Rising Stars

Real estate and construction (and projects) in Georgia

BGI Legal

The significant transactional expertise at BGI Legal enables the firm to advise major developers, numerous foreign embassies and commercial clients on matters including real estate acquisitions, lease arrangements and foreign ownership rights. Headed by Zaza Bibilashvili and Tamara Tevdoradze, the practice regularly handles large scale infrastructure and energy projects for clients from, among others, the oil and gas, renewable energy and agriculture sector. Founding partner Lasha Gogiberidze is recommended for his real estate M&A expertise. Sandro Bibilashvili and Unana Gogokhia are noted for their experience in hydropower projects and local housing project financings respectively.

Other key lawyers:

Lasha Gogiberidze; Sandro Bibilashvili; Unana Gogokhia; Sopho Natroshvili;

Key clients






Korea Water Resources Corporation

Embassy of Great Britain

Embassy of Poland

ECON Pöyry

BP Georgia

SOCAR Midstream Operations

CT Park

Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors bv

Marriott International


World Experience Georgia

Anaklia City

Sarnia Holding & Finance BV

Ferrero International

Diplomat Georgia

MND Group NV

Yeniguin Construction Industry &Comm. Inc


IHI Corporation

JVG Vastgoed Groep BV


Homeowners’ association of Park Gate

Mowat Georgia

Ninotsminda Oil Company

Goldcept Resources Ltd

JSC Nenskra Hydro

Dutch House Orbeti, LLC

Ilia State University

Work highlights

  • Advised BP on the acquisition of land rights for three pipeline projects transporting oil and gas from the Caspian through Georgia to Turkey and onwards.
  • Advised a Dutch-based investor in a multimillion real estate development project in the heart of the historic Tbilisi District.
  • Advised Ferrero on the acquisition of farmland and other real estate related matters in Georgia.

BLC Law Office

A key destination for clients from the energy sector, BLC Law Office advises on project development for clients from the oil and gas sector as well as routinely handling large-scale renewable energy projects. Additionally, the firm’s presence in Tsibili and Batumi allows it to be active in the two largest real estate and construction markets in Georgia, assisting corporate clients with projects such as the construction of casinos, hotels and residential complexes. Experienced lawyers Alexander Bolkvadze, Ketti Kvartskhava, Giorgi Batlidze, Lasha Uplisashvil and Tamta Ivanishvili head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Bolkvadze; Ketti Kvartskhava; Giorgi Batlidze; Tamta Ivanishvili; Lasha Uplisashvili

Key clients

Calik Energy

Dreamland Oasis

Tbilisi Hills Golf & Resort


Anagi Development

Block Energy

Gino Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Calik Energy on the development of one of the first private 50 MW wind power plants in Georgia.
  • Advised Ecoener on the development of one of the first private 20 MW solar power plants in Georgia.
  • Advised Gino Group on the development of real estate projects throughout Tbilisi.


Dentons assists players from all links in the real estate development chain, from buyers and project sponsors to developers and lenders, with the documentation and negotiation of large-scale construction and development projects. Advising on issues such as construction finance, construction insurance and infrastructure. Private equity firms, oil companies and private universities are among the practice’s diverse roster of international and domestic clients, with recent projects including the opening of the first international university campus in Georgia. Otar Kipshidze and Avto Svanidze head the team; both contribute expertise in big-ticket construction transactions

Practice head(s):

Otar Kipshidze; Avto Svanidze

Key clients

Amtel Properties Georgia

Cerberus Frontier

China Road and Bridge Corporation

Columbia Shipmanagement

Elementum Georgia

FCC Aqualia

Georgian Water and Power

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC)

OMV Petrom

Webster University

Work highlights

  • Advising Webster University, US-based private university, on the opening of its first campus in Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • Advising Cerberus Frontier on land issues related to its HPP projects and related environmental regulations.
  • Advising Hans LLC on negotiations concerning the privatisation of land plots in Tbilisi for construction purposes.

BLB (Business Legal Bureau)

David Khaindrava  has established a notable practice advising on property development and real estate deals; the team handles an array of issues such as drafting the contracts need for complex real estate transactions, negotiating with contractors and the obtaining of construction permits, even in cultural heritage zones.  Privatisation is an additional area of strength, and the firm is involved in the privatisation of state-owned land for a major superstructure project. Kakha Sharabidze, Maya Mtsariashvili and David Khaindrava head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Kakha Sharabidze; Maya Mtsariashvili; David Khaindrava

Other key lawyers:

Nino Gotsireli; Ana Rekhviashvili


‘BLB is exceptional in the Georgian legal market with the best level of service at a realistic price. BLB’s team is highly qualified and super-responsive.’

‘BLB’s managing partner Kakha Sharabidze is the lead counsel on our projects. His expertise and pragmatic, business-oriented solutions make him stand out in the market. We are also working with Ana Rekhviashvili and Nino Gotsireli. Nino’s thinking and advice is always clear and understandable, her service is always client-oriented and super-fast. Ana Rekhviashvili is hardworking and very easy to work with, she stands out for her diligence and professionalism.’

‘Mr. Kakha Sharabidze is one of the driving powers behind the firm’s tremendous success. He has a deep knowledge of project development and investments and is a leading expert in corporate law. He also has a large amount of experience of working with foreign investors and international financial institutions. Ms. Ana Rekhviashvili is focusing on corporate law and is involved in all major transactions with international clients. She is one of the best representatives of the new generation of lawyers.’

