Suren Petrosyan

Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Suren Petrosyan is the founder and Managing Partner of SP Consulting LLC. He has an extensive professional experience and knowledge of Armenian Civil and Commercial Law and practices law since 1996.

Professional Experience

SP Consulting LLC has been founded by Mr. Suren Petrosyan in 2015. Mr. Suren Petrosyan has been practicing law since 1996. He has held various senior positions at the Central Bank of Armenia (1996), the Ministry of Finance and Economy (1997-1998) and the Armenian President's Office (1998-2001). As the legal adviser to those state entities, Mr. Petrosyan has been involved in drafting of important legislation, such as tax laws, banking laws and Armenian Customs Code (adopted in 2000). He has participated in debates related to the adoption of the Armenian Civil Code as the Government's Representative at the National Assembly in 1997-1998.

In 2001 Mr. Petrosyan has moved to the private sector. During his tenure with ILC LLC (Armenian law firm) from 2001 to March 2015, Mr. Petrosyan has participated in the negotiation and structuring of some of the largest privatization and investment projects in Armenia (such as the acquisition of 100% shares in the “Electric Networks of Armenia” CJSC by a British-registered company, the acquisition of “ArmenTel” CJSC shares by a Russian telecommunications company, etc.), has been in charge of dozens of litigation cases, with an impressive success record. As the lead attorney on Armenian law matters, Mr. Petrosyan has represented clients in various sectors of businesses and has provided legal advice to international reputable companies and clients, such as Overseas Private Investments Corporation (OPIC), International Finance Corporation (IFC), European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), NASDAQ OMX, Raiffeisenbank a.s., SEF/World Vision, Midland Resources Holding Limited, GeoProMining Gold LLC, Newmont Ventures Limited, Fortune Oil PLC, Apple Inc., Google Inc, Twitter Inc., VMware International Marketing Limited, Synopsys, Inc., Wyndham Hotel Group/Ramada, Hyatt International, Tufenkian Holdings LLC, DreamWorks Animation, Disney Enterprises Inc., Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Calvin Klein, VimpelCom OJSC, Glaxosmithkline, Procter & Gamble, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), RFE/RL, Inc., Vatican City State, US Embassy in Armenia, UK Embassy in Armenia, Lufthanza, AerCap, Etihad Airways P.J.S.C, Baker & McKenzie, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, Squire Patton Boggs, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG etc.

Mr. Petrosyan has obtained his PhD in Law from Yerevan State University in 2001. He is fluent in Armenian, English, Russian and French.

Mr. Petrosyan is member of the bar of the Republic of Armenia.


"Power sector reform in the ETC (Armenia)"

EBRD Law in Transition online (page 12 refers)

"The Concept of Joint Stock Company"

"Problems of Jurisprudence", No. 1, Yerevan, 2001

Summary of PhD Thesis: "Joint Stock Company as a Legal Mechanism for Capital Investment and Amalgamation"

Yerevan, 2001

"Legal status of shareholder"

"Problems on Jurisprudence", No. 1-2, Yerevan, 2000

"The Property Rights of the Shareholder"

"State and Law", No. 4 (10), Yerevan, 2000

“Establishment of Joint Stock Company”

"Problems of Jurisprudence", No. 3-4, Yerevan, 2000

"Share Investments"

"Problems on Jurisprudence", No. 2-3, Yerevan, 1999

"Ownership rights and their Legal Protection"

A monograph, Yerevan, 1997



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