David Khachvani specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration. Over the past ten years, he has worked in over 30 arbitrations related to a variety of sectors, including construction, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, tourism, and telecommunications. The proceedings he was involved in were conducted under most of the major arbitral rules (ICC, SIAC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID and UNCITRAL) and governed by different governing procedural and substantive laws (English, Swiss, French, Turkish, Singapore, Russian, Uzbek and Georgian laws). David is regularly appointed as arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations.
David holds a doctoral degree from the University of Geneva (summa cum laude) and an LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of Geneva. He has authored several publications related to dispute resolution and international law.
David works in English, Georgian, Russian and Spanish and is an intermediate reader and conversational speaker of French.
Non-Compensable Regulation versus Regulatory Expropriation: Are Climate Change Regulations Compensable?
ICSID Review 2020, pp. 154-173
Compensation for Unlawful Expropriation: Targeting the Illegality
ICSID Review 2017, pp. 385-403Download (pdf)
Exclusion of the Right to Challenge an Arbitral Award
Latin American Journal of International Trade Law, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2014