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Global Guide

General Business Law — Georgia


BGI Legal - General Business Law

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Lasha Gogiberidze maintains an excellent reputation for his expertise in capital markets and project finance, handling some of the market's most prominent lending transactions. Clients highlight him as an "open-minded" practitioner who "always comes up with a good solution" and provides advice which is "straight to the point and concise."

Zaza Bibilashvili has experience of handling some of the biggest mandates in the market, most recently advising on substantial real estate projects. He is also a noted practitioner in the dispute resolution arena.

Legal director Unana Gogokhia focuses on financial transactions, and stands out for her experience of capital markets and derivatives. Clients appreciate her ability to "look at the issue very scrupulously and bring up points in the transaction that none of the other parties spotted."

Sandro Bibilashvili is increasingly recognised in the market. He is involved in some of the firm's biggest project finance mandates and has recently been active working on energy projects.

Counsel Tamara Tevdoradze enters the rankings on the back of positive praise. "She is very reliable, accurate and punctual, thinks in a very logical way and has very strong arguments," a client says. Her broad practice includes real estate, tax and employment.

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BLC Law Office - General Business Law

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Alexander Bolkvadze enjoys a good reputation for his long track record in some of the market's biggest projects. His vast experience includes commercial, energy and real estate. Clients describe him as "pleasant, fast and always available."

Ketti Kvartskhava climbs to the top tier of the rankings due to her superb reputation for advising on market-leading transactions. Clients describe her as "one of the best lawyers, of very high standards," and add that she is "very sharp, extremely intelligent and focused." Her broad practice includes M&A and financial transactions. She also stands out for her expertise in competition and is a well-respected litigator.

Clients say senior associate Tamta Ivanishvili is "very intelligent, monstrously detail-oriented and has an extraordinary appetite for hard work." She receives strong feedback from all quarters and focuses on mandates covering corporate, financial, capital markets and M&A.

Giorgi Batlidze is recommended for his expertise in energy-related projects, with a client highlighting his organisational skills and noting that "his experience in energy comes though." He also handles IP, tax and financial matters, as well as M&A.

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Dentons Georgia - General Business Law

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Ted Jonas is a US-qualified practitioner with a long-standing presence in the Georgian market. He is involved in a range of mandates and is particularly noted for his vast experience in advising foreign investors on financial transactions and capital markets expertise.

Legal director Nino Suknidze has a strong reputation for her expertise in capital markets and regularly advises on major transactions in the finance sector. Peers and clients alike praise her "positive and co-operative" approach and say she can "listen very diligently and adapt, so that she can see both sides of the argument."

According to clients, Avto Svanidze "stands out for his legal mindset and good knowledge of corporate law." He enjoys a good reputation and is active in a number of high-end mandates, often advising on M&A, corporate, finance and contractual issues. He is dual-qualified in Georgia and the UK.

Managing partner Otar Kipshidze handles energy, corporate and banking and finance matters. He has particular experience in advising on major infrastructure projects. He also heads the firm's litigation practice.

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Business Legal Bureau - General Business Law

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Kakha Sharabidze is noted for his experience in cross-border work across a range of areas, including acquisitions, finance, corporate and real estate. "His knowledge of the law and experience really struck me," a client reports.

Senior associate Mariam Vashakidze is active on a wide range of general business matters. She is described as a "very thorough and very knowledgeable" lawyer who is also a good communicator.

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Dechert LLP - General Business Law

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Band 2

第二等

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Nicola Mariani is an international lawyer who is admitted to the Bar in Paris, Québec and New York. He is particularly recommended for his M&A experience and also handles corporate matters. Sources appreciate that he brings in "lots of experience, creativity, a very international look at the business and an excellent business network."

Archil Giorgadze is noted by market commentators for his visibility on M&A deals. He also advises on a range of other issues, including corporate, commercial and project finance.

