Davit Chikhladze, LL.M.

Davit Chikhladze, LL.M.

Senior Business Lawyer

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 30 80093 0000

Fax +49 30 80 09 30 099

LanguagesGerman, Georgian, English, Russian

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

With a strong German and European legal background Davit Chikhladze supports a variety clients, including DAX 40 and Fortune 500 companies, on matters of compliance as well as on white-collar crime issues. Davit's legal knowledge, as well as his Russian and Georgian language skills put him in the unique position to support international clients on matters with links to the Eastern European region. He also has particular experience with post-investigation civil proceedings.

Davit studied law at the Tbilisi State University and Humboldt University of Berlin and completed two master degrees. While holding a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) he undertook research for the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law as part of his PhD studies.

Davit has a strong academic background, regularly publishing in German and Georgian legal journals on comparative, international criminal and environmental law topics. 

Awards and recognitions


Law Firm of the Year for compliance (Team Award)

Education and admissions


Master of Laws, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 2014

Master of Laws, Humboldt University of Berlin, 2012

Bachelor of Laws, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, 2010

Representative experience

Coordination and conducting a comprehensive business partner due diligence in more than 60 countries for a leading company in the pharmaceutical industry.

Conducting a global internal investigation and defense of a Fortune 500 company from the automotive industry and advising on various compliance topics.

Advising on post-investigation civil litigation procedures.

Advising a major company from the automotive industry on compliance topics and large scale internal investigations.

Supporting the whistleblower system, including the plausibility check of incoming written and telephone reports and the associated follow-up measures.

Advising a globally acting medical devices company on business partner compliance investigations in Russia.

Advising a global manufacturer of medical devices on updating its global compliance system, in particular on updating policies, procedures and organizational structure.

Supporting an internal investigation of a financial services company regarding money laundering allegations.

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