Chambers and Partners released its new European guide edition for 2012 and MKD has received several rankings and recommendations regarding MKD’s strong position on Georgian legal market and the breadth of its practice. Chambers identified several members of the team, such as Victor Kipiani (partner), Irakli Mgaloblishvili (partner) and Archil Kbilashvili (partner), as key individuals.
MKD continues to be a prominent and highly active fixture on the Georgian legal landscape. The firm commands respect from peers and has a wealth of experience in disputes, including international arbitration. Archil Kbilashvili is well known for his expertise in civil and criminal matters, and also advises on banking and corporate law. Sources praise him for his combination of local expertise and internationally minded approach.
In addition to its glowing local portfolio, the firm often acts as counsel to high-profile international clients. Victor Kipiani contributes significantly in the firm's standing. His practice extends from capital markets and banking to energy and corporate law. Sources praise his dedication to clients, and describe him as a "very smart individual and a great lawyer”. Irakli Mgaloblishvili is highly regarded for his skills in international arbitration. His experience also spans privatization and project finance, joint ventures and M&A.
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