money transfer services in Armenia, including data privacy, anti-money laundering, currency control matters.
- Assisted Keywords International with the transfer of its business to Armenia including registration, banking, leasing and employment issues.
- Acted as a special legal counsel for OPEC Fund in connection with a trade finance term loan agreement with Ameriabank CJSC.
Legelata Law firm has a strong background in offering transactional and regulatory support to the banking sector and also boasts domestic and international clients in the healthcare, construction and retail spheres. The team is particularly active in intellectual property, foreign investments, tax and corporate matters, as well as data privacy, advertising, customs and intellectual property portfolio management. The firm has recently expanded its capabilities in the IT space, advising startups on market entry and day-to-day operations. Managing partner Gor Margaryan leads the team with a focus on banking and finance, mergers acquisitions, tax and foreign investments. Recently promoted partner Arthur Buduryan leads on many competition, construction and renewable energy mandates. Senior associates Anzhela Abrahamyan and Aleksandr Egibyan are both core members of the team.
Gor Margaryan; Arthur Buduryan
Other key lawyers:
Anzhela Abrahamyan; Aleksandr Egibyan
Sberbank of Russia
Lego Juris A/S
China Machinery Engineering
Z&A Stores LLC
Alfa-Bank open joint stock company
PNB Banka AS of Latvia
Granite Management Services
American Centre for International Solidarity (Solidarity Centre)
Herbalife Nutrition, Ltd.
CIS International School of Armenia
- Assisted the Eurasian Development Bank, in a subordinated loan agreement, performing due diligence of the target.
- Assisted PAUL: Boulangerie, Patisserie, Restaurant, and Salon de The in negotiating and drafting a franchise agreement.
HAP LLC offers its corporate clients strong capabilities in dispute resolution, competition and public procurement issues, with a keen focus on bankruptcy and financial recovery. Named partner Hayk Hovhannisyan leads the firm with 23 years’ of cross-border advisory and advocacy experience, having served as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Armenian Supreme Judicial Council. Bankruptcy expert and accredited mediator Gagik Grigoryan is well versed in banking, finance, employment and dispute resolution. Anna Margaryan specialises in procurement and competition protection law. The team is supported at the associate level by Tachat Voskanyan and Harutyun Hovhannisyan, with the latter having joined in April 2022 from Concern Dialog law firm law firm.
Other key lawyers:
Gagik Grigoryan; Anna Margaryan; Tachat Voskanya; Harutyun Hovhannisyan,
‘Anna Margaryan is great in competition and procurement compliance regulations. She has a fair knowledge of English law as well.’
‘Organically grown independent firm of experts with no affiliation to political power, party, banking or industrial group or PEP.’
Government of Armenia
4 times Grammy nominee Constantin Harry Orbelian
120 employees of Armenian Copper Program
Minor shareholder of AmeriaBank – Artashes Hovhannisyan
Prom – Test LLC
Step Logic Yug LLC
Synopsys International Limited/Ireland
- Represents the Republic of Armenia in its largest investment arbitration dispute in ICSID regarding concession agreement.
ILC (International Legal Consulting)
ILC (International Legal Consulting) caters to a host of high value multinational companies operating in Armenia, with key strengths in regulatory compliance, data protection, antitrust, tax, and employment law. The firm also enjoys referral mandates from many respected international law firms on complex cross-border issues. The firm is active across a wide range of industries including IT, banking and finance, aviation, telecoms, entertainment, retail, automotive, pharmaceuticals and mining. Managing partner Edith Khachatourian is qualified to practice in the United States. She is supported by associate Karen Mamasakhlisov, who oversees the firm’s incorporation, management planning and HR-related services.
Other key lawyers:
Founded in 2011, ELL Partnership Law Firm covers a range of business, corporate and litigation matters, including tax, PPP, IT, investment projects, international arbitration and IP mandates. The trio of Gohar Gevorgyan, Norayr Balayan and Taron Simonyan co-lead the team.
AL SOOR INVESTMENTS LLC
AUGUST MAYER GMBH
YEREVAN CHOCOLATE COMPANY
FONDATION UNIVERSITÉ FRANÇAISE EN ARMÉNIE
ARMENIAN STATE SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA
WORLD VISION ARMENIA
- Since the end of 2021, the team has been assisting the foreign investor (August Mayer GMBH) in an investment project in the Armenian textile industry for production of a special, insulated clothing and equipment (Carinthia).
- Since 2015, the team has been assisting a US based IT company – CodeSignal Inc. and its Armenian subsidiary company – CodeSignal LLC in their daily based and further expanding activities. During 2021, the Incorporation raised its capital more than 500 million USD.
- Since 2016, the team has been engaged in cooperation with a UAE investment company – Al Soor Investments LLC. The company, founded in 2013, is a multi-asset private company with a strong, diversified portfolio of investments across real estate, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, logistics and legal sectors operating across UAE and International markets.
Investment Law Group LLC
With a focus on corporate transactions, regulatory matters, insolvencies and market entry, Investment Law Group LLC serves a diverse client list ranging from high-profile international corporations and organisations to local companies and governmental agencies. The firm has notable sector-specific knowledge in the mining, banking, real estate and energy sectors. Managing partner Artashes Kakoyan leads, with experience in commercial transactions, corporate relations, mining, energy, and telecoms. Sayad Badalyan specialises in civil law, natural resources, energy and environmental law. Commercial lawyer Vahagn Dallakyan focuses on bankruptcy, banking law and labor law, while corruption expert Armen Grigoryan handles the firm’s criminal caseload. Associates Taron Kakoyan and Mane Tsaturyan support.
Other key lawyers:
Sayad Badalyan; Vahagn Dallakyan; Armen Grigoryan
Masys Information Systems
Eurasia Partnership Foundation
“Hybrid Solutions” LLC
“VTB Bank” PJSC
“Armenia Leasing” CJSC
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Touristic Aviation Services LTD
Buy Armenian Inc.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d.
Lydian Armenia CJSC
GNC-Alfa CJSC (Rostelecom Armenia)
Trafigura PTE ltd
Viasphere Technopark CJSC
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Fly Aircraft Holdings Fourteen Limited
ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank
Austrian Airlines, JSC
Les Laboratoires Servier SAS
International Law Solutions, PC
Eurasian Development Bank
“RRR” Mineral Waters Plant CJSC
Rosneft PJSC (Oil Company)
Startel International LLC
- Advising Kimberly-Clark Corporation on the mandatory requirements for product labelling in Armenia.
- Representing Masys Information Systems in their dealings with Judicial Department of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.