Firm Profile > BLC Law Office > Tbilisi, Georgia

BLC Law Office
129A DAVID AGHMASHENEBELI AVENUE
TBILISI 0102
Georgia

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The practice at BLC Law Office handles complex and innovative transactions in Georgia, as well as at a cross-border level for both local and international clients. The firm's wide range of clients includes Philip Morris, BP, Astra Zeneca and Wizzair. Alexander BolkvadzeKetti KvartskhavaGiorgi Batlidze Rusa Tchkuaseli and recently promoted partner Tamta Ivanishvili head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Bolkvadze; Ketti Kvartskhava; Giorgi Batlidze; Tamta Ivanishvili; Rusa Tchkuaseli

Key clients

Lactalis Group

Philip Morris

Iberia Refreshments JSC / PepsiCo bottler in Georgia

BP

KBOC

Aric Group

Heidelberg Cement Georgia

Wizzair

Havi Logistics

AstraZeneca

Tbilisi Hills Golf & Residence

Global Benefits Georgia

Georgia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The team at BLC Law Office is led by experienced litigator Ketti Kvartskhava, who acts as  lead counsel in high-profile tax, civil and administrative cases as well as international arbitrations handled by the firm, and Giorgi Batlidze who is a central figure in the firm's IP practice. Tamta Ivanishvili is involved in high-profile litigations and arbitrations handled by the firm and is one of the very few litigators in Georgia who has experience in representing clients in the European Court of Human Rights.

Practice head(s):

Ketti Kvartskhava; Giorgi Batlidze

Other key lawyers:

Tamta Ivanishvili

Key clients

Anaklia Development Consortium LLC

Mr. Bob Meijer

Mr. Mamuka Khazaradze

Mr. Badri Japaridze

JSC Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation / LEPL State Agency of Oil and Gas of Georgia

Anagi LLC

Mtkvari HEPP LLC

Robert Bosch GmbH

City Loft / Adjara Group

ZTE Corporation

Glovo App Georgia

Georgia > Real estate and construction (and projects) Tier 1

BLC Law Office has With a 'unique capacity for handling rather difficult matters in the shortest period of time'. The team acts for local and international developers, financiers and state authorities on a variety of different projects, offering corporate, commercial, contractual and regulatory assistance. The team has assisted with the construction of hotels and hospitality projects, golf clubs and multi-functional buildings as well as several large energy development projects. Alexander Bolkvadze, Ketti KvartskhavaGiorgi Batlidze, Tamta Ivanishvili  and Lasha Uplisashvili all lead on deals.

Practice head(s):

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

Testimonials

‘Very reactive, simple communication, clear explanations.’

‘Trust makes BLC unique.’

‘BLC is more attentive and they show the attitude that they care.’

‘Team of BLC has unique capacity for handling rather difficult matters in the shortest period of time, which is due to well handled team work and deep expertise. Ability of cooperation between the lawyers of BLC is astonishing, which ensures high quality of services received by my company.’

‘Being the head of energy, real estate & construction practice and having the ability of deep analysis, thorough knowledge and perfect writing skills, Lasha Uplisashvili is the most comfortable lawyer to work with. His practical, as well as theoretical knowledge of construction matters (including FIDIC rainbow) makes it easy to collaborate and get immediate and high quality assistance in different matters.’

‘Partner Giorgi Batlidze is also very proficient and knowledgeable in real estate and construction. He has the ability of promptly understand the matter and advise on the most suitable outcome possible in the shortest period of time, which is why we consider BLC to be one of the most trusted partners. ’

‘The members of the BLC legal team with whom our office has cooperated are characterised by responsibility, expertise and market knowledge. Our cooperation has led to many significant advancements in a joint project. We would like to highlight the precision and communicativeness of lawyers at BLC, which also contributes greatly to client satisfaction and mutually beneficial cooperation.’

‘Lawyers at BLC law firm proved to be excellent at their relevant fields of expertise, while maintaining business focus and practical approach.’

