Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners > Tbilisi, Georgia > Firm Profile

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners
71 VAZHA-PSHAVELA AVE
TBILISI 0186
Georgia

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Led by founding partner Lasha Nodia and ‘outstanding lawyerVakhtang Gamtsemlidze, who is a corporate specialist, the team at Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners assists clients with a range of commercial and corporate issues. It has also been involved in an increasing amount of M&A transactions recently. including assistance to Royal Swinkels Family Brewers in relation to the acquisition of minority shares in JSC Argo.

Practice head(s):

Lasha Nodia; Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze

Other key lawyers:

Giorgi Kekenadze

Testimonials

‘The team possesses a knowledge of the current developments in local, national and worldwide business by absorbing facts and figures, analysing material, and being able to identify what is relevant.’

‘The team has the ability to outmanoeuvre opposing parties and secure a positive result by employing their creative thinking and problem-solving skills.’

‘A well organized team of outstanding lawyers. Fast and adequate responses to all questions, whether these are legal or practical. They display a thorough understanding of the Georgian legal system as well how this functions within political and economic life.’

‘Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze is an outstanding lawyer. He is a pleasure to work with, and it’s a pleasure knowing that the job gets done well.’

Giorgi Kekenadze’s work is of high quality and he works in collaboration with the partner of the firm.’

‘We worked with Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners on a cross-border matter that spanned a couple of months. We are very happy with the results. They suggested doing things in a most efficient and straightforward way without us asking.’

‘We worked with an Giorgi Kekenadze and Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze. Both of them were exceptionally responsive and did the work flawlessly.’

‘Based on my experience with working with Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners, I can candidly say that the team is uniquely experienced, utterly reliable and responsible. They always see themselves as the part of my team.’

Key clients

Bavaria N.V.

Amring Pharma SRL

JSC Goodwill

responsAbility Investments AG

B&N LLC

FL Technics UAB

Lilo Property LLC

Pasha Bank

JSC Basisbank

JSC Crystal

Retro Construction LLC

Kolkheti LLC

Bluorchard Finance

Royal Swinkels Family Brewers

Irakli Baramia

Work highlights

  • Assisted Royal Swinkels Family Brewers with a full range of legal services.
  • Advised responsAbility Investments AG on the enforcement of promissory notes issued to the recipients in Georgia.
  • Represented Irakli Baramia in negotiations with other shareholders of Retro Construction LLC and provided the full range of legal support.

Georgia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The team at Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners has recently taken on cases from a variety of sectors which includes advising on insolvency proceedings within the financial services industry and representing a construction company in Tbilisi City Court. The ‘very professional and dedicated team‘, which is led by Lasha Nodia and Maka Todua, has also handled several IP disputes in recent years.

Practice head(s):

Lasha Nodia; Maka Todua

Testimonials

‘Very professional and dedicated approach. They are good in court. We had a complicated patent matter where they assisted us, and we are 100% satisfied.’

Key clients

Nicolaus Kaculas, Constantinos Anagnostopulos, Georgios Kaculas

JSC Goodwill

Marshe LLC

Archtrade LLC

JSC Bank of Georgia

JSC Procredit Bank

JSC Isbank

Kolkheti LLC

JSC Pasha Bank

Work highlights

  • Represented, together with Lidings Law Firm, a US-based pharmaceutical companies in a court dispute concerning the breach of data exclusivity of innovative pharmaceutical product.
  • Representing a client in a multimillion-dollar dispute concerning the annulment of fraudulent agreements and in related insolvency proceedings.
  • Representing Nicolaus Kaculas, Constantinos Anagnostopulos and Georgios kaculas in a multimillion-dollar dispute concerning the ownership of real estate properties.

Georgia > Real estate and construction (and projects) Tier 2

Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze jointly heads the practice at Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners with Nino Kvinikadze who has a strong track record in the real estate industry. The team assists employers, main contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, engineers, architects, funders and developers at all stages of the construction process. The group has also recently advised businesses on labour law issues resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Practice head(s):

Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze; Nino Kvinikadze

Key clients

Archtrade LLC

Georgetown LLC

JSC Bank of Georgia

Fujin Silk Properties LLC

JSC Ska

Uvies Berries LLC

responsAbility Investments AG

Carriage Building Company

GeoFood-Invest Ges.m.b.H

JSC Ziraat Bank

Work highlights

  • Representing Archtrade LLC in a dispute in the Georgian courts regarding the construction of the Public Service Hall in Tbilisi.

Georgia > Banking and finance Tier 3

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners' team is led by founding partner Lasha Nodia, who is noted as a ‘highly qualified lawyer in the banking industry’, and tax expert Eprem Urumashvili, who is particularly involved in transactional work within banking and finance, cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. The group's workload instructions from financial institutions and banks on transactions concerning a wide variety of sectors.

Practice head(s):

Lasha Nodia; Eprem Urumashvili

Testimonials

‘The firm has access to a wide network of business experts and can readily obtain the required skills when needed.’

‘They are customer-centric, intelligent and humble people who try to find the best possible solutions for clients.’

