Professor Levan Alexidze is the foremost authority in the area of International Law in Georgia.
Since 1969, he has served as Chairman of the Department of International Law at Tbilisi State
University, interrupting his university career to serve as a Senior Human Rights Officer in
the Division of Human Rights at the United Nations in New York and Geneva from 1970 to 1977.
From 1985 to 1993, he served as Vice President of Tbilisi State University. Prof. Alexidze is
widely published in his field and received the State Prize of Georgia in 1982 for his monograph
Some Theoretical Problems of Contemporary International Law (Jus Cogens). For the past several
years, he has served as a legal expert to the Georgian delegation to the Geneva Negotiations
for the Settlement of the Conflict in Abkhazia. Prof. Alexidze has also served as an Editorial
Board Member of the Georgian Constitutional Committee. He was a member of the Georgian
Parliament from 1991-1994, and has served for many years as the pro bono Chief Advisor on
International Law to the President of Georgia. He is a member of the World International Law
Association and the Georgian Association of Lawyers, and has twice been named to the Board of
the Association of International Law. In recent years, Prof. Alexidze has become increasingly
involved in the oil and gas sector, and co-authored the draft of the Law "On Production
Sharing Agreements" for Georgia. Prof. Alexidze is fluent in Georgian, Russian, and English,
and works in Tbilisi.