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   Andro Kiknavelidze

                                                         
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Tel:  +995 32 2553880
         +995 32 2973880
Fax: +995 32 2973884
E-mail:  pkiknavelidze@mkd.ge    
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Paata Kiknavelidze is a lawyer practicing in MKD law firm since 1999. Mr. Kiknavelidze is qualified in commercial litigation bankruptcy & reorganization, international arbitration and administrative law. He also practices privatization, mining and natural resources, corporate law, M&A and Joint Ventures. He has an extensive experience handling complex litigations in a various courts across the country.

Representation and/or advising on:
  • advising SALFORD investment group in course of implementing various regional projects;
  • advising a major investment group on restructuring and equity deal for the Rustavi Cement Plant;
  • representing RAKIA of UAE in sale of majority of shareholding in Poti Sea Port Corporation;
  • advising ROMPETROL, a major Romanian company, on a range of legal issues related to setting up a regional network of oil delivery and supply infrastructure; 
  • advising the Ministry of State Property Management of Georgia on electricity regulatory issues versus AES Telasi;
  • advising Capital Turbines Australia with regard to the Gardabani power plant construction;   
  • counsel to MegaCom, the very first local provider of wireless communications in Georgia;  
  • the advising a major investor from Kazakhstan on application of electricity communication legal regime in course of acquiring a significant stake in Wanex, a major local internet provider;
  • advising Madneuli, a major producer of copper concentrate, in course of its corporate and trading activities; 
  • advising Quartzite limited liability company, a major producer of gold, in course of corporate and trading activities; 
  • advising NewsCorp. with regard to various issues related to operation of TeleImedi, a major local TV company;  
  • representing Eastone (Ukraine) in course of certain contractual arrangements with local counterparties;  
  • advising Alikarnassos Hotel Touristic Societe Anonyme, Greece-legal advice/consultancy including preparation of proper documentation and LDDR, in relation of the Client’s interest in auction conducted on June 8, 2007, for realization of the “Sheraton  Metechi Palace”;  
  • advising AEROFLOT on options for purchasing a stake in a major Georgian air company;
  • advising Meydan Group company, Australia-legal advice/consultancy on sale-purchase agreement, including preparation of LDDR, regarding the land plot located at 26 May Square, nearby hotel “Adjara”, Tbilisi, Georgia;  
  • advising Silk Road Group with regard to media rights on Georgian professional football league broadcasting and related;  
  • performing a due diligence on Tbilisi natural gas distribution company for KazTransGaz; 
  • representing Cascade Bank (Cafesjian Foundation) for purposes of acquiring a local commercial bank; 
  • advising Efes Breweries International N.V. in course of acquisition of a major brewery plant;  
  • advising a large consortium of metallurgical companies with respect of privatization / acquisition of certain assets in Georgia; 
  • advising Veolia, a major French water company, in course of a bidding for assets of Tbilisi Water Company and some other water utilities;  
  • representing the Government of Georgia in a major arbitration dispute at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes on the Zhinvali case; 
  • representing a major Georgian mining company with respect of a dispute to be submitted to the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce;  
  • representing a major Georgian company in ad hoc arbitration proceedings under the Arbitration Act 1996.
Education
Tbiliisi State University, Faculty of Law
Honors Diploma in Law, 1997

Publications

A General Juridical Review of Georgian Transport Branches (Marine, Air, Railway and Automobile Transport).

Languages 
Georgian
Russian

                                                              


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