Chairman of Georgian Law Firms Association
2003 – till now Attorney at Law, managing partner at “Kordzadze Law Office” LP;
1996 – 2003 Attorney at Law, partner at “Kordzadze and Svanidze – Attorneys”;
1995 – Member of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association ;
1995 – 2006 Board member of the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association;
1997 – 1998 Member of the Interdepartmental Commission of the National Security Council of Georgia elaborating emergency measures for the protection of human rights ;
2001 Member of the Science-Consulting Council of Public Prosecutors Office of Georgia;
2002 Member of the Science-Consulting Council of the Committee of the Parliament of Georgia of legal issues, legality and Administrative reforms;
2005 – 2006 Member of the Coordinating Committee at Legal Entity of Public Law, Public Advocacy Service ;
2006 –2013 Member of the Executive Board of Georgian Bar Association;
2014 Chairman of Georgian Law Firms Association;
“Ketti Kvartkshava is a Partner of BLC Law Office. Her practice areas include Dispute Resolution, Litigations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Customs Law, International Business Transactions, International Arbitration and Banking and Finance Law. Mrs. Kvartskhava joined BLC in 2001. Prior to becoming a partner of BLC in 2003, Mrs. Kvartskhava has served as an associate and the Head of the Legal Practices of BLC. Mrs. Kvartskhava’s professional experience includes her work as a Commercial Law Advisor at the USAID Georgia, whereby she has been actively engaged in several country legal assessments, as well as the reform of tax inspections and associated qualification tests, evaluated and established the needs in further development of Georgian state authorities to facilitate economic growth in the country.
Mrs. Kvartskhava has been teaching International Private Law at the Tbilisi State University. She worked as a Legal Counsel for the US-Georgian Commercial Bank JSC Absolute Bank, whereby she has advised the bank on various tax, legal and regulatory issues and represented in number of successful litigations. Mrs. Kvartskhava served as a Legal Counsel of JSC Transcaucasia Bank, advising the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board on legal and regulatory issues. She also has experience of serving as a legal assistant at the Mission of Georgia in the United Nations, based in New York.
Ketti Kvartskhava is one of Directors of AmCham Georgia (American Chamber of Commerce), has been a member of the board of the charity First Step, providing assistance to the disabled children and served as a vice chairman of the board of the union Free Elections and Democracy.
Mrs. Kvartskhava holds professional degrees from the Tbilisi State University Department of Law (‘Aspirantura’ 2001 Magna Cum Laude), Wake Forest University School of Law (LL.M 1999) and Tbilisi State University Department of Law (J.D. 1997 Magna Cum Laude). She successfully passed the first Georgian Bar Exam, held in November 2003 and is a member of the Georgian Bar Association and a member of the Ethics Committee. Mrs. Kvartskhava teaches legal ethics and holds professional trainings for the practicing attorneys and students.
With Native Georgian, Ketti Kvartskhava is fluent in English and Russian languages”.
Sandro (Vasil) Bibilashvili
Sandro (Vasil) is a partner in BGI Advisory Services Georgia and BGI Legal. Mr. Bibilashvili joined the firm in January 2002 as a paralegal, before continuing to enhance his legal education in Europe. Prior to rejoining the firm in August 2005, Mr. Bibilashvili served as an associate at Business & Legal Consulting LLC, one of the prominent law firms in Georgia. Professional experience of Mr. Bibilashvili includes spells at the Office of Congressman Bernard Sanders (I), Burlington, VT, USA (legal intern) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Department of International Law, Tbilisi, Georgia (legal intern).
Mr. Bibilashvili graduated with honors from Tbilisi State University (TSU), Department of Law, earning a professional degree in law. He holds LL.M. degree in International Business Law from Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary. In addition, he successfully completed a program in Political Science at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA. In May 2011 Sandro graduated from Duke University School of Law (Durham, NC, USA) earning his second LL.M. degree.
