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DIRECTOR



Giorgi Vashakidze 


E-mail: g.vashakidze@eqe.ge 


Education:
2008-2014 The Doctor of Law, University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law
2007-2008 The Master in European Studies (MES), Europa-Kollege Hamburg
2006-2007 The Master of Law (LLM), University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law
2000-2005 Law , Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law
1989-2000 School Certificate, Tbilisi Saint Nino Secondary School N47

Professional Experience:
2015-to this day Head of the Law Program, United States Agency for International Development(USAID), Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (PROLoG)
2012-2015 Specialist of Legal Education , United States Agency for International Development(USAID), Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP) in Georgia
2011-2012 The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian National Investment Agency, a lawyer
05-07-2009 The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Export Promotion Department, an Acting Head
03-05-2009 The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Export Promotion Department, Main Specialist


Academic Activity:
2015-to this day Associate Professor at Ilia State University
2013-to this day Invited Associate Professor at Georgian Technical University
2013- to this day Invited Lecturer at Grenoble École de Management/Caucasus University, Executive MBA
2014-2016 Invited Lecturer at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, School of Law and Politics (GIPA)
2012-2013 Invited Lecturer at TSU, Faculty of Law (Master’s program of the University of Cologne, LL. M. zu Köln)
2012-2013 Invited Lecturer at University of Georgia, Law School
2009-2012 Invited Lecturer at the Law School of Caucasus University
Fields of study and research Diplomatic and Consular Law, Law of Occupied Territories, International Law, International Private Law, Human Rights, Contract Law in comparable context.

Public Activities:
2014-2017 EU/Horizon 2020, Contact person of Georgia on legal and financial issues
2013-2015 Member of the Scientific Council of LEPL Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia
2006-2010 Member of the Comparative Law Society (Deutsche Landesgruppe im Internationalen Verband der Rechtswissenschaft).
2014-to this day TSU National Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, a member of the governing council




Expert Activities:
2016 EU and GIZ project Support to the Development of Private and Administrative Law Systems in Georgia”, an Expert – Analysis of the Civil Code shortcomings and drafting legislative initiatives.
2013-2014 The Parliament of Georgia, Committee of European Integration, preparing bill on Private Law of Georgia.
2014 UNDP –Supporting reform in Georgian vocational education – preparing a bill on Vocational Education for the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
2015 UNDP – Supporting reform in Georgian vocational education – implementation of economic activities by the vocational facilities established by the state (condition analysis and recommendations for legislative reform).

Scientific achievements and awards
Scholarships obtained since 2016 to this day:
Alfred Toepfer scholarship (doctoral scholarship); Scholarship of the University of Hamburg (doctoral scholarship); Scholarship of Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law; Edmund Siemers Fund scholarship; Marion von Dönhoff Foundation Scholarship; Scholarship of Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law; Scholarship of Foundation of Support to Georgian Development and Reforms; Saarland University Scholarship.

Monographs and researches:
1. Comments to the Civil Code of Georgia , Articles 316-318, 390-407, 952-953, Chanturia Lado, (Chief editor) (2018 edition);
2. EU Private Law, Consumer Protection Law, Labour Law, Corporate Law, Competition Law, Selected Decisions and Materials (2018).
3. National Report on Georgia, in: European Encyclopedia of Private International Law, Basedowa, Jürgen et al. (eds.), Edward Elgar Publishing, London (2017).
4. Das Internationale Privatrecht von Georgien, Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht (StudIPR), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2014;
5. Kodifikation des Internationalen Privatrechts in Georgien, in: Transformation durch Rezeption? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Rechtstransfers am Beispiel der Zivilrechtsreformen im Kaukasus und in Zentralasien, Eugenia Kurzynsky-Singer (ed.), Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht (StudIPR), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2014;
6. Overcomplicated Obligations System of Civil Code, Siesta, Tbilisi 2010;

Articles:
1. Interpretation of Vienna 1980 Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods and Issue of filling the legislative shortcomings in it”, Law and Justice, 4/2006, Tbilisi 2006.
2. Good Faith According to the Civil Code of Georgia, Abstraction or Current Law (Geo/Eng.), Review of Georgian Law, 3/2007.
3. Theoretical Aspects of Interpretation of Contracts and Meaning of Objective Explanation for Establishing the Will of Parties, Law and Justice, 3/2007, Tbilisi 2007.

Papers:
1. Das Internatinale Privatrecht von Georgien – Der status quo (GUS-Runde, Hamburg, 2011);
2. Anwendung des fremden Rechts in der Georgischen Rechtspraxis (Transformation durch Rezeption, Tiflis, 2012)
3. Non-recognized States in Private International Law (Georgian perspectie) (Status of non-recognized States in PIL, Kiel, 2018)

Languages
Native - Georgian
Other - German (very good)
Russian (very good)
English (very good)
French (beginner)

Computer Skills:
Excel, Windows, Word

  • 1 Aleksidze st, 0193, Tbilisi, Georgia (former building of Razmadze Mathematical Institute, IV Floor, in the neighborhood of Sports Palace)
  • (+995 32) 2 200 220 (*3599)
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