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  Irakli Mgaloblishvili

                                     i mgaloblishvili
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Tel:  +995 32 2553880
         +995 32 2973880
Fax: +995 32 2973884
E-mail:  imgaloblishvili @mkd.ge    
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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.
Education
Tbilisi State University
Postgraduate studies in Law,1995
Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Law
Honors Diploma in Law, 1993
Publications
Contributor to "Mining"
(published by Global Competition Review in 2005 and 2006)
 
Languages
Georgian
English
Russian
                                                              


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