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Priority is given to remedies that help protect intellectual property. Our law firm offers a comprehensive range of IP and IT services.

Dispute Resolution/ADR

We provide specialized litigation support (customs, tax, labour, IP and consumer disputes).

Corporate

Our law firm is experienced in working closely with shareholders and management, financial advisors, corporate and government authorities

Banking and Finance

Our law firm advises on all aspects of finance, trade finance, securitization, workouts, public and private acquisition finance, asset finance, project finance, real estate finance.

Labor and Employment

Our law firm is experienced in advising and representing major foreign investors, multinational corporations and major Armenian employers on all labour matters.

Legal support to FDI in Armenia

Our lawyers have unique and practical experience in providing comprehensive legal support for FDI projects in Armenia since 1998. In fact, our start and initial focus was and is legal support of FDI.

Commercial

We advise on Armenian and international commercial law, which also includes drafting different commercial contracts such as distribution, procurement and supply, licensing, agency and e-commerce.

Tax consulting/tax litigation

The Tax Practice team of our law firm is focused on identifying unrecognized issues and designing solutions to difficult strategic corporate tax, VAT, customs and personal wealth challenges.

IP and IT

In our region, society starts to understand, that intangible assets are as important as tangible ones. These assets are important factors for companies’ competitive success. Many companies need to manage their portfolio of intellectual property. In coping with this task, priority is given to remedies that help protect intellectual property. Our law firm offers a comprehensive range of IP and IT services;

  • Formation of contracts on transmitting rights of IP object to another entity. Relevant negotiations.
  • Franchising agreements, copyright agreements, trademarks, contracts on processing software.
  • Contracts on know-how and transmitting confidential information
  • Legal audit of IP objects, including for the purpose of investment programs.
  • Transmitting IP objects in the scope of companies’ reorganization.
  • Use of rights for IP objects throughout import and export of goods.
  • Consulting on customs formulation of goods containing IP objects.
  • Services in connection with registration and defense of trademarks, as well as certification of inventions, useful models and industrial models.
  • Formation and research of distributorship and agency contracts and contracts on provision of services related to defense of IT objects
  • Consulting in the scope of Law regulating advertisements and e-advertisements

Dispute Resolution/ADR

The team is specialized in alternative dispute resolution, particularly in mediation and arbitration.

We provide specialized litigation support (customs, tax, labor, IP and consumer disputes).

Services:

  •      Commercial Disputes,
  •      Construction & Engineering Disputes,
  •      Competition Disputes,
  •      Shareholders Disputes,
  •      Banking Disputes,
  •      Intellectual Property Disputes,
  •      Insurance/ Reinsurance,
  •      Defamation,
  •      Real Estate Disputes,
  •      Customs Disputes,
  •      Labour Disputes,
  •      Tax Disputes,
  •      Debt Collection.

Experience:

  • representing clients in courts of all levels, including the Cassation Court, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia;
  •  strongest position in domestic litigation – representing clients in courts in almost all Armenian regions, in Russia and in the CIS;
  • international commercial arbitration (ICC, LCIA, SCC, AAA, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, ICAC, etc.);
  • disputes with regulators and criminal defense for business (the State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition of the Republic of Armenia, Public Services Regulatory Commission of the Republic of Armenia, the Prosecutor’s office, etc.);
  • efficient assistance to clients with proceedings in enforcing decisions at all stages (e.g. tracing and seizing debtors’ assets in Armenia  and other countries, recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions and international arbitral awards).

Corporate

Our law firm is experienced in working closely with shareholders and management, financial advisors, corporate and government authorities in implementing various corporate tasks and models, rendering the following services in particular:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate (re-)structuring
  • Private equity
  • Corporate finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • Due diligence
  • Corporate governance
  • Business set-ups, corporate reorganization and winding-up
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances and consortia
  • Corporate dispute resolution
  • Corporate pension plans
  • Securities / capital markets
  • Insolvency / bankruptcy
  • Competition and anti-trust

Banking and Finance

Our law firm advises on all aspects of finance, trade finance, securitisation, workouts, public and private acquisition finance, asset finance, project finance, real estate finance, restructuring and insolvency, tax-based structured finance, venture capital lending.

Labor and Employment

Our law firm is experienced in advising and representing major foreign investors, multinational corporations and major Armenian employers on all labour matters: pension legislation, relations with trades unions, outstaffing and foreign citizens employment. Such specialization results in services of unsurpassed quality and effective support for our clients.

We advise clients on any labour law issues that might arise in their daily business, perform due diligence of the company’s employment paperwork in order to identify and minimize potential risks, make recommendations for optimal application of the labour legislation rules considering the client’s specific sphere of business, and provide support for major comprehensive projects.

Labour law issues often intersect with such areas as protection of intellectual property, confidential information, liability of company executives/employers, etc.

Our services:

  • Advice on everyday matters
  • Labour and pension aspects of M&A transactions
  • Due Diligence of employment paperwork
  • Development of all types of agreements and internal regulations
  • Restructuring of employment relations and redundancies
  • Salaries and bonuses
  • Hiring of top-managers (advice, mediation and judicial defense)
  • Supplementary incentive programmes, share option plans
  • Corporate pension plans
  • Labour dispute resolution in and out of court
  • Support during audits by government authorities, judicial defense
  • Outsourcing and outstaffing
  • Relations with trades unions, collective bargaining negotiations
  • Industrial safety
  • Material liability, damages
  • Protection of confidential information
  • Investigation of labour conflicts (whistle-blowing)
  • Personal data
  • Employment of foreign citizens

Commercial

Advice on Armenian and international commercial law, including drafting different commercial contracts such as distribution, procurement and supply, licensing, agency and e-commerce.

Our expertise includes:

  •  International product distribution (building and developing distribution networks, drafting  distribution agreements)
  •  International sale of goods (import and export transactions)
  •  Agency, franchising and marketing (legal advice and contract negotiation)
  •  Logistics (freight-forwarding agreements, storage, agreements on international carriage)
  •  Insurance and re-insurance arrangements
  •  Outsourcing Concession agreements
  •  Debt restructuring (structuring, minimizing credit and legal risks, collateral)
  •  Leasing transactions (structuring, concluding, amending or terminating leasing contracts)
  •  Licensing/certification
  •  Internal policies, including anti-money laundering, anti-corruption rules
  •  Mobile payments
  •  E-commerce (online stores, electronic payment systems)

Tax consulting/tax litigation

The Tax Practice team of our law firm is focused on identifying unrecognized issues and designing solutions to difficult strategic corporate tax, VAT, customs and personal wealth challenges.

We stand by our recommendations by extensively validating the conclusions through the relevant court practice, as well as addressing antimonopoly and civil law issues when necessary.

Together with our tax practice team, our customs team advises clients on the international trade and import/export operations.

In addition to our own team of legal professionals, we also work closely with a number of law firms from 40 different countries, including all the key tax jurisdictions relevant for Armenia/Russia-related transactions, such as the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Cyprus and many others.


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