Nata Ghibradze

Nata Ghibradze


Email [email protected]​

Phone +49 89 290 12 161

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesEnglish, Georgian, German, Russian

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

With the increasing complexity of international disputes, clients in the energy (oil & gas, renewables), construction, infrastructure, and engineering industry look to Nata Ghibradze to provide guidance on their cross-border disputes. Using the experience she gained while working at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia (Department of State Representation to International Courts), Nata focuses on international arbitration with particular attention to disputes in the Caucasus, Eastern Europe and CIS regions.

Nata has experience in handling arbitrations under the major sets of arbitration rules (ICC, UNCITRAL, DIS, and DIA rules) seated in various jurisdictions. She also has experience representing clients before Dispute Board proceedings for construction projects. Nata acts as a tribunal secretary in international arbitration disputes. Originally from Georgia, Nata is well-versed in the complexities of Georgian law and culture, and how these complexities affect cross-border disputes. She is fluent in English, German, Russian, and Georgian, being educated in Georgia and Germany. Nata also regularly speaks and publishes on international arbitration.

Awards and recognitions


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Education and admissions


Master of Law and Business, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management and Bucerius Law School, 2014

BA (Law) LLB, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 2011


Member of Board of Directors at ArbitralWomen

Member of the ICC Commission on Arbiration and ADR

Co-chair of the Hogan Lovells International Arbitration Women Steering Committee

Member of the Arbitration Council of Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC)

Member of the Executive Committee at Georgian Association of Arbitrators

Executive Committee Member, Russian CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN)

Member of the Supervisory Board, Arbitration Initiative Georgia (AIG)

Member of ICC YAF, Young ICCA, DIS40, YIAG

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Representing an Eastern European state-owned entity in a multi-billion ad-hoc arbitration case in the oil and gas sector arising out of a Production Sharing Agreement.

Representing several Eastern European state entities in construction disputes (negotiation, dispute boards and arbitration) arising out of infrastructure projects (roads, energy, rail infrastructure).

Representing a leading defense company in a supply chain arbitration regarding the delivery of reconnaissance hardware and software.

Representing a multinational corporation in several arbitration proceedings under different arbitration rules concerning supply contracts in the maritime sector.

Representing a leading aerospace company in a supply chain dispute against a US supplier.


Representing a number of U.S. automotive suppliers in several post-M&A arbitrations.

Representing a leading tunneling technology company in ICC arbitration against a Turkish joint venture regarding the construction of a high-speed railway in Turkey.

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