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Dato joined Fideres in September 2019 after completing his MSc in Economics and Institutions at the University of Marburg. His Master’s dissertation explored the effects of clientelist hiring practices on economic development in his home country, Georgia. He also holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation leveraged agent-based modelling to compare various insurgent group recruitment strategies. Prior to joining Fideres, Dato completed internships at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, MasterCard, and the Wharton Business School. Since joining, Dato has been active across all Fideres expertise areas with a particular focus on Digital Markets and Financial Litigation, and has led cases on financial benchmark manipulation, algorithmic self-preferencing, and abuse of dominance on digital platforms. Dato also leverages his hands-on knowledge of Fideres’s competitive advantage to build and maintain relationships with Fideres clients across Europe and UK.



Sep 2019 – to date
Fideres Partners LLP, Senior Associate

Oct 2016 – Mar 2019
University of Marburg, Co-Teacher

Jun 2014 – Aug 2014
Wharton Entrepreneurial Research Center, Market Strategy Research Intern

Nov 2013 – May 2014
University of Pennsylvania Student Employment, International Student Consultant

Jun 2013 – Aug 2013
MasterCard, Product Management Intern

May 2012 – Aug 2012
Foreign Policy Research Institute, Project Lead Research Intern


2016 – 2019, University of Marburg, MSc Economics and Institutions (DAAD Graduate Scholarship, top 7%)
2010 – 2015, University of Pennsylvania, BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics (C.Y. Cho Endowed Scholarship, top 5%)