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Irakli Pipia

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Irakli Pipia is a Senior Associate at Dentons' Tbilisi Office. He is engaged in corporate, commercial and real estate matters.


His experience includes the acquisition and transfer of rights to land plots and buildings, the lease of office premises, the registration of rights to immovable and movable property (including lease and due registration of civil aircraft), conducting pre-acquisition due diligence and obtaining various licenses and permits. He has also acted as a client representative in establishing and liquidating subsidiary entities and representative offices of foreign companies in Georgia. Irakli has extensive experience in managing corporate documentation of foreign companies aiming to establish their presence in Georgia.

His work also includes general corporate and commercial law, consumer goods and transport sector matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Irakli worked as a foreign legal intern with the Public Interest Law Institute in Budapest, Hungary, for Transparency International Georgia, and was involved in various projects at for the American Bar Association/Central and East European Law Institute (ABA/CEELI) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).


Georgian, English, Russian


Georgian Bar Association, 2010


Central European University, 2006, LL.M.

Tbilisi State University, 2003, Diploma of Law


Commercial, corporate and M&A

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Irakli Pipia - Dentons Georgia LLC

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The corporate team at Dentons Georgia LLC works with international companies on matters including acquisitions, company reorganisation and competition law. Avto Svanidze leads the corporate practice, and has extensive experience in international M&A transactions. He recently led the team that advised Georgian telecoms operator Silknet on the $153m acquisition of Geocell, the second-largest mobile operator in the country. The team also included senior associate Irakli Pipia and associate Natela Otaridze, who both advised the Bank of Georgia Group on its reorganisation into banking and non-banking sector entities. Although working predominantly in the banking and finance team, associate Sopho Mebonia has assisted on shares transactions, including the $4m acquisition of a minority stake in a hydropower project company by Schulze Global Investments. Senior counsel Ted Jonas offers expert advice on potential joint venture agreements, while senior associate Mariam Vashakidze, formerly of BLB (Business Legal Bureau), focuses on project finance and commercial transactions.

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Real estate and construction (and projects)

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Irakli Pipia - Dentons Georgia LLC

Within: Real estate and construction (and projects)

Dentons Georgia LLC uses its corporate expertise to advise clients on real estate matters, including construction contracts and project agreements. Avto Svanidze and senior associate Irakli Pipia assisted a private equity firm with the drafting and negotiation of a tunnel construction contract related to the $130m Oni hydropower project. The pair also advised m2 Real Estate on a $35m agreement with Center Point Group to undertake the construction of residential complexes.

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