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Nana Gurgenidze advises clients on a wide range of corporate law issues, mergers and acquisitions, matters related to structuring business and financial transactions, real estate & development, banking and finance, contracts and tax law matters. Nana has been involved in numerous multi-million local and cross-border debt and equity transaction structuring, due diligence exercises and deal closures for Georgian and foreign investors.
Prior to joining the Firm, Nana was the Founding/Managing Partner of the Law Firm - CFS Legal Guledani, Gurgenidze & Partners. While handling clients’ legal matters she was dealing with the complex financial restructuring transactions, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance as well as labor and tax issues. Nana worked as a Senior Associate at BLC law firm. Along with other large projects, she was involved in energy, securities, privatization and civil aviation projects. Nana has also worked as a Legal Advisor at USAID/Caucasus Office covering Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan and providing advice on various legal aspects, including corporate and tax issues of USAID contractor organizations. For number of years, Nana worked for different international organizations including UNHCR and World Bank.
Nana has successfully passed Civil Bar Exam and is a certified attorney in the field. She holds LL.M Degree from Duke University School of Law, NC, USA and Diploma in Law from the Department of International Law and International Relations at Tbilisi State University.
With native Georgian, Nana is fluent in English and Russian and has intermediate knowledge of Serbian.
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Archil Lezhava is the Head of the Litigation and Arbitration team. He has significant experience in corporate, real estate and civil law dispute resolution. Archil has represented clients in multi-million property and corporate legal disputes, has protected clients’ interests in administrative cases and arbitrage proceedings. Apart from his litigation experience, Archil advises clients on structuring business and financial transactions, privatization and real estate acquisition and sale deals. Over the years he has accumulated distinguished negotiation and legal drafting skills. Archil holds license of a Patent Trustee and is a certified lawyer in this field. In 2012, he has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in Georgia and has obtained relevant award.
Prior to joining the firm, Archil worked as an Attorney at BLC Law firm handling complex litigation cases mainly in the field of corporate and property law related aspects. He was also involved in various corporate and business transactions, due diligence exercises for local and foreign investors, legal drafting and numerous civil law matters.
Archil has successfully passed Civil Bar Exam and is a certified attorney in the field. He received a Diploma in Law from the Faculty of International Law at Tbilisi State University. He has undergone extensive training programme in legal regulations of small and medium enterprise development in Tokyo, Japan, funded by the Japanese Government and training course in Georgian customs and tax legislation organized by American Chamber of Commerce and International Training and Consulting Company. Archil is also a patent attorney certified by LEPL National Intellectual Property Center Sakpatenti.
With native Georgian, Archil is fluent in English and Russian and has intermediate knowledge of German.
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Levan Nikoladze is a Partner at LPA Law Firm. He advises clients on matters related to corporate law, tax & customs law, real estate & privatization law, labor and IP law matters. Levan handles legal aspects related to structuring complex local and international business transactions, conducts corporate structuring and manages legal matters of joint enterprises acquiring international status and carrying out free trading activities in Free Industrial Zones, advices Duty Free units on legal and tax matters. Levan participates in conduct of limited scope and comprehensive due diligence exercises and assists clients in deal closing. He is leading litigation & arbitration team in civil and administrative disputes. Levan holds license of a Patent Trustee and is a certified lawyer in this field. In 2012, he has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in Georgia and has obtained relevant award.
Prior to joining the firm, Levan worked as an attorney and transactional lawyer at BLC Law Firm dealing with corporate, Intellectual Property, tax and real estate law matters. He has worked on numerous privatization and real estate acquisition projects, including energy projects related to conduct of thorough due diligence and privatization of energy objects in Georgia. He has been involved in legal drafting and was member of the litigation team on civil and administrative disputes.
Levan has successfully passed Civil Bar Exam and is a certified attorney in the field. Levan received Diploma in Law from the Law Faculty at Tbilisi State University. Levan is also a patent attorney certified by LEPL National Intellectual Property Center Sakpatenti. He has undergone extensive training course in Georgian customs and tax legislation.
Levan is fluent in Georgian, English and Russian.
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Salome Meunargia is a Partner at LPA Law Firm. Her practice focuses on Corporate Law, Telecommunications Law, Banking and Finance, Securities Transactions and Tax Law. She is involved in structuring complex business and financial transactions, corporate structuring and restructuring, real estate related projects and tax law related matters. Prior to joining the firm Salome worked as a lawyer at Black Sea Product Ltd, where she was responsible for managing all legal aspects related to the transactions carried out by the company. Salome also worked as a lawyer at CFS Investment Bank and CFS Legal Guledani, Gurgenidze & Partners LP, where she was mainly specialized in Banking and Finance, Securities law and business transactions. She has participated in the process of issuance of the corporate bonds of Georgian companies as well as structuring debt and equity investment deals and conducting due diligence exercises for the potential investee companies. Salome also worked as an Associate at BLC Law Firm and as a Lawyer for BCI, one of the largest Insurance Companies in Georgia. Salome has successfully passed Civil Bar Exam and is a certified attorney in the field.
