MG Law Office > Tbilisi, Georgia > Firm Profile

MG Law Office
60 Chavchavadze avenue, Hausart Plaza
17th floor, office N 65
0162, Tbilisi
Georgia

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The ‘reliable and competent‘ team at MG Law Office handles ‘both domestic and international issues’. The practice has seen a noted uptick in instructions in the field of blockchain and development programmes. Clients include multinational, regional and local corporations, state-owned companies, international investment banks, funds and private equity houses. ‘Outstanding international lawyerNicola Mariani and Archil Giorgadze co-head the practice together with recent arrival George Svanadze who joined from EY Law. They are supported by ‘excellent‘ associate Ana Kochiashvili.

Practice head(s):

Archil Giorgadze; Nicola Mariani; George Svanadze

Other key lawyers:

Salome Meladze; Tamar Jikia; Ana Kochiashvili

Testimonials

‘Tamar Jikia is very attentive to detail. Within ten minutes of a conversation she can get the whole picture and be fully involved. A fast and professional lawyer with great future.’

‘Nicola Mariani is an outstanding international lawyer. Archil Girogadze is the best Georgian lawyer we have come across. Ana Kochiashvili is also an excellent lawyer.’

‘Archil Giorgadze is very personable, has a ‘can do’ attitude, and has a commercial outlook.’

‘MG Law always issue competent and exhaustive opinions. Their cooperation is flexible with the possibility to work out of business hours and to tight deadlines.’

‘Archil Giorgadze is always ready to provide valuable advice and legal documents with the highest level of competence.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable in energy matters and commercial contract drafting. Perfect service, very reliable, and always thinking outside the box.’

‘Tamar Jikia is an outstanding associate with a wide breadth of knowledge. Salome Meladze is also a knowledgeable, punctual associate who has a very intense work ethic.’

‘The company was founded by two of the most highly regarded practitioners in Georgia, and the company has retained that feel, with excellence being their calling card. They are on the cutting edge of all important innovations.’

Key clients

Dhabi Group Georgia LLC

Government of Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Georgia LLC

Rakeen Uptown Development LLC

Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Evolution Georgia LLC

Solibro Financial Investments

JSC Bank of Georgia

Hyatt International LLC

JSC Georgian Railway

Tbilisi Central Hospital

JSC Galt & Taggart

COSMOTE Technical Services and Monemvasia Shipping and Trading Co. Ltd

Baltic Business Development LLC

TR Real Estate LLC

TR Georgia Project 2 LLC

Mevolto Group

Work highlights

  • Advised JSC Georgian Railway on green notes issuance in an aggregate principal amount of $500m and the related liability management exercise.
  • Consulted JSC Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) alongside Galt&Taggart and PWC.
  • Advised EBRD and Schoenherr Attorneys at Law on an EBRD project to develop a design document for the implementation of renewable energy auctions in Georgia.

Georgia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The team at MG Law Office is a popular choice for cross-border disputes where it is able to call on the presence of a number of skilled linguists in the team. The practice is led by Archil Giorgadze and George Svanadze, who has experience negotiating with potential investors and government authorities on public private partnerships. Recently the firm has represented the government of Georgia before an ICSID tribunal.

Practice head(s):

Archil Giorgadze; George Svanadze

Other key lawyers:

Lasha Machavariani; Ana Kochiashvili

Testimonials

‘The firm advises on complex employment related matters.’

‘Ana Kochiashvili and Lasha Machavariani were very helpful.’

‘The legal team does thorough research and a thorough analysis of the issue. They are very easy to work with, always ready to assist, listen to your needs and offer proper solutions.’

‘Archil Giorgadze is very a very comfortable person to work with. He expresses his points and views very clearly and has an ability to convince counterparts of his arguments. He is very even-tempered, unruffled and very convincing.’

‘I’d like to highlight the diversity of service and the immediate support in urgent cases. Also, it’s good to work with a team who has very strong communication between team members.’

‘Besides the high level of qualification and professionalism, I value the friendly manner of communication most of all.’

Key clients

Dhabi Group Georgia LLC

Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF)

Evolution Georgia LLC

Ministry of Justice of Georgia

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Ministry of Justice of Georgia with respect to arbitration proceedings against Georgia.
  • Acted for Evolution Georgia LLC in multiple unfair dismissal claims as well as in a dispute relating to the illegality of the employee strike.

MG Law is the first full-service law firm in Georgia to be founded by international partners recognized by The Legal 500 as a Top Tier Band 1 Firm.

Based in the heart of Tbilisi, our firm advises the leading Georgian and international companies, financial institutions, investment funds, governmental entities and public enterprises.

Our firm is a market leader with its unique expertise and commercial sense, built on its years of being part of an international law firm.

MG Law’s team includes some of the market’s leading advisors on both domestic and cross-border corporate, energy, and financing transactions, and domestic and international dispute resolution in the region.

We are continually searching for lawyers with diverse academic and professional background to grow our team. Our lawyers are qualified in multiple jurisdictions, including Georgia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.  We have worked in a number of jurisdictions, including the United Arab Emirates. We are fluent in several languages, including English, Russian, Georgian, French, and Italian.

Among many other areas, the strengths of our varied and accomplished experts primarily focus on the following sectors:

Banking and finance; capital markets; arbitration and litigation; labor and employment; infrastructure and project finance; energy law; real estate; tax and customs; investment law; corporate law; and cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Why Us?
MG Law has extensive experience in all types of cross-border transactions and disputes and advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and project finance, capital markets (both debt and equity transactions) and international arbitration and dispute resolution, as well as a full spectrum of general corporate and commercial matters.

At MG Law, our success is attributed to our seasoned professionals who provide quality legal services to our clients, while focusing on tangible results and delivering solutions that work.

Our ability to successfully navigate through the most complex legal problems, exceptional professional judgment, and innovation sets us apart from any other firm in Georgia. MG Law is committed to efficiently meet the clients’ legal needs with maximum satisfaction.

Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 10

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Chairman and Founder Nicola Marianinicola.mariani@mglaw.ge+995577183300
Managing Partner Archil Giorgadzearchil.giorgadze@mglaw.ge+995591190999
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Archil Giorgadze  photo Mr Archil Giorgadze Managing Partner and Founder
Mr Nicola Mariani  photo Mr Nicola Mariani Chairman and Founder
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American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia
Georgian Bar Association