Jaba Gvelebiani

KPMG Georgia



Tbilisi, Georgia

14 years of experience in practicing, research and teaching arbitration law. After participating in Vis Moot in 2010-2011, I completed LLM in International Business Law at Central European University. During the studies, I spent 2 months at Cornell Law School writing LLM thesis on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards Set Aside at the Seat. After returning to Georgia, I coached Georgian University Vis Moot teams for 6 years. I have been teaching arbitration law at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and University of Georgia since 2016. During 2021-2023, I chaired Georgian Association of Arbitrators (GAA) and implemented set of educational, professional and practice development activities in the field of arbitration in Georgia. I have experience of representing Georgian companies in arbitration proceedings.

Georgian, English

MBA in Management from Business & Technology University, Tbilisi, 2020
LLM in International Business Law from Central European University, Budapest, 2013
BA in Law from Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, 2007


Enforcement of Foreign Annulled Arbitral Awards, LAP Academic Publishing 2013, Germany.
Doing Business in Georgia – Comprehensive Guide for Investors, Meridian Publishing, Tbilisi 2015 (co-Author).
Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on Draft Law of Georgia on Consumer Rights Protection, GIZ, Tbilisi 2019 (co-author).
Renewable energy – major aspects of new regulatory framework of the energy sector in Georgia, Georgian Technical University periodic journal Energy, Tbilisi 2020 (co-author).
Feasibility Study on Regulation of Personal Insolvency, GIZ, Tbilisi 2021 (co-author).

Georgian Association of Arbitrators, Accredited Member
Georgian Bar Association, Member
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Certified Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) member

I am a Georgian qualified lawyer with experience in legal advisory, representation and legal project management obtained during the managerial positions at Georgian law firm and Big4 accounting firm. I have been involved in teaching and practicing arbitration as well as carrying out reforms to support development of the field in the country for the past 10 years.

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