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ELL Partnership Law Firm
Yerevan, 80 Aram str

Armenia > Leading firms Tier 3

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.

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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.

ELL Partnership Law Firm was founded in 2011 with a strong mission to lead the corporate legal practice in Armenia and make its clients feel the benefits of professional legal support. We are an Armenian lawfFirm with a strong background in business, corporate law and litigation, providing a wide array of legal services and representing the best qualities that the local legal market has to offer. The firm offers top level legal advice, expertise and representation in multiple fields of law, ranging from business and corporate law to international law.

We are delighted that, over the last few years, ELL has risen to join the top law firms in Armenia. As the Armenian practice of a firm, ELL is uniquely positioned on Armenian’s legal services market and successfully combines unsurpassed knowledge and experience of Armenian law and International law with an understanding of global business requirements and expectations, as needed for implementing cross-border transactions and projects.

Our network of lawyers spreads from Armenia to France, Czechia, Germany, Greece (European Union Countries), Francophone Countries, Great Britain, United States of America, Russian Federation (CIS countries), Georgia, United Arab Emirates, etc.

That is why we provide professional legal support worldwide in almost every legal tradition, which brings a new level of opportunities for the business development of our clients.

Corporate law and finance
Corporate law: The increasing complexity of transactions and the enactment of industry-specific legislation have paved the way for the creation of new specialized practice areas. It is the cornerstone of our firm and is staffed by a group of lawyers specialized in advising companies and individuals like in all types of business, financial and commercial transactions, be they national, foreign, listed or unlisted. We advise on general commercial law matters that are common to all practice areas and industry sectors, such as general contracts, incorporation and liquidation of companies, keeping of company records and agency agreements. The corporate practice covers the entire range of business, financial and commercial transactions; often coordinating with experts from the firm’s other areas. The corporate lawyers in ELL provide services to State-owned or private companies, whether Armenian or multi-national, in all areas of their business activity.

Litigation, arbitration and mediation: Litigation is the legal practice area most commonly and traditionally associated with lawyers. Coupled with the fact that court proceeding are understood to be the top of the pyramid of any legal dispute this means that litigation practice in one of the lawyers most important tasks. Our Litigation & Arbitration practice area advises on civil and commercial disputes. Our aim is to offer our clients added value in every negotiation, claim and arbitration. It is one of our main goals to understand the specific characteristics of the sectors in which our clients operate, be it banking, finance, energy, infrastructures, construction, real estate, consumer goods to name but a few. In determining the strategy to be adopted in a dispute, we use this specialist knowledge to ensure the needs and concerns of our clients are paramount, an approach which affords us a competitive advantage valued at both an international and domestic level.

The firm’s International Arbitration group is assisting clients with complex, cross-border dispute resolution. Our International Arbitration team can quickly and efficiently assemble experienced and knowledgeable teams to provide global service on arbitration involving international commercial and investment disputes. ELL has a practice in investment treaty arbitration, as well as in international commercial arbitration. ELL has also practices in the “investor-state” disputes before the ICSID. ELL’s lawyers regularly serve as mediator in many disputes.

Trust management and public administration
Management: For more than ten years we have been managing different companies, including with foreign investments, based on trust management contracts, taking the business culture into the new level and increasing the profits of our clients.

Public Private Partnership: Our private and public practice area advises both private clients and public sector entities in every aspect of law.

We aim to provide comprehensive services to help clients protect their financial security and their legacy for future generations. As a result of the firm’s leadership role in this specialty area (which has been recognized by our clients) and the indisputable quality of our tax and commercial areas, the lawyers in this practice offer a wide range of services of the highest quality and expertise. They represent clients in areas such as tax planning and advising; counseling on financial instruments and investment management; incorporation and management of family offices; specialized legal advice in all types of private equity investments and resolution of disputes and legal proceedings related to all the issues that can affect the financial well-being of a family or its members.

Public administration: ELL has extensive experience in public administration in Armenia. We have excellent relations across the civil service, local government, parliament, the media and civil society organisations, International organizations and Embassies. Our consultancy projects, professional development workshops and training courses are led by experienced public service policy makers and managers, consultants and trainers.

IT law and legal technologies: Every business field has its specific legal issues, and IT sector is no exception. The big data analytics, software solutions existing in various fields, process automation, on the one hand, stimulate the innovation and the development of the IT sector, but on the other hand, can cause legal risks.

The mitigation of such risks requires the application of narrow professional knowledge and skills. Ignoring these risks can: cause financial losses and costs for companies, have a negative impact on their business reputation.

Our mission is to inform IT companies about the legal risks in the field of their activities, to make the best efforts to solve the arisen problems and also to mitigate the further risks.

We provide services on Personal Data Protection ( PDP ), Protection of Intellectual Property ( IP ), Artificial Intelligence Regulations ( AI ) and different tools for Legal Tech.

International Legal Practice Taron Simonyantaron.simonyan@ell.am+37441581158
Domestic Legal Practice Norayr Balayannorayr.balayan@ell.am+37441581158
Corporate Legal Practice Gohar Gevorgyangohar.gevorgyan@ell.am+37441581158
Number of Lawyers at the Office: 8 :
Number of Attorneys at Law: 6 :