Aida Avanessian



Aida Avanessian has earned her Bachelor’s degree (LL. B) in Private Law from Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, University of Tehran, her Master’s degree (LL.M) in Private International Law, from Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, University of Tehran and Doctor of Law (PhD) in Conflict of Laws from Kings College, University of London.

Aida Avanessian has been in private legal practice with her main field of expertise in international and project finance and arbitration. Since 2013 she has been teaching Project Finance, Arbitration, Contract Drafting and Negotiation in American University of Armenia; since 2015 Arbitration and Private International Law in Hovaness Tumanian State University, Vanadzor, Armenia, and in 2018 Arbitration in French University of Armenia (UFAR). She has held several short training courses on arbitration and project financing in American University of Armenia and elsewhere. She is a member of Arbitrators Association of Republic of Armenia and is included in the Arbitrators List of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Higher Education

  • May 1990: Doctor of Law (PhD) in Conflict of Laws, Kings College, University of London;
  • June 1975: Master of Law (LL.M) in Private International Law, Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, University of Tehran;
  • June 1972: Batcheler of Law (LL.B) in Private Law, Faculty of Laws and Political Sciences, University of Tehran.

 Courses Taught:

  • Project Financing
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Arbitration
  • Private International Law
  • Master’s Paper Supervision
    -  American University of Armenia
    -  French University of Armenia


  • Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in Action-Seven Years of Arbitration, book published in 1993, Graham & Trotman/Martinus Nijhof, London, England
  • Final editing of Making of Contracts under English, French, Iranian and Islamic Law; a book by Parviz Owsia, PhD, published in 1994, Graham & Trotman, London, England.
  • The New York Convention and Denationalized Arbitral Awards, Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 8, No.1.
  • Books in progress:
  • Project Financing (in Armenian), ready for print.
  • Arbitration (in Armenian), in progress.

 [email protected]

(+374 60) 61-27-55

Office Location:
109W (PAB)

Office hours:
Mondays, 6-6.30 pm. Otherwise, by appointment.