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Armen Khachaturyan

Armen Khachaturyan is a senior partner and co-chair of Aviation group at Asters. Armen has acted for a wide range of aviation parties on various corporate, commercial, finance, regulatory, licensing, administrative and enforcement matters. He has significant experience of major cross-border leasing products and secured lending.

Armen also has extensive banking, finance and project finance experience. Armen’s practice areas also include M&A, general corporate advice, currency control, securities, energy, privatization, and employment law. He frequently advises foreign and Ukrainian clients on cross-border legal planning and regulatory issues related to foreign investment.

Armen has been recognized as:

  • leading Lawyer for Banking and Finance and M&A, IFLR1000 2013;
  • leading lawyer in M&A, The International Who’s Who of M&A Lawyers 2013;
  • 1 band ranking for banking and finance and featured as a high level professional in corporate and M&A, restructuring and insolvency, Chambers Global
  • leading lawyer for banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, restructuring and insolvency, Chambers Europe 2013;
  • leading specialist in banking, finance and capital markets, Legal 500: EMEA 2013;
  • The Lawyer of the Year (Kyiv) in capital markets; recognized lawyer for banking and finance, investment, corporate and M&A, project finance and development, Best Lawyers 2013;
  • prominent expert in banking and finance, capital markets and restructuring; notable practitioner in M&A, Ukrainian Law Firms 2013. A Handbook for Foreign Clients;
  • endorsed lawyer for banking and finance, capital markets: debt and equity, labour and employee benefits, corporate and M&A, PLC Which Lawyer? 2012;
  • highly experienced professional in banking and finance, The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers 2012;
  • The Best Lawyer in Ukraine for banking and finance, Legal Awards 2012. Yuridicheskaya Practika;
  • one of the Top 25 leading lawyers in Ukraine, Ukrainian Law Firms 2011. A Handbook for Foreign Clients;
  • one of the world’s pre-eminent practitioners in banking and finance and M&A, Legal Media Group Guides (Expert Guides) 2011.

Armen was educated at:

  • Yale Law School, USA, LL.M, 1993.
  • International Law Institute, Washington, D.C., U.S. Legal System, 1991;
  • Kiev National University, J.D. 1983; Ph.D. in Private International Law, 1990.

Armen speaks English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Armen is a member of:

  • International Bar Association;
  • Ukrainian Bar Association, Kiev City Bar Association;
  • IBA Law Firm Management Committee Advisory Board
  • Board of Directors of U.S. – Ukraine Business Council.