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Rafik Grigoryan

First deputy minister

Rafik Grigoryan

 First Deputy Minister

+374 10 59 40 11

 Date and place of birth

 31 May 1991, Armavir, Vagharshapat

 Work experience

 Upon the Decision of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia of 19 July 2019, he was appointed as First Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia.

5 March - 30 June 2018 — United Nations Population Fund, Expert

1 September 2016 - up to present — Chair of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University, Lecturer

1 July 2013 - up to present — "Office of the Financial System Mediator" Foundation, Specialist-lawyer examining requirements

1 March 2011 - 1 April 2013 — "Brave" Legal Consulting Company Co.Ltd., Lawyer

Education 

2013-2016 — Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University, PhD Programme

2011-2013 — Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University, Master's Programme, Diploma with honours

2007-2011 — Faculty of Law of Yerevan State University, Bachelor's Programme, Diploma with honours

March-September 2018 — (six-month course), School of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia

April-July 2018 — Module 1 - Law, Practice and Procedure of International Arbitration (New direction) — organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), London, Great Britain

February-June 2017 — Module 1 - International Commercial Arbitration — organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Nicosia, Cyprus 

Other information: 

PhD in Law, Teaching Assistant

Languages: Armenian (native), Russian, English

Topic of dissertation: "Legal Regulation of Circulation of Bonds in the Republic of Armenia" PhD in Law, 12.00.03 Private Law (Civil Law, Commercial Law, International Private Law, Family Law, Labour Law, Social Security Law)

Academic research areas — Civil Law, Insurance Law, Banking Law, Securities Market, Corporate Law

May 2017 — "Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration", Yerevan, Armenia

October 2017 — MasterCard Chargebacks Level 3 course — organised by MasterCard; Yerevan, Armenia

October 2016 — "Psychological Mediation and Mediation Advocacy" course — organised by the International Bar Association (IBA); London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

September-October 2015 — Module 1 - Civil and Commercial Mediation — organised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb); Madrid, Spain

May 2014 — MasterCard Chargebacks Level 2 course — organised by MasterCard; Prague, Czech Republic

(1)    First Deputy Minister Rafik Grigoryan co-ordinates the activities of the Ministry in the following fields assigned to him for implementation of the policy reserved to the Ministry:

(a)    ensuring of improvement of the legislation of the Republic of Armenia, except for the sectors reserved to other Deputies of the Minister;

(b)    elaboration of draft legal acts and organisation of their circulation, except for the sectors reserved to other Deputies of the Minister;

(c)    preparation, within the scope of competence of the Ministry, as an enforcing authority, of draft official clarifications of legal acts, except for the sectors reserved to other Deputies of the Minister;

(d)    ensuring of legal expert examination of legal acts (draft legal acts);

(e)    ensuring of publication, promulgation and incorporation of legal acts;

(f)     ensuring of record-keeping, systematisation and retention of official copies of legal acts as prescribed by law;

(g)    ensuring of development of a policy in the notarial sector;

(h)    ensuring of activities of the inter-agency commission on citizenship;

(i)     development of a policy in the sector of bankruptcy and ensuring of liaison with the Self-Regulatory Organisation of Bankruptcy Administrators;

(j)     ensuring of development of a policy on compulsory enforcement of judicial acts;

(k)    development of a policy on mediation and ensuring of liaison with the Self-Regulatory Organisation of Mediators;

(l)     ensuring of development and implementation of a policy for the field of the practice of the profession of advocates;

(m)   ensuring of development and implementation of a policy on minors in the justice sector;

(n)    ensuring of enhancement of professional qualification of specialists of the bodies established by laws within the system of the Ministry of Justice;

(o)    ensuring of development and implementation of a policy on forensic expert examinations, organisation of expert examinations and scientific and methodical works.

(2)    First Deputy Minister R. Grigoryan co-ordinates the relevant activities in the fields assigned to him through the Department of Legal Support, the Agency for Expert Examination of Legal Acts of the Ministry, as well as the "Official Bulletin" Closed Joint-Stock Company, the "Centre for Legislation Development and Legal Research" Foundation, the "Legal Education and Rehabilitation Programmes Implementation Centre" State Non-Commercial Organisation and the "Expertise Centre of the Republic of Armenia" State Non-Commercial Organisation operating within the system of the Ministry.

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