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

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

Georgia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Led by founding partner Lasha Nodia and former Tbilisi City Court manager Maka Todua, Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners has longstanding experience handling insolvency cases and boasts significant expertise in IP and patent matters. Additionally, the ‘team of outstanding legal professionals’ has seen its cross-border dispute experience bolstered by a high-profile dispute in which the practice represents a major US-based pharmaceutical company. Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze is also recommended for his ‘outstanding diligence and competence.’

Practice head(s):

Lasha Nodia; Maka Todua

Other key lawyers:

Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze

Testimonials

‘Responsive and professional. Good quality-price combination.’

‘A team of outstanding legal professionals with extensive experience in dispute resolution practice. The firm delivers exceptionally high standard legal service. Provides highly qualified advice on strategic matters both from a legal and business perspective. The team ensures comprehensive risk assessment in the dispute resolution process and demonstrates outstanding diligence in prosecuting the case.’

‘Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze is an outstanding legal professional with extensive experience and expertise, providing a high standard of legal service. He designs a solid and reliable strategy for the business in the dispute resolution process, both from legal and business perspective. Gamtsemlidze carries out a comprehensive risk assessment of the case, demonstrates outstanding diligence and competency in handling the dispute and strives for the best outcome for the client.’

Key clients

Lidings Law Firm

Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets Georgia (Carrefour Georgia)

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JSC Bank of Georgia

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Kolkheti LLC

BN LLC

Work highlights

  • Representing one of the largest US-based pharmaceutical companies in a court dispute concerning the breach of data exclusivity of a pharmaceutical product.
  • Representing B&N LLC in a multimillion-dollar dispute concerning insolvency proceedings.
  • Represented Carrefour Georgia in a dispute with its suppliers regarding the annulment of certain provisions of supply agreements.

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

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners assists property developers, contractors and construction companies, primarily from the fields of hospitality and real estate, at all stages of their projects: handling share purchase agreements, land privatisation, due diligence and other legal affairs related to the sector. Nino Kvinikadze, a real estate, construction and energy specialist, leads the team alongside Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze . Ekaterine Danelia is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze; Nino Kvinikadze

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

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JSC Bank of Georgia

Fujin Silk Properties LLC

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Uvies Berries LLC

GeoFood-Invest Ges.m.b.H

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Industrieliegenschaftenverwaltung AG

Georgia > Banking and finance Tier 3

The ‘highly qualified’ team at Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners advises banks and microfinance organisations on issues such as obtaining banking licenses, establishing subsidiaries or investment funds and tax due diligence. Founding partner Lasha Nodia, who is experienced in a wide range of banking and finance transactions, leads the team alongside fellow founding partner and tax expert Eprem Urumashvili.

Practice head(s):

Lasha Nodia; Eprem Urumashvili

Testimonials

‘Highly qualified team.’

Key clients

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JSC Bank of Georgia

JSC Procredit Bank

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responsAbility Investments AG

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Work highlights

  • Advising responsAbility Investments AG on various matters in relation to execution and enforcement of several promissory notes.
  • Representing a major creditor in relation to acquisition of the loan and participation at insolvency proceedings and related disputes.

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners handles a range of commercial and corporate issues for clients operating in Georgia, including matters which require multi-jurisdictional coordination. The team is also active on cross-border M&A transactions and recently assisted energy company Industrieliegenschaftenverwaltung AG with the purchase of minority shareholding in Georgian hydro plant operators. Founding partner Lasha Nodia heads the practice alongside the ‘proactive, reliable and responsive’ Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze. Giorgi Kekenadze is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Lasha Nodia; Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team boasts outstanding legal professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in commercial, corporate and M&A practice. The firm delivers an exceptionally high standard of legal service. The practice provides professional advice on strategic matters both from a legal and business perspective; it ensures comprehensive risk assessment and demonstrates outstanding diligence in pursuing the assigned tasks.’

‘Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze – is an outstanding legal professional with extensive experience and expertise, ensuring a high standard of legal service.  Vakhtang is proactive, reliable and responsive to the needs of the client at all times.’

Key clients

Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets Georgia (Carrefour Georgia)

Amring Pharma SRL

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ResponsAbility Investments AG

B&N LLC

Industrieliegenschaftenverwaltung

Mukhrani Development Fund

PEER

Kolkheti LLC

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Bluorchard Finance

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Work highlights

  • Advised Industrieliegenschaftenverwaltung AG on the acquisition of a minority stake in local entities operating hydro plants.
  • Advised ResponsAbility Investments AG on the enforcement of promissory notes issued to recipients in Georgia.
  • Advised Amring Farma SRL regarding setting up its operations within CIS Countries, and also supporting the client in negotiations with their suppliers in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

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 practice 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 and hospitality, pharmaceutical, energy and infrastructure, manufacturing, agriculture and 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
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 Danelia Associate at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze photo Mr Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze Partner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd. Areas of practice are: Commercial,…
Giorgi Kekenadze photo Giorgi Kekenadze Senior Lawyer at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Nino Kvinikadze photo Mrs Nino Kvinikadze Partner 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 Mr Lasha Nodia Managing Partner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Alexander Sukhishvili photo Mr Alexander Sukhishvili Partner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Maka Todua photo Maka Todua Senior Lawyer at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Eprem Urumashvili photo Mr Eprem Urumashvili Partner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners
Number of lawyers : 14
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