Mr. Bibilashvili was part of the TSU team recognized as the best respondents at the international moot court competition held at the International Court of Justice, The Hague, The Netherlands. While at CEU, he has conducted an independent research at UNIDROIT (International Institute for the Unification of Private Law), Rome, Italy, in the field of international franchising.
In September 2012 Sandro received international accreditation from Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (London, UK) and is now a CEDR accredited mediator.
Mr Bibilashvili specializes in mergers & acquisitions, real estate & construction, energy and oil & gas, labour law, litigation, arbitration & mediation, securities, contracts, corporate and commercial law and environmental law.Key practice areas include: mergers & acquisitions, real estate & construction, energy and oil & gas, labour law, litigation, arbitration & mediation, securities, contracts, corporate and commercial law, environmental law.
Sandro has been a member of the Georgian Bar Association since 2006.
Kakha Sharabidze has been a founding partner of BLB, managing it since 1995.
Prior to founding BLB, Kakha served as a Head of Division of International Legal Relationships and Legal Studies at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia; he has gained a valuable working experience in UK and US legal practices with the UK law firm Frere, Cholmeley Bischoff (1996-1997) and the US international law firm Steptoe & Johnson in 1999.
Parallel to his active practice in the legal profession, Kakha was involved in legislative processes; he is one of the authors of Georgian Copyright law and the Civil Code of Georgia.
In 2018, Kakha Sharabidze was elected as a Board Member at ICC Georgia. He also acts as a Board Member at the Association of Law Firms of Georgia.
Has been representing Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in almost all major project finance transactions carried out in Georgia since 1996 with aggregate value more than billion USD.
Has represented EBRD in 8 project financing transactions in 2019.
Recognized by Chambers & Partners as the leading corporate lawyer since 2003.
Ranked by Legal 500 as the leading lawyer in the banking and finance sector.
Recognized as a highly regarded lawyer by IFLR 1000 since 2006.
Sofia Roinishvili has worked the firm since 2007. Before joining the Law Firm Kordzakhia Jgenti she had 7 years’ experience in working as a tax consultant of a local audit company UBC International and later PwC Georgian office.
In 2012 Sofia Roinishvili was promoted as a partner in the firm.
Sofia Roinishvili focuses her practice in tax consulting, tax and commercial disputes and commercial transactions.
Sofia Roinishvili was praised for her performance in Legal 500 2019 edition.
Sofia Roinishvili is fluent in Georgian, English and Russian.
Tbilisi State University – Bachelor and Master Degree.
Courses on International Business Space for CIArb Membership (member of CIArb since 2015).
Medium: 1969-1979 Tbilisi Secondary School # 140
Higher: 1979-1984 Head of the Polytechnic Institute – Mechanical Engineer
1991-1994 Tbilisi State University – lawyer
1999-2000 Tbilisi Juridical Institute (external) – lawyer
1984-1992 – Various offices of the engineer – mechanic, safety equipment and engineer of labor protection, chief of operating
1991-1993 – Private Business, Commerce
1994 – Present – Attorney
1996 – 1998 – Solidary Liability Company “Kordzadze, Svanidze and Oqruashvili”- Attorney
1998-2003 – JLC “Kordzadze and Svanidze – Attorneys” /Managing Partner – Attorney
2000 – Present – Founder Partner and arbiter of Tbilisi Arbitration Chamber
2003 – Present – Law Firm “Svanidzeand The Partners”/ Managing Partner – Attorney
2004 – Present – Georgian Rugby Union /Chairman of the Board
2003 – 2006 – Red Cross Society /Vice President
Since 2005 – Member of the Georgian Bar Association, Specialization – General (Private and Criminal law; ID # 0579)
2006 – 2013 – Georgian Bar Association / Executive Board Member
2008 – 2009 – Acting Chairman of the Georgian Bar Association
2011 – 2013 – Chairman of the CivilCommittee of Georgian Bar Association and Council of Educational Training Center
