Tinatin Tskhvediani – Senior Associate
Tinatin joined the VBAT team in 2013 as an Associate. In 2014, she was promoted to the position of a Senior Associate. Her main areas of practice include contract law, corporate law, labour law, intellectual property law, administrative law, state procurement law, insurance law, private international law and international human rights law.
In VBAT, Tinatin’s practice encompasses diversified private law transactions and litigation, legal drafting and dispute resolution strategies. Tinatin’s engagements entail the representation and legal support of clients, such as Fashion House Materia, JSC MFO Crystal, Blauenstein Georgia, Hilton Batumi, TLScontact Georgia (Visa Application Centre for the United Kingdom of Great Britain in Georgia), LLC Aversi Pharma, Shering-Plough Central East, Nobel Ilac, KBN Property, East Point, Finunion, Tbilisi Open Air and TV Maestro.
Tinatin earned her bachelor’s degree from Tbilisi State University Law Faculty in 2008 with honours. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the same university’s master’s programme with a special focus on private law in 2010. Her final thesis provided a comparative analysis of unified private law and the Georgian legislation in terms of passing of risk in contracts for the international sale of goods. In 2011, as an Open Society scholarship recipient, Tinatin commenced with the studies in international human rights law at University of Essex (Colchester, United Kingdom). Her dissertation paper discussed the challenge of hate speech in the practice of the European Court of Human Rights.
Prior to joining VBAT, Tinatin worked at NGO Human Rights Priority as the researcher of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Before that, she was a lawyer at Ardi Group Insurance Company. In 2008-2011, Tinatin served as a Chief Specialist at the Ministry of Defence, Legal Department, where she initially carried out the legislation analysis and drafted legal documents related to international cooperation. Later, she provided the legal revision of state procurement contracts. As an invited seminar lecturer, Tinatin also taught the law of obligations at Tbilisi State University.
Some of Tinatin’s research essays have been published in South Caucasus Law Journal (GIZ), including on the interpretation of the right to property in the practice of the Constitutional Court of Georgia, on the challenge of hate speech, and the application of Article 13 by the European Court of Human Rights.
In the scope of Association of Law Firms of Georgia, Tinatin is involved in the elaboration of legislative amendments to the Civil Procedure Code of Georgia. She is also engaged in the project which aims at preparing recommendations to ensure adversarial criminal procedure. In this light, she studies the issue of entrapment in the practice of the European Court of Human Rights.
Tinatin has been admitted to the Georgian Bar Association with the specialization in civil law since 2008.
In addition to her native Georgian, Tinatin is fluent in English and Russian languages.