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Dispute Resolution — Georgia


BGI Legal - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

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 and significant mandates. Broad practice covers a range of corporate and commercial disputes, as well as administrative and criminal proceedings. Also deals with tax litigation and family disputes and has experience in arbitration and has growing expertise in contentious IP matters. Serves prominent individuals and corporations, often representing international companies in local contractual disputes.

Strengths Clients commend the team's expertise, saying: "They are all very solid, have excellent knowledge, are hard-working and give great practical advice." Another client adds: "On the whole, the team did a very good job. They had calculated and prepared effective solutions for all possible developments of the case."

Clients praise the service, saying the lawyers are "client-oriented, quite patient and understand the client's internal procedures."

Work highlights Acted for shareholders of Rustavi 2 on a highly publicised ownership dispute.

Represented Diplomat Georgia in USD5 million tax litigation proceedings.

Significant clients Abbott Laboratories, Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, Johnson & Johnson.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Zaza Bibilashvili handles a range of disputes and is active in some of the market's most high-profile cases, including corporate and commercial matters. Sources say: "He is a very good strategist," adding: "He was well prepared for each hearing and his positions were well argued. He also did a lot of analytical work and his oral presentations were persuasive and effective."

Sandro Bibilashvili impresses clients with his "excellent knowledge, responsiveness," "proactivity" and the ability to "explain the formal side of local legislation and how it works in practice." He is an accredited mediator and handles a range of disputes, including commercial, administrative and IP.

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BLC Law Office - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ketti Kvartskhava, Alexander Bolkvadze and Giorgi Batlidze
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading firm often involved in landmark disputes. Solid track record in tax litigation and active in corporate, IP, competition, defamation and employment cases. Also experienced in real estate and energy-related disputes. Increasingly active in administrative proceedings and family matters. Handles both litigation and arbitration. Popular choice for domestic and international clients from a range of industries.

Strengths Clients praise the team's attention to detail and also commend their "ability to explain in layman's terms the intricacies of the law and the consequences, alternatives and solutions."

Other clients highlight the team's "good sense of commercial needs and solution-oriented approach."

Work highlights Advised Mina on an employment matter concerning striking employees.

Represented Sun Petroleum Georgia in a landmark GEL11 million dispute with the Competition Agency.

Significant clients Adjara Group Hospitality, Achar-energy 2007, BIC, FoodMart, GRDF.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe department co-head Ketti Kvartskhava as "one of the best tax trial lawyers in town." She handles a range of cases, with expertise in competition matters. Sources state: "She is very good at being there to accommodate the client," and praise her "analytical skills and attention to detail."

Giorgi Batlidze has a solid track record in IP disputes and is described as "highly persuasive in pleadings, always thinking within the commercial context and possessing important technical knowledge." His practice also includes corporate and real estate disputes.

According to clients, Tamta Ivanishvili stands out as a "very knowledgeable, flexible and personable" senior associate who "is very thorough, provides solutions to problems" and "has a good ability to process large volumes of data and deal with complex cases." She has a growing reputation in the market and focuses on corporate, financial and administrative disputes.

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Dentons Georgia - Dispute Resolution

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

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

What the team is known for Dentons replaced DLA Piper in Georgia in May 2017 with taking over its lawyers and offices. Well-established team that demonstrates particular prowess in disputes involving the oil and gas and mining sectors. Popular choice for prominent international corporations in a range of civil, administrative and constitutional proceedings. Regularly instructed on debt recovery cases and disputes pertaining to tax, IP, commercial and competition matters, as well as environmental and employment issues.

Strengths Clients appreciate their open and straightforward approach. Another source commends its "stable quality of service."

Others describe the team as "highly reputable, well-educated and success-oriented lawyers."

Work highlights Represented BP in multiple disputes, comprising civil and administrative proceedings.

Advised Socar Georgia Petroleum, in co-operation with DLA Piper Netherlands, on its appeal to the Competition Agency's decision to impose fines.

Significant clients Booking.com, Benetton, Pfizer, GPC, Frontera Eastern.

