AEA-EAL New President elected – David Asatiani from Georgia

We are very glad to present the new President of our Association, Mr. David Asatiani.

David Asatiani was elected as the President of the European Association of Lawyers on June 13, 2024. Previously, he served as Vice-President of the Association from 2021 to 2024.

David Asatiani is also in his second term as the President of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA), having been re-elected during the General Assembly’s annual meeting in 2021. He has been a member of the GBA since its foundation in 2005. He was a member of the Executive Board of the GBA in 2006-2010 and 2013-2017. At the same time, he served as an International Secretary of the GBA. In 2008-2017 he was a representative of the GBA to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). As for 2010-2017, he was a Chairman of the Working Groups of Judges, Lawyers and Prosecutors.

David Asatiani founded the law firm Asatiani Law Partners in 2005 and is still its founding partner. In 1998-2005 he was a senior lawyer at various law firms and in 2012 he became a CEDR accredited mediator.

As a member of the Constitutional Commission, in 2017, David Asatiani was actively involved in the process of drafting a new Constitution of Georgia; in 2012-2013 he was a member and Chairman of the Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary. In 2009-2013 he was the founder and chairman of the NGO Georgian Lawyers for Independent Profession (GLIP).

In 1997 David Asatiani graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of International Law and International Relations, specializing in International Law; he completed his postgraduate studies at Tbilisi State University in 2001 and back in 1995 he also graduated from the Tbilisi Institute of Law and Economics. He has received extensive professional experience in organization and functioning of the justice system and legal profession in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, etc.

David Asatiani is proficient in Georgian, Russian and English.

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