Our vision

AMCA envisions a landscape where traditional disputes met with innovative resolutions. Considering education and development as the most important potential, the Center will continue to be a pioneer in spreading the culture of alternative dispute resolution in RA, at the same time strengthening its positions on international platforms.  With every case it handles, AMCA will take another step towards creating a world where disputes are transformed into opportunities, growth, and progress. And with this vision AMCA is moving into the future, where disputes are resolved only on fair, transparent and impartial principles.

Our mission

AMCA embodies an innovative platform dedicated to organizing and conducting alternative ways of dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation.

The Center’s goal is to act as a permanent arbitral institution, where the international and domestic arbitration proceedings will be ensured through internationally accepted, independent, impartial, and effective processes and mechanisms.

AMCA’s mission is to promote the development, expansion, and application of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in the Republic of Armenia, including increasing confidence and encouraging use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in civil society and the business community.

The Center will do its best to promote the development and improvement of legislation in the field, thereby contributing to the access and efficiency of justice and reducing the workload of the courts.

The Center’s goals are also consistent on organization, implementation and funding of educational programs related to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms which will be designed for the public and business communities, educational institutions and professional associations.

AMCA has also a significant mission for fostering international co-operations for the development of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in the Republic of Armenia. Membership in foreign and international organizations and increasing the level of involvement of the Republic of Armenia and local specialists in these fields in the international arena are crucial for AMCA.

Moving forward with steady steps, the Center also aims to foster the improvement of the business and investment environment in the Republic of Armenia and to increase of effectiveness of mechanisms of legal protection of investments and business relations.

Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia is an independent body, accepting neutrality, impartiality, and transparency as its cornerstone principles.

THE HISTORY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CENTER

The history of the Arbitration and Mediation of Armenis begins with the 2019-2023 Strategy for Judicial and Legal Reforms in Armenia, which envisaged the foundation of Arbitration and Mediation Center, which would ensure the resolution of local and international disputes. The importance of creating an institutional center for arbitration and mediation is also emphasized in the strategy of the RA government for 2021-2026. Therefore, these strategic guidelines signaled Armenia’s commitment fostering efficient, fair, and contemporary mechanisms for conflict resolution.   In 2021 an Advisory Committee was established to ensure that a professional approach for founding the Center is adopted. The Committee is composed of well-known and prominent local and international experts.

In May 2023 the first decision announcing the establishment of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia was signed by the representatives of the “Center for Legislation Development Foundation”, “Armenian General Benevolent Union” and “Armenian Bar Association.”

Notably, various authoritative international partners assisted and continue to assist the Center by providing technical assistance as well as contributing to organizational and logistical matters. Moreover, the main portion of the budget necessary for the Center’s functioning is provided by EU budget support.

Important documents

Emphasizing the transparency of the activity, the Arbitration and Mediation center of Armenia, presents the internal documents and statutes underlying the center. Making these documents easily accessible helps stakeholders understand how the organization operates and what standards it adheres to. Promotes transparency, compliance, accountability and trust.

Armenian General Benevolent Union

Armenian General Benevolent Union

Armenian Bar Association

Armenian Bar Association

Center of Legislation Development

Center of Legislation Development

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank

European Union

European Union

Tigran Dadunts

“Center for Legislation Development”

Tigran Dadunts

“Center for Legislation Development”

Gurgen Grigoryan

Association of the Armenian Developers

Gurgen Grigoryan

Association of the Armenian Developers

Harut Jack Samra

“Armenian General Benevolent Union” (AGBU)

Harut Jack Samra

“Armenian General Benevolent Union” (AGBU)

Levon Golenduchin

Armenian Bar Association

Levon Golenduchin

Armenian Bar Association

Lena Minasyan

Public Television Company of Armenia

Lena Minasyan

Public Television Company of Armenia

Levon Sahakyan

Board Member of CBA

Levon Sahakyan

Board Member of CBA

Vanik Margaryan

Academy of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia

Vanik Margaryan

Academy of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia

Kristine Gyonjyan

Union of Operators of Armenia

Kristine Gyonjyan

Union of Operators of Armenia

Arkadi Sahakyan

Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises

Arkadi Sahakyan

Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises

Tatevik Matinyan

Director and Secretary-General

Tatevik Matinyan

Director and Secretary-General

Lilit Petrosyan

Deputy Director

Lilit Petrosyan

Deputy Director

Mher Baghdasaryan

Office manager and HR

Mher Baghdasaryan

Office manager and HR

Gohar Matevosyan

Accountant

Gohar Matevosyan

Accountant

Davit Khachatryan

Senior Lawyer, Mediation case Manager

Davit Khachatryan

Senior Lawyer, Mediation case Manager

Mariam Melikyan

Senior Lawyer, Arbitration Case Manager

Mariam Melikyan

Senior Lawyer, Arbitration Case Manager

Norayr Baghdasaryan

Lawyer

Norayr Baghdasaryan

Lawyer

Lilit Simonyan

Junior lawyer

Lilit Simonyan

Junior lawyer

Vardan Lablajyan

Public Relations Officer

Vardan Lablajyan

Public Relations Officer

Elen Tevosyan

Marketing Manager

Elen Tevosyan

Marketing Manager

Tatevik Arshakyan

Executive assistant

Tatevik Arshakyan

Executive assistant

Grant Hanessian

Chair of the council

Grant Hanessian

Chair of the council

Rafik Grigoryan

Deputy Chair of the Council

Rafik Grigoryan

Deputy Chair of the Council

Tomas Snider

Partner and Head of International Arbitration

Tomas Snider

Partner and Head of International Arbitration

Hayk Kupeliants

Lecturer in King's College London

Hayk Kupeliants

Lecturer in King's College London

Andrea Carlevaris

Partner, BonelliErede

Andrea Carlevaris

Partner, BonelliErede

Galina Zukova

Partner, ZUKOVA Legal

Galina Zukova

Partner, ZUKOVA Legal

Aida Avanesyan

Lecturer of Mediation and Arbitration

Aida Avanesyan

Lecturer of Mediation and Arbitration

Artyom Geghamyan

Managing Partner, TABIA Legal Solutions

Artyom Geghamyan

Managing Partner, TABIA Legal Solutions

Ara Khzmalyan

Partner, ADWISE Business and Legal Consulting

Ara Khzmalyan

Partner, ADWISE Business and Legal Consulting

Hayk Hovhannisyan

Managing Partner, HAP Law Firm

Hayk Hovhannisyan

Managing Partner, HAP Law Firm

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