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Firm Profile

Ameria Legal and Tax Advisors

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 2 Vazgen Sargsyan Street
  • Yerevan
  • Yerevan County
  • Armenia
  • 0010,RA

Firm profile submitted by Ameria Legal and Tax Advisors

Partner: David Sargsyan
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers:
Languages:  Armenian, English, French, German, Russian

Ameria is a part of group of professional companies (Group) providing financial and consulting services registered in Armenia. Ameria’s the objective is to provide a comprehensive package of professional legal consulting, representation and advisory services in the areas of corporate restructuring, mergers, acquisitions, legal due diligence, direct and portfolio investments, government and corporate securities markets, business planning and financial management, foreign-trade operations, project and company audits, etc. Within a short period of time the Group gained a reputation of a reliable partner, working towards creating a sound future for its clients providing the one – window solutions to multiple layer issues and questions raised by the clients.

Corporate & M/A
Mining, Natural Resources & Energy
Finance (Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, Project Finance)
Labour & Employment
Real Estate
Telecommunications, Media & Advertising
Commercial & Financial Transactions (Local)
Intellectual Property
Tax & Customs
Public Sector Reforms

Finance (Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, Project Finance):
■ Acquisition of Armimpexbank by Ameria Group of Companies
■ Representation of the clients in limited due diligences of the financial institutions in Armenia (Areximbank; FINCA UCO, Aregak UCO, SEF International UCO)
■ Support in acquisition of Cascade Bank by Ameriabank and further merger
■ Legal review of continuing agreement for reimbursement of trade advances for Citibank
■ Support in major transactions for VTB Group and ongoing legal support for Oikocredit
■ VTB Bank - advised and provided transactional support to in relation to multimillion syndicated debt financing of Teghut cooper mine
■ Orion Fund - advised and provided transactional support to in relation to multimillion syndicated debt financing Lydian Armenia, operator of newly discovered Amulsar gold deposit mine
■ Advised UniCredit Bank AG, Raiffeisen Bank, Commerzbank and other leading European banks, in relation to multimillion syndicated debt financing ZCMC (first taxpayer of the country and biggest mine operator
Contact: Karen Babalyan Tel: +374 10 561111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

■ Support in acquisition of Cascade Bank by Ameriabank and further merger
■ Representation and support in acquisition of the mining assets in Armenia
■ Due diligence and support in acquisition of part of shares of GNC Alpha, one of the major internet suppliers in Armenia
■ Representing UCOM in acquisition of ICON Limited (internet supplier) company
■ Investment structuring for Kroese Wevers in the local subsidiary
■ Ongoing legal support for Philip Morris Armenia
■ Provided ongoing legal support for alienation by Cafesjian Familiy Foundation of Hayfilm Cinema Studio, a top media-entertainment facility in Armenia
■ Ucom LLC - provided full support to , a leading telecom operator in Armenian, in relation to acquisition of Orange Armenia, a 100% subsidiary of France Telecom (Orange S.A)
■ Contour Global – provided full legal support for acquisition of top energy facility (covering 15-20% of energy needs of the country)
Contact: Karen Babalyan Tel: +374 10 561111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

■ Support of main watch retailer in insurance transaction
■ Representation of the clients on insurance cases for the settlement claims
Contact: Karen Babalyan Tel: +374 10 561111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

■ Working with Clyde & Co on possible aviation claim case
■ Representing AWAS on the lease agreement in relation to aircrafts
■ Representing Iberia (Iberia Maintenance) in relation to engine dispute and collection
■ Representing financing banks (PPF banka A.S) in relation to acquisition of the aircrafts by Armavia
Contact: Karen Babalyan Tel: +374 10 561111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
■Representing Yerevan Djur (subsidiary of Veolia EAU – Compagnie Generale des Eaux) in the employee litigation
■Representing a subsidiary of major Russian aluminum producer in a class employment case
■Representing a spirits distributor in distributorship agreement dispute
Contact: Areg Lazaryan Tel: +374 10 5611111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

HR & Employment:
■ Assisting Zangezur Copper – Molybdenum Combine cjsc (one of the major taxpayers in Armenia) in development and negotiation of the package of the employment agreements and internal HR and labour regulations and updating those on annual basis
Contact: Areg Lazaryan Tel: +374 10 5611111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
Contact: Lilit Aleksanyan Tel: +374 10 5611111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

■ Representing UCOM, one of the local leaders telecomservices, provision of the legal advice on telecom, corporate, labour, transaction and other matters
■ Provision of legal advice to Orange Armenia (subsidiary of France Telecom in Armenia)
■ Legal due diligence of ICON Limited
■ Legal due diligence of GNC Alpha
■ Legal due diligence of Fibernet Communication
■ Acquisition of a local wholesale services subsidiary by Rostelecom
Contact: Karen Babalyan Tel: +374 10 561111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Mining & Concessions:
■ Representing Zangezur Copper – Molybdenum Combine CJSC (one of the major taxpayers in Armenia) on the issues of the concession and licensing agreements with the regulator
■ Railway concession project support on provision of the Armenian Railway for concession to Russian Railway
■ Due diligence of major gold and copper mining companies (Geopromining and Agarak) under the request of the financing banks and institutions
■ Representing Neva Rus, major Russian investor, in entering mining market in Armenia
■ Legal assistance to Lydian International in entering Armenian mining market
■ Assistance to VTB Bank (France) SA with a Facility Agreement with Armenian Copper Program CJSC, top mining company in Armenia
■ Assistance to Armenian, Ukrainian and Estonian investors in structuring investments in Armenia
■ Transaction and corporate advice to Prominvestors in formalisation of the acquisition and project financing of Armenian copper and gold mine holders ACMC CJSC and AGRC LLC
■ Representation of Major Drilling (Australia) in Armenia, as well as advice provision in incorporation, corporate, tax and labour laws
Contact: Areg Lazaryan  Tel: +374 10 5611111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Public Sector:
■ Elaboration of a court monitoring methodology and introduction of court monitoring system in Armenia in collaboration with Judicial Reform Project Implementation Unit and World Bank
Contact: Karen Babalyan  Tel: +374 10 561111
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]


  • 330 N. Brand Blvd.,
  • Suite 140,
  • Glendale,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 91203
  • Tel +1 818 646 1111
  • Email : [email protected]