Ucha Avsajanishvili joined BGI Legal as an Associate in 2021.
Prior to joining the firm, Ucha worked as a Senior Legal Advisor (Research and Analysis) at the Analytical Department of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. His areas of expertise covered human rights, anti-corruption, criminal and anti-money laundering legislation. As the officer in charge of legal research and drafting, he produced compliance and progress reports for international and intergovernmental organisations such as EU, OECD-ACN, GRECO, and UNODC.
In 2017 Ucha served as a Legal Consultant for the Council of Europe’s European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ) advising the General Prosecutor’s Office of Kazakhstan in Nur-Sultan on development of anti-corruption and criminal justice policy and legislation. His professional experience also includes working as a Researcher at the National Institute for Human Rights at Free University of Tbilisi (Georgia), where he taught legal research methods to LL.B. students and supervised legal research.
Ucha Avsajanishvili holds a Master’s degree (LL.M.) in European Economic Law from Stockholm University (Sweden) and a Bachelor’s degree (LL.B.) in Law from Free University of Tbilisi (Georgia).
In addition to his native Georgian and Russian, Ucha is fluent in English.
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