Karen Babalyan joined ADWISE legal and tax practice in 2024, bringing with him two decades of solid and versatile experience of advising businesses and investors in private legal practice as well as background of working in the financial regulatory sector and institutional consulting.

Karen focuses and has a vast experience in matters of financial and securities regulations, complex commercial and financial transactions, energy and natural resources regulatory. Karen is highly valued by the clients especially for his work in cross-border issues.

During his career Karen has represented international financial institutions, various development banks and agencies as well as private commercial and investment banks in secured and unsecured credit facilities of various types, including domestic and cross-border multimillion syndicated loans, capital markets transactions, derivatives and securitisation arrangements, project and infrastructure finance, debt restructuring and many similar matters.

Also having a deep knowledge of Armenian corporate and corporate finance law Karen has served as key adviser for most of the largest M&A, equity and debt investment projects taking place in Armenia during last decades, mainly focusing on such sectors as mining, energy, telecom, banks and investment institutions.

Having had worked in the Central Bank of Armenia, Karen has also an extensive experience in financial sector regulatory matters advising investors and financial institutions as well as investors on any matters of existing financial business or establishment of those in Armenia.

Mr. Babalyan has also and significant background in legislative drafting and institutional consulting in public sector having been author of various draft subsequently enacted into effective laws and regulations.

Karen’s unique experience provides him with the capacity to not only analyse and advise based on the wording of law, but to thoroughly understand the policies and approaches of regulators and the practical implications thereof.

Karen 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.

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