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Dispute Resolution — Georgia


BGI Legal - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Zaza Bibilashvili
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Excellent team known for acting on high-profile civil and criminal disputes. Serves prominent individuals and corporations, often representing international companies in local disputes. Increasingly active representing corporates in disputes against state bodies. Also assists with recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards in Georgia.

Strengths One source sums up the strengths the firm offers, describing the team as "skilled, efficient and client-oriented."

Work highlights Represented Coca-Cola Bottlers Georgia in a challenge against the enforcement of an international arbitration award.

Advised C.T.Park on a number of disputes with municipalities and central government institutions.

Significant Clients BP, Ferrero, Diplomat Georgia, Rustavi 2, Scotch Whisky Association, Vialis.

Notable practitioners

Zaza Bibilashvili continues to act on heavyweight domestic commercial disputes for both international and domestic clients. Clients are quick to applaud his "knowledge, experience and creativity," with one saying that "he can advise us on any question and is accessible at any time."

Sandro Bibilashvili acts for international corporates from a variety of sectors involved in domestic disputes, including matters related to international arbitration awards. One interviewee describes him as talented.

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BLC Law Office - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading firm often involved in landmark disputes. Maintains an increasingly active administrative disputes practice, representing corporate clients against state authorities. Also active in employment, IP and defamation cases. Experienced in real estate and energy-related disputes. Handles both litigation and arbitration cases. Popular choice for domestic and international clients from a range of industries.

Strengths Clients appreciate the high quality the firm provides, with one saying: "They have extraordinary diligence and organisational skills," adding that "the quality of work was exceptional."

Further sources highlight the trust they have in the lawyers. "When the case is handled by BLC I feel confident that we shall get the maximum we can out of the dispute."

Notable practitioners

Ketti Kvartskhava handles commercial disputes for international corporates and blue-chip domestic clients. She is praised for her experience and pragmatism, with one source saying: "With her broad vision and intelligent approach to the cases I believe that she can find a solution to every case." Another source recommends her for being "very attentive to detail." She also represents clients in tax disputes.

Giorgi Batlidze advances through the rankings this year. Interviewees highlight his abilities in the courtroom, with one client noting his "skill of persuasion." He acts for corporate clients in commercial disputes.

Tamta Ivanishvili rises through the rankings as she continues to garner praise from the market for her dedication and client-oriented approach: "She tries to understand your concern, everything about the situation and the details and features of your business."

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Dentons Georgia - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Otar Kipshidze
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dentons replaced DLA Piper in Georgia in May 2017, taking over its lawyers and offices. Represents international entities in a broad range of contractual and commercial disputes, including IP, debt recovery and employment disputes. Particularly active in the energy and natural resources sector. Also demonstrates a capacity for competition mandates.

Work highlights Acted for Frontera Resources in an administrative dispute regarding the privatisation of several of its plots of land.

Represented Fox Networks Group as a creditor in a bankruptcy dispute.

Significant Clients Booking.com, BP, Philip Morris, SOCAR Georgia, VEON.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Otar Kipshidze oversees the practice, lending his insight and experience to corporate clients and foreign investors in high-profile disputes. One source describes him as "dependable."

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Dentons’ Tbilisi office is well-known for its special expertise in dispute resolution in addition to our strengths in general commercial law. Our domestic Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice ranges from Georgian court litigation of real property and compensation claims to hybrid administrative and court proceedings on a variety of complex privatisation, tax and customs matters, competition law, intellectual property, as well as general commercial litigation.  
Dentons’ Tbilisi office opened in May 2017 with a team of highly ranked lawyers from DLA Piper Tbilisi office. With a legacy dating back to 1996, the team is among the most experienced and respected in the Georgian market. Having worked on many of the most important litigation (including cross border litigation) and arbitration matters, M&A and real estate deals, financing transactions and infrastructure projects, we offer you unique insights into the country’s legal and business environment.
We are a full service law firm in Georgia with key capabilities in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Banking and Finance, Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Energy and Infrastructure and PPP. Our practice is unique on Georgian market, as in addition to being a lead local litigation practice, we have unique opportunity to represent clients in cross-border litigation matters.

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Kordzadze Law Office - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Zviad Kordzadze
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded firm acting primarily for local clients on a range of commercial disputes. Active in corporate, commercial, tax and payment dispute matters. Client base includes high net worth individuals and corporates.

Strengths One source comments on the department's commitment, saying that "the strength is the law firm’s ability to completely devote itself to client’s legal needs."

Strengths Represented Lazika Capital in a GEL64,000 tax dispute.

Defended Lagidze in a trade mark dispute against Gemini Alliance.

Significant Clients TBC Bank, Georgian Railways, Victoria 98, Kindzmarauli.

Notable practitioners

Zviad Kordzadze is a market-leading litigator, acting on a broad range of commercial and civil disputes, including contractual, defamation and shareholder conflicts. Clients consider him a "highly skilled and open-minded lawyer."

