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Luka Kodua

Luka Kodua joined BGI Legal as a junior associate in March 2022. His main practice areas include general commercial and corporate law, property law, FIDIC contracts, litigation and dispute resolution.

Prior to joining the firm, Luka worked for the Munich office of an international law firm, where he was a member of the international arbitration practice team. Throughout his past employment, Mr. Kodua gained experience in various international commercial arbitration disputes and FIDIC dispute board proceedings involving Georgian state entities and corporations. One of the biggest highlights of Mr. Kodua’s experience was participation in the multi-billion ad-hoc arbitration case in the oil and gas sector arising out of a Production Sharing Agreement, in which, together with the team, Luka defended the interests of a Georgian state-owned entity. The dispute was successfully resolved in favor of the said state-owned entity.

His professional experience also includes working as a researcher at Ilia State University, in the project funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. In 2019, the research team issued a publication named “The Evolution and Problematic Aspects of Investment Protection Mechanisms in Georgia”, coauthored by Mr. Kodua.

In the past years, Luka also completed a paid internship at the Department of Insolvency Proceedings of the National Bureau of Enforcement of Georgia.

Mr. Kodua holds a Bachelor’s Degree (LL.B.) in Law from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Private (Business) Law from Ilia State University.

Luka is a member of Georgian Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in Georgia.

In addition to his native Georgian, Luka is fluent in English and Russian languages.

 

Excellent team known for acting on high-profile and significant mandates. Clients commend the team's expertise, saying: "They are all very solid, have excellent knowledge, are hard-working and give great practical advice." They further praised the service adding that the lawyers are "client-oriented, quite patient and understand the client's internal procedures."

Chambers Europe - 2017
A leading figure in capital markets and M&A, Lasha Gogiberidze has an enviable track record of acting on the market's highlight deals, primarily advising banks, including international developmental institutions. He wins praise for his responsiveness and is described as "very client-focused and understanding of our needs."

 

Chambers Global - 2018

BGI Legal is ‘exceptional' in M&A, financing and real estate, and is especially prominent in the energy sector. Lasha Gogiberidze, whom clients regard as ‘the top lawyer in Georgia for banking, finance and capital markets transactions', and Sandro Bibilashvili handled a number of innovative regional energy projects and joint ventures, such as the Adjaristsqali hydropower project.

Legal 500 - 2017