Mr Archil Giorgadze > MG Law Office > Tbilisi, Georgia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Managing Partner and Founder

Career

Archil Giorgadze advises clients on general corporate matters, local and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, complex commercial matters, foreign investments, project financing and regulatory issues and commercial arbitrations. He is experienced in analysing national laws and regulations, drafting contractual frameworks and negotiating with potential investors and government authorities on public private partnerships.

In the 2021, 2018 and 2017 editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Mr. Giorgadze is recommended in the Georgia: General Business Law category and is noted for his visibility on M&A deals. He is described as “well experienced and always eager to help and solve problems.” In the Legal 500 EMEA, 2020 and 2019 editions Archil is distinguished as the leading individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A. Mr. Giorgadze is noted for his work in the Georgian legal market in The Legal 500 EMEA, 2017 and is cited as “responsive, attentive and professional” in The Legal 500 EMEA, 2016. He was recognized as a leading individual in Chambers Global, 2015, with the directory describing him as “very proficient” and “really devoted.” He is also ranked in Chambers Europe, 2015. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at Tbilisi Free University Law School and has been teaching there since 2011. He was elected as the best teacher by the class of 2014. Archil is also founder of the National Center of Business Law at Tbilisi Free University.

Languages

Georgia, English, Russian, German

Memberships

Georgia Bar Association, Deputy Chair of Arbitration Commission of International Chamber        of Commerce in Georgia, American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia

Education

Tbilisi State University, LL.B., Public International Law, 2004, with Honors; 
Central European University, LL.M., International Human Rights Law, EU Law, 2006, with Distinction; 
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2010, Fellowship of the Reforms and Development Fund under the President of Georgia, Study Grant of the Harvard Law School

Lawyer Rankings

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Archil GiorgadzeMG Law Office

The team at MG Law Office has ‘strong corporate and commercial experience’. Clients include multinational, regional and local corporations; state-owned companies; private equity houses and international investment banks, funds and other financial institutions. The practice has also seen recent activity in the field of blockchain and development programmes. M&A expert Nicola Mariani and ‘true, trusted adviser’ Archil Giorgadze co-head the practice. Ana Kochiashvili is an ‘outstanding’ associate.

Georgia > Dispute resolution

The team at MG Law Office is frequently involved in landmark cases in the market and handles a mixed caseload of arbitration and litigation. The team includes lawyers fluent in a number of languages, making it well placed to handle a variety of cross-border disputes. The practice is led by ‘trusted adviser’ Archil Giorgadze and Nicola Mariani. The firm recently represented the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in an international arbitration proceeding that was held online.