Salome holds an LL.M Degree in Business and Trade Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, School of Law, Netherlands. She graduated from the Department of International Law and Relations at Tbilisi State University with Diploma in Law. Salome is an alumni of Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program, under which she spent a year at Chaparral High School, Kansas, USA and Freedom Support Act Undergraduate Program, under which she studied at a Department of Political Science of University of Northern Iowa, USA.
With native Georgian, Salome is fluent in English and Russian and has intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
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David Kapanadze is a Partner at LPA Law Firm. He advises clients on telecommunications, intellectual property, consumer law, corporate restructuring, investment and tax law matters. David is an Assistant Professor at Tbilisi State University where he teaches Case law of Public International Law to the master’s students of European Studies and International Relations Department.
Prior to joining the Firm, David worked as a Senior Associate at BLC Law Firm mainly handling clients’ corporate, real estate, securities and tax law matters. He has undergone internship at the Office of the Mayor in Madison, Madison, NJ, USA and volunteered for Madison Community House, NJ, USA.
David holds an LL.M Degree in Comparative Constitutional Law from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. He graduated from the Department of International Law and Relations at Tbilisi State University with Diploma in Law. David is a finalist of the US Congress and USAID sponsored FREEDOM Support Act Undergraduate students exchange program under which he studied Political Science in Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA. He is also a Finalist of the USD Congress and USAID sponsored Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange program studying in McClellan High School, Arkansas, USA.
With native Georgian, David is fluent in English and Russian.
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Jaba Gvelebiani is responsible for management the firm’s legal portfolio and client relations in his capacity as a legal director. Jaba advises clients on different legal matters, including issues concerning corporate law, investment law, international commercial law, contracts law, labor law, tax law, environmental and natural resources law, construction law, property law, matters related to structuring and restructuring business transactions and others. Jaba has been engaged in number of projects devoted to elaboration of optimal and mostly suitable tax schemes for local as well as international business. He has also been involved in number of transnational business and cross-border joint venture structuring transactions, corporate due diligence exercises, litigation and arbitration.
Prior to joining the firm, Jaba worked at the Constitutional Commission of Georgia in where his main duties included participation in drafting of new Constitution and administration of the Commission activities. Jaba has been actively involved in various law competitions such as Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna) and Central and Eastern European Moot Court Competition (Kiev). Through the stated competitions, Jaba has specialized in International Commercial Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Sales and Trade Law, European Union Law. Jaba has been actively involved in extra-curricular legal and educational activities along her professional work at the Firm. He has been coach for Tbilisi State University Team for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and director of Arbitration Initiative Georgia, local non-profit organization promoting alternative dispute resolution in Georgia.
Jaba has successfully passed Civil Bar Exam and is admitted at Georgian bar. Jaba is a graduate of Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law having experience of a semester exchange studies at Vilnius University, Faculty of Law. Jaba holds International Business Law LLM degree from Central European University. During masters studies, he spent two months as a Visiting Scholar at Cornell Law School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US doing research in international commercial arbitration.
Jaba is fluent in Georgian and English languages.
Tamar Kharazishvili is an Associate at LPA specialized in corporate and contracts law, property law, licenses and permits, law related to gaming and gambling, tax law, labour law, intellectual property law (especially trademarks, copyright and related rights), law in the field of telecommunications, etc. During her work at the Firm, Tamar has been involved in analyzing, structuring and drafting various legal documents, including but not limited to, contracts, lawsuits, complaints, legal opinions, due diligence reports, etc..
Tamar holds a bachelor degree from Caucasus University, Caucasus School of Law and is now a candidate for private law LLM degree from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Tamar has successfully passed Georgian civil and administrative Bar Exams and is an active member of Georgian Bar Association. Tamar has been representing clients before all instances of Georgian Courts. She is also a patent attorney certified by National Intellectual Property Center, Sakpatenti.
Tamar is an active participant of various trainings, seminars, summer and winter schools, conferences offered and organized by various institutions, such as universities, Georgian Bar association, Sakpatenti, etc.
During her study at the University, Tamar has successfully participated in Constitutional Moot Court Competition organized by Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association and has won the Best Respondent Award. Tamar has also taken part in International Competitions, namely, Philip. C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (national rounds), Central and Eastern European Moot Court Competition in law of European Union, 23rd Edition of Jean - Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law.
With the native Georgian, Tamar is fluent in English and has intermediate knowledge of Russian and German.
Elene Mebonia serves as an Associate at our law firm, specializing in corporate and commercial law, telecommunications law and employment law matters, as well as dispute resolution.
Prior to joining the firm Elene worked at the Supreme Court of Georgia at the Court Practice Research and Generalization Department. Her main duties at the Supreme Court included analysis of the Court’s orders and judgments on administrative cases and drafting respective sections of the written publication by the Court on generalization of the judicial practice. Previously Elene was employed, on a community basis, at the Legal Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia as a member of a team of analysts working on the draft laws.
Elene is a graduate of the Department of Legal Studies of Tbilisi State University. During her law school years Elene has actively participated in a number of national and international moot court competitions such as Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2014 (Vienna, Austria), Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition in 2015 (Virginia, USA), Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2012 and 2013 (Washington DC, USA). In 2013 Elene was awarded a certificate for being one of the best individual oralists at the international rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held in Washington DC.
