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KLEIN & ISKANDARYAN (KI) founded in October 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia, backs its 17 year experience on another firm also based on the CIS and recently expanded into Georgia as well. In Georgia the firm is referred to as Klein & Pantsulaia (www.kleinlawgroupgeorgia.com)

GROUP of Companies (KLG is a US corporation)  is headquartered in Newton,

KI isa Pioneer on the Armenian Law firm Market in that it is unique as a law firm that combines forces of a local Armenian lawyer with a Western lawyer. This enables KP to provide Western-standard best practices to its clients including Western Compliance practices and Western-stan dard response practices at very reasonable costs.

KI brings
in the decades of experience of its other 17 year CIS operation and  its founder in terms of best practice law firm.

KI consists of 2 Partners 3 Associates and 4 Of
Counsel. Our local staff in Armenia are English speaking Armenian attorneys. 

KI specializes in

       Customs & Product Certification

       Real Estate Services

       Venture Capital/Private Equity & M&A

       Trademarks & Franchising

       Intellectual Property Evaluations

       Patent Licensing & Exploitation Strategy

       Patent Prosecution & Strategy

       Litigation & Arbitration

       Employment & Immigration







Daniel Klein


Daniel is an Expert on Legal and business issues relating to Western companies doing business in CIS and Europe. In addition to many years as a legal practicioner he also has many years working in business in pure business roles including senior management of various IT companies.

Sima Iskandaryan


Former Judge Sima Co Founded Klein & Iskandaryan with American Attorney Daniel Klein in October 2022. Sima brings with her more than 6 years of experience as a judge and many years experience as a legal consultant for foreign companies doing business in Armenia.

Anna Kravtsova

Special Counsel

Amongst Anna´s storied career she spearheaded as in house counsel the IPO of LuxSoft and is a seasoned lawyer specialiazed in all aspects of intellectual property law as it concerns the IT industry. Anna resides in Portugal and is also a leading Data Protection specialist. 


We advise on all relevant aspects relating to customs and taxes as concern the importation and exportation of products. We also advise on issues relating to contract manufacturing, localization of production, product certifications.

Our real estate services include:

  • Due Diligence
  • Tax
  • Audit
  • Transaction Support
  • Permits and Licenses
  • Construction tenders
  • Advice on investment memoranda for real estate acquisitions/sales
  • Financial modeling for real estate projects
  • Development of business plans and feasibility studies
  • Market research
  • Site selection and site acquisition services
  • Property value assessments
  • Real Estate dispute resolution

Our specialists have worked with practically all types of real estate projects, including hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, energy plants, factories, warehouses, research facilities, and residential complexes.

We advise on all aspects of VC investment and exit. We assist companies with:

  • Legal Due Diligences
  • Technical Due Diligences
  • Financial Audits (through our partner companies)
  • Drafting of all relevant term sheets, shareholders’ agreements, share purchase agreements, closing documents, etc.
  • Relevant filings

We assist in trademark searches, filings in Russia and other countries. We also assist companies maximize the value of their trademark portfolio and advise on licensing and litigations.

We assist operators who are negotiating Master Franchise Agreements for Russia and CIS countries. We also assist perspective franchisees.

We have worked in the past with:

  • Wendy’s
  • Nathan’s Famous hot dogs
  • Sprandi
  • Sela
  • National Football League
  • National Basketball Association
  • Australian Rules Football
  • United States Tennis Association

We can assist patent owners to evaluate patents and also conduct patent due diligences that may come up during M&A transactions or transfer of intellectual property portfolios.

Watch tradition

For over a decade, Vasiliev, Klein, Usov & Litvinov has consistently adhered to the tradition – promoting a valuable lawyer to the status of a partner, the company presents him with a pocket watch. 

We value this tradition and see in it a reinvention of the well-known principle of carpe diem and a symbol of the fact that from now on the partner is entrusted with the clients’ time. Obtaining all the advantages of the partnership, the lawyer takes over responsibility as well – for caring, ethical, efficient and economical management of clients’ time.