Ara Khzmalyan > ADWISE Legal > Yerevan, Armenia > Lawyer Profile
ADWISE Legal Offices
EREBUNI PLAZA BUSINESS CENTER
26/1 VAZGEN SARGSYAN STR
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Partner. Ara is in charge of the legal advisory of the firm. Ara specializes in commercial transactions, corporate law and corporate governance, taxes, intellectual property, labor law, data privacy, trade and advertising, FMCG, competition/anti-trust, pharmaceutical, IT and telecommunications, natural resources and energy.
Ara started his career as a lawyer in 2005 with Yerevan Brandy Company CJSC (member of Pernod Ricard Group). In 2007 Ara joined Ameria CJSC as a legal counsel. In 2009 Ara re-joined Pernod Ricard Group – assuming the position of Legal Manager with Pernod Ricard Armenia CJSC. In 2011 promoted to Head of Legal Department at Yerevan Brandy Company CJSC, where he also sat as a member of the Company Internal Control Committee (2013-2015). In 2015 Ara co-founded ADWISE Business and Legal Consulting
English, Russian, Armenian
Member of the Chamber of Advocates of Republic of Armenia
PhD in Law from Yerevan State University (2009)
Combined JD and LLM degree from Russian-Armenian University (2006)
ADWISE Legal advises on a broad array of issues from major commercial transactions and M&A deals to administrative law, litigation and tax. Ara Khzmalyan leads the team, which is also adept at advising financial institutions and non-profit organisations on various matters including labour and employment law, intellectual property and data privacy. Hayk Malkhasyan is another prominent member of the team, with extensive experience in PPP and government support agreements. Other key clients include large and medium-sized IT companies.