Key clients

APM Terminals B.V. ; Poti Sea Port Corporation (PSPC) JSC

Krtsanisi Villa Residence

Cote D’Azur Resorts & Hotels Limited

A high-net-worth investor engaged in commercial construction business in Georgia

Gloria LLC

Georgy Dzhaparidze

Work highlights

  • Advises Poti Sea Port Corporation (PSPC) and its sole shareholder APM Terminals B.V. on the expansion of Georgia’s largest port.
  • Advises Krtsanisi Villa Residence on the purchase of land and construction of an ecological residential complex in Tbilisi.    
  • Advises Cote D’Azur Resorts & Hotels Limited on its acquisition of real estate in Batumi, Adjara.

Gvinadze & Partners LLC

Led by the highly experienced Nick Gvinadze, Gvinadze & Partners LLC is active in contentious and non-contentious work for hoteliers, developers and various other key players in the real estate and construction sector. An additional area of expertise is energy and infrastructure; the firm routinely assists with construction, permits and zoning regulation for large-scale projects, with wind farms, hydropower plants and oil and gas projects among the team’s recent mandates. Sophie Panjikidze and Zakaria Shvelidze are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Nick Gvinadze

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Panjikidze; Zakaria Shvelidze

Work highlights

  • Providing Georgian law advice to Sinohydro Corporation, a major Chinese state-owned company that leads several major multi-million roads rehabilitation/reconstruction projects in Georgia.
  • Advising the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in relation to its $100m loan to the Georgian Government supporting reforms in the major state-owned enterprises operating in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors.
  • Assisting the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the financing of the development, construction and operation of what will be the largest wind power plant in Georgia.

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners assists property developers, contractors and construction companies, primarily from the fields of hospitality and real estate, at all stages of their projects: handling share purchase agreements, land privatisation, due diligence and other legal affairs related to the sector. Nino Kvinikadze, a real estate, construction and energy specialist, leads the team alongside Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze . Ekaterine Danelia is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze; Nino Kvinikadze

Other key lawyers:

Ekaterine Danelia

Key clients

JSC Goodwill

JSC Bank of Georgia

Fujin Silk Properties LLC


Uvies Berries LLC

GeoFood-Invest Ges.m.b.H

JSC Ziraat Bank

Industrieliegenschaftenverwaltung AG

GLCC Law Firm

The significant expertise in construction law at GLCC Law Firm has made the firm a popular destination for major local and international real estate and infrastructure developers. Whether by providing ongoing legal support for projects, representing the clients in legal disputes or engaging in alternative dispute resolution, the team is able to assist clients throughout the construction process. Aleksandre Kamushadze , who heads the practice, is known for his analysis and legal interpretation of the construction sector.

Practice head(s):

Aleksandre Kamushadze

Other key lawyers:

Irakli Gaprindashvili


‘The GLCC team is always responsive, efficient and client-oriented as well as professional and confident in their work.’

‘I would highlight Mr. Irakli Gaprindashvili’s knowledge of the construction and real estate business. He has remarkable negotiation skills as well as significant experience in contracts, real estate transactions and commercial issues.’

‘Very good distribution of work and responsibilities between partners and associates.’

Key clients

Cushman and Wakefield

Sanco LTD

Horizonti LTD


LLC Amshenebeli

IMAX Group

Property Management Group

As Georgia (Dirsi)

ICES / Panex Kheladze

Gudani Development

Work highlights

  • Advised Sanco LTD on a real estate project including land purchase, permits, construction and sales of 36 apartment units in Tbilisi.
  • Advised Cushman and Wakefield LLC on a significant real estate purchase agreement.    
  • Advised LLC AMSHENEBELI and another party on the settlement of dispute and subsequent partnership agreement for construction on a plot of land.


VBAT acts primarily for clients from the hospitality, energy and construction industries, advising on regulatory and employment matters, as well as handling various types of disputes. Contentious mandates include local arbitration, as well as state procurement, lease and real-estate related litigation. The practice is jointly led by Davit Kikaleishvili, whose expertise in the energy sector has seen him advise on the construction of major hydro energy plants in Georgia, and Davit Kvachantiradze. Hospitality sector specialist Tinatin Tskhvedian is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Davit Kikaleishvili; Davit Kvachantiradze

Other key lawyers:

Tinatin Tskhvediani

Key clients

Blauenstein Georgia LLC

EVS Wealth Management

Golden Fleece LLC

Nobel Ilaç Sanayii ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

Toyota Center Tbilisi LLC

City Pay LLC

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

BD Property LLC (Tbilisi Gardens)

Consulente Enologica SRL

Advanced Medical Technologies and Services (AMTS)

Fashion House Materia LLC

CBD Development (East Point Mall)

JoAnn Medical Center LLC


Leasing Expert LLC

Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp.

Night Show Studio


NS Studio LLC

Akhmeta Wine House LLC

Winery LLC

Foodoliz LLC

Optima Hill LLC

InvestorTV LLC

GL Development LLC

Kazbegi Development LLC

Startup Georgia LLC

JSC Partnership Fund

Leader Invest LLC

Constant branch of Co LTD China Railway 23rd Bureau Group

Georgian Property Management LLC

Beach Building LLC


Big Era Games LLC

Georgian Karting School LLC

Work highlights

  • Representing a client in a series of state procurement related disputes.
  • Advised and represented China Railway 23rd Bureau Group Co., Ltd in a series of disputes related to transportation infrastructure construction.