Annie Davtian

CEO & Managing partner

Annie Davtian is a CEO & managing partner of a Lawsuit Law Firm and focuses on intellectual property protection including state registration of intellectual property rights, counseling on IP deals and franchising matters.

Annie Davtian provides legal mentorship to startup founders who aim to launch in US and European Union markets. She is also the first lawyer in Armenia who specializes in fashion law and IP rights in this industry, as well as e-commerce legal structure and design rights.

Annie Davtian is a high-ranked intellectual property lawyer and expert in Armenia. She was involved in large-scale international disputes protecting clients and has extensive experience representing companies in administrative courts, as well as courts of general jurisdiction. Big part of Annie Davtian’s practice is due diligence for companies relating to matters of intellectual property compliance.

Annie Davtian is a board member and the President of The Association of “Intellectual Property Right Armenian Lawyers”, at the same time she is a member of International Trademark association (INTA).

Annie Davtian graduated from the Law Faculty of the Russian-Armenian University with honors and has been admitted to the Armenian Bar. In particular, she is a lecturer at the Russian-Armenian University.


Asya Hakobjanyan

Managing Partner

Asya Hakobjanyan is a managing partner and specializes in corporate legislation, complex M&A cases, digital reputation management including sanctions compliance clearance. Her practice extends to startups mentorship, tech, private equity and venture capital sectors. She is regularly involved in representing clients’ interests in the European Union and US.

Having broad experience in personal data protection legislation, Asya Hakobjanyan counsels Forbes-list clients on the elimination of existing and potential risks dealing with European and US sanctions banking legislation. In her practice she focuses on excluding the status of “Politically exposed person”, media crisis assessment and removal of defamatory information from open sources. Asya Hakobjanyan conducts due diligence of companies’ compliance with the requirements of intellectual property and has extensive experience in legal disputes, representing clients in courts.

She worked on most precedent-setting international cases in clearance of complex and comprehensive transactions in client business models in launching of products and services.

Prior to joining the Lawsuit Law Firm, Asya held the position as a Head of legal in a Moscow top-ranked law firm focusing on digital reputation matters and occupied leadership positions in consulting companies PwC Legal and ALTHAUS GROUP.

Asya Hakobjanyan graduated from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics with bachelor’s degree and holds master’s degree in law from the Institute of Business Law of the Moscow State Law University O.E. Kutafin (MSLA).

Asya is also a member of the ICC in the Banking and Finance Committee.


Anna Khalatyan


Anna Khalatyan holds the position of an Associate Lawyer, concentrating her efforts on all aspects encompassing IP and IT Law, Corporate Law, and Data Protection.

Anna Khalatyan brings extensive expertise in registering trademarks both within Armenia and on an international scale.

Anna excels in creating a balanced environment where robust IP protection coexists harmoniously with fostering fair competition, benefiting businesses and consumers alike.

Anna graduated from Russian-Armenian University. Currently, Anna is pursuing her PhD in data protection, while remaining dedicated to exploring innovative approaches to ensure privacy and security in an increasingly digitized world.

Anna’s research intricately examines the finer aspects of data protection, delving into innovative methods to fortify privacy and security within our progressively digitalized landscape. Her dedication to advancing knowledge in this field underscores her fervor for upholding the integrity of data and preserving privacy rights. Specifically, Anna is actively engaged in developing privacy and cookie policies and analyzing the documents’ compliance with data protection laws.

Prior to joining the Lawsuit Law Firm, Anna started her career as an intern at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia and School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia and worked at a leading law firm.


Mane Sargsyan

Junior Associate

Mane Sargsyan currently serves as a Junior Associate specializing in civil law, with a primary focus on Intellectual Property (IP) and Corporate Law. She possesses a keen analytical acumen and a rapid grasp of intricate legal concepts. Mane’s adeptness in research methodologies enables her to delve deeply into legal complexities, providing valuable insights for strategic decision-making and optimizing client outcomes.

Currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Russian-Armenia University, Mane is dedicated to furthering her expertise in civil law, with a particular emphasis on digital civil litigation. She plans to continue her academic pursuits in public international law and digital law upon completion of her undergraduate studies.

Mane has actively participated in esteemed Moot Courts, including the VII IP Moot Court, Phillip C. Jessup, and Nuremberg moots focusing on public international law. Prior to joining Lawsuit LawFirm, Mane gained valuable experience through internships at reputable legal organizations and the Court of Cassation of the Republic of Armenia.


Gevorg Hayrapetyan

Of counsel

Gevorg Hayrapetyan is an Of counsel lawyer at the Lawsuit Law Firm.

Gevorg Hayrapetyan is a distinguished legal professional who, over the previous 5 years, served as the Head of the Personal Data Protection Agency of the Republic of Armenia. With an extensive tenure spanning 15 years in the legal profession, Gevorg Hayrapetyan has solidified his expertise across diverse legal realms, particularly excelling in areas concerning freedom of information, safeguarding personal data, and preserving privacy rights. His pivotal contributions include active participation in formulating and implementing legal and regulatory frameworks dedicated to fortifying personal data protection within Armenia.

Hayrapetyan boasts a wealth of experience in advisory roles, offering consultancy services that encompass comprehensive training initiatives and the formulation of directives focusing on personal data protection for varied demographics.

Following the conclusion of his term, Gevorg Hayrapetyan has initiated “dpHUB: data protection and privacy,” furthering his commitment to the domain of personal data protection and privacy. Functioning as an esteemed expert-consultant, Hayrapetyan’s counsel is sought-after by both private and public entities as well as international organizations, showcasing his recognized prowess in the field.


Karén Tonoyan

Of counsel

Karén Tonoyan is an Of counsel attorney at the Lawsuit Law Firm. Admitted to both New York and New Jersey bars as a business attorney, he focuses on intellectual property, technological, cybersecurity and AI sectors for startups and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) already operating in the US or planning to enter the market. Karén operates from New York, New Jersey and Armenia.

Having extensive experience in broad range of high-caliber cases in intellectual property and patent applications Karén Tonoyan particularly focuses on electrical, electro-mechanical, and computer-related technologies, including Wi-Fi, 5G, telecommunications, IoT, smart devices, machine learning, neural networks, cloud computing, signals processing, visual and voice recognition, wireless communications, semiconductor manufacturing/processing, video games, and networking.

Karén Tonoyan also protects the interests of content creators, artists and entertainers providing support in the areas of trademark, copyright, intellectual property tools and international agreements.

He counsels clients on business strategies, investment and financing agreements, establishing and developing of startups’ product and service lines, patentability, infringement, licensing, contractual agreements, privacy and compliance policies, liability issues and helps companies to develop successful intellectual property portfolio strategies at the intersection of technology, law, and finance.

Karén Tonoyan currently leads Tono Law Group, LLC in New York. Prior to opening his own practice over the past 10 years he has held positions at the highest-ranked law firms in the US. Karén started his career in the IT field and has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he specialized in computerized, electronic, and electro-mechanical devices.

Karén holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and in Philosophy from Rutgers University, as well as a Juris Doctorate degree in Law from Rutgers Law School.


Marine Avagyan


Marine Avagyan is a seasoned accountant with over five years of dedicated experience in Armenia’s accounting sector. With a background in engineering, she seamlessly integrates the analytical mindset of an engineer into accounting practices, consistently delivering optimal solutions in intricate financial scenarios.

As a lecturer at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Marine Avagyan imparts her extensive knowledge and expertise. Holding bachelor’s, master’s, and post-graduate qualifications, she has undergone numerous specialized training sessions, further honing her skills in the field.

Marine Avagyan serves as the adept accountant for Lawsuit LLC while actively contributing to the tax and internal accounting implementations for both local and international entities operating within Armenia’s diverse economic landscape.