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Europe Guide

General Business Law — Armenia


Investment Law Group LLC - General Business Law Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Excellent team rising in the rankings due to its strong track record in contentious and non-contentious matters, such as corporate and transactional cases as well as arbitration. Boasts particular expertise in the mining sector. Client roster comprises domestic, regional and international companies, often including financial institutions and energy clients.

Strengths Market commentators underline the team's expertise in the mining sector and its good local as well as international client base.

Work highlights Advised ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank on a large-scale debt collection matter, involving applying to the court for payment injunctions.

Notable practitioners

Artashes Kakoyan is one of the best business lawyers in Armenia. "He has very good experience in transactions," a source says. Interviewees note his particular practical experience in handling mining deals.

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Ameria Legal and Tax Advisors - General Business Law Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Proven track record in assisting foreign clients with their operations in Armenia, advising on transactions and offering general corporate commercial advisory. Particularly active in the energy sphere. Additionally offers notable expertise in financing and tax matters. Clients include local and international companies, with a strong following among mining sector clients.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the visibility of the firm in the market and distinguish the lawyers for their good teamwork.

Work highlights Assisted UCOM with drafting, preparation and review of contracts.

Notable practitioners

David Sargsyan is a well-established adviser who is particularly recognised for his knowledge of financial services clients. Sources also note his broad knowledge of business law.

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Arlex International CJSC - General Business Law Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established firm with a solid presence and track record in the Armenian market. Represents local and international clients in corporate, financing and disputes matters. Reputed for its advice to foreign investors as well as energy and financial services providers.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner and eminent practitioner Thomas Samuelian is held in high esteem by sources for his knowledge and an enviable track record in significant transactions. He also assists with international arbitration matters. He is US-qualified.

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Concern-Dialog Law Firm - General Business Law Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded firm that is particularly strong in contentious matters such as arbitration, debt recovery and employment disputes. Also assists with regulatory and tax matters, and provides day-to-day commercial advice. Represents high-profile private clients as well as companies, often from the IT, telecoms, mining and real estate sectors. The firm is a member of the TAGLaw alliance.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's agility and excellent client service: "The legal services are rendered rapidly, and not only is the outcome of cases or projects positive, but so is the attitude of the team - they don't handle the case only in a formal way, but try to understand the depth of the issue and find a solution."

One client appreciates the team's ability to reach conciliatory solutions: "We are happy with the results as we reached an amicable solution. Besides, the team was very responsive and client-friendly."

Work highlights Represented Yerevan Municipality in arbitration proceedings in the ICC over a dispute in relation to a project financed by the ADB. The dispute concerned the quality of works performed by the contractor and delayed payments by the employer.

Notable practitioners

Aram Orbelyan rises to the top tier in recognition of his standing in the Armenian legal market. He is best known for assisting with business disputes and also advises on general commercial matters.

Managing partner Sedrak Asatryan is a well-respected name in the market. He assists with day-to-day commercial matters and also represents clients in contentious cases.

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Grant Thornton Legal & Tax LLC - General Business Law Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable practice advising on corporate, tax and employment matters. Assists international investors and local companies, from a wide variety of sectors, including banking, energy, real estate and the telecommunications industries.

Strengths Clients value the lawyers' understanding of clients' needs, as one source notes: "The service is good. It corresponds to all our needs. When we asked for clarification, they clarified our doubts."

One source especially praises the firm's quick grasp of their business, as they comment: "They are very prompt," adding: "They fully understand our business."

Work highlights Acted for FREYWILLE on the preparation of a franchise agreement with the local partner in Armenia.

Assisted Medtronic with the closure of the Armenian Representation Office of Covidien, a member of the Medtronic group.

Notable practitioners

Hakob Tadevosyan is a well-regarded corporate lawyer with a track record of handling transactions in different industries. He also assists with due diligence matters and represents clients in disputes.

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Harutiunian & Partners - General Business Law Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong offering of corporate and financial advice, representing a wide variety of clients across the spectrum of sectors in domestic matters. Also visible in contentious matters.

Strengths Clients note the lawyers' strong expertise in litigation.

Notable practitioners

Haik Harutiunian is one of the best-known names in the Armenian legal market as a result of his long presence and experience of handling notable cases. He acts on corporate and transactional matters and also represents clients in court. A source notes his strong performance in civil and administrative disputes.

