Mariam Vashakidze joined BLB as an associate in 2021.
Prior to joining BLB, Mariam has gained comprehensive legal experience working as an in-house counsel in private companies and financial institutions, as well as in law firms and ADR. Mariam has worked as a senior lawyer in such large companies as JSC Georgian Railway and Citadeli LLC, where she soon got promoted to the position of the Head of Legal Department and Deputy Administrative Director.
Mariam has been actively involved in a number of local and international complex litigation and mediation processes while working at J&T Consulting, one of the leading law firms operating in Georgia. She has also gained significant experience in alternative dispute resolution through her work at one of the most prestigious local arbitrations. During her time at arbitration, she was directly involved in the arbitration proceedings and the decision-making process.
In addition to her active professional life, Mariam participated in various moot courts and competitions during her studies at the university. She is the winner of the National Competition for Mediation Articles sponsored by the European Union and the United Nations Development program and has won special awards for the best legal opinion and best argumentations of claimant’s position in Moot Court and Mediation in Labor Law. Mariam was also actively involved in drafting proposals for amending the mediation legislation which was submitted to the Ministry of Justice of Georgia and the Legal Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia on behalf of New Vision University. Withal, Mariam is the winner of the International Turkish Olympiads and has been awarded a special medal.
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Master’s Degree in Comparative Private and International Law, New Vision University, 2020
Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Tbilisi State University, 2018