Gor Margaryan

Gor Margaryan is a partner in Legelata cjsc.

Practice:

Banking and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Tax, Arbitration and Litigation.

Admissions & Qualifications:

Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia.

Representative Matters:

– agRIF Cooperatief of Netherlands in acquisition of stake in Inecobank CJSC
– Incofin Investment Management in acquisition of stake in Araratbank OJSC
– Agence Française de Développement in extension of a loan to the Government of Armenia
– Proparco in extension of a loan to Ameriabank cjsc
– Danish Export Credit Fonden in extension of export finance
– Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero – SACE in extension of export finance loan
– EBRD on the legislation of the Republic of Armenia in the fields of taxation, creditors’ rights, insolvency and foreign investments
– Alhokair Group in issuance of sukuks
– Alhokair Group in tax and corporate restructuring of the group
– Burberry plc in litigation over IP related issues
– Government of Republic of Armenia in arbitration over a multimillion dollar procurement contract

Prior Experience:

– Fawaz Alhokair Group, General Counsel – 2014-2018
– Legelata, Managing Partner, 2010-2014
– Asian Development Bank 2010
– Central Bank of Armenia 2010
– Defense law firm, Senior Associate, 2007-2010
– Foreign Financing Projects Management Center, Ministry of Finance of RA, Lawyer, 2006-2007

Education:

– Manchester Business School (UK), MBA – 2017,
– Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe University (DE)-LL.M in Law and Finance-2008-2010,
– University of Essex (UK)- LL.M in International Trade Law- 2006-2007

Other Distinctions:

Registered certified public accountant, Armenia.

Languages:

Armenian, English, Spanish and Russian.

Dr. Artashes Kakoyan

Artashes Kakoyan is the managing partner of Investment Law Group LLC, who established the company in 1999.

Artashes provides legal assistance to various local and foreign well-known clients in various sectors including Commercial transactions, Corporate relations, Mining, Energy, Water, Telecommunications etc.

Artashes is particularly experienced in drafting various types of agreements, issuing legal opinions at the request of many large companies as well as drafting numerous Laws and Acts of Armenia including the RA Mining Code, Telecommunications Act of Armenia, Arbitration Act of Armenia, etc.

Member of the group responsible for drafting of the Arbitration Act of Armenia (modeled on the UNCITRAL Model Law), the Registration of the Rights in the Movables Act of Armenia, the Code of Procedure in the Economic Court of Armenia and various other laws and regulations.

Memberships:

– President of the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Armenia
– Member of the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia (Bar Association)
– Member of the Lawyers’ Association of the Republic of Armenia

Prior Experience:

Prior to establishment of ILG in 1999, Artashes worked as a legal adviser to various Armenian and Russian companies.

Education:

– Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Ph.D., 2008
– American University of Armenia, LL.M., 1998
– Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 1995
– Yerevan State University, 1989

About Us:

Investment Law Group is one of the first law firms in Armenia with significant experience gained over the years through providing legal services to clients ranging from high-profile international corporations and organizations to local companies and governmental agencies. Our goal is to provide efficient legal services coupled with financial and tax advice. We therefore field experienced lawyers and financial advisers on each assignment with the aim of providing efficient and clear-cut solutions.

We encourage the teamwork at our firm where lawyers and financial advisers work side by side with the aim of delivering the best possible solutions. Our lawyers and financial advisers will work together on every issue with a view to delivering practical solutions. From the very beginning our clients can rely on our experienced advisers to achieve their goals. Every member of the firm is a team player and has well specified functions to ensure that the services of the firm are rendered at the level of efficiency for which the firm is renowned.

The firm has established and is ready to establish new alliances with renowned law firms around the globe with a view to boosting the efficiency of its services and providing clients with an opportunity to have access to a global network of experienced lawyers.

The firm is well known for its pro bono activities.

As part of its services the firm has offered trainings on different aspects of law and taxes.

Alla Hakhnazaryan

Alla Hakhnazaryan specializes in Litigation, Tax Law, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law. She has graduated from Yerevan State University where she obtained her Master’s degree in jurisprudence. She is a practicing advocate.

Ms. Hakhnzaryan leads Legelata’s team of lawyers providing tax/customs consulting and litigation services to our permanent clients, such as the Armenian Representation of Samsung Electronics Central Eurasia, the All Armenian Fund (a charity founded by the Government of the Republic of Armenia), LC Waikiki AR LLC, local subsidiaries of the Al-Hokair Group etc. She has provided labor law advice to companies such as Huawei, Kapan-Energie and individuals. She is representing various credit organizations in Armenian courts, including Express Credit UCO, SEF International UCO and has acted as a local legal counsel (through Legelata) for foreign law firms (Beiten Burkhardt Moscow; Ivanyan & Partners etc.) on Armenian laws and regulations in the field corporate law, banking and finances. Ms. Hakhnazaryan has acted as an intellectual property counsel in trademark related issues for such brands as Burberry, Flormar, Financial Times and others.

