Otar Machaidze


Career: Otar Machaidze joined J&T Consulting in 2014, steadily climbing the ranks to a senior legal role. As of 2021, he holds the esteemed position of partner at J&T Consulting. Consistently acknowledged for his legal acumen, Otar has been lauded by Legal500, a prestigious international legal firm rating organization, positioning him as a prospective partner for the next generation.

In addition to his legal career, Otar is actively involved in academia, demonstrating his expertise through numerous authored academic articles and monographs. His focus lies primarily on "Procedures for the Application and Implementation of Arbitration Awards". Commencing in 2016, he began engaging in teaching activities, serving as a lecturer at Tbilisi State University until 2019. Subsequently, he was invited to lecture at the Faculty of Law at the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP). In 2020, Otar Machaidze was appointed as an associate professor at the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)Furthermore, Otar currently serves as the Operational Director of the Tbilisi Arbitration Institute.

Education: Otar's legal education spanned from 2009 to 2013 at Tbilisi State University, culminating in the completion of his Master's program in Private Law in 2015. In 2020, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, a collaborative effort between Georgia and Germany, specifically in Hamburg, under the guidance of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. His extensive research and contributions led to the conferment of a Doctor of Law degree.

Membership: In 2014, Otar excelled in the attorney qualification exam, officially becoming a member of the Georgian Bar Association. Subsequently, he actively practiced law both domestically and internationally, handling cases in court, arbitration and mediation. Since 2021, Otar holds accreditation as a member of the Arbitrators Association of Georgia and has served on its board since 2023. He's also certified as a mediator by the Mediators Association of Georgia and holds certification as a trainer.

Working languages: Georgian, English.



  1. Machaidze, O. Ensure the Enforcement of the Arbitral Award and the Determination of a Competent Court in Accordance with Georgian Case Law. Publishing of Supreme Court of Georgia, Law Journal, Law and Justice, 2022, #1;
  2. Machaidze, O. Legal and Economic Impact of Georgian Competition Law, Co-Author. Meridiani Publishing, 2022;
  3. Machaidze, O. International Arbitration, Georgia. Co-Author. The Legal 500, The Country Comparative Guide, 2021, 2022, 2023;
  4. Machaidze, O. Monography, The Conditions of application, Recognition and Enforcement of Interim Measures in Arbitral Proceedings. Publishing House: World of Lawyers, 2020;
  5. Machaidze, O. Competence of Arbitration and National Courts to Apply Arbitral Interim Measures. TSU-NCADR Publishing, Dispute Resolution Yearbook, 2018-2019;
  6. Machaidze, O. Provisional Measures in Competition Law. Publishing of Supreme Court of Georgia, Law Journal, Law and Justice, 2019, #4.;
  7. Machaidze, O. Standard of Safeguarding of Employees' Rights in the Event of Transfers of Undertakings According to the EU Law - Challenge of Georgia Labor Law. TSU Law Review, Tbilisi, 2018;
  8. Machaidze, O. Types of Provisional Measures in Arbitration Under the Georgian Legislation. TSU-NCADR publishing Alternative Dispute Resolution Yearbook, Tbilisi, 2015;
  9. Machaidze, O. Collaboration of the Church and the State on the Example of the 1748 Local Council. Law Journal Sarchevi, Tbilisi, 2012.