Dispute Resolution


Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners is widely recognized as a premier litigation firm with one of the leading dispute resolution practices in Georgia.


 WHAT WE DO:

Administrative Proceedings. Representing clients on dispute boards at administrative bodies, including among others, the tax authorities.

Arbitration and Mediation. Representing clients at domestic and international Arbitration, as well as on mediation proceedings.

Litigation. Representing clients at all instances of Georgian courts on banking and finance, commercial and corporate, construction, employment, energy, intellectual property, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and tax disputes.

Negotiation and Settlement. Participating in negotiations on behalf of the client, including negotiation, drafting, and execution of the settlement agreements. 


 EXPERIENCE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

General Commercial and Corporate Disputes: We have a long-standing experience of representing clients on general commercial and corporate disputes, including, among others, the shareholder disputes, shareholders and director disputes, high-value commercial contracts, such as carriage of goods, freight-forwarding, supply, and distribution-related disputes, etc.

Banking and Finance Disputes: We have extensive experience of representing clients on banking and finance disputes. We are experienced in representing clients on high-profile disputes, including among others, disputes relating to calling the bank guarantees and enforcement of collateral agreements. As an external counsel, we are also experienced in managing the on-going disputes of the bank.

Real Estate, Energy and Construction Disputes:  We have advised contractors on the claim strategy and employers on defending claims. We have advised on disputes, contract termination and assisted clients with achieving settlements. We have represented clients on real estate construction disputes at all forms of dispute resolution, including arbitration and litigation.

Restructuring and Insolvency: We have unique experience in restructuring and insolvency litigation.  Recent highlights include advising the major Georgian supermarket chain on the successful rescue of business in insolvency. We represented the client during the insolvency litigation, assisted in the drafting and negotiation of the restructuring plan and assisted in negotiations with the creditor.

Employment Disputes:  We represent our clients in the disputes with employees on the issues, among others, in connection with termination, wages, compensation, etc.

IP Disputes: Recent highlights include representing interests of one of the largest US-based pharmaceutical companies in the world in the court proceedings in relation to patent infringements and successfully settling the case.

Tax Disputes: We represent our clients in the dispute boards of Revenue Service and Ministry of Finance, as well as the Georgian Courts. Recent highlights include successfully defending the major real estate company with the Revenue Service and Ministry of Finance of Georgia in connection with additional tax liability.


RECOGNITIONS:

“Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners has notable expertise handling tax and construction-related disputes. Practice head Daduna Kokhreidze acted for Archtrade in a payments dispute regarding its construction of the public service hall in Tbilisi. Managing partner Lasha Nodia is experienced in litigation and ADR. Tax specialists Eprem Urumashvili and Alexander Sukhishvili defended Caucasus Development Bank-Georgia and m² Real Estate in separate disputes with the Revenue Service of Georgia concerning additional tax liability.” – Legal 500, 2018

“Noted firm advising on contentious matters pertaining to all areas of general business law. Boasts a good reputation in such areas as tax and real estate with notable additional experience in construction-related disputes. Active in international arbitration.” – Chambers Europe, 2018

“Lasha Nodia is a long-established name in the Georgian legal market. He is well known for his focus on international arbitration and is also involved in mediation.” – Chambers Europe, 2018

Managing partner Lasha Nodia has ‘deep knowledge and strength in dispute resolution’ – Legal 500, 2015

Testimonials as per Legal 500, 2020

We would like to mention professionalism of Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners. It is very important for us to cooperate with an experienced law firm that has a good reputation. Together with professionalism it is very important for us to provide information about the progress of the case to our Company completely and in a timely manner and provide information about anticipated legal risks related with this specific case. Our anticipations and activities of Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners coincide with each other in this respect. In our opinion Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners has had a sustainable progress since the date of the beginning of our cooperation, which is based on professionalism and an experience of the whole team of the firm.’ - Legal 500, 2020

Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners is a strong, highly professional team. Generally, we cooperate with Mr. Lasha Nodia in the firm. Mr. Lasha Nodia is a professional and highly skilled lawyer and excellent attorney. He is very attentive to questions of our company and he always finds a time to inform our company about the progress of the case 

‘The team is professional, well-organized, trustful and client oriented 

‘Mr. Alexander Sukhishvili is a highly qualified professional with years of experience in tax advisory and disputes with tax authorities. Mr. Sukhishvili is client oriented, very supportive for our group and always ready for providing high-quality consultations. His outstanding skill is handling complex issues.’ 

‘Very strong knowledge of the local legislation, careful and profound approach to the client’s needs, good strategical thinking in terms of litigation.’

 The team always provides timely feedback. Besides, vast practical experience enables the company representatives to provide relevant input in disputable issues. The team also has strong network which allows them to refer to certain industry experts in order to reach the most specific views. Professional excellence in tax and legal matters.’- Legal 500, 2020

‘Exceptional knowledge of local tax and legal practices and rules. Proactive and able to work under time pressure. Professional experience from diverse industries .