Aram Orbelyan, PhD

Managing Partner, Attorney







Since 2020 Aram Orbelyan holds the position of Managing Partner. He is leading the litigation and arbitrtation practice of the firm.

In 2014, after a four-year-break, Aram Orbelyan rejoined to Concern Dialog team as a Senior Partner․

From 2011 to 2014 Aram Orbelyan held the position of the Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (he was responsible for reforms performed in the spheres of State Register Agency of Legal Entities, Civil Status Acts Registry Office, Notary system, advocacy, civil procedural and civil legislation.

From 2009 to 2011 he was employed at Concern Dialog law firm first as a Senior Associate, and then as the Deputy Director of the firm. He was responsible for the Electronic communications and competition law practices of the firm.

Since 2010, Aram Orbelyan has become a shareholder of the company.

From 2006 to 2007 Aram Orbleyan worked at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regional delegation in Moscow as an Assistant to Senior Legal Adviser, and later as a Legal Adviser.

In parallel to his main activity, Aram Orbelyan lectures at the School of Advocates of RA, at the French University in Armenia and at the Justice Academy of RA.

  • In December 2009, attended “Legal dialogue for legal transformation” course of winter academy organized by GIZ and Hartie School of Governance.
  • In 2008, defended his candidacy thesis on “Use of armed forces in modern international relationships” at the Faculty of International Law at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), obtained PhD degree in Law.
  • From 2000 to 2005, studied at the Faculty of International Law at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and obtained Bachelor degree in Legal Studies (2004) and later a degree of Lawyer /Diplomate/ with command of foreign language (2005).
  • Represented a trustee organization in a lawsuit concerning purported discriminatory dismissal dispute by thirteen former employees of the trustee organization,
  • Represented a corporative dispute brought by one of the shareholders at a major corporation concerning a payout of more than AMD 150 mln. to be disbursed by the other shareholders,
  • Represented a lawsuit on annulations of administrative act of charging a major taxpayer with AMD 3.7 billion additional tax liability,
  • Conducted legal audits of a number of major organizations in the telecommunication sector (due diligence) and provided legal guidance for four different investment and acquisition transactions in the aforementioned sector,
  • Led the workshops of governmental lawyers’ working group and provided a relevant legal opinion when the Government of RA issued the first batch of Eurobonds worth USD 700 mln. in total*,
  • Represented the Government of RA in  international arbitration (worth USD 7 mln. in total) related to FIDIC yellow book contract*,
  • Coordinated the workshops on new civil procedural code of RA,
  • Coordinated the processing of over a decade of policy documents and more than two hundred legislative acts,
  • Coordinated the electronic management implementation procedures in the State Register Agency of Legal Entities of RA, in Civil Acts Registration Office and in Notary system of RA*.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The activities were carried out before joining Concern Dialog Firm.



If we had a Prosecutor General, the powers of one person should have been terminated. Aram Orbelyan


The Hague court decision on the matter of Lachin corridor is a serious event; however, if it is not followed by further use of that tool by the state, it will become a loss for us – Aram Orbelyan