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Gvantsa Elgendashvili

Gvantsa Elgendashvili is a Legal Director at SBC Legal, specializing in international business, corporate, capital markets, secured transactions, intellectual property and bankruptcy laws. Gvantsa is an S.J.D. (PhD) Candidate in Law at Central European University (CEU) pursuing a doctoral program with dual accreditation in the U.S. and Austria. Her dissertation topic – Securitization of Intellectual Property Assets: In Search of Efficient Rules, touches upon three areas of law – capital markets law, secured transactions and intellectual property laws. Apart from the stated, her research interest also involves the European Union’s internal markets law. Gvantsa is a recipient of the CEU Advanced Doctoral Award for her exceptional legal research.

Ms. Elgendashvili served as a Senior Associate at SBC Legal. She acquired extensive experience representing high-profile international and domestic clients in a broad range of multi-million transactions. Gvantsa also served as the Co-Partner and the Chief Legal Associate at SYNCHRONIUM®, a global innovation company employing blockchain technology that helps businesses to integrate digital assets and cryptographical tokens. Ms. Elgendashvili also worked as a lawyer for international construction companies.

In addition to her practical work, Gvantsa is actively involved in teaching various legal topics. She co-taught the courses – Capital Markets and Securities Regulation, Comparative Secured Transactions Law, and the Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance at Central European University (Vienna, Austria), designed and taught more than seven bachelor and master courses at Georgian-American University (Tbilisi, Georgia).

Gvantsa holds an LL.M degree in International Business Law from CEU and a Master’s degree in Private Law from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Also, she acquired Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Investment Foundations Certificate in 2022.

In addition to the activities mentioned above, Gvantsa served as an arbitrator for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2023, 2022, 2021 and 2020 (Vienna rounds) and as a judge for national rounds for The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2021. Also, she is a member of the CEU IPeers (IP&IT Law Research Group).

Ms. Elgendashvili is an author of various academic articles and works in the fields of corporate law, bankruptcy, secured transactions, and intellectual property laws.

In addition to her native Georgian, Gvantsa is fluent in English and Russian languages, and has an intermediate knowledge of Turkish and German languages.

Contact information

3 Kavsadze Street, 2nd floor, Office N9 | Tbilisi 0162, Georgia 

Domus Business Center

T: +995 32 2 000 260 (106); +995 551 006 232



S.J.D. (PhD) in Law – Central European University (expected in 2024) (GPA 4.0/4.0)

LL.M. in International Business Law – Central European University (with honors) (2018)

Master’s Degree in Private Law – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (with distinction) (2019)

European Union and International Law (HERMES Erasmus Mundus Exchange) – Tallinn University (2015/206)

Bachelor of Law – Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (with distinction) (2016)

Academic Articles

  1. Elgendashvili, G. (2023). The Concept of Originality as Explored in Georgia. In: Gupta, I. (eds) Handbook on Originality in Copyright. Springer, Singapore.
  2. Elgendashvili G. (2023). A Note For the Need of Regulating Private Debt Collectors’ Activities in Georgia –Existing Regulatory Gap and Selected Comparative Approaches. Law and World.
  3. Elgendashvili G. (2019). Director Non-Monetary Remuneration as an Internal Mechanism of Corporate Governance: Prospects of Application in Georgia, Tbilisi State University National Science Library.
  4. Elgendashvili G. (2018). Economic Analysis of Deterrence Through Criminal Law. Georgian Law Journal Vol. 2. Issue 1.
  5. Elgendashvili G. (2018). Ethical Considerations of Corporate Social Responsibility: Do Business Entities Have Positive Human Rights Obligations? The Activist.
  6. Elgendashvili G. (2018). From the Dodge Case to Corporate Social Responsibility – The Rise of Benefit Corporations: Lessons to Georgia in Light of the U.S. Experience. Central European University ETD Collection.

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Georgian (native)

English (fluent)

Russian (fluent)

Turkish (intermediate)

German (intermediate)