PwC Armenia Legal

Part of one of the largest network of law firms in the world

PwC Legal operates within the global network of firms, uniting around 3,500 lawyers working in 90 countries worldwide. This allows us to provide complex professional services with wide geographical coverage through a single point of contact in the Republic of Armenia. PwC Armenia Legal provides a broad range of legal services of the highest professional standards from initial investment support, employment and migration advice up to dispute resolution, as well as comprehensive support of financial and corporate transactions involving foreign components.

Antitrust and Commercial law

  • drafting and analysing contracts in the following areas: goods and services delivery, sale of goods, goods and services promotion, logistics, structuring distributor relations
  • consulting on Armenian antitrust legislation

 

 

Banking and finance

  • structuring and support of a wide range of financial transactions
  • finance structuring as part of infrastructure projects involving participation of the state and private Armenian and foreign investors

  • advising on currency regulation and control issues

  • legal due diligence of banks and other financial institutions

  • support for M&A transactions involving the purchase and sale of banks, insurance companies, professional securities market participants, and other financial institutions

Employment law

  • drafting employment contracts for executive and ordinary employees
  • drafting company’s internal policies (internal labour regulations, regulation on salary and bonus payment, etc.)

  • structuring employment relations with management personnel, including employee’s incentive plans

  • consultation on various employment law issues

  • due diligence of employment related documentation

  • amending terms of employment

  • consulting on grounds for termination of employment relations, preparation set of documents required for each specific ground, legal support during the procedure of termination

  • representation client’s interests during labour disputes in courts, preparation and filing all required documents

Immigration law

  • consulting on hiring foreign employees in Armenia
  • preparation of documents required for obtaining residence status/work permit

  • obtaining residence status and work permit and their extension

  • acquisition of Armenian citizenship

  • obtaining visas

  • oversee the translation of documents

  • support foreign employees in obtaining their work permits

Business Set-up and Corporate secretarial services

  • consulting on the forms of foreign legal entities’ legal presence in Armenia
  • structuring the presence of foreign legal entities in Armenia, transfer of activities to another business structure

  • consulting on corporate registration issues and performing/supporting registration procedures (LLCs, JSCs, other types of for-profit and non-profit companies)

  • registration of branches and representative offices

  • structuring Armenian legal entities’ management body systems

  • consulting on licensing issues

  • tax registration of foreign legal entities

  • opening bank accounts and structuring bank account management for foreign companies

  • increasing/decreasing the charter capital of Armenian companies, including issuing additional shares

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • negotiations of main terms of transaction
  • development of optimal transaction structure

  • drafting full package of documents required for M&A

  • conducting comprehensive due diligence

  • drafting confidentiality agreement

  • support during the close of transaction

Intellectual property law

  • advising on all issues related to trademarks, patents, trade secrets, copyrights and neighboring rights, franchising, software, databases, domain names, Internet
  • developing all types of contracts, policies, procedures and other documents related to intellectual property and information technology

  • preparing and supporting transactions to acquire or dispose of intellectual property and grant or obtain rights (licences) thereto

  • legal due diligence of IP rights

  • setting up efficient structures to manage and use intellectual property

  • IP&IT health checks and recommendations on how to mitigate identified risks

  • securing and protecting employer's rights to the results of employees' intellectual activity

  • implementing commercial secret regulations and ensuring its confidentiality

  • implementing policies and procedures for compliance with personal data protection law

  • assisting with registration and formalisation of IP rights

  • protecting IP rights in state agencies and courts

Real estate and & construction

  • structuring real estate acquisitions (asset deals/share deals)
  • performing due diligence of real estate

  • drafting, developing and subsequent approval of transaction documents (including SPAs for asset deals or share deals)

  • financing real estate transactions, structuring collateral for financing deals

  • consulting on leasing, representing lessors and lessees

  • advising on structuring investments for real estate projects

  • consulting on construction 

  • advice on operation of real estate properties

Private Wealth Services

  • advising in succession planning and family property relations
  • consulting on foreign immigration law

  • consulting on succession law

  • developing personnel asset ownership structures

  • transation support on the purchase and sale of real estate, private jets, pieces of art and other assets in Armenia and abroad

  • personal taxation in Armenia and abroad

Public-private partnership (PPP)

  • developing concepts for PPP-based projects, including organisational and legal structures, as well as project risk matrices
  • drafting PPP-project agreements (e.g., concession agreements) and other project documentation (e.g., SHA and EPC contracts)

  • providing legal support in negotiations with other project parties

  • drafting bid documents, tender offers, as well as providing other types of legal support during the tender process

  • providing support in the raising of finance, including preparation of full documentation packages

  • legal support with respect to any other issues associated with PPP-projects

Tax disputes

  • legal review of tax authorities' conduct and resolutions
  • support of tax audits

  • drafting objections to acts, complaints related to resolutions based on results of tax audits

  • pre-trial support during disputes with tax authorities

  • representing clients’ rights in courts.

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Inga Shakhnazarova

Country Managing Partner, PwC Armenia

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