Mr Nicola Mariani > 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

Chairman and Founder

Career

Nicola focuses his practice on cross-border and local merger and acquisition transactions (including energy projects), complex commercial matters and joint ventures and corporate finance transactions, as well as commercial arbitration and pre-litigation negotiations. He has developed extensive relationships with key players in the business, government and diplomatic circles in Georgia. Nicola is currently leading on a number of M&A deals and large infrastructure projects to be developed on a BOT basis involving foreign investors.

The latest Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2018 describes Mr. Mariani as a lawyer that is “very good at analysing contracts from various angles” and is praised for “valuing the client’s time.” The 2017 edition of Chambers Global and Chambers Europe notes that he contributes “lots of experience, creativity, a very international look at the business and an excellent business network.” He is noted for his work in the Georgian legal market in The Legal 500 EMEA, 2017. In recent years he has been praised as “commercially astute” in The Legal 500 EMEA, 2016 and in Chambers Global, 2015 as a recognized practitioner in Georgia and a foreign expert in Canada, France and the USA. The directory cites clients saying that “he is a tough negotiator, knows what clients want and provides the advice that addresses both business and legal issues.” One client commends him in Chambers Global, 2016 and says “He’s been absolutely amazing – with his wide knowledge besides the legal issues, and his understanding of the financial and technical part of the contract.” He is also ranked in Chambers Europe, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 

Languages

English, French, Italian

Memberships

Deputy Chair, Arbitration Council, Georgian International Arbitration Centre; Board Member, Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Georgia; Advisory Board Member, Free University; Member, International Chamber of Commerce Georgia; Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia; Member, French Business Council

Education

Jean de Brébeuf College, Degree in Humanities; OAS International Law Course, Brazil, 1999; University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, LL.L., Civil Law, 1999;
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, LL.B., Common Law, 2000;
National School of Public Administration, M.P.A., 2001

Lawyer Rankings

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.

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.