Arik Aslanyan, Partner, Corporate
Arik Aslanyan is the head of the Russia & CIS Group at Fieldfisher.
Over the years Arik has successfully built close relationships with a number of key clients and contacts from Russia, Ukraine and the CIS, and he now manages the firm's significant portfolio of CIS related work across a number of departments.
Most of Arik's work is focused on advising clients on high-value commercial disputes, including international arbitration and international investment treaty disputes. He regularly advises clients on arbitration proceedings under the LCIA, ICC, ICSID, SCC and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Some of the significant matters that Arik has managed for clients include:
- Oil and Gas: Representing claimant investors in a multibillion Energy Charter Treaty claim under SCC Rules with a Stockholm seat, plus a connected LCIA London seat arbitration, relating to investments made in the key natural resources company of the host State.
- Shipping / Aviation: Representing a claimant investor in a Bilateral Investment Treaty claim under ICSID Rules relating to an investment made in a household name transport business in the host State.
- Real Estate and Construction: Representing a well-known CIS football club in an ICC arbitration against a German counterparty in disputes arising from the construction of the club's new stadium.
A significant part of Arik's work involves acting for various high net worth individuals and corporate entities in Ukraine, Russia and the rest of CIS including assisting clients on tax and private client matters.
In addition, Arik advises on a wide range of corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and restructurings. Some of the largest deals that Arik has advised on include a multi-million dollar acquisition of a mining complex, advising a client on a multi-layered restructuring and share swap agreements involving assets and holdings in the metals industry and the acquisition of a sea port infrastructure and natural gas transportation facility.
Arik is recognised for his work in the CIS region by the leading legal directories, including Legal500 and Chambers & Partners.
Arik advises clients in the natural resources, infrastructure, retail and finance sectors.
In addition to English, Arik speaks Russian and Armenian.