About Mushegh Manukyan
Mushegh Manukyan is an international attorney, mediation pioneer, and arbitration counsel. He has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration, as well as representing foreign companies in various complex matters. Currently, he practices international dispute resolution at Three Crowns LLP (Washington, D.C. office), a world leading international arbitration law firm.
Mr. Manukyan played an instrumental role in the establishment of Armenia’s mediation system and is the author of Armenia’s first mediation laws. He founded the first private mediation and arbitration center in Armenia, which he developed from a “one-man” firm to a fully operating ADR center with more than 13 neutrals and case management functions. He has mediated numerous cases, established the first court-annexed mediation programs in Armenia, served as a mediator in two small-claim courts in Massachusetts within the Harvard mediation program, and currently serves as a mediator at the D.C. Court of Appeals.
Previously, Mr. Manukyan was senior counsel at a Texas-based high-tech company managing Russia and CIS, India, the Middle East, and Africa legal matters for more than 10 subsidiaries of the company. From 2009-2012, Mr. Manukyan was the head of the legal formalities section of the Armenian subsidiary of one of the world’s largest telecommunication groups and concurrently served as general counsel of a mobile banking subsidiary of the same group.
Mr. Manukyan’s litigation and arbitration practice focuses on the following areas:
- Commercial contracts, particularly with an international element
- Intellectual property and technology disputes
- Investment disputes with States, primarily arising under bilateral investment treaties
- Corporate disputes, including M&A and Joint Venture disputes
Mr. Manukyan began mediating in 2011, following completion of the Weinstein JAMS Fellowship Program. He has since mediated over 50 cases in Armenia and the United States, some of which included multiple disputes with numerous parties. His diverse mediation experience includes cases ranging from international commercial contracts, to family disputes. He was the first court-annexed mediator in Armenia and began the mediation of cases referred by judges in advance of the enactment of mediation laws.