A Bit About Me
I am a lawyer residing in Tbilisi, Georgia, holding degrees from Tbilisi State University and the University of Illinois. With a track record of over 300 successfully handled litigation cases and the establishment of 200 registered businesses in Georgia, I am deeply committed to delivering exceptional service to my esteemed clients. My vision entails the creation of a technologically advanced, AI-powered law firm capable of serving a global clientele and attracting top-tier legal professionals.
Explore my professional background and experience below, and see how I may be able to assist you.
In the sultry month of August in the tumultuous year of 2020, I embarked on a groundbreaking entrepreneurial journey, founding AI Law LLC. My pioneering mission is to create a fully digital law firm that under the banner of AI Law provides top-quality legal services to clients across the globe, all from the comfort of their own homes.
Before embarking on my entrepreneurial journey, I achieved my Bachelor's Degree in Law (magna cum laude) with a GPA of 3.9, ranking 4th among all the graduates of 2015 from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. While studying at TSU, I achieved laurels by winning the Moot Court in Private Law, organized by the European Law Students' Association, and the Annual National Commercial Law Moot Court organized by the Free University of Tbilisi. Furthermore, I was a part of the World Universities Comparative Law Project organized by international law firm Allen & Overy and represented the TSU team at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, organized by UNCITRAL.
In 2016, my thirst for knowledge propelled me to pursue my studies abroad. My credentials were recognized by seventeen prestigious universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe, including Brunel University London, UC Davis School of Law, Institute for Law and Finance of Frankfurt, King's College London, New England Law Boston, Northeastern University, University of Aberdeen, University of Birmingham, UC Hastings College of Law, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Leicester, University of Nottingham, Queen Mary University of London, University of San Diego School of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was awarded scholarships totaling $146,950 and £27,095 from these institutions. In 2017, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law, where I was fortunate enough to be a part of an alma mater of 24 Nobel Prize laureates and 29 Pulitzer Prize winners. The College of Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the US by U.S. News & World Report, and the university itself is ranked №22 in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. During my time at UIUC, I was bestowed the CALI Excellence for the Future Award twice - in Contracts and Constitutional Law.
I've been practicing law since 2013, starting my journey at Human Rights Priority, the then-leading non-governmental human rights organization led by Lia Mukhashavria. For a brief period in 2014, I worked as a visiting researcher at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, Analytical Department where I worked on freedom of information and personal data protection issues. I've been an associate attorney at the BLC Law Office since 2015 until July 2020, successfully handling hundreds of complex litigations and representing clients in transactional matters. In 2020-2021, I was appointed as a Chief Counsel of City Loft LLC and Partner and Director of BB Legal.
Apart from my law practice, I impart knowledge as an invited lecturer at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, where I teach courses in Private International Law and International Civil Litigation. My works are regularly published in the Georgian-German Comparative Law Journal.
Trust in my legal expertise and education, honed through years of rigorous study and practical experience, to provide you with top-notch legal services.
2016 – 2017
2011 – 2015
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master’s Degree in Law
Tbilisi State University
Bachelor's Degree in Law
Rely on my extensive work experience and successful track record of over 300 litigation cases to provide you with exceptional legal representation.
2020 – 2023
2020 – 2021
2015 – 2020
2013 – 2014
Tbilisi State University
Partner & Legal Director
Counsel to the General Counsel
BLC Law Office
Ministry of Justice
Human Rights Priority
Enclosed herein are a selection of my legal cases as a litigator.
1. Contractual dispute: Represented a Moldavian architecture/design company against a Georgian construction company in a legal battle over a Design Agreement for a winery plant. The value of the case was over 18,000 EUROs. 2. Contractual dispute: Represented a Belgian/French auto importer company against a Georgian car dealership concerning the delivery of vehicles to the importer. The value of the case exceeded 3,500,000 USD. 3. Contractual dispute: Represented one of the largest Georgian online casino companies against a Georgian game developer company in a case concerning faulty online casino games. The value of the case exceeded 170,000 GEL. 4. Contractual dispute: Represented a Lithuanian spirit/alcohol company against a Georgian importer in a legal battle over the importer's failure to pay for imported goods. The value of the case exceeded 113,000 EUROs. 5. Administrative dispute: Represented a Homeowner's Association against private individuals and the Municipality in a legal battle over construction permits for a 22-story residential/rental project. 6. Administrative fine dispute: Represented one of the largest oil-producing companies operating in Georgia against the Environmental Supervision Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia. 7. Administrative fine dispute: Represented one of the largest hypermarket chains in Georgia against the Revenue Service in a legal battle concerning tobacco products advertising restrictions. 