Arthur Buduryan

Arthur Buduryan is our exclusively recommended Antitrust Law expert in Armenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Arthur directly using the contact details listed above.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Antitrust & competition

Corporate & taxes

Health & Pharmaceutical

Renewable energy

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE:

RA Chamber of Advocates

Alumni of the European Young Lawyers Association

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

ABC Pharmacia LLC consulting and training to avoid possibilities of infringement of the Competition legislation in the sphere of misleading the consumer.

Yandex Eats AM LLC in an antitrust procedure initiated by the Competition Commission.

Foodtech&Delivery B.V. in antitrust procedure initiated by the Competition Commission.

Ecosense LLC Laboratories in an antitrust procedure initiated by the Competition Commission.

Imex Group LLC in an antitrust procedure initiated by the Competition Commission.

AgRIF Cooperatief of the Netherlands as part of due diligence in the process of acquiring a stake in Inecobank CJSC.

Egis International is in negotiations to conciliate a court case against the company.

CJSC RGAM Retail Group Armenia on corporate, tax, and leasing issues.

Alhokair Group of Companies as part of due diligence of franchise agreements.

Rigo Trading S.A. with the RAIP Appeal Committee.

Corsan Corvian Construction, together with the customs agency, is expanding temporary import.

Fawaz AL-Hokair Abdulaziz and Co. SAO are in negotiations on the approval and termination of the franchise agreement.

Affiliates of Alhokair Group with the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments in relation to product labelling and claims of Express Credit UCO CJSC in the process of litigation.

EDUCATION

Freie Universität (FU) Berlin – LL.M. degree of International and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law – 2018-2019

Yerevan State University (YSU) – Master of Laws degree – 2015-2017

Yerevan State University (YSU) – Bachelor of Laws degree – 2009-2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LLC “Legelata”, partner – 2021-ongoing

LUCO “Norvik”, member of the liquidation board – 2019-ongoing

“Cenomi Retail” Balkans, legal manager-2022-ongoing

CJSC “RGAM Retail Group Armenia”, legal counsel – 2019-ongoing

LLC “Legelata”, Senior Associate – 2018-2021

LLC “Legelata”, Associate – 2016-2018

LLC “IU Networks”, junior lawyer — 2016-2017

NGO “Rule of Law”, lawyer-expert — 2016

LANGUAGES

Armenian, English, Russian

Firm Overview:

Legelata is a law firm with a rich history of connecting businesses with the law across various industries in innovative and dynamic ways.

Legelata wins solutions for businesses involved in banking and finance, trade and logistics, health and pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology, information technologies, and telecommunications.

We advise over highly complex issues connected with mergers and acquisitions, competition and intellectual property, foreign investments, tax, and corporate matters. Legelata represents clients in litigation and arbitration involving the most vital issues.

Our Outlook

Legelata’s team of young and purposeful lawyers has the principal goal of providing the highest quality legal services available anywhere …

Exceeding the expectations of and building long-term relationships with our clients and providing the best solution to our client’s legal needs are priority values in everything we do.

We always adopt innovative strategies and new and creative ways of doing things combined with proven traditional solutions. The prospect of staying an authority in the legal market and becoming the best always motivates us to intake fresh legal talents who drive Legelata forward.

We make continuous investments in our people, research, and development. Meantime we work as a team of individuals who are strongly connected with professional and, more importantly, with personal relations. We continually foster teamwork and integrate as whole management. We owe to and share our success with the team we have.

 

Gor Margaryan

Gor Margaryan is our exclusively recommended Corporate Tax expert in Armenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gor directly using the contact details listed above.

Gor is a Managing Partner in LEGELATA and practices Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Tax, Arbitration and Litigation.

