This course is an introduction to the process of negotiating, drafting and ratifying different kinds of contracts through practical advice and approaches.  Participants in this course will have a practical opportunity to get acquainted with the process of negotiation (proficiencies and requirements that are important for lawyers when negotiating and drafting contracts). This course will give an opportunity to participants to gain an understanding of international commercial contracts, what kinds of issues to address from start to ratification.

Course Outcomes

  • Clear and practical understanding of negotiation process of the contract.
  • Understand Contract preparation and ratification process.
  • Arbitration arrangement in Contract, how to apply, and differences between Arbitration and National Court.
  • Legal opinion, when and how to use it.

Class Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 7:00PM-9:00PM

Total class hours: 14 hours / 7 days

Course fee: AMD 64,000 for the entire course

Course Handouts and Instruction Languages: The course is taught in Armenian and English.

About the Instructor: Dr. Artyom Petrosyan is a startup entrepreneur, successfully running a Children’s Entertainment and Development Center in Yerevan. His professional experience includes position of the Head of Legal Department at Spayka Holding, and subsequently of the Senior Lawyer at Vallex Group. Dr. Petrosyan has graduated from the Russian-Armenian Slavonic University, Law Department in 2006. In 2009 he received the Doctor of Law degree. From 2010 to 2011 he studied at the University of Strasbourg, Robert Shuman, School of Law. Artyom is studying Executive MBA at Skolkovo Moscow Business School.  He is the author of many articles, he participated in more than 40 court proceedings in arbitration, commercial courts of European Union countries (France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland) and Russian Federation.

Enrollment: To enroll in AUA Extension courses, please go through the following steps (see below for the Armenian version):

  • Visit
  • Create an account by clicking New User Registration.
  • If you are not a new user and already have an AUA account (having previously taken the AUA e-Math Test or applied to AUA), you should log into the account that you had created at that time.
  • If you just registered as a new user, you will get an email asking to activate your account.
  • Now, for registering to take a course, choose the Extension tab, then Extension Applications, and apply for the course(s) you choose.
  • After you register online, your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email acknowledging your application.
  • Closer to the course start date, you will receive another email confirming your enrollment, requesting that you make payment before the course start date. The fee can be paid online via credit card or through the EasyPay terminal (located at the entrance to AUA). Alternatively, you may pay the fee via bank transfer to American University of Armenia Fund, account 001-006402-001, HSBC Bank Armenia, indicating your full name (as in the registration) and the course you are paying for.
  • The completed application together with the record of payment completes your enrollment.


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