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Colloquium on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities Held in Collaboration with UFAR

Updated: Jan 15

We are pleased to announce that on October 7th, 2021, we organised a seminar titled "Prospect of Criminal Liability of Legal Entities operating in Armenia" in collaboration with the French University in Armenia.

Opening speeches were delivered by UK Ambassador H. E. John Gallagher, Deputy Minister of Justice of the RA Armen Hovhannisyan, Rector of UFAR Bertrand Venard and Dimension Legal RVS Partner and RVS Solicitors Director Dr. Lusine Navasardyan. The seminar took place under the scientific direction of Dimension Legal RVS’s managing partner David Hakobyan and Lusine Navasardyan.

We would also like to express our deep gratitude to Judge at the Criminal Chamber of the RA Court of Cassation Elizaveta Danielyan and Deputy-Head of RA Investigative Committee Arsen Ayvazyan for chairing one of the panels and delivering a presentation of our seminar respectively.

Our speakers presented the scope and terms of criminal liability of legal entities under the new Criminal Code of Armenia adopted on the 5th of May 2021, as well as discussed the possible application of UK Bribery Act 2010 and French SAPIN II anti-corruption laws against legal entities registered in Armenia. We further had a look at such topics as the existence of "Compliance Programs" as an effective vehicle for criminal liability prevention and the introduction of "Compliance programs" within the framework of the financial instruments provided by international financial banks. In addition, we provided practical examples to demonstrate the importance of "Compliance programs" in establishing partnership/ business relations with other business entities.

Below you can find the colloquium agenda and topics.

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