Helen Avakyan is experienced in different areas of law, and has taken an active role in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Her extensive legislation drafting experience includes work on governing the capital markets sector, corporate relations, insolvency procedures, commercial litigation and more. She was repeatedly involved in drafting the decrees of the Presidium and Plenum of the Supreme Arbitrazh Court of Russia.
Helen is on all taskforces for each stream of the governmental program for Digital Economy with the Skolkovo competence centers and an expert at the Expert Advisory Board for Improvement of the Financial Market and Banking Sector Regulation and the Expert Board for Digital Economy and Blockchain Technologies with the State Duma.
Prior to joining the Firm, Elena was the Head of the Analytical Department of the Russian Higher Arbitrazh Court. She was an ideologist and a manager of the e-justice system implementation project in Russia.
Since 2019 Elena has been a member the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers Council. Since 2018 she has been a member of the Expert Board for Legislative Support of the Securities Market Development with the Russian State Duma’s Committee for the Financial Market. A member of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Committee on Intellectual Property.
Helen is an Active State Counsellor of the Russian Federation, 2nd class. She was awarded the Russian Judicial System honorable charter and is commended by the Court of Intellectual Rights.
In 2016, Russian Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov awarded a letter of commendation to the Firm for Helen’s persistent "pro bono" efforts in protection of entrepreneurs’ rights at a session of the Business against Corruption Public Center.
In 2020, Elena was named Woman of the Year at the European Women of Legal Tech Awards.
She graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University Law School.
Helen Avakyan is fluent in English.