Key clients

Enka Insaat

Clean Energy and Tata Group

Calik Energy

Tbilisi Hills Golf & Resort

PACE Group

Scatec Solar ASA

Hilton

Wings & Freeman Capital

Georgia > Banking and finance Tier 2

The 'dynamic and solution-driven' team at BLC Law Office acts for both lenders and borrowers on financing transactions and has worked on several first-of-its-kind matters in Georgia. The group has recently advised on the first green bonds issued by a Georgian issuer and the first public issuance of bonds secured with a portfolio pledge. One of the firm's founding partners, Alexander Bolkvadze is noted for his experience in corporate transactions. Tamta Ivanishvili was promoted to the partnership in 2020. Senior associate Rusa Tchkuaseli is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Bolkvadze; Ketti Kvartskhava; Giorgi Batlidze; Tamta Ivanishvili; Rusa Tchkuaseli

Testimonials

‘Great team of professionals.’

‘Very open minded, dynamic and solution driven individuals.’

Key clients

JSC Georgia Global Utilities

Pace Terminal LLC

JSC TBC Leasing

TBC Capital LLC

JSC Credo Bank

Proparco

Gazelle Finance Georgia LLC

OPEC Fund for International Development

China Development Bank

Mogo Finance

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A
Securities and capital markets
Banking and finance
Infrastructure and project finance
Energy
Real estate and construction
Mining and natural resources
Intellectual property
Dispute resolution (civil litigation)
Tax
Labour
Bankruptcy
IP litigation and enforcement
Debt recovery
Number of lawyers : 22
English
French
Georgian
German
Russian
Other offices : Batumi

CLIENT: GAZELLE FINANCE
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: Gazelle Finance, a global asset manager, has been working with BLC since its inception. During this time, BLC provided critical legal support during our start-up phase in the Republic of Georgia helping us to establish our subsidiary non-banking financial institution and draft our transaction documents. BLC has a very strong multi-lingual team who can work seamlessly between the Georgian and international legal worlds. We outsource most of our legal work in Georgia and are always confident that BLC is working in our best interests as our trusted partner.


CLIENT: JSC Georgia Healthcare Group
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: Our Group appreciates all those services that BLC, as our partner, provides to us. Their work and attitude is always flawless, timely and professional. We always feel safe when having BLC team on our transactions. BLC truly is a tremendous company with amazing and dedicated team.


CLIENT: BLOCK ENERGY PLC.
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: Block Energy have been using BLC for over 2 years now. The service provided by the team is excellent and their ability to problem solve is exceptional. A professional well rounded firm, who work efficiently and effectively.


CLIENT: ADJARA GROUP
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: BLC Law Office is a long time partner of Adjara Group, holding company operating in hospitality and agriculture sector. As the client, we enjoy BLC Law Office’s constant helpful involvement, its deep understanding of laws and its pragmatic, solution oriented and diligent advice, always issued in prompt and efficient manner. They have great eye on strategic issues and their advice is always tailored to the specificities and dynamics of the particular case.


CLIENT: Export-Import Bank of the Slovak Republic
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: BLC lawyers are always to the point and very reliable. We appreciate their advice which is based on a thorough understanding of the Georgian law.


CLIENT: TBILISI HILLS RESIDENCES LLC
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: They are solution-oriented, knowledgeable and reliable people. BLC is always up to speed on recent developments in the country and are super comfortable to work with, even during late hours. They understand the needs of the client and try to put the law on client’s side.


CLIENT: ANAKLIA DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: BLC is always delivering a very high standard of service and expertise. Its team members are always very responsive, strong and business-oriented professionals.


CLIENT: WINGS & FREEMAN CAPITAL LLC
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: BLC is a team of highly professional enterprising lawyers. We had a pleasure of engaging BLC as the local legal counsel for several projects financed by DEG and OPIC (now DFC) in Georgia. The most challenging projects such as American Hospital Tbilisi and Pace Terminal in Poti Port (so-called, critical infrastructure projects) deserve special attention, because of the legal complexity associated with them. We cannot emphasize enough the strong work ethic and the degree of professionalism of BLC team brought about throughout the project implementation. BLC has done its best to facilitate the resolution of multiple legal issues and to ensure the effective project flow over various project stages. Overall, our experience with BLC is excellent and we would highly recommend them.


CLIENT: TBC CAPITAL
COMPANY/FIRM: BLC LAW OFFICE
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with BLC for many year already and their expertise, knowledge, attention to details and ability to deliver good results has been consistent and top notch. I will continue working with BLC law going forward and recommend them to our partners/clients.