Dodo Chochitaichvili

Ariga (Brussels)
Founding Partner

Dodo Chochitaichvili is a qualified lawyer at the French-speaking association of the Brussels Bar, specialising in dispute resolution since 2011. Prior to founding Ariga, she developed her own practice for several years and worked for an international global law firm in the Litigation & Regulatory department. Dodo Chochitaichvili assists clients in a wide variety of matters for businesses (including start-ups & SME) and consumers, in both advisory and litigation aspects. Her practice also focuses on national and international arbitrations, and arbitration-related court proceedings (recognition, enforcement, annulment of arbitral awards, interim measures, etc.). Her experience includes acting as arbitrator. She has experience across a broad spectrum of sectors, such as event, food, transport, construction, retail, and technology and R&D. She regularly gives legal trainings to project owners and intervenes as speaker on various topics of law. She has successfully completed the four-year professional training for lawyers at the Belgian Supreme Court (2015-2019). Dodo Chochitaichvili has been awarded the Janson prize for the pleading contest at the Brussels Bar (2014) and the first prize for representing ULB during the pleading contest in international humanitarian law (2008). Recently, together with a team composed of lawyers and engineers, she obtained the Prize of the European Incubator of the Brussels Bar and the Prize of the lawyers of French-speaking Order of the Brussels Bar (2018 and 2019) for a prototype developed during the first legal hackathon in Belgium.


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Dodo Chochitaichvili The Paris Commercial Court allows the production of documents that are necessary for the rights of defence (Outremer Telecom / Orange Caraïbe / France Télécom)


Background On 9 December 2009 the French Competition Authority fined Orange Caraïbe and France Telecom in the amount of EUR 63 million for having abused their dominant position on the market of mobile telephony or fixed telephony in French Caribbean. This decision was partially overturned from (...)

Dodo Chochitaichvili The UK High Court grants disclosure of documents obtained by access to the EU Commission’s file in a follow-on damages action in the switchgear cartel (GIS)


In its judgment of 4 July 2011 the English High Court of Justice granted the application for disclosure of documents obtained by access to the Commission’s file in a follow-on damages action for breach of Article 101 TFEU in the Gas Insulated Switchgear (“GIS”) cartel. However, considering the (...)

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