At the joint initiative of the Georgian Mediators Association and the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a Mediation Development Committee was established under the Chamber, headed by Irakli Kandashvili.
According to the President of Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Giorgi Pertaia, the Chamber will play an active role in developing a policy of promoting and implementing mediation as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism for the business sector, as well as supporting the settlement of disputes through mediation in Georgia.
"Today, creation of committee is a priority. The chamber unites about 900 small and medium-sized businesses, and recently large businesses have joined. Our main function is to organize business ideas and submit them to the government, through the various committees in the Chamber. Companies unite to overcome a common problem. Today, there is a real need for businesses to think and formulate a unified vision on how to resolve legal disputes. In order to achieve the goal, mediation should show the business a new perspective and opportunities, “said Giorgi Pertaia.
According to Irakli Kandashvili, mediation is an alternative mechanism for resolving disputes, using which the parties have the opportunity to make mutually beneficial decisions that favored to their interests.
"Through mediation, the representatives of the business sector will have the opportunity not only to eliminate current legal disputes at the expense of less finances, but also to effectively prevent the emergence of conflict. In this direction, the committee will have the ambition to raise the awareness of business representatives and to introduce mediation in the daily use of business”- said Irakli Kandashvili.