The inventor of datagram and Managing partner of Hovhannisyan and partners discussed the main issues and development strategies of IT sphere in Armenia over dinner
As a result of the evidence base, legal strategy and the appeal presented by Hovhannisyan and partners, more than 100mln AMD worth of liability got lifted off the client’s back
Hovhannisyan & partners have successfully settled a $10mln international investment dispute
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is promoting best legal practices in eastern Europe and Central Asia by organising a specialist event on commercial mediation in Minsk.
The two-day event will be attended by senior civil servants from the ministries of justice and the courts of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. They will discuss ways of settling commercial disputes through commercial mediation, which is widely used in advanced economies.
The introduction of commercial mediation – a dynamic, structured and interactive process where a neutral third party helps disputing parties to resolve problems through negotiation techniques – has the potential to significantly reduce the burden on courts, improve clearance rates and improve efficiency in the administration of justice.
During the forum delegates will discuss practical steps that are important for mediation to become an effective and attractive alternative to traditional litigation. Participants and speakers will share their experiences of developing mediation in their own legal systems, share new ideas on improving it and address remaining challenges including capacity-building of key players such as mediators, court administrators and judges.
The forum will be chaired by Bill Marsh, an international commercial mediator.
By organising the conference the EBRD is providing a unique platform for discussing issues related to the wide-scale introduction of mediation in eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Yerevan to host its first international conference on Arbitration organized by EU and CoE joint project
Director of CEDR (Center for effective dispute resolution, England) joined Hayk Hovhannisyan in the mediation skills training organized by the EU and CoE
Within the scopes of the joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe Hayk Hovhannisyan took a lead in training advocates in the Mediation advocacy skills training (MAST) Armenia 2016. Director of CEDR and mediation expert James South will join the program starting October 11.
The project aims to strengthen the independence, professionalism and accountability of the justice system in Armenia.
In a formed tradition of organizing annual seminars with leading law firms in Armenia to shed light on current legal developments in the financial sector and have the participants share their views and experience in the field, Central Bank of Armenia took on another gathering on October 3. Gagik Grigoryan took part in the seminar presenting some key issues regarding protection of pledgers’ and pledgees’ rights in scopes of upcoming amendments in the law on Bankruptcy.
Hayk Hovhannisyan continues to share his knowledge and experience in ADR as the new term commences in the School of advocates. “Representation in arbitration, international arbitration and mediation” introduces auditors to arbitration, differences between courts and arbitration courts, procedures of recognizing and enforcing arbitral awards (including foreign awards) in Armenia, as well as mediation and its importance in effective dispute resolution.
Hayk Hovhannisyan participated in a conference organized by the Russian Arbitration Association titled ”Collecting bad debts: Throwing good money after bad?”, which touched issues like assets tracing, assets freezing, 3rd party funding, experts in international arbitration etc.