Nick Gvinadze > Gvinadze & Partners LLC > Tbilisi, Georgia > Lawyer Profile

Gvinadze & Partners LLC
10 Melikishvili Street
0179
Georgia

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Nick Gvinadze is the Managing Partner of Gvinadze & Partners. With nearly a quarter century in busy private practice, he has accumulated abundant experience in the whole spectrum of both Georgian and cross-border commercial law, with particular focus on energy, infrastructure, tax and dispute resolution. Nick has advised on a number of key foreign investment projects in Georgia, including major oil and gas transportation projects in the Caspian region, and has acted in a number of higher profile proceedings in the Georgian Courts as well as in international arbitration.

Before re-launching Gvinadze & Partners in 2010, Nick was a partner at DLA Piper Gvinadze & Partners LP, headed Ernst & Young’s legal practice in Georgia, was a partner at GCG Law Office (a leading Georgian law firm in the 1990’s), served as an attorney to the Financial Department of the Georgian Parliament, and acted as local counsel to an international law firm in the UK. He is also the former Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he authored the Court’s Arbitration Rules. Nick has also sat on the Board of Transparency International Georgia, Grants Commission of the Open Society Georgia Foundation, as well as on the Investment Support Council at the Georgian Parliament. Over the years, Nick has lectured extensively on various aspects of Georgian and International Business Law at various leading educational institutions in Georgia.

Having served 9 years as a member of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Nick is currently a Belt & Road Ambassador of the Court, a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR in Paris, and chairs the Arbitration Commission at the Georgian National Committee of the ICC. Nick also co-chairs the British-Georgian Law Association (BGLA), and sits on the Boards of the EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) and Georgian-Swiss Business Association (GSBA). Nick is a founding member of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) as well as Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA, a lead Georgian NGO), and is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). 

Languages

Georgian, English, Russian

Memberships

Georgian Bar Association
International Bar Association
International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Education

Nick has received a Diploma in Jurisprudence with high honors from Tbilisi State University, a Diploma from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at the University of London, as well as an LL.M in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Lawyer Rankings

Georgia > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Nick GvinadzeGvinadze & Partners LLC

Led by Nick Gvinadze, the team at Gvinadze & Partners LLC advises international financial institutions on the regulatory and operational aspects of banking and finance transactions. The firm frequently acts as local counsel to international law firms assisting clients with their activities in Georgia. Sophie Panjikidze is another key name.

Georgia > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Nick GvinadzeGvinadze & Partners LLC

The team at Gvinadze & Partners LLC handles a range of different disputes spanning administrative law, intellectual property, competition, investments, financial services, contractual, employment and real estate litigation. The team is led by Nick GvinadzeZakaria Shvelidze is experienced in administrative and labour law and Sophie Panjikidze is an experienced litigator and patent attorney.

Georgia > Real estate and construction (and projects)

(Leading individuals)

Nick GvinadzeGvinadze & Partners LLC

The team at Gvinadze & Partners LLC assists with construction, real estate litigation, administrative and corporate real estate matters. It is particularly experienced in the hospitality and retail sector and has recently assisted with several hotel developments as well as a multimillion-dollar residential and commercial complex in Tbilisi. Led by managing partner Nick Gvinadze, the team has also assisted with several renewable energy projects. Zakaria Shvelidze and Sophie Panjikidze are other key names.

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Nick GvinadzeGvinadze & Partners LLC

Gvinadze & Partners LLC assists major Georgian corporates and global multinationals with commercial, corporate and M&A matters and is particularly strong in tax, compliance and regulatory issues. It provides ongoing assistance to the likes of Nestlé and Monster Energy and has been representing Asian Development Bank in a landmark transaction in the Georgian market. Nick Gvinadze heads the department. Sophie Panjikidze is experienced in corporate, banking and finance, contracts, real estate, labour, insurance, IP and competition law matters.