Mr. Giorgi Otaridze is a founder and Managing Partner of SBC Legal, specializing in Georgian private and corporate law. He has extensive experience in advising high-profile business clients in a broad range of legal transactions with a combined value of billions of U.S. dollars. Mr. Otaridze has a clear and comprehensive idea of Georgian legal and business environment that is further enhanced by more than twenty-five years of the legal practice.
Prior to founding SBC Legal, Giorgi worked at RSM Georgia as a Legal Director, as well as served at DLA Piper Georgia. His practice focuses on corporate, banking, finance, contracts, tax and litigation matters. Giorgi’s experience also includes working as a lawyer for Chemonics Inc, the international development contracting firm, on its Georgian Microfinance Stabilization and Enhancement Project and was the co-author of the amendments to the Georgian Civil Code clarifying microfinance organization status under Georgian law. Over the years, Mr. Otaridze assisted several Georgian Commercial Banks in various corporate matters, including among other the registration and obtaining the full banking license, corporate and labor matters, collateral registration, opening international accounts etc. Represented the EU TACIS program, and NGOs on a variety of matters including registrations, reorganizations, bankruptcy, taxation, and litigation.
A brief selection of his notable representations includes: