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BGI Advises IFC on Inaugural GEL Denominated Public Bond Issuance

BGI Legal has advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) on issuance of its inaugural public GEL 100,000,000 bonds due 2024 under its GEL 500,000,000 Georgia Domestic Medium-Term Bond Program. The bonds have been admitted to the system of the Georgian Central Securities Depository (GCSD) and A category listing of the Georgian Stock Exchange (GSE). 

"We were well-placed to advise IFC both on the establishment and issue under the new bond program which will foster the development of domestic capital market. We are extremely honored to be part of this transaction, which adds to our strong track record of advising clients on the key deals on local and international debt capital markets involving Georgia", sad BGI Partner Unana Gogokhia.

Excellent team known for acting on high-profile and significant mandates. Clients commend the team's expertise, saying: "They are all very solid, have excellent knowledge, are hard-working and give great practical advice." They further praised the service adding that the lawyers are "client-oriented, quite patient and understand the client's internal procedures."

Chambers Europe - 2017

"One of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work". Client feedback: "Very good law firm for this jurisdiction. Strong knowledge." - Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency. Of Lasha Gogiberidze: "Good communication skills, responsive." Previous comments have included: "BGI Legal is one of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work...Very good law firm for this jurisdiction...very knowledgeable, they get the job done on time and on budget". Lasha Gogiberidze is described as "prompt and quick to point out problems and pitfalls".

IFLR1000 - 2018

Zaza Bibilashvili is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the Georgian legal market. One of the founding partners of the firm, he oversees projects and is a key contact for clients. Lasha Gogiberidze has been called "one of the leading lawyers in Georgia" and "a central person not just in capital markets, but in the legal market in general." Considered an expert in capital markets and project finance work, particularly in the energy sphere, he is highly respected by his peers, who say: "He`s among the top lawyers who shaped the legal market."

Chambers Global - 2016