Dentons celebrates one year in Georgia



On the eve of its first anniversary in Georgia, Dentons, the only global law firm in the country, was named “Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Europe Awards 2018.

Last week, Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, celebrated the first anniversary of its entry into the Georgian market. The Firm opened its Tbilisi office in May 2017 with a team of highly-ranked lawyers. With a legacy dating back to 1996, the team is among the most experienced and respected in the Georgian market. Dentons is now the only global law firm to have a presence in Georgia.

In its first year, Dentons’s Tbilisi office advised both local and foreign clients on many of the most important litigation and competition matters, M&A and real estate deals, financing transactions and infrastructure projects in Georgia. As a result, the office has earned top tier quality rankings in all major legal directories, and seven Dentons lawyers in Tbilisi have been ranked as leaders in the market. Most recently, The Legal 500 EMEA, published in April 2018, awarded Dentons 176 practice rankings across Europe. This year for the first time, the publication researched four practice areas in the Georgian legal market and ranked Dentons as “Tier 1” in all four practice areas.

Otar Kipshidze, Georgia Managing Partner, said, “To be ranked as a top tier firm in all assessed practice areas in The Legal 500 EMEA is a truly remarkable achievement and recognition of the hard work of our team and trust and loyalty of our valued clients. It is also a testament to our ability to offer full-service legal advice here in Georgia.”

This success was followed by an important accolade for the Firm within the CEE region. Dentons was named “Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Europe Awards 2018.

“Dentons’ strategy for CEE/CIS is to be a top firm in all key markets across the region, and this award is a testament to the success of that strategy,” said Tomasz Dąbrowski, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Europe. “With more than 25 years of experience, and extensive depth and breadth of coverage, our clients have come to trust us with their most strategic legal matters in the region.”

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Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.