Mr Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze > Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners > Tbilisi, Georgia > Lawyer Profile

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners

Work Department

Commercial, Corporate and M&A Intellectual Property Employment


Partner at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners Ltd. Areas of practice are: Commercial, Corporate and M&A Intellectual Property Employment



Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze rejoined Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners in 2017. From 2009 and prior to rejoining the firm, Vakhtang served as Head of Legal, External Affairs and Security for British American Tobacco responsible for providing leadership across eight markets of Caucasus and Central Asia on all matters pertaining to commercial and corporate law, M&A, regulatory issues, compliance, reputation, security as well as ensured delivery of business objectives by effectively leading a large team of lawyers based in different jurisdictions. Till 2009, Vakhtang held a position of Senior Lawyer at Nodia, Urumashvili and Partners, served as an Arbitrator at the Dispute Resolution Center and acted as legal adviser to various businesses in Georgia.


Georgian, Russian, English


 Utrecht University, LLM (2007) Tbilisi State University, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Law (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Georgia > Real estate and construction (and projects)

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners advises property developers, contractors and construction companies, primarily from the fields of hospitality and real estate, throughout the life-cycle of their projects. Drawing upon expertise gleaned through private practice as well as in her previous role as in-house counsel to a major domestic construction and development company, Nino Kvinikadze has deep understanding across the gamut of core “brick and mortar” real estate matters. Kvinikadze co-heads the team alongside Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze, who is well-versed in advising on corporate and M&A-related real estate matters.

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Drawing upon an ‘excellent knowledge of Georgian law and institutions,’ Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners is well-placed to provide a ‘customer-oriented service’ to domestic and international entities on inbound investments. Vakhtang Gamtsemlidze is one of the primary contacts for corporate and M&A matters and is noted for his ability to ‘evaluate a case both from legal and business perspectives.’ As well as his litigation prowess, the ‘attentive and committed’ Giorgi Kekenadze is adept at handling a myriad of corporate and commercial mandates, including assisting companies establish a presence in the country, on M&A due diligence and on the drafting of shareholder agreements. Lasha Nodia co-heads the team alongside Gamtsemlidze.