Sophie Panjikidze > Gvinadze & Partners LLC > Tbilisi, Georgia > Lawyer Profile

Gvinadze & Partners LLC
10 Melikishvili Street
0179
Georgia

Position

Partner

Career

Sophie Panjikidze is a Partner at Gvinadze & Partners. Having started with the legacy firm Georgian Consulting Group (GCG Law Office) back in 2002, Sophie has been responsible for successful incorporation, reorganization and winding up of many dozens of foreign investment vehicles, and has advised on a number of complex cross-border corporate and finance transactions as well as major privatization matters. With nearly 15 years of extensive private practice experience, Sophie has acquired valuable expertise in corporate, banking and finance, contracts, real estate, labor, insurance, IP and competition law matters, and has also been instrumental in supporting the firm’s extensive litigation practice with important background research and due diligence. The clients she has worked for over the years range from pro bono charity clients to energy giants, major infrastructure development companies, leading Georgian banks and international financial institutions.

Sophie serves as an Expert on Georgia-EU Association Agreement and free trade issues with the Council of Experts under the EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC). She is also a Member of the Commission for Judicial Reforms at the Georgian Bar Association (GBA), a Board Member at Transparency International Georgia and serves on the Board of Directors of the Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC). Sophie is a member of the Independent Review Pool formed by the US Millennium Challenge Account Georgia (MCA-Georgia) in connection with its Bid Challenge System, and sits on the Advisory Board of the US Government Exchange Program Alumni Association of Georgia (EPAG). She also acts as International Bar Association’s YLC National Representative for Georgia. 

Languages

Georgian, English, Russian, French

Memberships

Georgian Bar Association
International Bar Association
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Education

Tbilisi State University, LL.B.
Harvard Law School, LL.M.