Irakli Mgaloblishvili

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An MKD Partner highly -regarded for his skill in international arbitration and for his experience in matter of privatization and project finance, joint ventures and M&A. Mr. Mgaloblishvili has experience representing the clients in a variety of transactions related to: privatization of both shares and assets; bankruptcy proceedings; pre-export finance of different commodities; tax planning. In addition, he has acted as counsel in arbitrations conducted under the major institutional rules (ICSID, LCIA, SCC) and ad-hoc arbitration.

Representation and/or advising on:
  • advising Latham & Watkins LLP on various matters related to arbitration proceedings;
  • advising Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP on various matters related to arbitration proceedings;
  • representing Swiss Company at Zurich Chamber of Commerce;
  • representing Swiss Company against Georgian Company before High Court of England;
  • advising SALFORD investment group in course of implementing various regional projects;
  • advising a major investment group on restructuring and equity deal for the Rustavi Cement Plant;
  • representing RAKIA of UAE in sale of majority of shareholding in Poti Sea Port Corporation;
  • advising ROMPETROL, a major Romanian company, on a range of legal issues related to setting up a regional network of oil delivery and supply infrastructure;
  • advising the Ministry of State Property Management of Georgia on electricity regulatory issues versus AES Telasi; 
  • advising Capital Turbines Australia with regard to the Gardabani power plant construction; 
  • counsel to MegaCom, the very first local provider of wireless communications in Georgia;
  • advising a major investor from Kazakhstan on application of electricity communication legal regime in course of acquiring a significant stake in Wanex, a major local internet provider;
  • participation in due diligence of Poti Sea Port Corporation; 
  • advising Madneuli, a major producer of copper concentrate, in course of its corporate and trading activities;
  • advising Quartzite limited liability company, a major producer of gold, in course of corporate and trading activities;
  • representing Caucasian Pet Company,  a major producer of pet performs established by a major Italian investor in Georgia-Aussapol sps, in course of its business operations;
  • advising JSC AZOT, a major local chemical plant on various corporate and contract matters;
  • advising NewsCorp. with regard to various issues related to operation of TeleImedi, a major local TV company; 
  • representing Eastone (Ukraine) in course of certain contractual arrangements with local counterparties; 
  • advising Alikarnassos Hotel Touristic Societe Anonyme, Greece-legal advice/consultancy including preparation of proper documentation and LDDR, in relation of the Client’s interest in auction conducted on June 8, 2007, for realization of the “Sheraton  Metechi Palace”; 
  • advising Meydan Group company, Australia-legal advice/consultancy on sale-purchase agreement, including preparation of LDDR, regarding the land plot located at 26 May Square, nearby hotel “Adjara”, Tbilisi, Georgia; 
  • advising AEROFLOT on options for purchasing a stake in a major Georgian air company; 
  • advising Silk Road Group with regard to media rights on Georgian professional football league broadcasting and related; 
  • performing a due diligence on Tbilisi natural gas distribution company for Tahal;
  • advising a group of potential investors and finance institutions in course of purchasing certain oil transshipment assets in Georgia; 
  • performing a due diligence for BNP Paribas with regard to a company engaged into energy commodities transshipments in the South Caucasus region; 
  • representing a major investment group from Kazakhstan in course of a due diligence and acquisition of Georgian United Telecommunication Company through privatization;  
  • representing Cascade Bank (Cafesjian Foundation) for purposes of acquiring a local commercial bank; 
  • advising Efes Breweries International N.V. in course of acquisition of a major brewery plant; 
  • advising the Ministry of Privatization of Georgia on privatization of shares in TELASI-the Tbilisi electricity distribution company; 
  • advising the Ministry of Economic Development of Georgia on privatization of Georgian Ocean Shipping Company; 
  • advising a potential investor on privatization of state-owned equity in Georgian fishing company; 
  • advising a large consortium of metallurgical companies with respect of privatization / acquisition of certain assets in Georgia;
  • advising Veolia, a major French water company, in course of a bidding for assets of Tbilisi Water Company and some other water utilities; 
  • advising a major investor in relation to a possible acquisition of Georgian Railways;  
  • representing the Government of Georgia in a major arbitration dispute at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes on the Zhinvali case; 
  • representing a major Georgian mining company with respect of a dispute to be submitted to the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; 
  • representing a major Georgian company in ad hoc arbitration proceedings under the Arbitration Act 1996; 
  • representing Kolmar, a major world trader, in pursuing a claim for outstanding debt in course of arrest of certain assets of a debtor.
Tbilisi State University
Postgraduate studies in Law,1995
Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law
Honors Diploma in Law, 1993
Contributor to "Mining"
(published by Global Competition Review in 2005 and 2006)

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