Varoujan Avedikian is our Managing Partner since 2018. He has more than two decades of experience under his belt in banking, capital markets, and insurance law, as well as financial regulation and public policy. He has served as the General Counsel of the Central Bank of Armenia for 12 years (2006 - 2018), where he spearheaded an impressive number of far-reaching and established reforms within Armenia’s financial sector.
During his relatively long career, Varoujan has authored and co-authored more than a dozen laws that have significantly raised the quality of both financial regulation and private transactions in Armenia’s financial markets.
Varoujan’s practice areas are Corporate, Commercial, and Financial Transactions, Corporate Restructuring, M&A, Business and Financial Regulation, Venture and Private Equity Financing.
He is admitted to the Armenian Bar, and in 2020, 2021, and 2022 has been recognized as a Highly Regarded Lawyer by IFLR1000.
In 2023, Varoujan successfully completed the European Board Diploma delivered by The European Confederation of Directors' Associations (ecoDa).
Varoujan is an adjunct professor both at the American University of Armenia (AUA) and the French University in Armenia and teaches transactional, business, and financial law. He is extremely proud of his about 1000-member strong former students’ cohort, many of whom have become his colleagues and prominent members of Armenia’s legal community. In addition to teaching law, he also teaches Adaptive Leadership at AUA’s MBA program.
Varoujan is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School (MPA), Boston University (LL.M.), University of Leicester (LL.M.), and University of Nicosia (BA).
Varoujan is an avid swimmer and constantly practices yoga. He loves to read, especially fiction and geopolitical studies.