Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ketti Kvartskhava, Alex Bolkvadze and Giorgi Batlidze
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Impressive practice with outstanding expertise in the energy industry, regularly participating in large-scale infrastructure projects. Provides full-scope corporate and financial advice and M&A assistance in industry sectors such as food, pharma and real estate. Regularly instructed by local and international investment banks, financial institutions and big corporate names.
Strengths Clients commend the clarity of advice, stating: "They are always approachable and their ability to explain in layman's terms the intricacies of the law and the consequences and alternatives and solutions is extremely impressive." Other typical comments include: "I really trust them and would not sign a big contract without them. The team is super: they are very detailed."
The team is described as "focused, completely reliable, commercial and pragmatic."
Work highlights Advised Anaklia Development Consortium on the Anaklia port project with the client selected as the winner of the tender.
Assisted Georgian Co-investment Fund with legal issues related to the development of Tskhenistskali HPP Cascade, Oni HPP Cascade and Mtkvari HPP hydropower projects.
Significant clients European Investment Bank, ING, IBM, TBC Bank, Lactalis.
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 through." He also handles IP, tax and financial matters, as well as M&A.