Tamar Simonishvili is a Senior Associate at SBC Legal, specializing in corporate, securities, and corporate migration law. On behalf of our law firm, Tamar actively provided legal support for the domiciling of a global tech company. With her participation, USA and UK-based firm’s branches and subsidiaries were successfully incorporated in the territory of Georgia. Also, she actively supports high-profile local and International client companies for obtaining preferential tax status in Georgia.
Prior to joining SBC Legal, Tamar worked at the University of Georgia as the Director’s assistant at the Institute of Georgian, German, and International Criminal Law. Her responsibilities included translating and researching directives and regulations of EU law. Then she moved to the Court of Arbitration, where she served as a secretary of an arbitrator in credit disputes. In this role, Tamar was responsible for drafting projects of arbitral awards and other legal documents.
Tamar holds LLB and LLM in International Business Law from the University of Georgia. Additionally, she has successfully completed one semester joint program on copyright law offered by Harvard Law School and Tbilisi State University. Tamar has participated in the summer school on European Economic Criminal law, jointly organized by the University of Jena and Constitutional Court of Georgia.
In addition to her professional achievements, she has actively participated in prestigious international moot court competitions., covering diverse areas of international commercial and investment law, including the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Elsa-Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization Law. In the Central and Eastern European moot court competition team reached the semi-finals and Tamar received an individual speaker award.
Tamar is a member American Immigration Lawyers Association (GMS) as an International Associate. She actively participated on behalf of our law firm in drafting informational and research documents on global migration issues and served as a panelist in quarter meetings, including in the 4th of AILA GMS EU gathering in Vienna, she served as a panelist and spoke on challenges of corporate migration and tax issues within the framework of the Russia-Ukraine military conflict.
Tamar is a member of the Georgian Bar Association and is admitted to practice civil, administrative, and criminal law in Georgia. Her additional specialization lies in juvenile rights (civil). In addition to her native Georgian, Tamar speaks in English and Russian.