Ara Khzmalyan is a co-founder of ADWISE Consulting. He is leading the legal advisory sector of the Company.
Ara has more than 12 years of experience, featuring an empowering combination of experience as an in-house lawyer (including 7 years in managerial positions), external legal counsel in a leading local law-firm and university professor. He has a proven record of adding value to the business through proactive mitigation of legal risks and delivering optimal solutions. Throughout his diverse experience, Ara has developed an in-depth understanding of the regulatory environment and key challenges for strategic business development and sound corporate governance in emerging markets.
During his career with Armenian affiliates of Pernod Ricard Group Ara has managed complex litigations, ensured legal support for complex international transactions and managed all legal aspects of the Company activities. He has also successfully spearheaded development and introduction of sound Corporate Governance regulations.
While working for a leading local law-firm Ara had continuously delivered high-quality service and advice to clients in various areas of law (including commercial transactions, labor, corporate, tax, investment, construction, banking, mining, licensing, retail, intellectual property, inheritance, administrative and others).
Ara holds Diploma in Law (combining JD and LLM) and PhD degree in Law. He is a member of the Chamber of Advocates of Republic of Armenia and is a Patent Attorney of Republic of Armenia.