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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.

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

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
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