Legal
Services
2.0

About Us

Established in 2014 Patronus Legal was created by a group of pioneering lawyers who realised that the Georgian legal market was ready for something new - a law firm that uses cutting-edge technology and modern working practices to drive productivity and deliver results - we are structured differently, we operate differently and we think differently. Creativity, passion and innovation form the very foundations of our DNA which is why Patronus Legal has grown from a start-up to the leading provider of tech-enabled legal services in Georgia.

The ongoing economic challenges of constantly transforming digital world are increasing the pace of change in an already fragmenting business landscape. That is why at Patronus Legal we are accelerating the delivery of value to clients through new ways of working, with smarter tools and better development and deployment of individual skills and services.

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CLO Corporate Legal Outsourcing

Outsourcing can be defined as “the strategic use of outside resources to perform activities traditionally handled by internal staff and resources". Legal outsourcing is a strategy by which an organization contracts out major legal functions to specialized and efficient service provider, who ultimately becomes valued business partner. Legal outsourcing has become a major trend in human resources over the past decade, more and more companies, large and small, are turning to CLO as a way to grow while restraining payroll and overhead costs. Market acceptance and an increased emphasis on technology and process in legal delivery has enabled Patronus Legal to vie for more complex and scalable matters - Legal Services 2.0. Labor arbitrage is an element in this second phase of disaggregated legal delivery, but its centerpiece is automation, data, and knowledge retention. Patronus Legal CLO model enables us to deliver services more cost-effectively than law firms that are saddled with embedded cost escalators. We have leveraged technology and process to create agile workforce that is well-suited to the unpredictable, on demand and geographically disparate needs of our Clients. Our uniquely integrated Corporate Legal Outsourcing offering brings together resources, process and technology to create a service for our Clients that is smart, efficient and different. In this framework, instead of handling them exclusively in-house, our Client's legal processes are delegated to our team of legal experts on around-the-clock and systematic basis. This allows our Client to leverage benefits ranging from Swiftness and Expertise, Reduced Operational and Recruitment Costs to Concentrating on core process rather than the supporting one and Risk-sharing.

Our dedicated CLO Division supports the general commercial and business needs of our Clients through:

Contracting Contracting

Commercial contracts expertise, handling complex as well as routine contractual activity, much of it leading edge on groundbreaking projects. We recognise that supporting our Clients in structuring, drafting, negotiating, reviewing and concluding contracts is a specialism in its own right so the division is not merely a support function for other practice groups. We also harness our specialist knowledge to develop innovative solutions and services to help our Clients with day-to-day commercial and business activity such as our unique contract management service  - a fusion of legal know-how and smart technology. Our integrated approach ensures that Contracting services are provided through a single team which shares a clear understanding of our Clients’ commercial objectives, and offers an innovative suite of legal services to support them in achieving those goals throughout the lifecycle of their business.

Due/Diligence Due
Diligence

Investigating and considering an action before consummating it, drilling down on the facts and legal risks of a transaction, combing through appropriate materials with a focus on two categories: determining current status and consequences of the contemplated action. By determining the current status we help our Client set the stage for determination of consequences, but it also helps the Client value a target (including spot any hidden risks or liabilities) and figure out what they have once they get it (i.e. what the contracts of its newly acquired subsidiary actually say when it comes time to run the new business). By determining the outcomes we help lay the foundation for making the consequences of an action as favorable as possible to the Client. At this stage Patronus Legal will consider whether there are any impediments on the Client and target sides to doing the transaction (e.g. provisions in governing documents or applicable laws that restrict new stock issuances, laws or contracts that restrict ability to change control, enter a new businesses or expand). We shall consider our findings from the due diligence investigation in structuring the transaction, drafting transaction documents and preparing relevant legal opinions.

Legal/Counseling Legal
Counseling

Overseeing the legal aspects of our Client's general commercial and day-to-day business activities. We safeguard our Client's reputation by guaranteeing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to the management about all relevant legal issues. In this capacity we give accurate and timely advice and counsel to executives within our areas of expertise, research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations, apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues, provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization, keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect our Client and its affiliates, provide training to the Client, its affiliates and their employees on substantive legal topics.

Litigation Litigation

At Patronus Legal, we have thought more about Your World. You do not want to litigate, and neither do we. You want to avoid disputes and when they do arise, have the right team to resolve them. Unlike most major law firms, you will not find a traditional litigation department at Patronus Legal. What you will find is a team of specialist lawyers who share a refreshing approach to disputes. Structured according to the industries our Clients work in, we bring our deep sector expertise to your dispute ensuring you will always receive advice in the context of your own market. Where your dispute cannot be resolved in any other way, we have the expertise and resources to ensure your dispute is pursued through litigation and arbitration, including, where necessary, appeals and challenges to the highest courts and tribunals. We advise our Clients on international arbitration (both commercial and investor-state), litigation (either of the underlying dispute or in support of arbitral proceedings), expert determination, adjudication and mediation.

Legal/Compliance Legal
Compliance

There has been a paradigm shift in the way businesses are required to operate. Regulation is a feature of virtually every industry and is only increasing. Cross-border cooperation between regulators is commonplace. When a regulatory body launches an investigation, the stakes are high and you need the best advice possible. Our experienced team is there to help you through it. But you do not have to wait for an investigation to benefit from our services. Our legal advice also ensures that you are fully compliant and fully prepared. We can advise you on everything from managing the risks inherent in your organisation to preparing for dawn raids. If an investigation does strike, we will help you gather the facts, respond to the regulator and manage your reputation.

Our Clients

Our clients include big companies, small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs, business people and individuals from all backgrounds who are active in almost every sector of Georgian economy. They come to us for different reasons but invariably stay with us for the same ones – relationships built on trust and galvanised by the quality of our legal advice, commercial know-how and shared appetite for success.

How to join them

How do they define us?

Patronus Legal is characterised by:

  • Advice that is distinguished by a practical approach, good judgement and the most relevant expertise, drawn upon from every part of the firm while being there for clients whenever and wherever needed.
     
  • Know-how that comes from understanding industry sectors, the challenges that businesses face in Georgia and globally, and from our commitment to innovation and harnessing the latest technology.
     
  • Success that is driven by our desire to provide the best for clients – whether it's developing innovative ways to solve complicated legal issues, or taking on complex litigation that is reshaping the legal and wider landscape.
  • Flexible
  • Intelligent
  • Innovative
  • Trustworthy
  • Bright
  • Digital

Our Team

Tornike
Ustarashvili
Managing Partner

Levan
Basiladze
CFO, Partner

Giorgi
Kopaleishvili
Partner

Shota
Tutberidze
Partner

Tekla
Kenkishvili
Senior Associate

Elene
Khechuashvili
Paralegal

129a Nutsubidze st.
Tbilisi 0186, Georgia