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Knyazyan & Partners Law Office - General Business Law Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed IP boutique that assists with issues across the IP spectrum including both contentious and non-contentious matters. Often acts on matters relating to trade mark and copyright issues as well as patent prosecution. Advises clients from a range of industries.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Sarkis Knyazyan is the firm's key rainmaker and is best known for his experience of handling IP matters, including contentious cases relating to the protection of IP rights.

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TK Equity Partners - General Business Law Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises international financial institutions on a variety of corporate and regulatory work. Also active on M&A, projects, and restructurings.

Strengths Market commentators recognise the team's expertise in financial transactions, as one source reports: "They are the best in securities markets, derivatives and other financial instruments."

Notable practitioners

Tigran Karapetyan is a key contact.

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Zohrabyan & Partners - General Business Law Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Notable contentious practice. Handles commercial disputes, including debt recovery. Regularly instructed on regulatory and corporate matters.

Strengths Sources note the lawyers for their "very good experience in litigation matters."

Notable practitioners

Ara Zohrabyan is a highly experienced disputes lawyer. Sources highlight his know-how of handling civil litigation cases.

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Eminent Practitioner

Thomas J Samuelian

Arlex International CJSC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior partner and eminent practitioner Thomas Samuelian is held in high esteem by sources for his knowledge and an enviable track record in significant transactions. He also assists with international arbitration matters. He is US-qualified.

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Band 1

Harutiunian & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Haik Harutiunian is one of the best-known names in the Armenian legal market as a result of his long presence and experience of handling notable cases. He acts on corporate and transactional matters and also represents clients in court. A source notes his strong performance in civil and administrative disputes.

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Artashes F Kakoyan

Investment Law Group LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Artashes Kakoyan is one of the best business lawyers in Armenia. "He has very good experience in transactions," a source says. Interviewees note his particular practical experience in handling mining deals.

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Band 1

Concern-Dialog Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aram Orbelyan rises to the top tier in recognition of his standing in the Armenian legal market. He is best known for assisting with business disputes and also advises on general commercial matters.

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Zohrabyan & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ara Zohrabyan is a highly experienced disputes lawyer. Sources highlight his know-how of handling civil litigation cases.

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Band 2

Concern-Dialog Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Sedrak Asatryan is a well-respected name in the market. He assists with day-to-day commercial matters and also represents clients in contentious cases.

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Band 2

Armen M Melkumyan

Fidelity Consulting CJSC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Armen Melkumyan of Fidelity Consulting CJSC assists with corporate and commercial matters, advising many international businesses established in Armenia. He is particularly known for representing mining companies. "He is very responsive and knowledgeable. We are confident that no matter how difficult the case might be, he will always examine it from all possible perspectives and give reliable advice," a client says.

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Band 2

Ameria Legal and Tax Advisors

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Sargsyanis a well-established adviser who is particularly recognised for his knowledge of financial services clients. Sources also note his broad knowledge of business law.

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Band 2

Grant Thornton Legal & Tax LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Hakob Tadevosyan is a well-regarded corporate lawyer with a track record of handling transactions in different industries. He also assists with due diligence matters and represents clients in disputes. 

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Band 3

Grigoryan & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sargis Grigoryan of Grigoryan & Partners is an experienced disputes lawyer involved in litigation and arbitration matters. He also assists with general business law issues.

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Band 3

Hayk Hovhannisyan

Hovhannisyan & partners Legal

From the Chambers Europe guide

Hayk Hovhannisyan of Hovhannisyan & partners Legal is recognised for his activity in business disputes. He handles litigation, international arbitration and mediation cases. He also assists with day-to-day business matters.

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Band 3

K&P Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Co-head of General Business Law department Tatul Khudatyan of K&P Law Firm enters the ranking thanks to praise for "his premium quality legal advice on basically any matter pertaining to Armenian law." Clients continue: "He is a great deal negotiator," while peers recognise: "He is a very good lawyer, very reliable."

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Band 3

Knyazyan & Partners Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Sarkis Knyazyan is the firm's key rainmaker and is best known for his experience of handling IP matters, including contentious cases relating to the protection of IP rights.

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