Priority is given to remedies that help protect intellectual property. Our law firm offers a comprehensive range of IP and IT services.
We provide specialized litigation support (customs, tax, labour, IP and consumer disputes).
Our law firm is experienced in working closely with shareholders and management, financial advisors, corporate and government authorities
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.
Our law firm is experienced in advising and representing major foreign investors, multinational corporations and major Armenian employers on all labour matters.
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 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.
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.

About the Firm


HAP started operating in Yerevan in 2013 and was founded by Hayk Hovhannisyan, who is an experienced lawyer and has been practicing since 1999.

Despite being relatively recent in the local market, we have claimed our positions as one of the leading team of professionals specialized and experienced in transactions across industries like high technology, aviation, TV and telecom, hotel operation, food and beverages industry, banking, labor, mining and construction. Our practice covers from day to day “in house counsel” service for our corporate clients, to due diligence, dispute resolution and complex M&As. In addition, advice is rendered in scopes of IP, licensing, anti-monopoly, fast-moving consumer goods and franchising.

A full package of legal services is offered for business implementation, labor and immigration procedures.



Hayk has been a trusted advisor to Synopsys for 10 years. Hayk’s knowledge, creativity and follow-through have been a valuable resource for us as we’ve navigated the Armenian and Russian commercial and legal systems.

Peter Nash

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel at Synopsys, Inc.

High-profile professionals with distinctive common sense and a strong touch of confidence that goes both ways – the firm can absolutely be trusted.

Werner Krueger

Austrian Airlines Ex-Country Manager in Armenia and Libya

The firm has excellent attorneys and foreign experts who give their best effort to provide high-quality services and represent the client at closest to success level.

Suren Bekirski

Tosp OJSC Director General

As interim law dean at the American University of Armenia , a US accredited university with al instruction conducted in English, I first observed Hayk teaching class on comparative constitutional law and presumed him to be a visiting faculty member from Harvard o Yale Law School. He was in fact hired locally and soon discovered him to be one of the brightest, most engaging international lawyers that I have known, He represents some of the largest US and global businesses in Armenia, Russia and the entire CIS region, and recently received an award as most valuable counsel from the Synopsys Corporation of Silicon Valley, where he is well known, Recommended most highly from all aspects of investment and transaction law, as well as dispute resolution.

Bruce Janigian

Distinguished International Attorney and Law Professor

The team’s professionalism is by far its strongest suit in parallel with high quality of services and knowledgeable base. HAP is the lead to follow in any transaction you may undertake.

Zhanna Kulatayeva

Lawyer at Vivaki Group Kazakhstan

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