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David Khachvani specializes in international arbitration and public international law, with a focus on disputes between public and private entities in Eastern Europe, the CIS region and Latin America. He has acted as counsel and arbitral secretary in arbitrations involving construction, energy, agriculture, mining and M&A under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC, ICAC and ICSID.

Prior to joining Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, David practiced law in Georgia. Notably, he worked at the international arbitration department of the Georgian Ministry of Justice, where he was part of the team representing Georgia in investment and commercial disputes. He also advised the State’s sovereign wealth fund and practiced at a leading law firm in Georgia (LPA).

He holds an LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva Law School and the Graduate Institute of Geneva (MIDS).

David has authored several publications related to dispute resolution and international commercial law.

Selected publications

Compensation for Unlawful Expropriation: Targeting the Illegality

ICSID Review 2017, pp. 385-403

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Exclusion of the Right to Challenge an Arbitral Award

Latin American Journal of International Trade Law, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2014

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Selected publications

Compensation for Unlawful Expropriation: Targeting the Illegality

ICSID Review 2017, pp. 385-403

Download (pdf)

Exclusion of the Right to Challenge an Arbitral Award

Latin American Journal of International Trade Law, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2014

See all my publications

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