ABASHIDZE, Ivane, (Class of 20014), Head of Legal and International Relations Department, National Project Coordinator for GEF-UNDP-IMO, LEPL Ministry Transport Agency, Ministry of Sustainable Development of Georgia, 0112, Ninostluvili, St. 66, Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel: (995) 422 2749 25/26 Ext: 13; Fax: (995) 422 273 929; Mob(995) 577 221 625 

Email: iv [dot] abashidze [at] mta [dot] gov [dot] ge or ivaneabashidze [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Classification Societies as the Solution for the Proper Implementation of Flag State Responsibilities – A Georgian Perspective

Drafting Project: The Georgian Law on the Placement of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel and Use of Firearms and Ammunition on Board the Ships Flying the Georgian Flag



BODAVELI, Valerian, (Class of 2006), Vice Consul, Consulate of Georgia, Sümbül sokak N17, Levent, Beikta-Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: (90 212) 270 0261; Fax: (90 212) 270 0231

Email: bodaveli [at] yahoo [dot] com or v [dot] bodaveli [at] mfa [dot] gov [dot] ge

Dissertation: Electronic Bills of Lading - Legal Implications

Drafting Project: Law of Georgia Amending the Maritime Code of Georgia Introducing Electronic Bill of Lading


DIDEBULIDZE (SIRADZE), Eka, (Class of 2000), Associate Professor Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law, Institute of International Law, Georgia

Tel: (995) 5999 9021 91

Emailesiradze [at] hotmail [dot] com or eka [dot] siradze [at] tsu [dot] ge

Dissertation: The Right of Innocent Passage and Hot Pursuit in the Light of Georgia's Maritime Zones Legislation

Drafting Project: The Law on Carriage of Goods by Sea, to Amend Chapter VIII (Contract for Maritime Transport of cargo) and Related Provisions of the Maritime Code of Georgia



KADJAIA, Merab, (Class of 2016), Lawyer, LEPL Maritime Transport Agency, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, 23, Ninoshvili Street, Batumi, 6000, Georgia

Tel: (995) 4222 7492 6 Ext: 13

Emailm_kadjaia [at] cu [dot] edu [dot] ge (m.kadjaia@)m [dot] kadjaia [at] mta [dot] gov [dot] ge ( or merab [dot] kadjaia [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: In Distress at Sea: A Duty to Assist (Implications for Shipmasters and Shipowners)

Drafting Project: A Law for the Incorporation of the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001 into the Laws of Georgia



KIPIANI, Rusudan Kipiani, (Class of 2016), Head of Legal Department, LEPL Teaching University, Batumi State Maritime Academy, No. 53, Rustaveli St., 6010, Batumi, Georgia

Emailr [dot] kipiani [at] bsma [dot] edu [dot] ge

Dissertation: Arbitration Law, Maritime Arbitration, International Arbitration - Comparative Analysis of Arbitration in Common Law and Civil Law Systems Countries: A Georgian Perspective

Drafting ProjectA Law to Amend the Maritime Code of Georgia (Implementing MLC 2006 Requirements)



MGELADZE, Mariam, (Class of 2017), Lawyer, Legal Department, LEPL Teaching University, Batumi State Maritime Academy, No. 53, Rustaveli Street, Batumi, Georgia

Mob: (372) 540 795 52

Email: mgeladzemariam [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of Warranty Clauses under the 1906 Marine Insurance Act and the 2015 Insurance Act: A Civil Law Approach

Drafting Project: A Law to Incorporate the International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea, 2010 into the Laws of Georgia



PARESASHVILI, Lia, (Class of 2002), Head of Legal Unit, State Provision Service, 5A King Tamari Avenue, 0112 Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel: (995) 32 377 540; Fax: (995) 32 377 140

Email: liap32 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Ship Registration: The Concept of the ‘Genuine Link’ and Issues Relating to Georgia

Drafting Project: Law of Georgia on Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea



PIRVELLI, Zaza, (Class of 2009), Head Specialist of General Education Management and Developmental Department, Ministry of Education and Science, D. Uznadze Street, 52, Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel: (995) 5771 7115

Email: zazapirveli [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dissertation: Rights of Geographically Disadvantaged States under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: The Georgian Perspective

Drafting Project: Law on the Incorporation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ship' Ballast Water and Sedimentsinto the Laws of Georgia



SIKHARULIDZE, Nino, (Class of 2001), Private Practitioner, Georgia

Tel: (995) 32 438008; Fax: (995) 32 383184

Email: sikha7 [at] hotmail [dot] com or nino [dot] abelogisctics [at] access [dot] sanet [dot] ge or sikuhulinka [at] gmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Bareboat Charter Registration

Drafting Project: Law of Georgia on the Arrest of Ships



TSIKLAURI, Nikoloz, (Class of 1999), Rector on International Relations, Batumi State Martime Academy, No. 53, Rustaveli St., 6010, Batumi, Georgia

Email: nikamaka [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: Legal Regulation for the Prevention of Pollution of the Marine Environment in the Black Sea

Drafting Project: The Law of Georgia on Compensation for Damage Caused by Pollution of the sea by Ships



TSURTSUMIA, Levan, (Class of 2003), Lawyer, 18, Chonkadze Street, 0118, Tbilisi, Georgia 

Email: ltsurtsumia [at] hotmail [dot] com

Dissertation: A Navigational Regime for the Turkish Strait

Drafting Project: The Law on Amendments to the Maritime Code of Georgia - Licences of Carriage of Passengers by Sea and Permits for Maritime Towage


TUSHURI Rusudan, (Class of 2005), Lecturer at Tbilisi State University, Human Rights Protection and Access to Justice Programme Coordinator, UNDP Georgia, Eristavi 9, 0175, Tbilisi Georgia 

Mob: (995) 9970 0440

Emailrusudantushuri [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dissertation: Maritime Boundaries of Georgia

Drafting Project: Law of Georgia on Arrest of Ships in the Territorial Waters of Georgia


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