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Gvinadze & Partners LLC - General Business Law

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Band 2

第二等

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Managing partner Nick Gvinadze is appreciated for his ability to "clearly explain potential issues and come up with practical solutions." He maintains a broad general business law practice and regularly advises on projects in the energy and financial sectors.

Sophie Panjikidze has been made partner in late 2017. She is described by clients as "readily available, also outside business hours, and very easy to talk to." She advises clients on the full range of corporate and commercial matters.

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Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD) - General Business Law

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Victor Kipiani is a very well-established name in the Georgian market and focuses on project finance, capital markets and banking and finance work. Clients describe him as a "skilled lawyer and a truly reliable man" who is "highly resistant to stress" and provides "quick and detailed answers."

Irakli Mgaloblishvili is a noted practitioner who has practical experience of advising clients on project finance and privatisation mandates. He is also skilled in dispute resolution.

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Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd - General Business Law

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Efrem Urumashvili comes particularly recommended for his "precise knowledge of tax law," "very flexible" approach and the ability to come up with solutions. He is also active on tax disputes.

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Law Firm Begiashvili & Co. Ltd - General Business Law

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Giorgi Begiashvili is an established figure in the market with a good reputation, advising on a host of business law matters. Market commentators recognise him for his banking M&A work and strong track record in commercial matters.

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McGill - General Business Law

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Band 4

第四等

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Revaz Beridze is complimented as a "very responsible" lawyer and is renowned for his expertise in specialist areas such as maritime law. He also handles public procurement, commercial and transport matters.

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Eminent Practitioner

Alexander Bolkvadze

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Alexander Bolkvadze enjoys a good reputation for his long track record in some of the market's biggest projects. His vast experience includes commercial, energy and real estate. Clients describe him as "pleasant, fast and always available."

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Eminent Practitioner

Dentons Georgia

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Ted Jonas is a US-qualified practitioner with a long-standing presence in the Georgian market. He is involved in a range of mandates and is particularly noted for his vast experience in advising foreign investors on financial transactions and capital markets expertise.

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Band 1

Lasha Gogiberidze

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Lasha Gogiberidze maintains an excellent reputation for his expertise in capital markets and project finance, handling some of the market's most prominent lending transactions. Clients highlight him as an "open-minded" practitioner who "always comes up with a good solution" and provides advice which is "straight to the point and concise."

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Gvinadze & Partners LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Nick Gvinadze is appreciated for his ability to "clearly explain potential issues and come up with practical solutions." He maintains a broad general business law practice and regularly advises on projects in the energy and financial sectors.

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Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD)

From the Chambers Global guide

Victor Kipiani is a very well-established name in the Georgian market and focuses on project finance, capital markets and banking and finance work. Clients describe him as a "skilled lawyer and a truly reliable man" who is "highly resistant to stress" and provides "quick and detailed answers."

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Ketti Kvartskhava

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

Ketti Kvartskhava climbs to the top tier of the rankings due to her superb reputation for advising on market-leading transactions. Clients describe her as "one of the best lawyers, of very high standards," and add that she is "very sharp, extremely intelligent and focused." Her broad practice includes M&A and financial transactions. She also stands out for her expertise in competition and is a well-respected litigator.

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Business Legal Bureau

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Kakha Sharabidze is noted for his experience in cross-border work across a range of areas, including acquisitions, finance, corporate and real estate. "His knowledge of the law and experience really struck me," a client reports. 

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Band 2

Giorgi Begiashvili

Law Firm Begiashvili & Co. Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Giorgi Begiashvili is an established figure in the market with a good reputation, advising on a host of business law matters. Market commentators recognise him for his banking M&A work and strong track record in commercial matters.

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Band 2

Zaza Bibilashvili

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Zaza Bibilashvili has experience of handling some of the biggest mandates in the market, most recently advising on substantial real estate projects. He is also a noted practitioner in the dispute resolution arena.

