Sophie Tkemaladze is an independent practitioner (mediator, arbitrator, dispute systems designer) and a consultant advising international organizations (USAID, ADB, UNDP) as well as Georgian public agencies and professional associations on various aspects of dispute resolution system and policy. During her work at USAID-funded Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project (JILEP). Ms. Tkemaladze helped found Georgian Association of Arbitrators, advised on drafting first ever Code of Ethics for Georgian arbitrators and was a lead drafter of the amendments to the Law of Georgia on Arbitration which was passed in 2015. She has also designed the first court-annexed mediation Pilot, training modules for mediators, judges and lawyers, and contributed to drafting amendments to the Civil Procedure Code related to court-annexed mediation. She is currently Assistant Professor of International Commercial Arbitration & Sales Law at New Vision University where she is also founder and co-director of the Center for Communication and Leadership.
Ms. Tkemaladze holds Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, LL.M. in International Business Law from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and a Diploma in Law from Tbilisi State University. She is a Massachusetts accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).