Notable practitioners

Head of department and managing partner Otar Kipshidze has a reputation in the market as a "very diligent, thorough and ethical" litigator. He leads on a number of high-end and significant cases across a range of areas, with recent instructions including competition, tax, environmental, property and administrative disputes.

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Kordzadze Law Office - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

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

What the team is known for Well-reputed firm acting primarily for local clients on a range of civil and criminal proceedings. Known for white-collar crime litigation and also active in corporate, commercial, tax and family law matters. Client base includes high net worth individuals and corporates.

Strengths Clients refer to the "long-term experience and dedication of the team," adding: "We are confident that all the issues and disputes will be handled in a timely and professional manner, without unexpected consequences."

Work highlights Represented TBC Bank and Mamuka Khazaradze, a founder and chair of its supervisory board, in a defamation case against the newspaper Asaval-Dasavali.

Acted for Zaza Kapanadze and Gia Natsvlishvili, founders of Artesi, on criminal proceedings concerning allegations of fraud and money laundering.

Significant clients Coca-Cola, Castel, Georgian Railway, Development Company Devko, Intertransi.

Notable practitioners

Zviad Kordzadze is a very well-respected figure in the market, with an excellent reputation for advising on a range of business, criminal and administrative disputes. Clients describe him as a "very friendly, open-minded and very diligent person" and value his "solid background" and advice, which is "always directed by our best interests and done in a highly qualified and timely manner."

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Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD) - Dispute Resolution

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Archil Kbilashvili and Irakli Mgaloblishvili
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid practice noted for its work in international arbitration disputes. Handles investment and commercial arbitration. Often hired as local counsel by international law firms to assist with Georgian aspects of international disputes. Also handles corporate, commercial and real estate disputes at a local level.

Strengths Clients praise the service received: "They are exceptionally brilliant. I picked MKD because of the way they analyse the circumstances I presented to them, their reputation and their depth."

Clients also describe them as an "efficient and hard-working team with very good English" and praise its "responsiveness" and "diligence."

Notable practitioners

Irakli Mgaloblishvili is a popular choice for multi-jurisdictional matters and investment-related disputes, boasting a solid track record in international arbitration. Clients appreciate his "proactive" approach and describe him as "very responsive and diligent."

Archil Kbilashvili is recognised for his solid long-standing experience in litigation matters spanning civil and administrative proceedings in a wide range of areas.

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Gvinadze & Partners LLC - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

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. Often works with international firms active in the region and represents a number of prominent domestic and international players.

Strengths Clients remark on their positive experience with the firm, stating: "They were very helpful and gave good and expert advice. If I needed Georgian law advice again, I would go back to them."

Clients commend them for their "good understanding of the local law" and also highlight the team's flexibility.

Notable practitioners

Nick Gvinadze boasts a broad litigation practice and also has experience of arbitration. Sources describe him as "an excellent communicator and an ideal partner for a non-local group such as ourselves." Others add: "He is very calm, good at understanding the bigger picture and experienced across different industry sectors and areas of law."

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McGill - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Revaz Beridze and Zurab Garuchava
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable firm covering litigation in civil and administrative proceedings. Broad range of experience in disputes pertaining to such areas as shareholders, commercial contracts, banking and finance and employment. Popular with local corporates and individuals.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's result-oriented approach, saying: "They not only analyse the proposed layout, but propose solutions to the issues themselves."

Clients describe the lawyers as "knowledgeable, fast to respond, flexible to adjust to the client’s needs and friendly."

Work highlights Advised Tengiz Pataraia and Teimuraz Loria, former coaches of FC Guria, on litigation proceedings over unpaid salaries.

Represented Dmitri Gordeev in a dispute relating to the non-performance of a loan.

Significant clients TCF, GeoMax International, Aksai BMC, MANO, Soft Master.

Notable practitioners

Revaz Beridze and Zurab Garuchava are key contacts.

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Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd - Dispute Resolution

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Band 3

第三等

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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.

