Giorgi Tsertsvadze

Giorgi Tsertsvadze is an Associate Professor at Tbilisi State University Law Faculty and practicing lawyer since 2003. He is a member of the Georgian Bar Association and founder/managing partner of the law firm J & T Consulting, one of the leading law firms in Georgia.

A certified mediator since 2012, Dr. Tsertsvadze was the founder of the National Center for ADR at Tbilisi State University (TSU,NCADR), one of the first centers to develop and implement mediation in Georgia and serves as NCADR’s Academic Director. Dr. Tsertsvadze is also the founder and a former chairman of the Georgian Association of Mediators. Giorgi has founded EBA Mediation and Arbitration Center in Cooperation with European Business Association in Georgia. The EBA MAC is the first and only private service ADR services provider offering a full range of mediation and arbitration services.

Since May, 2020 Dr. Tsertsvadze is also a member of the Global Mediation Panel (Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes (UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOPS, and UN-Women).

Dr. Tsertsvadze has extensive international experience. He is the author of the first Georgian text books on Mediation and arbitration. Giorgi is the beneficiary of grants and scholarships from, and actively participates in, programs by the Max Planck Institute for International Private and Comparative Law (Germany), the Volkswagen Foundation (Germany), the German Academic Exchange Service (Germany), Chuo Law School (Japan), Japan Association of Arbitrators (Japan) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the JAMS Foundation (USA – Harvard University, Stanford University, Pepperdine University), and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany).