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Leading firms in Armenia

Concern Dialog law firm

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients

HSBC Bank Armenia CJSC




Veolia Jur CJSC



Gebrueder Weiss / Armenian Rep office of the Gebrueder Weiss LLC

Majorel Armenia LLC

Evolution Studio AM LLC /Evolution Malta

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

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.’

Key clients


ACX Solutions

Keywords International

Team Work

The OPEC Fund for International Development

Siemens AG (and other Siemens Group companies)

Areg Energia LLC

Tavitian Vineyards LLC


Sartex 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

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

Gor Margaryan; Arthur Buduryan

Other key lawyers:

Anzhela Abrahamyan; Aleksandr Egibyan

Key clients

LC Waikiki

Huawei Technologies

Samsung Group

Coca-Cola HBA

Egis Group

Sberbank of Russia

Lego Juris A/S

China Machinery Engineering CJSC

Z&A Stores LLC

Alfa-Bank open joint stock company

PNB Banka AS of Latvia

Krka d.d.

Coinstats LLC


Granite Management Services

American Centre for International Solidarity (Solidarity Centre)

Herbalife Nutrition, Ltd.

Ecosense LLC

CIS International School of Armenia

Work highlights

  • 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.

Practice head(s):

Hayk Hovhannisyan

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.’

Key clients

Government of Armenia


4 times Grammy nominee Constantin Harry Orbelian

Synopsys Armenia

120 employees of Armenian Copper Program

Minor shareholder of AmeriaBank – Artashes Hovhannisyan

Prom – Test LLC


Step Logic Yug LLC

IBM Russia/CIS

Synopsys International Limited/Ireland

Work highlights

  • 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.

Practice head(s):

Edith Khachatourian

Other key lawyers:

Karen Mamasakhlisov

ELL Partnership Law Firm

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.

Key clients











Work highlights

  • 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.

Practice head(s):

Artashes Kakoyan

Other key lawyers:

Sayad Badalyan; Vahagn Dallakyan; Armen Grigoryan

Key clients

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Merck LLC

Masys Information Systems

Eurasia Partnership Foundation

“Hybrid Solutions” LLC

RTI Limited


“Armenia Leasing” CJSC

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Legrand LLC

Touristic Aviation Services LTD

Europcell GmbH

VÖB-Service GmbH

Buy Armenian Inc.

Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d.

Lydian Armenia CJSC

Microsoft Armenia

GNC-Alfa CJSC (Rostelecom Armenia)

Trafigura PTE ltd

Viasphere Technopark CJSC

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Fly Aircraft Holdings Fourteen Limited

Studio Pierallini

ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank

Austrian Airlines, JSC

Les Laboratoires Servier SAS

International Law Solutions, PC

Eurasian Development Bank

“RRR” Mineral Waters Plant CJSC

Nikita Mobile

Rosneft PJSC (Oil Company)

Startel International LLC

Work highlights

  • 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.