Daniel Klein, BSME, JD Law (NY, MA, DC), MBA (LBS)

Partner & Co-Founder KP

Prior to co-founding KP, American attorney Daniel Klein (also a Canadian citizen) was a co-founder of Vasiliev Klein and Usov and Podolsky Vasiliev & Klein. He was formerly a co-founder of the Hellevig, Klein & Usov, Avenir Group (some Avenir companies are now referred to as Awara). Prior to founding Podolsky Vasiliev & Klein, Daniel worked at Marks & Sokolov which was the successor firm to Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Marks. From 2009 till 2012 Daniel served as a member of the board of directors of some subsidiaries of PPF’s/Generali’s Eldorado Electronics, NSK, Sibzavod, etc. Daniel was also Marketing Director for Sprandi sportswear.

Daniel is an expert on legal issues relating to Western companies doing business in Russia and Europe. Daniel also served on the boards of many Russian-based companies including: Actis Software, Skate Financial News to name a few. He has spearheaded the legal and business aspects of numerous company start-ups, venture capital/private equity investments, and geographic expansions of companies through acquisition and organic growth. Among other highlights in Daniel’s experience includes his serving as the EMEA MD for the then 2nd largest payment terminal manufacturer in the world: Hypercom (formerly NYSE: HYC; recently purchased by Verifone). As head of EMEA he managed offices in Dubai, Moscow, Budapest, Paris & England.

Daniel also was a filtration officer for the Vienna-based Siemen’s which purchased many internet e-tailing start-ups across Eastern Europe and Russia. Daniel also has extensive experience in the areas of real estate, franchising, mortgages, financial leasing, company structures, and contract law. He is a seasoned intellectual property attorney, experienced in litigating and prosecuting patents, trademarks & copyrights, especially pertaining to counterfeit goods. He has also practiced at the Paris-based firm Bouju Derambure Bugnon and New York-based Pennie & Edmonds (later partially merged with Jones Day). While working at Pennie & Edmonds in New York he was the lead trademark attorney for some of the firm’s sport clients including Australian Rules Football, the NBA and also worked on many NFL trademark matters. His main function was to oversea global trademark filings and prosecutions, product licensing matters, new sport franchising (Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets, Minnesota Timberwolves), as well as to pursue counterfeiters around the world.

Daniel has been very active in Russia for many years and currently resides in Tbilisi but travels frequently to Dubai and Newton USA.. Daniel holds a Juris Doctorate (New York Law School), an MBA (London Business School) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees (Washington University in St. Louis; with a focus on metallurgy and turbine technologies). He passed the State Bars of New York, Massachusetts, and passed the United States Patent & Trademark bar.

Daniel used to run the first and only English-language monthly legal column referred to as “Daniel Klein’s Legal Line” in Russia’s Passport Magazine ( Daniel also used to teach Securities Regulations at Moscow’s Pericles Law School. Daniel is also a lecturer at Skolkovo’s start-up academy. Daniel has co-produced a TV program for Carlton TV (the UK), appeared as a guest on SkyNews program which he organized and produced (“The Cash Point Ghost”), and has had numerous other appearances on Russia Today, as well as many interviews on Business FM and other radio stations. Daniel is a citizen of the US and also a citizen of Canada and speaks English (mother tongue), French, Russian, Czech and Spanish.

Givi Pantsulaia, LLM Law (Turin University)

Partner & Co-founder of Klein & Pantsulaia

Givi has a broad experience working in many countries including Italy, Spain, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Netherlands and Georgia. His professional experience as a legal advisor includes many corporate areas and especially in the Banking, all majore areas of corporate law, media and advertising law, and Copyright as  well. He has spearheaded several record-setting cases against various Georgian institutions in the area of copyright and corporate areas. Givi is a seasoned attorney working also with Oil and Gas companies European investment companies including his leading the Insurance arm of one of Georgia´s largest banks.  In addition to speaking perfect English Givi has the Western compliant business culture that KP clients require and expect.

Nino Bolkvadze

Of Counsel


Nino’s stellar work experience and exceptional educational background. In terms of work experience including DELOITTE Georgia, one of the premier local white shoe firms the National Bank of Georgia and GeoEnergy Project LLC.

As a result of this big brand/Western experience Nino brings big brand experience and know how to her law practice at local law firm prices which translates into fantastic value for money for clients. Nino was admitted to the Georgian Law Bar in 2011.

