Dodo Chochitaichvili

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 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.

Dodo 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.

Dodo has successfully completed the four-year professional training for lawyers at the Belgian Supreme Court (2015-2019).

She 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). In 2018, together with a team composed of lawyers and engineers, Dodo 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.

Outside of her law practice, Dodo spends time with her kids, plays guitar and is passionate about entrepreneurship.

  • Bachelor and Master degree in law – Free University of Brussels (ULB, Belgium – 2009)
  • Erasmus exchange programme – University of Oslo (Norway, 2008)
  • LL.M. in competition law – King’s College London (UK, 2011)
  • Lawyer at the French-speaking Association of the Brussels Bar since 2011

  • Assistant at the ULB in Comparative Law
  • Member of the CEPANI
  • Member of the Association of Former Prized Le Jeune & Janson
  • Member of the Belgian Chapter of the association Club Espanol del Arbitraje
  • Member of Francarbi

  • Circular economy
  • Commercial agency[RF1]
  • Commercial litigation and arbitration
  • Commercial partnership agreements[RF2]
  • Contracting[CD3]
  • Debt collection
  • Distribution contracts
  • Franchise[RF4]
  • General and specific terms and conditions
  • Import and Export
  • International Sales Contract
  • Commercial litigation
  • Sale/supply/manufacturing/purchase contracts
  • Sharing economy
  • Service Contracts


  • Class action
  • Consumer information
  • Digital content and services
  • Litigation and alternative dispute settlement
  • Market practices
  • Sale by distance means of communication
  • Sale of consumer goods
  • Unfair contract terms

  • Arbitration clauses
  • Asset purchase contract
  • B2B contract unfair contract terms
  • B2C unfair contract terms
  • Contractual liability
  • Cooperation contracts
  • Dispute settlement clauses
  • Distribution contracts
  • General terms and conditions
  • License agreements
  • Mandate Agreements
  • NDA
  • Sale/purchase agreement
  • Share Purchase contract
  • Shareholders agreements

  • Abuse of economic dependency
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Unfair competition
  • Private enforcement of competition law (stand-alone, follow-on actions)
  • Class actions
  • Litigation and arbitration

  • Advertising
  • Cease and desist
  • Fair trade practices
  • Information obligations
  • Joint offer
  • Pricing / price communication
  • Sales promotion

  • Contractual liability
  • Directors liabilities
  • Liability of defective products
  • Personal injury liabilities
  • Professional liabilities
  • Public bodies’ liabilities
  • Tort law (general)

  • D. CHOCHITAICHVILI, "The law governing commercial agency agreements", in International Arbitration and EU Law, Edited by Jose Rafael Mata Dona and Nikos Lavranos, Edition Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021, pp. 195-228 Contents

  • D. CHOCHITAICHVILI et R. FELTKAMP, Le droit économique et la crise - La Liberté d'entreprendre (en periode de) crise, à paraitre RDC/TBH 2021, extract

  • D. CHOCHITAICHVILI, The INCOTERMS rules for sea transport and court jurisdiction: a Belgian perspective, ICMA XX, 2017, 11p.

  • D. CHOCHITAICHVILI, P. SABBADINI and B. BAR-BOUYSSIERE, Belgium, The private competition enforcement review, editions 2014, 2015 and 2016.

  • D. CHOCHITAICHVILI et S. VAN OMMESLAGHE, Les privilèges immobiliers, in Manuel des sûretés et des privilèges, Wolters Kluwer, 2020, pp. 657-699 Contents

  • D. CHOCHITAICHVILI, Annulation d'une sentence arbitrale pour contrariété à l'ordre public: normes d'urbanisme et de logement, b-Arbitra, Vol. 2018/2, pp. 363-383 Extract