‘This firm is highly recommended for insolvency cases and banking litigation cases.’

‘Mr. Nodia is a highly qualified lawyer in the banking industry. His participation in the development of insolvency legislation of Georgia and his experience as an insolvency lawyer stands out.’

Key clients

Ziraat Bank Turkey

Ziraat Bank Georgia

Tera Bank

Bank of Georgia

Procredit Bank

JSC Bank of Georgia

JSC basis Bank

JSC VTB Bank

JSC Pasha Bank

JSC Crystal

Work highlights

  • Representing a client in relation to the acquisition of a loan and insolvency proceedings.
  • Advised JSC Pasha Bank on labour law matters, corporate regulations and bank regulations in Georgia.
  • Advising ResponsAbility Investments AG in relation to the execution and enforcement of several promissory notes concluded with various legal entities incorporated in Georgia.

The firm

Founded in 2005, ‘Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners’ is one of the leading full-service law firms based in Georgia. The Company is renowned for its pre-eminent practices in Banking and Finance, Tax Law, Corporate, Commercial and M&A, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Employment Law with outstanding expertise in each field, along with a well-established dispute resolution practice.  The company offers full legal support across a wide range of industries. The firm’s client base is diverse and includes the leading companies virtually from all major sectors in Georgia. The firm has a particularly strong presence in Financial Services, Real Estate & Hospitality, Pharmaceutical, Energy & Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Agriculture & Retail sectors.  The company has a unique experience and understanding of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Lasha Nodia, Managing Partner: Lasha Nodia advises domestic and international clients on corporate matters, with a focus on M&A, insolvency and restructuring, banking law and real estate transactions. He has extensive experience working as an attorney. He is a CEDR-accredited mediator, Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and since 2015 chairman of the Legal Committee of Georgian Business Association.

Eprem Urumashvili, Partner: Eprem Urumashvili is one of the most respected and leading professionals in the country on Georgian tax regulations. Currently, Eprem is a member of the Tax Explanation Commission in Revenue Service of Georgia, and the chief advisor of the President Association of Banks of Georgia. He is also one of the official representatives of Bitfury, the leading bitcoin blockchain infrastructure provider.

Nino Kvinikadze, Partner: prior to joining the firm, Nino Kvinikadze worked as a lawyer at the Georgian leading construction company Axis since 2004, and became head of the legal department in 2008. She has also worked as a lawyer at the United Nations Association (2004-2005) and the ministry of education in Georgia. Nino’s practice areas include: real estate (purchase, planning, development, design, construction, management), corporate law (acquisitions, mergers, reorganization, liquidation) and licenses and permits.

Alexander Sukhishvili, Partner: Alexander Sukhishvili has worked in the firm since June 2011 and has nearly 12 years of professional experience as a lawyer. This includes being head of the legal expertise unit of the tax department of the ministry of finance in Georgia in 2006-2010 and head of the litigation division of Revenue Service of Georgia in 2010-2011. His main area of expertise covers tax advice (including assessment and tax optimization of international transactions) and representation of local and foreign-based clients in tax disputes. Alexander provides consultation and advisory services related to banking and financial law (inter alia supporting clients in developing optimal investment schemes and business structures).

Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze, Partner: Vakhtang joined the firm in 2017 and assists the firm’s major clients in the field of corporate law, commercial law and investment management. Prior to joining the firm and after a successful legal career in the private sector in Georgia, Vakhtang headed the legal, external affairs and security department for British American Tobacco in Caucasus and Central Asia markets and gained vast experience through managing strategic matters and leading teams in several jurisdictions.

 

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Lasha Nodia
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze
Disputes Resolution Maka Todua
Disputes Resolution Lasha Nodia
Banking and Finance Lasha Nodia
Banking and Finance Eprem Urumashvili
Tax Eprem Urumashvili
Tax Alexander Sukhishvili
Real Estate and Construction Nino Kvinikadze
Employment Ekaterine Danelia
Restructuring and Insolvency Lasha Nodia
Energy Nino Kvinikadze
Intellectual Property Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze
Intellectual Property Giorgi Kekenadze
Cryptocurrency and DLT Eprem Urumashvili
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Ana Arabuli  photo Ana Arabuli Associate at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Solomon Baghashvili  photo Solomon Baghashvili Associate at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Jaba Balakhashvili  photo Jaba Balakhashvili Senior Lawyer at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Ekaterine Danelia photo Ekaterine DaneliaAssociate at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze photo Vakhtang GamtsemlidzePartner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd. Areas of practice are: Commercial,…
Giorgi Kekenadze photo Giorgi KekenadzeSenior Lawyer at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Nino Kvinikadze photo Nino KvinikadzePartner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Giorgi Mamadashvili  photo Giorgi Mamadashvili Junior Associate at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Tamta Margvelashvili  photo Tamta Margvelashvili Associate at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Lasha Nodia photo Lasha NodiaManaging Partner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Alexander Sukhishvili photo Alexander SukhishviliPartner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Maka Todua photo Maka ToduaSenior Lawyer at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Eprem Urumashvili photo Eprem UrumashviliPartner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Number of lawyers : 14
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