LEGELATA’s team guides companies through the whole life cycle of the latter. The firm negotiates and closes sophisticated transactions representing public and private institutions. LEGELATA helps to save on taxes as well as protect the clients in courtrooms from any excessive tax claims. The firm’s professional team applies their complex knowledge to serve all the needs of the corporate clients. The firm provides services in procedures of company registration at state authorities, as well as legal advice in most complicated tax and taxation related issues. LEGELATA also drafts any types of trade and commerce related agreements including contracts for any transactions with real estate.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Foreign investments
  • Corporate & Tax
  • Litigation & Arbitration

Professional Profile

  • RA Chamber of Advocates
  • Accountant Qualification, Armenia

Rrepresentative Transactions

  • agRIF Cooperatief of Netherlands in  acquisition of stake in Inecobank CJSC.
  • Incofin Investment Management, legal support for the process of acquiring shares of Araratbank CJSC,
  • Agence Française de Développement, legal support in extending the loan to the Armenian government,
  • Legal support for a transaction on loan from Proparco Ameriabank,
  • Legal support for the Danish Export and Trade Finance Fund,
  • Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero – SACE, legal support under the export credit,
  • Legal support in transactions with the EBRD under the legislation of the Republic of Armenia in the field of taxation, rights of creditors, insolvency and foreign investment,
  • Alhokair Group, legal support with Sukukov issues,
  • Alhokair Group, legal support in the field of tax and corporate restructuring,
Burberry plc, legal support in litigation related to intellectual property rights
  • In an arbitration tribunal relating to a multimillion-dollar sale and purchase agreement,
  • RCF Holding Management LLC over ICSID arbitration against the Government of the
    Republic of Armenia.

Education

  • 2017- Manchester Business School, MBA
  • 2008-2010- Master’s degree: Law Institute of Finance, Goethe University, (Germany), Law և Finance
  • 2006-2007-Master’s degree: University of Essex, UK, International Commercial Law

Professional Experience

  • 2010-present- “Legelata” Law Firm, Managing Partner
  • 2014-2018- Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company,     Chief Lawyer
  • 2010- Asian Development Bank
  • 2010- Central Bank of Armenia
  • 2007-2010- Defense Law Firm, Senior Lawyer
  • 2006-2007-Foreign Financial Programs Management Center, Lawyer

Languages

English, Armenian, German, Russian, Spanish

 

Firm Overview:

Legelata is a law firm with a rich history of connecting businesses with the law across various industries in innovative and dynamic ways.

Legelata wins solutions for businesses involved in banking and finance, trade and logistics, health and pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotechnology, information technologies, and telecommunications.

We advise over highly complex issues connected with mergers and acquisitions, competition and intellectual property, foreign investments, tax, and corporate matters. Legelata represents clients in litigation and arbitration involving the most vital issues.

Our Outlook

Legelata’s team of young and purposeful lawyers has the principal goal of providing the highest quality legal services available anywhere …

Exceeding the expectations of and building long-term relationships with our clients and providing the best solution to our client’s legal needs are priority values in everything we do.

We always adopt innovative strategies and new and creative ways of doing things combined with proven traditional solutions. The prospect of staying an authority in the legal market and becoming the best always motivates us to intake fresh legal talents who drive Legelata forward.

We make continuous investments in our people, research, and development. Meantime we work as a team of individuals who are strongly connected with professional and, more importantly, with personal relations. We continually foster teamwork and integrate as whole management. We owe to and share our success with the team we have.

 

Dr. Artashes Kakoyan

Dr. Artashes Kakoyan is our exclusively recommended Environmental Law expert in Armenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Artashes directly using the contact details listed above.

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

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.

Artashes is a member of the group responsible for drafting of the Arbitration Act of Armenia, 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.

Firm Overview:

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 organisations 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.

Alla Hakhnazaryan

Alla Hakhnazaryan is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Armenia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alla directly using the contact details listed above.

Alla 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, LC Waikiki AR LLC, local subsidiaries of the Al-Hokair Group etc.

Alla has provided labor law advice to companies such as Huawei, Kapan-Energie and individuals. She is representing various credit organisations in Armenian courts, including Express Credit UCO, SEF International UCO and has acted as a local legal counsel for foreign law firms 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.

Firm Overview:

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.