2013 – Present – Member of the GeorgianBar Association’s Ethics Committee
2014- Present – Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA)- Lecturer
Secondary education – 1978 – 1989, Sokhumi
Higher education – 1991 – 1996 Tbilisi State University, department of law
Post-graduate – From 1996 post-graduate student of TSU
Doctoral Student – From 2012 of Georgian American University
1992 – 1993 participant of armed conflict in Abkhazia. War veteran certificate #150 300 392
1995 – 1998 – State department of youth affairs of Abkhazia autonomous republic, head of law department;
1999 – 2000 – Ministry of state property management of Georgia, director of law department;
2001 – 2005 – Chairman of supervisory board of JSC “Georgian film”;
2001 – 2002 – Head of law department of JSC “AS Telasi”
2002 – currently – Private law practice, partner/lawyer of LTD “Chargeishvili and company”; STD “Chargeishvili Law Inn” founder, manager partner/lawyer;
2003 – 2005 – Member of supervisory board of LTD “Georgian railway”;
2004 – 2005 – Director of corporative management in JSC “Madneuli”;
2005 – Member of group of experts of Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
2006 – 2008 – Member of supervisory board of JSC “Madneuli” and LTD ” Quartzite”;
2009 – currently – Member of supervisory board of JSC ,,NOVA TECHNOLOGY”.
Special professional skill
1996 – College for state employee of Tacis
1997 – Budapest, European Central University, courses of raising the level of skill for young lecturers;
1998 – Germany, after diploma courses of raising the level of skill, organizing by Carl Guizburg society (CDG), the program under the aegis – “Management for Georgia”.
1998 – Member of group of experts of Chamber of Commerce and Industry about Germany land of Baden-Viutemberg
2000 – USA, seminars about Act of free information;
2003 – Bar Association, Qualification of Civil Law; Since 2010- General qualification.
2004 – 2005 – Short-term raising the level of skill in Mosbach and Karlsrhue (professional academies/ BERUFSAKADEMIE) for preparing course of lectures on Banking and economic law.
2005 – currently- Georgia Chamber of Commerce, member of the Economic Expert Group;
2010 – 2013 – Bar Association Chairman of the Audit Commission;
2013 – Lobbyist in Georgian Parliament
Scientific and social experience
1995 – currently – Member of Georgian young lawyers association;
2002 – currently – Founder and co-chairman of Georgian center of institutional reforms;
Author of several scientific works, published in magazines: “Justice”, “Justice and life” and e.c.;
Co-author of ancillary manual for reforms in rating authority;
2002 – Co-author of legislation of new tax code, certification #204 of intellectual property rights attestant, issued by National center of intellectual property “Saqpatenti”;
02.2003 – Reporter on South Caucasus Regional Land Policy Conference on Legal Issues;
2012 – Trainer of legal writing;
2012 -currently – Associate Professor of Georgian American University;
2013 – currently – The editorial board of magazine “Lawyer”;
2014 – currently – The founder and board member of “The Georgian chamber of business”
1999 – 2012 – Seminars about trade and corporative law in Georgian young lawyers association;
2000 – Expert of Business Economic and Tax law;
2001 – 2010 – Lectures in ESM-Tbilisi on corporative/business law and banking law;
2012 – currently -Visiting Professor of International Black Sea University;
2012 – currently- Associate Professor of Georgian American University
Keti Mirianashvili is an attorney at law and a managing partner of Law Consulting Group, a law firm in Georgia.
2001 – Graduated from the Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law with merit.
2002 – 2003 – Worked as the specialist at the legal department of Parliament of Georgia
2004 – 2007 – worked as the leading legal consultant andthe substitute of the notary at the Notary Office
2008 – 2010 – the company “Bina”, the chief lawyer
2011 – theGran Exito Law Company, Founder, attorney
Since 2010 is the member of the Georgian Bar Association
Since 2014 is the founder of Association of Law Firms of Georgia.