Just as Nino is very storied with her work experience, her educational background as well is very extensive, including:

2016Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, GeorgiaPrivate Law Department, Master’s Degree. (GPA 3.7)2014Sorbonne-Assas International Law School. Paris, France.Pantheon Assas University (Paris 2)LLM Degree at International Business Law.2007 – 2011Tbilisi State University; Tbilisi, Georgia.Private Law Department, Bachelor’s (J.D.) Degree.2008-2009Young Georgian Lawyers Association; Tbilisi, Georgia.Course at Private Law

Nino also has a Certificate of Successful Completion of the three Month Copyright Law Coursegranted by Harvard University, Harvard Law School (CopyrightX Harvard) andTbilisi State University. June 2018.An Arbitratior at 24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.Tbilisi 7th Pre Moot 2018

In addition to her native tongue of Georgian, Nino is also fluent in English, French & Russian

Levan Gvritishvili

Corporate & Real Estate Counsel


Levan has worked as General Counsel for Grande Group Construction a big player in the Georgian construction industry for over 6 years. He is a leading attorney in these areas.

His education includes 

Bachelor of Law
University/TSU Tbilisi State University 

Master of Law
University/TSU Tbilisi State University

In addition to Grande Group he also has the following experiences

2017 – 2022 (Member of Georgian Business Asociacion) Bevrili Group – Head of Legal Department 

2014 – 2022 Emeritus Law & Finance – Lawyer 

2014-2022 Media law trainer – Emereitus Training Center 2010-Until Georgian Bar Association Member, Attorney license


He covers all areas of real estate including residential and speaks Georgia, Russian and perfect English.

Diana Glonti-Korashvili

Immigration Guru

Diana specializes in many civil and administrative fields and has years of experience working for the likes of TBC Bank amongst other well-known Georgian companies. For more than the past decade Lena has worked extensively and almost exclusively assisting foreigners obtain visas and especially Residence Permits. Working with hundreds of clients per year she has an impeccable track record assisting foreigners with visas and Residence Permits. Moreover, she has extensive experience working thru the courts in order to obtain extensions of rights to stay in country while the case is adjudicated and try to overturn refusals to issue RPs.  Someone having a complicate or even simple immigration case, Diana is the go-to professional to get the best result.

In terms of her impressive education this includes

           PhD Program in LawCaucasus School of Law           Distance learning International Diploma programme: Business LawCambridge International College             

Anna Kravtsova, LLM

Special Counsel (Portugal)



Anna is an experienced lawyer with 17+ years of legal practice with global tech, computer gaming, e-sports, and IT start-ups companies, as in-house general counsel, as a lawyer in an international law firm, and as an independent legal adviser. She is advising on software development, cloud computing, game development, e-sports related legal issues, e-commerce, crypto-assets, IP, data privacy and GDPR compliance, M&A and corporate governance.

She was a general counsel in Luxoft supporting its IPO on NYSE in 2013 and she currently serves as an outside general counsel at Virtuozzo, a private international company that provides virtualization software. In 2010 and 2013 Anna’s departments were recognized as the best legal departments in IT. Anna was also a general counsel at e-sports holding ESForce (owner of VirtusPro, SK and NaVi teams), head of legal at Yota Devices and chief legal officer at Playrix – one of the world’s largest mobile game developer and publisher.


Queen Mary London University – Master of Laws in Computer and Communication Law, 2019

Pericles ABLE – Master of Laws in the US Business Law, 2007

Moscow State Law Academy – Law Degree, 2001

Qualifications and Membership

Attorney-at-law admitted in Russia and member of Moscow BAR

Member of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals)


Dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practitioner interested in ancient eastern philosophy

45+ visited countries

Notable clients *


Alexander Litvinov


Alexander who was Magna Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his class has a 10+ year history working as an in house lawyer at many well-known foreign brands operating in Russia like Inditex (Zara, Pull & Bear etc), Solvay and several Western retailers. Alexander has a law degree from Moscow’s Peoples Friendship University and equally a masters in law and over 5 years of course work at a language academy (English & French). Alexander has also taught a course at Russia’s leading Masters in Law programme (at the prestigious Higher School of Economics).

Areas of Competency
– Real Estate; Retail Leases in particular (advised over 85 retail leases)
– Intellectual Property
– Most areas of Corporate
– Litigation, Arbitration and MKAS
– Extremely strong labor practice