Work highlights Advised m² Real Estate on a tax dispute.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Lasha Nodia is a long-standing figure in the market, handling a diverse range of advisory and contentious matters. He is an accredited mediator, with sources stating: "He is good at mediation sessions and negotiations for dispute resolution."

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Band 1

Zaza Bibilashvili

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Zaza Bibilashvili handles a range of disputes and is active in some of the market's most high-profile cases, including corporate and commercial matters. Sources say: "He is a very good strategist," adding: "He was well prepared for each hearing and his positions were well argued. He also did a lot of analytical work and his oral presentations were persuasive and effective."

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Dentons Georgia

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department and managing partner Otar Kipshidze has a reputation in the market as a "very diligent, thorough and ethical" litigator. He leads on a number of high-end and significant cases across a range of areas, with recent instructions including competition, tax, environmental, property and administrative disputes.

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Band 1

Kordzadze Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Zviad Kordzadze is a very well-respected figure in the market, with an excellent reputation for advising on a range of business, criminal and administrative disputes. Clients describe him as a "very friendly, open-minded and very diligent person" and value his "solid background" and advice, which is "always directed by our best interests and done in a highly qualified and timely manner."

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Ketti Kvartskhava

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe department co-head Ketti Kvartskhava as "one of the best tax trial lawyers in town." She handles a range of cases, with expertise in competition matters. Sources state: "She is very good at being there to accommodate the client," and praise her "analytical skills and attention to detail."

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Band 2

Giorgi Begiashvili

Law Firm Begiashvili & Co. Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Market commentators describe Giorgi Begiashvili of Law Firm Begiashvili & Co. Ltd as a "very experienced" lawyer. He has an extensive track record in a range of corporate and commercial disputes.

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Band 2

Gvinadze & Partners LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nick Gvinadze boasts a broad litigation practice and also has experience of arbitration. Sources describe him as "an excellent communicator and an ideal partner for a non-local group such as ourselves." Others add: "He is very calm, good at understanding the bigger picture and experienced across different industry sectors and areas of law."

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Band 2

Irakli Mgaloblishvili

Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Irakli Mgaloblishvili is a popular choice for multi-jurisdictional matters and investment-related disputes, boasting a solid track record in international arbitration. Clients appreciate his "proactive" approach and describe him as "very responsive and diligent." 

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Band 3

Sandro Bibilashvili

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sandro Bibilashvili impresses clients with his "excellent knowledge, responsiveness," "proactivity" and the ability to "explain the formal side of local legislation and how it works in practice." He is an accredited mediator and handles a range of disputes, including commercial, administrative and IP.

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Band 3

Georgian Legal Partnership / Member of Colibri Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Kakabadze of Georgian Legal Partnership / Member of Colibri Law is a "very diligent and trustworthy professional" with a good reputation in the market. He has particular expertise in corporate and tax-related matters.

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Band 3

Archil Kbilashvili

Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD)

From the Chambers Europe guide

Archil Kbilashvili is recognised for his solid long-standing experience in litigation matters spanning civil and administrative proceedings in a wide range of areas.

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Band 3

Irakli Kordzakhia

Kordzakhia & Jgenti GP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients and market sources describe Irakli Kordzakhia of Kordzakhia & Jgenti GP as a "very experienced and highly reputable" litigator who is "very diligent, ethical" and "disciplined."

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Band 3

Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Lasha Nodia is a long-standing figure in the market, handling a diverse range of advisory and contentious matters. He is an accredited mediator, with sources stating: "He is good at mediation sessions and negotiations for dispute resolution." 

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Band 4

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Giorgi Batlidze has a solid track record in IP disputes and is described as "highly persuasive in pleadings, always thinking within the commercial context and possessing important technical knowledge." His practice also includes corporate and real estate disputes.

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Band 4

Tamta Ivanishvili

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, Tamta Ivanishvili stands out as a "very knowledgeable, flexible and personable" senior associate who "is very thorough, provides solutions to problems" and "has a good ability to process large volumes of data and deal with complex cases." She has a growing reputation in the market and focuses on corporate, financial and administrative disputes.

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