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BGI acts for clients in the largest ever insolvency proceedings in Georgia

BGI represented a US-based aircraft leasing conglomerate and a joint venture of two major EU airlines in the insolvency proceedings of the largest Georgian airline. The complex insolvency proceedings ended up with the commencement of rehabilitation of the local airline, while creditors gained an effective supervision mechanism.

“The largest rehabilitation process in the history of Georgia has just begun. International creditors gave the local airline a unique opportunity to recover. We are honored to have played a pivotal role in this process,” noted George Sarajishvili, the Head of Litigation Practice, who led the BGI team.

 “Following intense negotiations, we managed to establish a mechanism ensuring transparency and accountability of the rehabilitation process and maximizing the chances of creditor recovery,” added Lika Topuria, Senior Associate of BGI Legal.

 

A leading figure in capital markets and M&A, Lasha Gogiberidze has an enviable track record of acting on the market's highlight deals, primarily advising banks, including international developmental institutions. He wins praise for his responsiveness and is described as "very client-focused and understanding of our needs."

 

Chambers Global - 2018

The four-partner team at BGI Legal provides a ‘responsive, proactive and solution-oriented service to a wide range of international corporates both directly and on a referral basis from major international law firms; it has built a strong reputation acting for investors and lenders on many of the country s largest projects. The ‘excellent Lasha Gogiberidze has led the team s work in several major energy mandates, including advising an Asian investor on a hydropower project. Gogiberidze is also regularly involved in financing work, including inter-bank lending, regulatory lending (to comply with capital adequacy requirements) and capital markets work, where Unana Gogokhia is also establishing a strong reputation.

Legal 500 - 2016

Vastly experienced market-leading firm assisting international and regional clients with all manner of corporate and commercial matters. Particularly well versed in project financing and loan agreements. Clients say: "The lawyers are detail-oriented and are always very helpful... Among the leading firms in Georgia."

Chambers Europe - 2016