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Ekaterine Kokichaishvili

Associate ekokichaishvili@mkdlaw.ge +995 322553880

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate and M&A, Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Employment and Immigration, Personal Data Protection and Consumer Protection

Key Sectors:
General Business, Construction, Pharmaceuticals and Health Care, Project Finance and Infrastructure

Ekaterine Kokichaishvili is a lawyer at MKD Law, having started in 2013 as an intern. Ms. Kokichaishvili’s areas of practice include Corporate and M&A, Employment and Immigration, Personal Data Protection and Consumer Protection. Alongside her transactional work, she is also an active litigator and negotiator representing clients in court and during negotiations. 

Ms. Kokichaishvili’s key achievements include advising Wizz Air Hungary on regulatory aspects of operating in Georgia and representing its interests in court; advising Synergy, a major Georgian construction company, on various regulatory, labor and contractual issues, representing them in court and during negotiations over EPC contracts regulated under FIDIC rules; representing a key shareholder’s interests during transactions over the Dariali hydro-power plant; representing the interests of numerous minority shareholders of a major Georgian company in court; and drafting country regulatory orientation guidelines for Schlumberger on various regulatory issues. As a key practitioner in pharmaceutical and healthcare law, she also advised Herbalife on various regulatory and contractual matters; Gilead Science and Portola Pharmaceuticals on regulatory aspects of clinical trials; and major international health care companies such as Shire International, Parexel International and Abbot on different regulatory issues. 

Ekaterine graduated from Tbilisi State University’s Faculty of Law in 2012. She was awarded an MA degree by Tbilisi State University in 2014 and an LL.M. degree by the Central European University in Budapest in 2015. She is currently working towards a PhD at Tbilisi State University, and has taken part in many conferences, law schools, moot courts, seminars and training programs in Georgia, Hungary, England, Sweden and Germany. She is also a guest lecturer at Tbilisi State University and a member of the Georgian Bar Association. With Georgian as her native language, Ms. Kokichaishvili is equally fluent in English and Russian.