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Gvinadze & Partners LLC
10 Melikishvili Street




Zakaria Shvelidze is a Partner at Gvinadze & Partners. His practice encompasses a wide area of civil and administrative law and dispute resolution, with particular expertise in energy and infrastructure, construction contracts and permitting, land and real estate, tax and labor matters. With nearly a decade at the firm, Zakaria has advised and represented the interests of numerous foreign investors in Georgia. In addition to his broad transactional experience, Zakaria is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer with an impressive track record of successfully completed matters in Georgian courts as well as in numerous administrative proceedings in front of various governmental and municipal agencies of Georgia.

Prior to joining the firm, Zakaria worked as in-house counsel at a leading Georgian insurance company, a Georgian audit consultancy firm, and the Georgian office of the American Center for International Labor Solidarity. Zakaria also completed an internship at Teller & Associates in Seattle in the US. He is a recognized expert of Labor law, and frequently trains the members of the judiciary in Georgia and abroad under the auspices of the International Labor Organization (ILO). He is also a member of the working group on labor law curriculum for Georgian judges at the High School of Justice of Georgia, and a former member of the Accreditation Council of LEPL National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement of Georgia. 


Georgian, English, Russian


Georgian Bar Association


Zakaria holds an LL.M degree from Tbilisi State University, where he also obtained his PhD in Law, and continues his academic research and lecturing at the Faculty of Law. He has also completed a number of professional training programs, including at the Georgetown University Law Center (Washington DC, USA) and the University of Washington School of Law (WA, USA). 

Lawyer Rankings

Georgia > Dispute resolution

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