Firm Profile > Dentons Georgia LLC > Tbilisi, Georgia

Dentons Georgia LLC
10 Melikishvili Street
TBILISI 0179
Georgia

Banking and finance Tier 1

Expertise at Dentons Georgia LLC is extremely broad with the team actively handling matters such as debt and equity financing transactions, secured lending, derivatives and repos, the regulation of cryptocurrencies, IPOs and equity security issuances. Clients include multilateral and sovereign lending agencies, private commercial banks, export credit agencies and private equity funds in addition to project sponsors and borrowers. Avto Svanidze heads the department alongside Otar Kipshidze and leverages his extensive experience in handling complicated corporate, finance and project matters; particularly those in the real estate, industrial, energy and infrastructure sectors. Senior associate Mariam Vashakidze and associate Sopho Mebonia are particularly active in the banking and capital markets space.

Key clients

Asian Development Bank

Silknet

Bank of Georgia

TBC Bank

OeEB

EFA Dynamic Trade Finance Fund

Intesa Sanpaolo

BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation

Citi Bank

Nordic Aviation Capital

OPIC

Societe Generale

Renaissance Capital

Lanyong Leasing

Goldman Sachs

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Headed by Avto Svanidze, Dentons Georgia LLC's team acts on domestic and cross-border M&A, company establishment, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, regulatory matters and the due diligence of target entities. The team advises on both Georgian and English law and is handling an increasing number of Georgia-based equity security issuances. Senior associate Irakli Pipia has a particular focus on advising on the corporate documentation of foreign companies intent on establishing operations in Georgia. Areas of expertise include consumer goods, transport, e-commerce, online merchant, energy, banking and mining.

Key clients

City Loft

Georgian Mining Corporation

Schulze Global

Georgian Industrial Group

Silknet

ILF Consulting Engineers Georgia

Patmar Holding

GCF Partners

Enlight Renewable Energy

Anaklia Development Consortium

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The dispute resolution practice at Dentons Georgia LLC is active in litigation pertaining to real estate, compensation claims, privatisation, administrative matters, and tax and customs issues. It also routinely handles IP, general commercial and competition law disputes and has a track record representing clients in cross-border disputes and arbitration in addition to handling proceedings at all levels of the Georgian court system. The esteemed Otar Kipshidze heads the practice, which includes highly rated counsel Zurab Kiliptari.

Key clients

BP

Silknet

Booking.com

Frontera Eastern Georgia

INTER RAO

Spacecom

COLUMBIA Shipmanagement

Vestel

Schulze Global

Benetton

Kusto

Energy Beverages

Primera Golf & Residence

Total

Batumi Oil Terminal

Permasteelisa

IKEA

LinkedIn

Real estate and construction (and projects) Tier 1

At Dentons Georgia LLC, the real estate offering includes leasing and land use transactions, greenfield and brownfield site purchases and complex development projects including hotels and shopping centres. On the projects front, the team is active in the oil and has sector where it supports major petroleum companies on the negotiation and implementation of host government agreements and relevant special tax regimes for large midstream projects. Avto Svanidze and Otar Kipshidze head the team, which includes Irakli Pipia, who is renowned for his work on office leasing, licences and permits and the registration of rights to immovable and movable property. Senior associate Irakli Pipia has a broad spread of expertise including office leasing and permits.

Key clients

Stadler Rail Management

JSC m2 Real Estate

Atlantic International

Azerbaijan Railways

Anaklia Holding

Schulze Global Investments

GCF Partners

Hilton

Enlight Renewable Energy

OMV Petrom

Georgian Mining Corporation

Schlumberger Rustaveli Company

KEC INTERNATIONAL

Amtel Properties

Austrian Georgian Development

Brico Caucasus

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Dentons’ Tbilisi office opened in May 2017. With a legacy dating back to 1996 the team is among the most experienced and respected on the Georgian market. Having worked on many of the most important M&A and real estate deals, financing transactions, energy and infrastructure projects, we offer you unique insights into the country’s legal and business environment. We are a full service law firm in Georgia with key capabilities in Banking and Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Intellectual Property, Energy and Infrastructure and PPP.

Department Name Email Telephone
Tbilisi office Otar Kipshidze otar.kipshidze@dentons.com +995322509300
Tbilisi office Avto Svanidze avto.svanidze@dentons.com +995322509300
Photo Name Position Profile
 Ted Jonas  photo Ted Jonas
 Zurab Kiliptari  photo Zurab Kiliptari
Mr Otar Kipshidze photo Mr Otar Kipshidze
 Sopho Mebonia photo Sopho Mebonia
 Natela Otaridze  photo Natela Otaridze
 Irakli Pipia  photo Irakli Pipia
 Avto Svanidze  photo Avto Svanidze
 Mariam Vashakidze  photo Mariam Vashakidze
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