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Expansion of Georgian Business

30 June 2010

BGI recently acted for an international financial institution on a major investment in a subsidiary of a Georgian commercial bank operating in Belarus.  

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Major acquisition in the banking sector

30 October 2009

In September 2009 our clients, Liberty Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiary in Georgia, Liberty Capital LLC completed the acquisition of JSC Peoples Bank of Georgia, the last remaining systemic bank of the country.  

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Privatization transaction

30 September 2009

BGI recently represented the Georgian Government in a USD 90 million privatisation transaction of a major port and infrastructure facility with a view to establishment of a free industrial zone.  

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Mezzanine loan transaction financing

30 August 2009

BGI recently represented Citigroup in a USD 25 million mezzanine loan financing of a leading US-Georgian real estate developer and operator.  

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"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

Solid team with vast experience of handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial as well as financial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in some of the country's biggest energy and infrastructure projects. Popular choice for prominent international and local clients, including financial institutions and corporates from an array of industry sectors. Clients are impressed with the team's approach, saying: "The best thing is their coming up with proactive advice and suggesting a structure. They are able to work under pressure and respond immediately." Another client adds: "As soon as we give them a project we don't need to double-check anything." Other typical comments are: "They are a top-tier firm on the market with highly skilled, efficient and solution-oriented lawyers."

Chambers Europe - 2017

BGI Legal is ‘exceptional' in M&A, financing and real estate, and is especially prominent in the energy sector. Lasha Gogiberidze, whom clients regard as ‘the top lawyer in Georgia for banking, finance and capital markets transactions', and Sandro Bibilashvili handled a number of innovative regional energy projects and joint ventures, such as the Adjaristsqali hydropower project.

Legal 500 - 2017