Alla Hakhnazaryan is a patent attorney in the Republic of Armenia since 2016.

Her professional experience was obtained in Court of First Instance of Vayots Dzor and Ararat districts, Human rights Defender office of the Republic of Armenia. Her practice areas include Finances, Corporate and Tax, International Trade, Litigation and Arbitration.

Ms. Hakhnazaryan fluently speaks Armenian, Russian and English.

Education:

– Yerevan State University, Bachelor’s Degree of Jurisprudence, 2006-2010
– Yerevan State University, Master’s Degree of Jurisprudence, 2010-2012
– School Of Advocates of The Republic of Armenia, 2012-2013

Professional Experience:

Court of First Instance of Vayots Dzor and Ararat districts, intern
February-March, 2010

Human Rights Defender office of the Republic of Armenia, intern
February-April, 2012

Languages:

– Armenian
– Russian
– English

Who We Are:

LEGELATA is a law firm operating in Armenia which has a rich history of providing exceptional services to clients across a wide range of industries. We act as consultants for businesses involved in banking and finance, trade and logistics. We advise over highly complex issues connected with competition and intellectual property, foreign investments, tax and corporate matters. LEGELATA represents clients in litigation and arbitration involving most vital issues.

We encourage our lawyers to choose the practice area, which they prefer to work on.

Sedrak Asatryan

Sedrak Asatryan holds the position of the Managing Partner of Concern-Dialog CJSC from 2003. In 2000-2009 he simultaneously supervised Yerevan Center of Technology Management department at Yerevan Municipality.

He practices in the areas of Real Estate Law, Tax Law, Administrative Law, Heritage Law and Labor Law. At present he specializes also in the sphere of economic crimes. Mr Asatryan has a wide experience in representation to courts and various administrative bodies, such as Public Services Regulatory Commission of the RA, State Commission for Protection of Economic Competition of RA, RA State Revenue Committee, etc.

In 2010 Mr. Asatryan has intensively researched law firm managements in USA.

In addition to his legal consulting activity, Mr. Asatryan lectures at the School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia (topics: “Specificities of Law Firm Management” and “Court Hearings of Civil Cases: Tactics for Advocates”) and at IAB International Business Academy (topic: “Accounting Law”). During 2014 he led the working clinic at the French University in Armenia.

Mr. Asatryan is also author of a number of articles, publications, innovative projects. He co-authored The New Labor Code of the RA: Employment Contracts and The New Labor Code of the RA: Employer’s Internal and Individual Legal Acts. In 2013 another book co-authored by Mr. Asatryan, Law Firm Management, an essential contribution to the Armenian legal reality, was published.

Education & Trainings:

– Yerevan “Galiq” University, Department of Law

Membership To Unions:

– Chamber of Advocates of RA, since 2008
– US Alumni Association in Armenia, since 2010
– Member of the Board of the Chamber of Advocates RA, since February 12, 2017

Languages:

– Armenian
– English
– Russian

The Firm:

“CONCERN DIALOG” CJSC was established in 1998 as a company for provision of litigation and representation services mostly for individual clients. Starting 2002-2003, the Company developed services for corporate clients. Although it is a formal Corporation, it is perhaps the first company in Armenia that has implemented Partnership principles (non-formal) of decision making. In addition, the Company is completely employee owned.

At present the Company provides services of both litigation / representation and legal advice. At the same time, we believe that specialization is crucial for providing high level services, and therefore we limit our major practice areas (see the list of our services).

As we work with different corporative clients, along with one time / order based services we provide monthly subscription services up to complete outsourcing of legal support of the business.

Parallel to general business (trade) legal advice, our specialists specialize in provision of services to Telecommunication and Energetics sector companies, and we are planning to develop Mining in the near future.

We believe that constant training and active scientific / publishing involvement is crucial for development of professional, so we encourage our specialists to be active in the mentioned field. We also cooperate with the best specialists and other law firms on the market (project based approach) in case our Clients need special knowledge in areas we are not specializing, so the Clients do not have to contact several consultants / companies.

As mentioned above, we continue to provide litigation / representation services in Armenian courts and during arbitration, and litigation practice is still one of major practice areas of the Company.

Besides general business law, we specialize in the regulation (including telecommunications law) and legal issues of energetics (including tariff regulations).

The Staff:

“Concern-Dialog” lawyers are chosen according to their compliance to the following criteria:

– High professionalism and international experience,
– Diligent, punctual, and flexible work-style,
– Ability to suggest fast and efficiently solutions to non-standard legal issues.
– The legal services are provided in Armenian, English, Russian, French.

“Concern-Dialog” is a member in American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia (AmCham) since 2009, TAGLaw Alliance of Independent Law Firms since 2010, and German Business Association in Southern Caucasus (DWV) since 2015.