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The experience of working in private sector can help while being a member of Yerevan Council of Elders. Grigor Minasyan, member of the Council of Elders and shareholder of “AM” law firm, is confident he will use his knowledge and experience of a lawyer while dealing with the problems Armenia's capital is faced with.

In an interview with Yerkir.am website, a young member of the Council said he had worked with the municipality, and has many projects that he will present to the Republican Party of Armenia's faction in the Council.

“I have worked in both  academic field and public sector. My experience from working in the private sector, for example entering into legal relations with the municipality while  protecting the interests of our customers, revealed some problems, and I think that my professional skills and experience  can be applied,” he said.

Minasyan says he is well aware of relations between Yerevan residents and the municipality, and believes he can help the party by his experience and by showing the problems so as to make Yerevan better.

He is confident Armenia's justice system is more independent than 4-5 years ago. However, there is still much to do, as the system is not working very effectively.

“If we compare today's court with that 3-4 years ago, the progress is obvious.  One cannot disagree that there is a problem of justice in Armenia, but I need to note that current authorities see the problem and are doing everything to resolve it,” he added.

Grigor Minasyan is a member of Council of Elders of Yerevan city, being the 12th on the list of the members of Republican Party or Armenia. From 2011 Dr. Minasyan is also the official representative of Armenia in European Public Law Organization (EPLO), based in Athens. Mr. Grigor Minasyan is a member of the board of directors of EPLO which is one of the most reputable international legal institutions.

Doctor Grigor Minasyan is a member of Chamber of Advocates of Armenia and has led “AM” law firm since the formation of the company. He was also the founder of “Lex Partners” law firm and since 2009 had been leading the company as its managing partner.  Grigor Minasyan graduated from Law Department of Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University. From 2005 till 2008 he studied at Public Administration Academy of Armenia, where he attained his doctoral degree in law.

From 2004 till 2008 he occupied several key positions in various departments of the Ministry of Justice of Armenia serving as a legal expert, as well as leading different divisions of the Ministry. During the same period he was a lecturer at Law Institute of Ministry of Justice and led the law chair of the Institute. From 2005-2011 Grigor Minasyan was the leading editor of the scientific journal “Justice”. He has extensive knowledge and experience in negotiations, concluding complex contracts and management of legal teams. He has a proven record of winning most complex legal suits and/or finding most gainful conciliation solutions.

He is a member of the board of directors of EPLO which is one of the most reputable international legal institutions. Grigor Minasyan graduated from Law Department of Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University. From 2005 till 2008 he studied at Public Administration Academy of Armenia, where he attained his doctoral degree in law.

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