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AMERIA Legal and Tax Advisors

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Partner: David Sargsyan
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 12
International Offices: California
Languages: Armenian, English, Russian, French

Firm Overview:
Ameria Legal and Tax Advisors is a part of a group of professional companies (Ameriagroup) providing financial and consulting services in Armenia. Being the oldest full-fledged business advisory team in Armenia Ameria is committed to providing a comprehensive package of legal advisory and representation services to businesses and individuals on business related issues adding real value to its customers and contributing to their success. During its long history the firm gained a reputation of a reliable partner working towards creating a sound future for its clients and providing one-window solutions to multiple layer issues and problems raised by the clients.

Main Areas of Practice:
Finance (Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, Project Finance, Financial Transactions, Regulatory)
Corporate & M&A
Labour & Employment
Data Privacy, Telecommunications, Media & Advertising
Antitrust & Competition
Commercial Transactions
Intellectual Property
Tax & Customs
Health Care, Public Health & Safety, & Pharmaceuticals
Public Sector & General Regulatory
Real Estate & Property Law
Litigation & Disputes
Product Liability & Regulatory

Finance (Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, Project Finance):
■ Retained by a major Armenian bank to provide legal assistance and represent them in a major renewable energy-financing project implemented in Armenia (the Paties to the transaction were also IFC, ADB, DEG and OPEC)
■ Retained by Dutch and French development banks FMO and PROPARCO to represent the latter in a multimillion syndicated credit facility transaction with Spayka LLC
■ Retained by Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation to support of USD multimillion financing of ZCMC
■ Legal Support of US based ContourGlobal energy group in acquiring multimillion syndicated debt financing for the largest hydro resource power system in Armenia
■ Advising MasterCard on various payment system arrangement
■ Acting for ING BANK N.V., a major Dutch banking institution, to provide local legal support for transaction of multimillion equipment purchase financing of a major gold mine
■ VTB Bank SA – advised and provided transactional support to in relation to multimillion syndicated debt financing of Teghut CJSC, a cooper mine company
■ Advising Canadian mining finance company ORION in relation to multimillion syndicated debt financing Lydian Armenia
■ Advising Mercuria Trading on major offtake prepayment financing of a major Armenian metals producer
■ Advised UniCredit Bank AG, Raiffeisen Bank, Commerzbank and other leading European banks, in relation to multimillion syndicated debt financing of Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC) (first taxpayer of the country and biggest mine operator)
Contact: Karen Babalyan
Tel: +374 10 56 1111 ext. 00316
Email: [email protected]

Mining & Energy:
■ Retained by Chaarat Holding in relation to acquisition of major gold mine from Polymetal Group
■ Ongoing legal support of major US/Canadian mining investors with respect to their projects in Armenia
■ Advised World Bank on their mine closure relates sustainable development project
■ Ongoing legal support of ContourGlobal, a major worldwide energy group and owner one of the largest hydropower facilities in the region
■ Ongoing legal support of Centerra Gold Mining in exploration activities in Armenia
■ Due Diligence of Dundee Precious metals assets in relation to various financing and M&A projects
■ Due diligence of major gold and copper mining companies of GeoProMining group
■ Legal assistance to Lydian International starting gold mining business in Armenia
■ Representation of Major Drilling (Australia) in advising major metals off-taker Industrial Minerals on mine financing and operation arrangements in a major gold mine
Contact: Karen Babalyan
Tel: +374 10 56 1111 ext. 00316
Email: [email protected]

M&A/Due Diligence/Corporate:
■ Retained by a major Chinse investor and gold producer in relation to acquisition of Armenian fresh field gold project with estimated reserves of around 50 tones
■ Retained by VEON Group to support in acquisition of a major telecom operator in Armenia
■ Retained by Sberbank Group investment subsidiary in relation to acquisition of a major gold mine in Armenia
■ Retained by MTS Group to support in acquisition of a major telecom operator in Armenia
■ Provided full legal support for ContourGlobal in equity investment and acquisition of the largest hydropower facility
■ Representing UCOM LLC in relation to acquisition of France Telecoms (Orange S.A) Orange Armenia
■ Assigned by Rostelecom for support in acquisition of a major telecom wholesaler in Armenia
■ Assigned by Centerra Gold to advise on work with respect to acquisition and exit from major gold exploration project
Contacts: David Sargsyan, Karen Babalyan
Tel: +374 10 56 1111 ext. 00102; 00316
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

■ Advising IATA (trade association of the world’s airlines) on various Armenian law matters
■ Working with Clyde & Co on possible aviation claim case
■ Representing AWA S on the lease agreement in relation to aircrafts
■ Representing Iberia in relation to engine dispute and collection
■ Representing financing banks (PPF Banka A.S) in relation to acquisition of the aircrafts by Armenian national air-carrier
Contact: Areg Lazaryan
Tel: +374 10 56 1111 ext. 00310
Email: [email protected]

HR & Employment:
■ Acting for Deloitte in an employment dispute with a former manager
■ Advising for UAE Embassy on local employment and residency issues
■ Advising CISCO on various employment matters
■ Advising Synopsys on ongoing employment matters
■ Advising National Instruments on employee matters
Contact: Lilit Aleksanyan
Tel: +374 10 561 1111 ext. 00313
Email: [email protected]

Telecoms Data Privacy, Media & Advertising:
■ Advising Ericsson, one of the world’s largest networking and telecommunications companies, on Armenian law matters
■ Providing Microsoft with advice on Armenian law requirements in relation to various systems operated by the client
■ Advising VEON group on new international connection and roaming arrangements matters
■ Advising VEON group on data privacy issues
■ Advising MTS Group on local law matters
■ Ongoing legal support of France Telecom subsidiary (Orange Armenia) on all legal matters during the launching the business in Armenia
■ Ongoing legal support for Philip Morris Armenia on data privacy and tobacco marketing and advertising matters
■ Advising GlaxoSmithKline on data transfer issues
■ Advising Deloitte Group on data privacy issues
Contacts: Karen Babalyan, Areg Lazaryan
Tel: +374 10 561 1111 ext. 00316, 00310
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Health Care, Public Safety & Pharmaceuticals:
■ Advising Hoffman-La Roche on various regulatory matters
■ Advising Johnson & Johnson on medical products and equipment matters (trading and regulatory)
■ Advising Servier (Servier Laboratories) on various matters of their business in Armenia
■ Advising Procter & Gamble Company on regulatory matters
■ Advising Acino Holding with respect to their business in Armenia
■ Advising GlaxoSmithKline on regulatory matters
■ Advising Fresenius Medical Care
■ Advising Cardinal Health on regulatory matters
Contact: Areg Lazaryan
Tel: +374 10 56 1111 ext. 00310
Email: [email protected]


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