All you ever wanted to know about Armenia

AN INVESTORS' guide has been produced for UK lawyers and business people looking to move into Armenia.

Solicitor Carl Ulbricht has spent the last year in the former Soviet Union working on the project financed by the Foreign Office's Know How Fund.

Ulbricht, formerly with City firm Sinclair Roche & Temperley, has also produced an Armenian/English dictionary of legal terms and has been teaching English commercial law at the state university in Yerevan.

The year-long project to promote further links with the CIS comes to a close as the UK Government prepares to open an embassy in Armenia.

“The region already has good trade links with France and the US and the opening of a British embassy can only be good news,” says Ulbricht, a member of the British Armenian Lawyers Association.

Several UK law firms are already developing links with the country although none has an office there.

Nabarro Nathanson is currently involved in two projects in the region for inter-governmental agencies.

“I think the Caucuses – Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – will be a growth region particularly if economic and political stability can be achieved,” says Nabarros' solicitor Pete Williamson, who is working on one of the projects. The West End firm also has a Georgian lawyer working in its London office.

The foreign investors' guide can be obtained from Carl Ulbricht on 081-748 4089.