Sandro Samadbegishvili


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Practice Areas
Sandro Samadbegishvili serves as a lawyer at our law firm. His practice is concentrated in international Arbitration Law, Civil Aviation Law, Immigration and Labour Law, Contract and Corporate Law.

Prior to joining MKD in 2009 he has been an intern at Council of Europe, Venice Commission advising on the matters related to Georgian Constitutional and Electoral Law. During his studies Mr. Samadbegishvili has participated in many activities: international moot court competition at international humanitarian law (Toulouse, France), at Ph. Jessup international moot court competition at public international law, at number of Georgian constitutional law moot courts, central and eastern European moot court competition at European competition law (Kyiv, Ukraine), International Criminal Law moot court competition (The Hague, Netherlands), and number of summer schools at international law.

Representation and/or advising on:  
Arbitration and Litigation
  • Assisting Latham & Watkins LLP on various matters related to arbitration proceedings on case Karmer Marble Tourism Construction Industry and Commerce LLC v. Georgia (ICSID Case No. ARB/08/19);
  • Assisting Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on various matters related to arbitration proceedings on case Itera International Energy LLC and Itera Group NV vs. Georgia (ICSID Case No. ARB/08/7);
  • Assisting Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP ICSID Arbitration Award enforcement proceedings of Roni Fuchs vs. Georgia (ICSID No. ARB/07/15);
  • Working with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on case of Bidzina Ivanishvili v. Georgia (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/27);
  • Working with Hogan Lovells concerning the case brought before the High Court of Justice;
  • Working with Sidley Austin LLP on recognition and enforcement of arbitral award rendered by Zurich Arbitration Tribunal;
  • Administrative (Tax law-related) proceedings, representing interests of TAV Urban Georgia vs. Ministry of Finance of Georgia;
  • Linx Telecom Georgia vs. Revenue Service of Georgia;
  • Representing Omega Motors LLC (exclusive importer of BMW AG in Georgia) in civil litigation case;
  • Representing large mining company Mining-Geological Project LLC in labor and corporate disputes;
  • Representing Kor Standard Bank JSC in number of labor disputes..


  • Advising GECAS (Aircraft Leasing and Financing Solutions) on Georgian regulatory framework in field of civil aviation, aircraft leasing, sub-leasing, mortgaging, sale and purchase matters;
  • Advising Britannia Property on aircraft mortgage matters;
  • Assisting MKD team in advising Wizz Air on Georgian regulatory matters;
  • Galaxy Aviation Ireland Two Limited on aircraft lease and sub-lease matters.     
  • Advising and providing legal assistance to Dewmore Limited regarding the registration/deregistration and export of helicopter;
  • Advising International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Georgian regulatory matters;
  • Advising and providing legal assistance to VISTA AERO, including representation before the Court in administrative proceedings against the Georgian Civil Aviation Authority and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Geogia;
  • Providing legal assistance to SMBC Aviation Capital in registration of civil aircraft and the rights related thereto;

Immigration and Labour Law

  • Advising Fragomen on immigration law issues;
  • Advising World Bank on immigration law issues;
  • Advising Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP on corporate immigration and labour law matters;
  • Advising Crowell & Moring LLP on labour law and regulatory matters;
  • Assisting SWIFT Technical Engineering (Azerbaijan) Limited on immigration issues.

Contract and Corporate Law

  • Participating in drafting BOT and related contracts to the large PPP project involving TAV Urban Georgia LLC;
  • Representing NETAFIM Israel in negotiating a service contract with the state authority and drafting the agreement Participating in advising Shelburne Trading Limited on matters related to the sale of Goodwill Ltd.;
  • Providing legal assistance on contract law to Gebrüder Weiss Gesellschaft/Tegeta;
  • Assisting and advising APCO Worldwide on corporate, tax and contract law matters;
  • Contract drafting for JTI Caucasus;
  • Providing legal assistance to Linx Telecommunications BV;
  • Advising GP Papenburg Baugesselschaft mbH on corporate matters.


  • Providing legal assistance to the Embassy of Israel in Georgia;
  • Providing legal assistance to the Embassy of Japan in Georgia;
  • Advising KazTransGaz on investment law framework of Georgia;
  • Advising Kor Standard Bank JSC on various matters;
  • Advising Patton Boggs (US) LLP on dispute resolution and state procurement matters;
  • Participation in due diligence of Poti Sea Port Corporation;
  • Assisting RAKIA Georgia on various corporate matters;
  • Advising Auto Service Caucasus in course of loan transaction with OPIC; 
  • Linxtelecom B.V. in course of civil law dispute with Georgian Railway;
  • Advising TOTAL AS24 on licensing issues; 
  • Advising GlaxoSmithKline on labor and data protection framework of Georgia;  
  • Legal assistance in Criminal Case against Ron Fuchs and Ze’ev Frenkiel;  
  • Advising JTI Caucasus on tobacco products, consumer protection and advertising regulatory matters;  
  • Advising Chevron Corporation on regulatory matters;   
  • Advising General Motors on advertising and fair competition laws in Georgia;    
  • Advising Microsoft Georgia on state procurement procedures;  
  • Advising Hogan Lovells International LLP on Georgian civil law matters;
  • Advising Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on anti-corruption laws of Georgia; 
  • Assisting MKD team in due diligence for Bunge CIS LLC;  
  • Assisting Caucasus Nature Fund on various corporate matters.
Tbilisi State University, PhD Candidate (Doctor of Law)

Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Tbilisi, LL.M in International Law, 2013

Caucasus University, School of Law, Tbilisi, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2011

Bar status
Member of Georgian Bar Association since 2011, lawyer of general specialization. 

Co-author of Chapter on Georgia 
Global  Public Private Partnership (PPP) Guide 2016 
Published by Cakmak Publishing

“Simplified Immigration procedures : What foreigners and Businesspeople should know” 
Magazine Georgian Journal, 7-13 May 2015 № 18(381)

“Recent positive developments of the arbitration regime in Georgia”
Co-author, Arbitration News Vol. 20 No 2. Publication of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, 2015



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