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  Mariam Antia


M-AntiaLawyer,
Member of the Management Board 
 


Tel:  +995 32 2553880
         +995 32 2973880
Fax: +995 32 2973884
E-mail: mantia@mkd.ge    
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Mariam rejoined MKD after serving as the Head of Legal Analysis and Contract Monitoring Unit at the United Airports Georgia LLC – a state-owned enterprise, where her tenure encompassed the construction and launching of Kutaisi International Airport. Along with deep understanding and genuine affection for civil aviation, Mariam has a significant practice in Corporations and Banking and Finance under her belt, as well as expertise in Employment Law. What sets her apart is the international exposure, and in-house counsel prospective of how corporations operate, and how best to assist corporate clients. 

Practice Areas:
Aviation, Banking and Finance, Corporate Law,  Employment Law

Experience: 
Aviation
  • Advising the EBRD on financing construction of the Tbilisi International Airport and the Batumi Airport; 
  • Advising WizzAir on aviation regulatory framework;
  • Advising Eurocopter (an EADS Company) on various contract-law matters of a potential transaction
  • Advising  on the regulations governing the operation of UFBs;
Banking and Finance
  • Advising The Bank of New York on issuance of Global Depository Receipts as a result of listing of Bank of Georgia on the London Stock Exchange;
  • Advising J.P. Morgan Securities on regulatory regime for issuing corporate bonds by a resident company in parallel with lending transaction; 
  • Advising the Bank of New York Mellon in connection with an Initial Public Offering (IPO) by TBC Bank in the form of Global Depositary Receipts on London Stock Exchange; 
  • Advising DEG  on a lending facility  to  a local commercial bank; 
  • Advising a major Japanese bank on adaptability of various world-known banking products to local regulations;
  • Advising Société Générale S.A. on first major acquisition deal in the local banking industry;
  • Representing  the EBRD in connection with the very first-ever issue of of bonds by an international financial institution in Georgian currency;
  • Advising NASDAQ OMX with regard to potential acquisition of shares in the Georgian  Stock Exchange and regulatory aspects;  
  • Corporate Law
  • Advising  Gebrüder Weiss on various Georgian corporate law issues, including the capital increase transaction;
  • Advising RAKIA of UAE on certain corporate law issues;
  • Advising Knauf on Georgian corporate issues; 
Employment
  • Advising Gebrüder Weiss on employment law related matters; 
  • Advising Syngenta on employment law related matters; 
  • