Jean de Brébeuf College, Degree in Humanities
OAS International Law Course, Brazil, 1999
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, LL.L., Civil Law, 1999
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, LL.B., Common Law, 2000
National School of Public Administration, M.P.A., 2001
Advisory Board Member, Free University (Tbilisi)
International Chamber of Commerce Georgia
American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia (Tbilisi)
Association des Avocats au Barreau du Québec en France (Tbilisi)
Chambers of Commerce in France and Italy (Paris)
French Business Council (Tbilisi)
Nicola Mariani focuses his practice on local and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, complex commercial matters and joint ventures as well as commercial arbitration and pre-litigation negotiations. Previously, Mr. Mariani served as partner with international law firms. He has also served in the corporate and international arbitration departments of a magic circle firm in Paris. He speaks English, French and Italian.
Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, 2018 described Mr. Mariani as a lawyer that is “very good at analyzing contracts from various angles” and is praised for “valuing the client’s time.” The 2017 edition of Chambers Global and Chambers Europe notes that he contributed “lots of experience, creativity, a very international look at the business and an excellent business network.” He is noted for his work in the Georgian legal market in The Legal 500 EMEA, 2017. In recent years he has been praised as “commercially astute” in The Legal 500 EMEA, 2016 and in Chambers Global, as a recognized practitioner in Georgia and a foreign expert in Canada, France and the USA. The directory cites clients saying that “he is a tough negotiator, knows what clients want and provides the advice that addresses both business and legal issues.” One client commends him and says “He’s been absolutely amazing – with his wide knowledge besides the legal issues, and his understanding of the financial and technical part of the contract.” He was also ranked in Chambers Europe, 2015, 2016 and 2017.