Karen Babalian

Partner, Banking, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

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Karen Babalian has a vast experience in matters of large scale debt finance (including project and infrastructure finance), financial institutions and capital markets regulations, complex financial transactions and is highly valued by the clients especially for his work in cross-border issues. During his two decades-long career as finance lawyer Karen has been serving as counsel and represented several financial institutions in secured and unsecured credit facilities of various types, including domestic and cross-border multimillion syndicated loans, arrangement of financing through capital markets, including work on international and local IPOs and Bond listing and allocations , standardized derivatives (including ICMA standard documents based) transactions, , debt restructuring and so on.

Having equally deep knowledge of corporate and finance law Karen has served as key adviser for most of the largest M&A and equity investment projects taking place in Armenia during last decades mainly focusing on such sectors as mining, energy, telecom, banks and investment institution covering among other issues required regulatory consent and compliance issues.

During his work for the Central Bank of Armenia (financial sector regulator), Karen also specialized in financial services regulations, with a special focus on the regulation of investment instruments and investment services. His unique experience provides him with the capacity to analyse and advise equally on the purpose and the wording of law and bring to the clients the real life of regulatory treatment and policies. Karen also teaches various courses of financial and corporate in leading universities of Armenia.

Karen has PhD from YSU, teaches law courses in Armenian universities as visiting professor and is a member of Armenian bar.

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