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Armen Khachaturyan

Armen Khachaturyan

Senior Partner - WSG CIS Open Group Co-Leader


  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Energy & Resources

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Energy & Resources
DealMaker Group
ABA Group
Banking & Finance Group
INTA Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Restructuring & Insolvency Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Armen has extensive banking, finance and project finance experience. His practice areas also include M&A, general corporate advice, currency control, securities, energy, privatization, and employment law. He often advises international clients on complex cross-border corporate, M&A and finance structures and business planning.

- market leader for banking, capital markets, energy and infrastructure, project development, M&A, and project finance, IFLR1000 2019
- an eminent practitioner in banking & finance and corporate/M&A, Chambers Global 2019
- an eminent practitioner in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A, restructuring and insolvency, Chambers Europe 2019
- leading specialist in banking, finance, and capital markets, Legal 500: EMEA 2019
- a leading expert in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, investment, energy & natural resources, labour and employment, leveraged buyouts, project finance and development, and in structured finance, Best Lawyers 2019
- an authority in banking and finance, debt restructuring, energy and natural resources; a notable practitioner in corporate/M&A, Ukrainian Law Firms 2019. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
- leading banking lawyer, Who's Who of Banking Lawyers 2019
- leading lawyer in M&A, Who's Who of M&A Lawyers 2019
- recognized lawyer in energy, Who's Who Legal: Energy 2019
- The Lawyer of the Year (Kyiv) in banking and finance, Best Lawyers 2018

Bar Admissions



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

Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance | Capital Markets | Corporate / M&A | Energy & Resources | Restructuring & Insolvency

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Mr. Khachaturyan started his legal practice as an intern in the law firm of Sills, Cummins, Zuckerman, Radin, Tischman, Epstein & Gross, New Jersey, USA (ABA/Soros Foundation sponsored program) in 1991-1992. Since then, he has worked as a partner at Grischenko Frishberg & Paliashvili law firm (1992-1993) and as a foreign associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, New York in Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group (1993-1994). Prior to joining Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners, he has also been an associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. in its Columbus office, Ohio, USA (1995-1998) and Kyiv office, Ukraine (1998-2001) where he worked on diverse corporate, finance and real estate projects in the United States, Russia and Ukraine including the areas of M&A, privatization, banking, energy, transportation and telecommunication matters. He also provided advice to foreign companies involved in disputes in foreign arbitration and in Ukrainian courts.

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    Ukrainian Bar Association
    Kyiv City Bar Association
    Kyiv Energy Research Institute

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