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BGI Legal advises joint lead managers of successful JSC Georgia Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC) refinanced Eurobonds

09 May 2016

BGI Legal has recently advised the joint lead managers – Barclays Bank PLC and J.P. Morgan Securities plc – in connection with refinancing of Eurobonds issued by JSC Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC) in 2012. The transaction involved the tender offer for the Notes due 2017 and the new issuance of the US$250,000,000 6.750% Notes due in 2021. The Notes were offered in reliance on Regulation S and Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act and are listed on the London Stock Exchange. GOGC is the sole “national oil company” of Georgia, wholly-owned by the State of Georgia.

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BGI Legal and its lawyers are top ranked by Chambers Europe 2016

26 April 2016

The BGI Legal team is delighted once again with its status as a top ranked firm in the newly launched 2016 Chambers Europe guide. The legal directory, which has just published its latest rankings, now includes four of BGI Legal's team. Partners Zaza Bibilashvili and Lasha Gogiberidze are highly acclaimed and Partner Sandro Bibilashvili is praised as a driving force within the firm. Legal Director Unana Gogokhia is also commended particularly for her work in capital markets. The rankings affirm the continuing strength of the team at BGI Legal. Please click on our International rankings for more details.    

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BGI Legal`s team is top ranked again by Chambers Global 2016

15 April 2016

The team at BGI Legal is delighted once again with its position as a top ranked firm in the latest publication of Chambers Global. The legal directory, which has just published its latest rankings, includes four of BGI Legal's team including a new ranking for BGI Legal Director Unana Gogokhia. Founding Partner Zaza Bibilashvili is highly acclaimed as is Partner Lasha Gogiberidze as one of the leading lawyers in Georgia. Comment is also made on Partner Sandro Bbiblashvili's work with large international firms and of Unana Gogokhia's financial expertise, particularly her work in capital markets. The rankings affirm the continuing strength of the team at BGI Legal. Please click on our International rankings for more details.  

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BGI Legal advises on Georgia Healthcare Group plc (GHG) London Stock Exchange listing

27 November 2015

Georgia Healthcare Group plc (GHG), a company based in the UK and holding the largest healthcare and medical insurance business in Georgia, has been admitted to the premium listing segment of the London Stock Exchange this month, raising 100 million USD in capital (gross proceeds). BGI Legal have acted as a Georgian counsel to the global coordinators (Citigroup Global Capital Markets Limited and Jefferies International Limited) in this deal advising on all Georgian law aspects of the transaction. The firm's mandate included, inter alia, review of the admission document (prospectus), documentary due diligence of the local group companies as well as advice on regulatory matters. For more information, visit http://www.lseg.com/markets-products-and-services/our-markets/london-stock-exchange/equities-markets/raising-equity-finance/market-open-ceremony/welcome-stories/london-stock-exchange-today-welcomed-georgia-healthcare-group-plc

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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

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

Zaza Bibilashvili is a highly respected corporate and disputes lawyer with significant practical experience in real estate transactions. Clients note his creativity and availability.

Chambers Global - 2018