Rendering expert tailored legal services since 1995

BLB is a full-scale law firm uniting lawyers with extensive knowledge and outstanding cross-border experience.  Our team delivers impressive results in transactions and secures significant litigation victories for its clients ranging from well-established privately held corporations and the world's most respected financial institutions to emerging companies, family-run businesses, and individuals....

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BLB expands its practice transforming into a full-scale law firm

With the addition of new Partner, Rusudan Maisuradze, our team will bolster its thriving capabilities in transactional as well as in dispute resolution practice and offer its clients services in the fields of EU Regulations, Business & Human Rights, and Media Law. Rusudan graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has an excellent record of managing legal affairs for...

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BLB continues its long-standing collaboration with OPIC

BLB’s team represented Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in a $29 million deal in connection with the recapitalization of existing loans, general working capital, and maintenance of the Marriott Tbilisi Hotel, Marriott Courtyard Hotel, and GMT Plaza. BLB has been representing OPIC in its project finance transactions related to the development of Marriot hotels in Georgia since 1996. O...

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BLB remains the law firm of choice for APM Terminals, one of the biggest investors in Georgia

BLB has provided transactional and general legal support to Poti Sea Port Corporation (PSPC) and its sole shareholder APM Terminals in Georgia since 2011.  Strategically-located, Poti Sea Port is the largest port in Georgia currently serving as the European gateway for international trade in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, and is ideally located to become a future hub for Central Asia trade. APM...

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Our team is privileged to be the outside counsel of Microsoft Corporation in Georgia

The software piracy rate in Georgia was about 90% when our team has started managing the very first campaign for enforcement of Microsoft’s IP rights in Georgia through civil actions in 2015. In an unprecedented move, in less than six months, BLB undertook a number of enforcement actions on behalf of Microsoft in Georgia and achieved a 100% success rate. We aim to contribute to decreasing the soft...

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Contributing our knowledge and expertise Pro Bono

BLB has been rendering Pro Bono service for the Alexander Kartveli Association from the very beginning of its formation. Alexander Kartveli Association was founded by US citizens, Richard Rubin and Stephen Johnson, Aviation Media LLC, US corporation and Georgian citizen, Ramaz Bluashvili. The association’s main objective is to curate Alexander Kartveli's life and accomplishments. Alexander Kartvel...

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Our Team

Kakha Sharabidze

Managing Partner


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 v...

Maya Mtsariashvili

Partner


Maya Mtsariashvili is a partner of BLB for around 15 years.

Maya joined BLB after a successful and longstanding career in public service and judiciary. 

Before joining our team, Maya served as a Head of the Department of International Legal Relations at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia and was in charge of shaping the very f...

Rusudan Maisuradze

Partner


Rusudan Maisuradze joined BLB as a Partner in 2019. 

Before joining BLB, Rusudan practiced almost all fields of civil law. She has an excellent record of managing legal affairs for large holding companies and large-scale investment projects. 

Rusudan has an outstanding background of public service, combining her experienc...

David Khaindrava

Partner


Before founding BLB, he served as Senior Expert at the Commercial Law Department of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. 

Parallel to his active practice in the legal profession, David was involved in the legislative drafting process of virtually all major legal acts of civil laws of Georgia, including the Civil Code of Georgia.

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Zaza Japharidze

Litigation Partner


Zaza Japaridze joined BLB as a Litigation Partner in April 2018.

Mr. Japaridze accumulated complex legal experience during his diverse career. In 1996-1998, he served as the Head of Administration of Systematization and Legal Technic of Public Law Department of Ministry of Justice of Georgia. Shortly afterward he was appointed on the posi...

Tornike (Toka) Bolkvadze

Of Counsel


Tornike (Toka) Bolkvadze is an Of Counsel of BLB.

Toka Bolkvadze began his legal career at BLB in 2000 when he served as an associate until his departure to the United States, in 2002, in order to continue his education and career there. He rejoined BLB in 2016 after gaining extensive experience at major US and international law firms.

Ana Rekhviashvili

Senior Associate


Ana Rekhviashvili serves as a Senior Associate at BLB. She joined our team as a Paralegal in September 2013. 

Before joining BLB, Ana worked for one of the most widely recognized think-tanks in Georgia collecting and analyzing data on legislative changes and building policy proposals. Prior to that Ana performed analytical studies on...

Nino Gotsireli

Associate


Nino Gotsireli joined the BLB team as an Associate in 2015.

Prior to joining BLB, she gained professional experience by working at Dechert LLP, Tbilisi office. She also has gained valuable experience regarding construction law matters during her work at LEPL Tbilisi Architecture Service.  

Parallel to her active practice...

Levan Kirtskhalia

Associate


Levan Kirtskhalia is a member of the team of BLB for about 3 years.

Initially, Levan joined our team as a Junior Associate in October 2017 and soon he got promoted on the position of an Associate.

Prior to joining BLB, he completed various internships at different prestigious law firms based in Georgia. During his studies at the Fr...


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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our expertise in dispute resolution spans a wide range of services from representation in complex civil/administrative litigation to complex criminal...

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Project Finance

Our Project Finance Practice offers market-leading experience advising on legal matters related to project structuring and development from the beginn...

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Capital Markets

We offer advice on all forms of capital-raising, intricate, cross-border financing, strategies for acquisitions, reorganization restructurings, regula...

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Energy

Our team has one of the most experienced practices focused on energy and infrastructure transactions. We have the local market knowledge and essential...

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Banking & Finance

Our team has an excellent record of advising financial institutions, corporate borrowers, securities issuers and other participants in financing trans...

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EU Regulations

In 2014 Georgia has signed Association Agreement with European Union; the Agreement introduces a preferential trade regime for Georgian companies – t...

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