With the native Georgian, Elene is fluent in written and spoken English and has intermediate knowledge of Russian language.
Sopo Dekanozishvili advises clients on different legal matters, including issues concerning corporate law, contracts law, labor law and construction law. Sopo’s main duties cover drafting of single and bilingual standard contracts (e.g. lease, employment, sale and purchase, service, etc.), preparation of constituent documentation, translation of respective foreign language documents, procedural coverage and closure of registration process of representation offices of foreign companies. Sopo has been engaged in drafting and conduct of legal opinion on various legal matters. Sopo is actively involved in litigation concerning matters related to private and administrative law.
Prior to joining the firm, Sopo worked at the holding as an in-house lawyer where her main duties included legal assistance and consulting, also matters related to corporate and contract law. Sopo has gained her experience while working as an intern at non-governmental organization “Article 42 of Constitution”, where her main duties included assistance of citizens on matters relating to family law and also, international case-law study and analyze. Sopo has good experience in civil law, which she gained while working at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Legal Department. Her main duties in the Ministry included drafting different kind of international agreements and reports for meetings of government.
Sopo was actively involved in various law competitions, debates and Business Law Moot Court Competitions. Through the stated competitions, Sopo has specialized in private law and international law. Sopo has been actively involved in non-academic activities along her studies and work. She has successfully accomplished summer school of Constitutional Court of Georgia 2012 and Summer School of Justice House of Georgia 2013.
Sopo is a graduate of Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law and holds bachelor degree in Law. Currently, Sopo is pursuing her LLM in Private Law at Tbilisi State University.
Sopo is fluent in Georgian, English and Russian languages.
Tamar Mamporia is an Associate at LPA Law Firm. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an Associate at the global law firm DLA Piper Georgia LP, where she was the member of the Finance and Projects Group. At DLA Piper, she was involved in the complex security market transactions, which included IPO and Premium Listing at the London Stock Exchange of one of the largest banks in Georgia. Her working experience also involves banking restructuring; local securities and other finance transactions, as well as energy projects, due diligence and deal closing matters. She was also advising in relation to employment and environmental regulations.
Prior to DLA Piper, Tamar served as a Legal Adviser and Coordinator of the Commercial Law and Tax Committee at American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (AmCham). At AmCham, she was involved in various advisory projects, such as advising in relation to legislative amendments in Competition Law and Labour Code and representing AmCham’s position in various official occasions. She was also involved in AmCham’s EWMI/JILEP funded project related to property restitution matters. Her working experience also includes working as an Associate at the Law Firm - CFS Legal and as a Head Coordinator of the Legal and Human Resources Department at Teach and Learn with Georgia Program, coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. She was also a visiting Legal Researcher at Bulgarian Law Firm in Sofia and has completed internships at the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Parliamentary Legal Issues Committee at the Parliament of Georgia.
Tamar is currently giving lectures at Ilia State University in commercial law related subjects. She holds Bachelor’s Degree from Tbilisi State University and LL.M Degree in Commercial Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Tamar is also participant of the numerous business law related summer schools and trainings, including but not limited to Finance Diploma Course from DLA Piper HQ London and summer schools from the National Center for Commercial Law under the Free University Tbilisi, etc.
With native Georgian, Tamar is fluent in English and Russian.
Prior to joining the firm, Lana served as an intern at the Georgian Security and Analysis Center at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Her main duties included assistance in analysis and writing different papers in English and organizing seminars for Georgian and foreign policy-makers.
Lana is a graduate of the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), faculty of International and European Law (Honours Programme). During her bachelor studies she spent one semester as an exchange student at Masaryk University, the Czech Republic.
With native Georgian, Lana is fluent in English and Russian languages and has a basic knowledge of Dutch.
Prior to joining the firm, Tamar worked as a paralegal at the Nathaniel Shipp law firm in Wilton, CT, USA. Her main duties included drafting various real estate and probate documents and assistance in the process of litigation by preparing motions, pleadings and other court documentation. Tamar has also worked at the Department of International Relationship at the Constitutional Court of Georgia where her main duties included organizing official meetings with the Court members and Diplomats of foreign countries as well as translating legal documents from German and English.
Tamar is a graduate of Tbilisi State University, faculty of International Law and Relations. During her studies at Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT, USA) Tamar has been chosen as a member of National Society of Leadership and Success. Tamar is pursuing the LLM degree in Business Law at Chicago Kent School of Law.
With native in Georgian, Tamar is fluent in English and Russian.
Prior to joining the firm, Zurab worked as an intern at the law firm JMK legal consulting. His duties included working on bilateral agreements and attending court trials
Zurab is on his fourth year of faculty of law at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. During the bachelor studies, Zurab developed and is developing his skills into civil law and international civil law.
With native Georgian, Zurab is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of Russian.
Nino Kraveishvili is an Office Manager at LPA. She handles matters related to administrative and logistics aspects of the office, organizes meetings and different events of the Firm.
With the native Georgian, Nino is fluent in English and Russian.