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Georgia

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Gvinadze & Partners LLC

'Approachability, responsiveness and local market knowledge are the key differentiators' of Gvinadze & Partners LLC. Founder Nick Gvinadze acts for clients in regulatory, banking and finance matters, and recently advised European fintech start-up WB21 on its launch in Georgia. Sophie Panjikidze is also highly regarded, and was instructed by Amundi to provide legal advice on placement activities in Georgia. The pair advised Mastercard on financial services co-operation with Georgian law, assisted by senior associates Mariam Metreveli and Tornike Amilakhvari.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Gvinadze & Partners LLC

Gvinadze & Partners LLC is recommended by clients for its 'customer orientation', and handles corporate services for companies as well as foreign law firms. The team is 'pragmatic and commercially minded', and 'an excellent choice for business-critical matters'. Nick Gvinadze is an 'excellent lawyer', and gives 'commercial, practical advice in order to achieve an efficient solution'. He recently advised Amtel Investment Holdings on the restructuring of two Georgian subsidiaries, as well as on a planned merger for the purpose of restructuring a hospital. Gvinadze is supported by Sophie Panjikidze, who offers a 'prompt and efficient service', and is most active in the real estate sector, where she advises on corporate issues and shareholder agreements. Zakaria Shvelidze was recently promoted to partner, and has particular expertise in corporate disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Leading individuals

Nick Gvinadze - Gvinadze & Partners LLC

Next Generation Partners

Sophie Panjikidze - Gvinadze & Partners LLC

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Gvinadze & Partners LLC

The 'thoughtful business approach' exhibited by Gvinadze & Partners LLC leads some to see it as 'the best in Georgia'. Veteran litigator Nick Gvinadze impresses clients not only with his abilities in the courtroom, but also with his 'deep investigation of the subject and ability to find out important points'. Gvinadze recently defended British American Tobacco against a $37m claim relating to alleged antitrust violations; he was assisted by Sophie Panjikidze and Zakaria Shvelidze, both of whom were promoted to partner in September 2017. Shvelidze acted for the Georgian branch of Cushman & Wakefield in contract litigation in Tbilisi City Court, and he and Gvinadze represented Nestlé in a claim (and subsequent counterclaims) against a former senior employee. Panjikidze assisted Hublot with an anti-counterfeiting claim involving the seizure of fake goods and prosecution of the infringer.

Leading individuals

Nick Gvinadze - Gvinadze & Partners LLC

Next Generation Partners

Zakaria Shvelidze - Gvinadze & Partners LLC

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Real estate and construction (and projects)
Real estate and construction (and projects) - ranked: tier 1

Gvinadze & Partners LLC

The 'proficient and responsive' Gvinadze & Partners LLC is 'ideal to deal with', especially for foreign investors. Nick Gvinadze is 'very professional and an excellent communicator'; he recently advised RCI Europe on the legal implications of franchising a number of resorts in Georgia, assisted by Zakaria Shvelidze and senior associate Tornike Amilakhvari. Sophie Panjikidze, who is 'highly professional and rigorous', advised San Diego State University on the development and construction of a new campus in Tbilisi. She also assisted Dasta Records Management with drafting a construction agreement for a new warehouse and data storage facility in Georgia.

Leading individuals

Nick Gvinadze - Gvinadze & Partners LLC

Next Generation Partners

Sophie Panjikidze - Gvinadze & Partners LLC

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