Lawyer Ruth Marie Mosch; Dr. Hein Bölling, former Presiding Judge at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Bremen; Irma Kavtaradze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, David Lanchava, Georgian Lawyers’ Association and Chairman of the Commercial Law Commitee at the Georgian Bar Association; Giorgi Khatidze, Member of Parliament and Member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee of Georgia (from left to right).
Lawyer Ruth Marie Mosch; Dr. Hein Bölling, former Presiding Judge at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Bremen; Irma Kavtaradze, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, David Lanchava, Georgian Lawyers’ Association and Chairman of the Commercial Law Commitee at the Georgian Bar Association; Giorgi Khatidze, Member of Parliament and Member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee of Georgia (from left to right).

On 27 and 28 November 2017 the IRZ and the Georgian Lawyers’ Association (GLIP) organised a Round Table in Tibilisi on civil procedural issues regarding disputes in commercial and corporate law.

Dr. Hein Bölling, former Presiding Judge at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Bremen, and Ruth Marie Mosch, lawyer, LL.M., both from Germany, participated in the event on behalf of the IRZ. They reported from their respective professional perspectives.

Ruth Marie Mosch is a lawyer specialized in arbitration and a member of the German Institution of Arbitration, for which she served as a Board Member for several years. Accordingly, the topic of her lecture was arbitration.

Dr. Hein Bölling spoke above all about the procedures in commercial law disputes in Germany and how these can be expedited.

The Georgian speakers presented the Georgian Investment Protection Act and reported about practical procedural problems and barriers in commercial law procedures. In addition, experience with arbitration in Georgia as well as the attractiveness of Georgia as an investment location for foreign investors were discussed.

Many of the participants were lawyers, amongst others members of the board of the Georgian Bar Association. But also judges from various courts, amongst others the Appeal Court of Georgia, and representatives from various universities in Tibilisi participated in the Round Table.

With their attendance, the Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Irma Kavtardze, and Giorgi Khatidze, Member of Parliament and Member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, also demonstrated the great interest in the topic.

All the participants were very interested and highly motivated. The exchange between the different professional groups was rated very positively since various perspectives could be heard and problems could be viewed from different angles.