Lika Kapanadze joined the firm as a paralegal in November 2019. Her responsibilities include corporate registrations and liquidations, conducting due diligence reviews as well as representing clients in administrative proceedings before various government bodies. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kapanadze worked as a paralegal in another Georgian law firm, where she specialized in general commercial and corporate law. Her professional experience also includes working as a researcher at Arbitration Initiative Georgia (AIG), where she assisted the Project Team in developing a Guide on Arbitration for Judges of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
Ms. Kapanadze graduated from LL.B programme of Free University of Tbilisi. During her student years, she successfully participated in different international moot court competitions, including Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Brown Mosten International Client Consulting Competition as well as Central and East European Moot Court Competition. Currently Ms. Kapanadze is studying on the Comparative Private and International Law programme at New Vision University, which she successfully represented at ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition. Along with her native Georgian, Ms. Kapanadze is fluent in English, Russian and German.
Solid team with vast experience of handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial as well as financial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in some of the country's biggest energy and infrastructure projects. Popular choice for prominent international and local clients, including financial institutions and corporates from an array of industry sectors. Clients are impressed with the team's approach, saying: "The best thing is their coming up with proactive advice and suggesting a structure. They are able to work under pressure and respond immediately." Another client adds: "As soon as we give them a project we don't need to double-check anything." Other typical comments are: "They are a top-tier firm on the market with highly skilled, efficient and solution-oriented lawyers."
Zaza Bibilashvili is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the Georgian legal market. One of the founding partners of the firm, he oversees projects and is a key contact for clients. Lasha Gogiberidze has been called "one of the leading lawyers in Georgia" and "a central person not just in capital markets, but in the legal market in general." Considered an expert in capital markets and project finance work, particularly in the energy sphere, he is highly respected by his peers, who say: "He`s among the top lawyers who shaped the legal market."