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Band 2

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Nicola Mariani is an international lawyer who is admitted to the Bar in Paris, Québec and New York. He is particularly recommended for his M&A experience and also handles corporate matters. Sources appreciate that he brings in "lots of experience, creativity, a very international look at the business and an excellent business network."

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Band 2

Dentons Georgia

From the Chambers Global guide

Legal director Nino Suknidze has a strong reputation for her expertise in capital markets and regularly advises on major transactions in the finance sector. Peers and clients alike praise her "positive and co-operative" approach and say she can "listen very diligently and adapt, so that she can see both sides of the argument."

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Band 2

Dentons Georgia

From the Chambers Global guide

According to clients, Avto Svanidze "stands out for his legal mindset and good knowledge of corporate law." He enjoys a good reputation and is active in a number of high-end mandates, often advising on M&A, corporate, finance and contractual issues. He is dual-qualified in Georgia and the UK.

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Band 3

Tamta Ivanishvili

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients say senior associate Tamta Ivanishvili is "very intelligent, monstrously detail-oriented and has an extraordinary appetite for hard work." She receives strong feedback from all quarters and focuses on mandates covering corporate, financial, capital markets and M&A.

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Band 3

Dentons Georgia

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Otar Kipshidze handles energy, corporate and banking and finance matters. He has particular experience in advising on major infrastructure projects. He also heads the firm's litigation practice.

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Band 3

Irakli Mgaloblishvili

Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD)

From the Chambers Global guide

Irakli Mgaloblishvili is a noted practitioner who has practical experience of advising clients on project finance and privatisation mandates. He is also skilled in dispute resolution.

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Band 3

Paine Stevens

From the Chambers Global guide

Benjamin Paine of Paine Stevens is an English-qualified lawyer advising clients on financial transactions. Sources say he is "very proactive," "very experienced" and gives "lots of practical advice." He is also knowledgeable of the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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Band 3

Sophie Panjikidze

Gvinadze & Partners LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Sophie Panjikidze has been made partner in late 2017. She is described by clients as "readily available, also outside business hours, and very easy to talk to." She advises clients on the full range of corporate and commercial matters.

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Band 4

BLC Law Office

From the Chambers Global guide

Giorgi Batlidze is recommended for his expertise in energy-related projects, with a client highlighting his organisational skills and noting that "his experience in energy comes though." He also handles IP, tax and financial matters, as well as M&A.

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Band 4

McGill

From the Chambers Global guide

Revaz Beridze is complimented as a "very responsible" lawyer and is renowned for his expertise in specialist areas such as maritime law. He also handles public procurement, commercial and transport matters.

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Band 4

Sandro Bibilashvili

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Sandro Bibilashvili is increasingly recognised in the market. He is involved in some of the firm's biggest project finance mandates and has recently been active working on energy projects.

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Band 4

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Archil Giorgadze is noted by market commentators for his visibility on M&A deals. He also advises on a range of other issues, including corporate, commercial and project finance.

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Band 4

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Legal director Unana Gogokhia focuses on financial transactions, and stands out for her experience of capital markets and derivatives. Clients appreciate her ability to "look at the issue very scrupulously and bring up points in the transaction that none of the other parties spotted."

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Band 4

Efrem Urumashvili

Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd

From the Chambers Global guide

Efrem Urumashvili comes particularly recommended for his "precise knowledge of tax law," "very flexible" approach and the ability to come up with solutions. He is also active on tax disputes. 

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Up and Coming

Tamara Tevdoradze

BGI Legal

From the Chambers Global guide

Counsel Tamara Tevdoradze enters the rankings on the back of positive praise. "She is very reliable, accurate and punctual, thinks in a very logical way and has very strong arguments," a client says. Her broad practice includes real estate, tax and employment.

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Up and Coming

Mariam Vashakidze

Business Legal Bureau

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior associate Mariam Vashakidze is active on a wide range of general business matters. She is described as a "very thorough and very knowledgeable" lawyer who is also a good communicator.

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