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Lasha Gogiberidze

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Work +995322470747
Email:
Web:
www.bgi.ge
BGI Legal

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Prior to founding BGI in 2005, Lasha Gogiberidze was the head of corporate practice at EY Law Tbilisi Office and GCG Law office (first independent international law firm operating in Georgia). Lasha Gogiberidze started his legal carrier at the program officer at ABA CEELI office in Tbilisi in 1996, and clecked for the chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia before being award Edmund Muskie Fellowship Program Award enabling him to pursue his studies in the US. After his return to Georgia in 1998 he has been a part of the core team of lawyers that transitioned from GCG Law Office to EY and subsequently founded BGI Legal

Languages

English, Georgian, Russia, basic Spanish and Italian

Member

 Admitted: NY Bar - 2004
Admitted: practice of law in Georgia, 1997, requalified in 2004 (civil law chamber)

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, LL.M. 1998
Tbilisi State University, department of International Law, equivalent of J.D. 1997


Georgia

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Lasha Gogiberidze - BGI Legal

Within: Banking and finance

The banking and finance team at BGI Legal¬†is led by experienced capital markets partner Lasha Gogiberidze, and handles corporate bond issuances, listings and project finance. Clients include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and J.P. Morgan; the firm advised the latter and Citigroup on issuing¬†‚ā¨370m corporate bonds on the Irish Stock Exchange. Gogiberidze led the advice on the matter alongside newly promoted partner Unana Gogokhia, who also worked with a UK-headquartered law firm to advise the European Investment Fund on guaranteed SME loans in Georgia. Associate¬†Tamar Morchiladze¬†is heavily involved in investment matters, and assisted on a proposed $10m investment by the International Finance Corporation in BasisBank.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

BGI Legal has an especially strong corporate presence in the energy sector, where it advises both traditional and renewable energy clients. Corporate veterans Zaza Bibilashvili and Sandro Bibilashvili are active in this field, and have represented local and foreign investors. Unana  Gogokhia advised CapGrowth on the acquisition of a spa centre in a multi-use complex, while Zaza assisted broadcasting giant Rustavi 2 with various matters, including corporate restructuring. Lasha Gogiberidze is also recommended for his expertise in resolving corporate and employment matters.

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Real estate and construction (and projects)

Within: Leading individuals

Lasha Gogiberidze - BGI Legal

Within: Real estate and construction (and projects)

BGI Legal handles large-scale real estate developments and construction projects in the energy sector. Lasha Gogiberidze and Zaza Bibilashvili are the key names, and advised a group of international investors on a $250m secured loan to finance the construction of the Adjaristsqali hydropower project. Unana Gogokhia advised another financier on the $7m financing of a new hotel construction project in Tbilisi.

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