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Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD) - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Archil Kbilashvili and Irakli Mgaloblishvili
- 4 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid practice noted for its high visibility on international arbitration cases. Often hired as local counsel by international law firms to assist with Georgian aspects of international disputes. Also handles enforcement proceedings, and corporate, commercial, real estate and financial disputes at a local level. Recently active in domestic disputes across the transport and natural resources sectors.

Strengths One interviewee praises the team for its responsive service, and lists its strengths as "a client-oriented approach, effective decisions and an in-depth knowledge of court practice in Georgia."

Notable practitioners

Irakli Mgaloblishvili maintains a strong reputation for his disputes practice. He regularly advises on local law issues related to international arbitrations. He also represents international corporates in domestic contractual and commercial disputes. Sources appreciate his "very client service-oriented" approach.

Archil Kbilashvili is recommended by market commentators for his skills as a litigator. He acts for international natural resource companies involved in local disputes as well as advising domestic clients on a broad range of commercial disputes.

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Gvinadze & Partners LLC - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known Georgian firm with a wealth of dispute resolution experience. Active in a range of civil and administrative disputes, including debt recovery, corporate and commercial matters. Experienced in a broad range of sectors including real estate and FMCG. Often works as local counsel for international law firms and represents a number of prominent domestic and international players.

Strengths One client praises the team for its knowledge of local law issues, noting its "good overview of legislation and broad experience, especially in terms of administrative law."

Notable practitioners

Nick Gvinadze is well recognised for his representation of international corporates before Georgian courts and also has experience of international arbitration cases. Sources describe him as a "strong litigator whose legal reports and opinions illustrate a meticulous attention to detail."

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Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted firm advising on contentious matters pertaining to all areas of general business law. Boasts a good reputation in such areas as tax and real estate with notable additional experience in construction-related disputes. Active in international arbitration.

Notable practitioners

Lasha Nodia is a long-established name in the Georgian legal market. He is well known for his focus on international arbitration and is also involved in mediation.

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Band 1

Zaza Bibilashvili

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Europe guide

Zaza Bibilashvili continues to act on heavyweight domestic commercial disputes for both international and domestic clients. Clients are quick to applaud his "knowledge, experience and creativity," with one saying that "he can advise us on any question and is accessible at any time."

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Band 1

Dentons Georgia

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Otar Kipshidze oversees the practice, lending his insight and experience to corporate clients and foreign investors in high-profile disputes. One source describes him as "dependable."

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Band 1

Kordzadze Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Zviad Kordzadze is a market-leading litigator, acting on a broad range of commercial and civil disputes, including contractual, defamation and shareholder conflicts. Clients consider him a "highly skilled and open-minded lawyer."

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Ketti Kvartskhava

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ketti Kvartskhava handles commercial disputes for international corporates and blue-chip domestic clients. She is praised for her experience and pragmatism, with one source saying: "With her broad vision and intelligent approach to the cases I believe that she can find a solution to every case." Another source recommends her for being "very attentive to detail." She also represents clients in tax disputes.

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Band 2

Giorgi Begiashvili

Law Firm Begiashvili & Co. Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Giorgi Begiashvili of Law Firm Begiashvili & Co. Ltd is a well-established name in the Georgian legal market, advising on both commercial matters as well as contentious cases. He acts on a broad range of commercial and administrative disputes.

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Band 2

Gvinadze & Partners LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nick Gvinadze is well recognised for his representation of international corporates before Georgian courts and also has experience of international arbitration cases. Sources describe him as a "strong litigator whose legal reports and opinions illustrate a meticulous attention to detail."

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Band 2

Irakli Mgaloblishvili

Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Irakli Mgaloblishvili maintains a strong reputation for his disputes practice. He regularly advises on local law issues related to international arbitrations. He also represents international corporates in domestic contractual and commercial disputes. Sources appreciate his "very client service-oriented" approach.

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Band 3

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Giorgi Batlidze advances through the rankings this year. Interviewees highlight his abilities in the courtroom, with one client noting his "skill of persuasion." He acts for corporate clients in commercial disputes.

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Band 3

Sandro Bibilashvili

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sandro Bibilashvili acts for international corporates from a variety of sectors involved in domestic disputes, including matters related to international arbitration awards. One interviewee describes him as talented.

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Band 3

Tamta Ivanishvili

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tamta Ivanishvili rises through the rankings as she continues to garner praise from the market for her dedication and client-oriented approach: "She tries to understand your concern, everything about the situation and the details and features of your business."

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Band 3

Archil Kbilashvili

Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Archil Kbilashvili is recommended by market commentators for his skills as a litigator. He acts for international natural resource companies involved in local disputes as well as advising domestic clients on a broad range of commercial disputes.

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Band 3

Irakli Kordzakhia

Kordzakhia & Jgenti GP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Irakli Kordzakhia of Kordzakhia & Jgenti GP is described by sources as "an experienced litigator."

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Band 3

Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lasha Nodia is a long-established name in the Georgian legal market. He is well known for his focus on international arbitration and is also involved in mediation.

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