Unana Gogokhia
Unana acts as Legal Director with BGI Legal. Her fields of specialization include banking, capital markets, derivatives, corporate finance and lending, international arbitration, as well as general corporate and commercial law.

Her previous key engagements include:

Advising underwriters in several capital markets deals during 2011-2012 period
Advising one of the largest utility companies in Georgia on a potential corporate restructuring exercise
Advising various financial institutions as to matters of Georgian law in the field of securitization, securities market, insolvency and regulation of depositary clearing houses
Advising one of the largest foreign exchange providers in the world in the establishment of its business in Georgia
Advising IFIs on financing of local development and construction projects
Advising joint lead managers in the first ever and recurring USD 500,000,000 placement of sovereign bonds by the State of Georgia as well as subsequent refinancing thereof
Advising joint lead managers in the USD 250,000,000 placement of bonds by a Georgian state-owned railway company
Advising local issuers on establishment of GDR programmes
Advising a private investor in USD 15,000,000 acquisition of the largest commercial bank in Georgia by network size and subsequent mandatory tender offer and GEL 18.7 million capital increase
Advising an IFI on the potential road concession project
Advising an IFI on the legal framework applicable to the municipalities in Georgia
Advising an IFI on investment into a Belarusian commercial bank owned by a Georgian bank
Advising an IFI on Euro 8,000,000 financing of one of the largest sea port operating enterprises in Georgia
Advising an IFI on Euro 10,000,000 financing of one of the largest local companies specializing in production and distribution of beverages
Advising IFIs on corporate restructuring of and subsequent investment in the second largest bank of Georgia
Advising IFIs and foreign based banks on a number of lending arrangements vis-à-vis commercial banks in Georgia, including senior and subordinated loan arrangements
Advising a leading European bank on the proposed USD 80,000,000 lending facility to a group of oil trading companies
Advising foreign based financial institutions on derivative transactions and security market law issues, including acquisition of substantial shares in listed and regulated companies and related filing requirements
Advising Millennium Challenge Georgia on several projects, including road rehabilitation projects
Advising a foreign investor managing parking in Georgia on local laws issues, including negotiation of lease arrangement terms with local municipality
Advising a foreign investor on the proposed development project to be awarded by the local municipality fund
Assisting a global consulting and engineering firm in advising the Ministry of Energy of Georgia on launch of a tender with the purpose of outsourcing to a private investor construction of a large HP plant cascade in Georgia

Prior to joining BGI, Unana served as an advisor at the Department of Contracts Expertise and State Debt of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, where she was involved, inter alia, in administering international arbitration matters involving the state of Georgia as a respondent.

Unana is a recipient of OSI-FCO-Chevening Scholarship and OSI scholarship at Central European University (CEU) (declined).

In addition to her native Georgian, Unana speaks fluent English and Russian.