2014 – 2015 – the member of UEFA Super Cup Organizing Team, the chief counsel
Since 2015 is the board member of ALFG
She has passed the notary and advocate’s qualification exams
Davit Kikaleishvili is the founder and managing partner of VBAT. The main areas of his practice include corporate law, contract law, real estate and construction law, investment law, privatization, labour law, family law, legal support of projects (energetics, national resources, telecommunications). Throughout the years, Davit has successfully represented individuals and legal entities in civil and administrative proceedings, before the courts or arbitrations. Since 2003, he is the member of Georgian Bar Association.
Companies, such as KPMG, TBC Leasing, CHC Helicopter Corporation, Aversy Pharma, Sopharma, University of Georgia, Hotel Metekhi Palace (Group of Sheraton Hotels), Tabula Magazine, TV Maestro and others, have trusted Davit to represent their interests before the courts. Throughout the years, VBAT, under Davit’s management, has supported Bank Republic (Societe Generale Group) with respect to specific problematical loans. Davit legally supported the entry into Georgian market of the companies, such as Net Credit, TLScontact Georgia (Visa Application Centre for the United Kingdom of Great Britain in Georgia) and others. Davit’s professional expertise is relied on by the companies, such as Nobel Ilac, ACT Group, AMTS (Advanced Medical Technologies and Service), JST MFO Crystal, Chain of Literaturuli Café, Blauenstein Georgia, Tbilisi Open Air and others. Davit enjoys rich experience in providing legal support to foreign companies in the franchising field.
Additional professional experience:
– Davit served as the member and the Deputy Chairperson of Accreditation Council for Educational Programmes. -Davit serves as the Head of Disciplinary Committee at Georgian Football Association. -Davit teaches attorney skills at Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University. With native Georgian, Davit is fluent in English and Russian languages.
LLM in International Trade, Investment and Commercial Law, University of Oslo, Norway;
LLB in Law, Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi, Georgia;
Present – 2016/09 – Invited Lecturer of International Business Law, Georgian
Present – 2016/07 – Legal Counsel, Invet Group LLC;
Present – 2016/01 – Associate, Law Offices “Begiashvili and Co. Limited”;
2016/01 – 2014.08 – Legal Officer, Shuakhevi Hydropower Project, Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC;
2014.05 – 12.2013 – Legal Analyst/Project Assistant, Norwegian Helsinki Committee;
2013.07 – 06.2012 – Trainee Lawyer at “SPS and Partners Legal Bureau”;
2011.06 – 02.2011 – Legal Intern, Transparency International Georgia;
2008.10 – 06.2008 – Legal Research Assistant/Intern Center for European and International Economic Law, Thessaloniki Greece;
2007.02 – 04.2006 – Legal Consultant/Intern, Young Lawyers Association of Georgia;
Training Courses and Seminars
Legal, Financial and Tax Aspects of Shareholder’s Resolution and Directors’ Liability, National Center for Commercial Law Tbilisi, Georgia;
International Investment Law, Summer Seminar, University of Helsinki, Finland;
Mediation and Arbitration-Global and National Challenges, International Conference, NCADR, South Texas Law College, Tbilisi State University;
Law School on Mergers and Acquisition, Istanbul Bar Association, ELSA Istanbul, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey;
International Arbitration School, Heinrich Heine University; German Institution of Arbitration, Dusseldorf, Germany;
Training Course in Human and Civil Rights, Friedrich Nauman Foundation for Freedom; Gummersbach, Germany;
Study Course in Negotiations and Conflict Transformation, Austrian Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution; Austria;
Juridical Clinic, American Bar Association, Batumi, Georgia;
Stabilization Clauses in Investment Contracts – Contractual Stability Mechanisms in Energy Investment Projects; 2015, University of Oslo, Norway;
Review of Judgments on Civil and Human Rights, European Court of Justice; Quarterly Almanac, 2008, Centre for European Economic Law; Thessaloniki, Greece;
Georgian Bar Association, admitted since 2012;
Association of Georgian Law Firms, Board Member, 2016;
Young Arbitrators International Group, Member, 2013;