8. Insolvency proceeding: Represented a Fortune 500 American manufacturer of industrial tools and household hardware products against a Georgian importer. The value of the case exceeded 1,100,000 GEL. 9. Contractual damages claim: Represented one of the largest supermarket chains in Georgia against a top soft drink manufacturer concerning refusal to deal. The combined value of the cases exceeded 700,000 GEL. 10. Contractual dispute: Represented one of the largest Italian manufacturers in various construction services against the Road Department of Georgia. The dispute concerned an international auction for road construction, with the auction value being circa 300,000,000 GEL. 11. Corporate disputes: Represented the Homeowner's Association in several connected cases against former members concerning the rights and obligations of the Homeowner's Association toward its members and third-party contractors. The combined value of the cases exceeded 290,000 USD. 12. Employment dispute: Represented a Dutch marketing company against its former employee. The value of the case was 92,839 USD. 13. Corporate dispute: Represented a Georgian company against its former contractor and the director over the director's fiduciary duties, piercing the corporate veil, and abusing limited liability. The value of the case exceeded 90,000 GEL. 14. Contractual dispute: Represented a Georgian construction company against Batumi Boulevard LEPL over the development plan for Batumi Boulevard. The value of the case exceeded 100,000 GEL. 15. Tax/insolvency-related case: Represented one of the largest electronic retailer companies against Revenue Service LEPL. The value of the case exceeded 700,000 GEL. 16. Construction dispute: Represented one of the largest Italian manufacturers against a Georgian contractor in an HPP-related construction dispute. The value of the case exceeded 130,000,000 GEL. 17. Corporate and contractual dispute: Represented a Georgian entrepreneur against the Government Investment Agency of the United Arab Emirates in about 16 related cases concerning damages claims against the director for breach of fiduciary duties, contractual claims over shares, and other immovable property. The combined value of the cases exceeded 160,000,000 USD. 18. Contractual dispute: Represented one of the largest Iranian investors in Georgia against the Leasing Company in a dispute concerning the lease agreement. The case value exceeded 6,700,000 GEL. 19. Contractual dispute: Represented Georgian gas company against Georgian Gas Transportation Company in a dispute concerning gas import from Russian Federation to Georgia. The case value exceeded 20,000,000 USD. 20. Employment disputes: Represented one of the Georgian regulatory authorities against its former employees in two related disputes concerning organizational changes and layoff. 21. Rent-related dispute: Represented an owner (a private individual) against one of the largest supermarket chains in Georgia. The case concerned a dispute over rent and exceeded 500,000 USD. 22. Contractual damages claim: Represented Georgian company in a claim against JSC Telasi concerning illegal refusal to deliver electricity. The case value exceeded 170,000 USD. 23. IP dispute: Represented an Iranian investor against German Humana GmbH concerning the cancellation of trademark registration for non-use. 24. IP dispute: Represented American audio products, music production, and musical instrument company against two Dutch companies concerning the cancellation of trademark registration for non-use. 25. Credit-related dispute: Represented one of the largest Turkish banks against a Georgian fishing company. The case concerned a dispute over credit and exceeded 2,300,000 GEL. 26. Contractual dispute: Represented Georgian pig farming company against Georgian company Kalanda LLC. The dispute concerned unfair competition and violation of the company’s commercial secrets. The case value exceeded 15,000,000 GEL. 27. Corporate disputes: Represented one of the largest Georgian companies operating on a stock exchange market against one of the securities registrars in related complex disputes. 28. Employment disputes: Represented Georgian gas exploration and production company in several disputes against its former employees. 29. Complex corporate disputes: Represented a director and a shareholder against the company and its current majority shareholder. The disputes involved contractual claims, the director’s fiduciary duties, and piercing the corporate veil. The combined value of the cases exceeded 2,800,000 GEL. 30. Defamation case: Represented one of the country’s most prominent entrepreneurs in a case against Mr. Giorgi Volsky (First Deputy Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia). 31. Construction dispute: Represented one of the leading developer companies in a complex dispute against a Georgian contractor. The case value exceeded 1,000,000 USD. 32. Corporate/contract law case: Represented a Dutch company in a complex case against a Georgian company and its director/shareholders. The overall case value exceeded 2,000,000 USD. 33. Employment dispute: Represented a Turkish national against Borjomi Likani International JSC. The case concerned a dispute over employment and exceeded 50,000 USD. 34. Contractual dispute: Represented a Georgian car dealership against BMW's official importer in Georgia. The case concerned a dispute over a contract and exceeded 130,000 EUROs. 35. Land dispute: Represented Israeli investor in a dispute over a fraudulently misappropriated land plot. The case value exceeded 300,000 GEL. 36. Administrative fine case: Represented one of the largest tobacco companies in a case against Tbilisi Municipality Inspection concerning tobacco products advertising restrictions. 37. Contractual dispute: Represented US company against Georgian luxury watches company Da Vinci LLC. The case concerned a dispute over a contract and exceeded 50,000 USD. 38. Trademark infringement: Representing one of the largest Irish clothing retailers in a trademark infringement case against a Georgian startup. The case concerned the bad-faith registration of the trademark. 39. Corporate dispute: Representing a prominent Georgian golf club in a corporate dispute against its minority shareholder. The overall case value exceeded 7,000,000 GEL. 40. Defamation: Representing one of the country’s most prominent athlete in a defamation case against advertisement company. The case value exceeded 450,000 GEL. 41. Superficies and compensation: Representing Georgian company against Batumi Municipality concerning superficies and compensation for its termination. The overall case value exceeded 2,000,000 GEL. 42. Tort liability: Representing one of the largest Indian investor companies in a tort liability case against the Road Department of Georgia. The overall case value exceeded 7,000,000 GEL. 43. Employment dispute: Representing a German national in an employment dispute against the National Bank of Georgia and the Parliament of Georgia. The value of the dispute exceeded 117,000 GEL. 44. Divorce: Representing one of the prominent Georgian entrepreneurs in a divorce case against his former spouse. The value of the case exceeded 100,000,000 GEL. 45. Trademark infringement: Representing the world’s leading American luxury jewelry and specialty retailer company against a Georgian national in a trademark infringement dispute.