Davit Abesadze – Associate
Davit joined the VBAT team in 2009. The main areas of his practice include criminal law and international human rights law.
In VBAT, Davit works on diversified criminal law cases and litigation, legal drafting and dispute resolution strategies. In the scope of Association of Law Firms of Georgia, Davit is also involved in the elaboration of legislative amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure of Georgia. He is the member of Georgian Bar Association with the common specialization since 2005. Davit’s working languages are Georgian, Russian and English.
Davit’s engagements include:
- Providing legal advice;
- Preparation of legal opinions and conclusions;
- Execution of attorney investigations in criminal cases;
- Litigation in criminal cases before the courts, including appellate and cassation courts;
- Representation before the investigative agencies, including the Revenue Service and the Prosecutor’s Office;
- Representation of individuals and legal entities in the judgment enforcement proceedings;
- Preparation of applications before the European Court of Human Rights.
In 2000, Davit worked as a lawyer at the Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights (Tbilisi City Hall). Later, he commenced his career at NGO “Center for the Protection of Constitutional Rights.” In 2002-2005, Davit served as an attorney in criminal law at Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association.
Since 2015, Davit is a trainer of Georgian Bar Association in juvenile justice issues; since 2014 - a trainer in domestic violence, victim protection and support issues; since 2012 – a trainer of Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisers to Georgia (NORLAG) in the matters of judgment substantiation; since 2011 – an American Bar Association trainer and expert in criminal procedure issues.
As a VBAT attorney, Davit is a member of Association of Law Firms of Georgia. He is engaged in two projects, implemented by the support of Open Society Georgia Foundation, which are aimed at the elaboration of recommendations to ensure adversarial criminal procedure and correction of deficiencies in legislative or judicial practice.
With native Georgian, Davit is fluent in Russian language.