Nick Gvinadze is the Managing Partner of Gvinadze & Partners, a leading Georgian business law firm. With over two decades in busy private practice, he has accumulated abundant experience in the whole spectrum of both Georgian and cross-border commercial law, with particular focus on energy, infrastructure, tax and dispute resolution.
Nick has advised on a number of key foreign investment projects in Georgia, including major oil and gas transportation projects in the Caspian region, and has acted in a number of higher profile proceedings in the Georgian Courts as well as in international arbitration.
Before re-launching Gvinadze & Partners in 2010, Nick was a partner at DLA Piper Gvinadze & Partners LP, headed Ernst & Young’s legal practice in Georgia, was a partner at GCG Law Office (a leading Georgian law firm in the 1990’s), served as an attorney to the Financial Department of the Georgian Parliament, and acted as local counsel to an international law firm in the UK. He is also the former Chairman of the Arbitration Court of the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he authored the Court’s Arbitration Rules. Nick has also sat on the Board of Transparency International Georgia, Grants Commission of the Open Society Georgia Foundation, as well as on the Investment Support Council at the Georgian Parliament. Over the years, Nick has lectured extensively on various aspects of Georgian and International Business Law at various leading educational institutions in Georgia. Nick is also a Member of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) based in Paris, Co-Chairman of the British-Georgian Law Association (BGLA), and sits on the Boards of the EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) and the Georgian-Swiss Business Association (GSBA). Nick is a founding member of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) as well as Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA), and is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).
Nick has received a Diploma in Jurisprudence with high honors from Tbilisi State University, a Diploma from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at the University of London, as well as an LL.M in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Nick is fluent in his native Georgian, as well as in English and Russian.