Tamar Morchiladze joined BGI Legal as a junior associate in 2015. Her practice areas include general corporate and commercial law, energy and employment law matters, as well as dispute resolution.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Morchiladze completed her training at Dechert LLP, where she was involved in researching and analysing domestic and international law issues, drafting legal documents and conducting due diligence studies. Her professional experience also includes working at Ombudsmans Office of Georgia, where she considered legal complaints, managed correspondence with different governmental institutions and prepared reports for international organisations.
Ms. Morchiladze graduated with honours from LL.B and MA programmes of Tbilisi State University. She subsequently gained an LL.M degree in International Trade, Investment and Commercial Law at the University of Oslo (Norway) and then graduated from the International Arbitration Academy (Paris, France) and the Summer Law School in Commercial Law and Arbitration (Zagreb, Croatia). She was a member of the team which prepared the Georgian version of ICCA's Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Tamar has participated in various international moot court competitions. She successfully competed in the quarter-finals of Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2008 (Vienna, Austria) and the semi-finals of Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition in 2009 (Evian-les-Baines, France). She participated in the international rounds of the Phillip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Washington DC, USA) and the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition (Paris, France). Notably, Tamar was a winner in the international oral rounds of Telders International Law Moot Court Competition of 2012, where she was also awarded as a best speaker (Hague, the Netherlands).
Tamar has been coaching a team at Free University of Tbilisi for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot since 2013. She is a member of the Supervisory Board of Arbitration Initiative Georgia, as well as member of the Young International Arbitration Group and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.
Together with her native Georgian, Tamar is fluent in Russian, English and Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Norwegian.