Irina Danielyan

Irina Danielyan is a counsel with our Dispute Resolution practice, advocate.


Irina has extensive experience of advising on civil proceedings, commercial arbitration, shareholders disputes, and bankruptcy. Irina represents clients in connection with commercial issues before the Armenian courts. Irina has significant experience dealing with disputes arising out of all types of commercial transactions.


Also, Irina represents clients’ interests in international judicial bodies, including international arbitration courts, and the European Court of Human Rights, etc. In addition to representing clients in arbitration proceedings, Irina is often instructed to act in complex litigation proceedings in support of arbitration, including in relation to the enforcement or the setting aside of arbitral awards, as well as urgent interim relief applications in the domestic courts in the CIS region. Irina regularly advises on high value, multi-jurisdictional disputes in litigation.


Irina is also experienced in advising on alternative dispute resolution techniques.

Her special experience is in disputes related to corporate, contractual, and financial law.




Prior to joining RGD, Irina headed litigation practice at an Armenian law firm with a most outstanding litigation practice for 3 years. Before that, Irina worked as an in-house lawyer in a major Armenian bank, Public Television of Armenia and other reputable companies.




Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution, including Arbitration


Industry Sectors: Retail & Real Estate, Fintech and Financial Institutions, Industry & Transportation


Languages: English, Russian, French, Armenian

Landmark engagement experience



  • Advising a Russian and German investor in an investment arbitration against a sovereign state

  • Advising and representing Client in arbitration proceedings within international business disputes

  • Assistance in recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in CIS countries



  • Acting as a lawyer for individual and corporate Clients, providing comprehensive legal counsel and defending their rights on a case-by-case basis

  • Advising and representing Client in domestic courts or before government agencies

  • Gathering evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions

  • Negotiating settlements of civil disputes



  • Acting for companies, shareholders (minority and majority), directors and partners involved in disputes arising in relation to all types of business disputes, including shareholder disputes

  • Providing clear, direct, and pragmatic advice to Clients in business disputes, including shareholder disputes



  • Assisting victims of human rights abuses to bring claims in the European Court of Human Rights regarding violations under Article 5, Article 6, Article 8, Article 13, Article 18, Article 1 of Protocol No 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights

  • Drafting and lodging applications to the European Court of Human Rights

  • Preparing requests for interim measures, where there is an imminent risk of irreparable harm according to Rule 39




  • LL.M., the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, 2020

  • The School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia, 2016

  • Dual bachelor’s degree in law, the French University in Armenia Foundation (UFAR) and the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, located in France, 2014



  • Advocate, 2016

  • Armenia, 2014

International Experience
Irina Danielyan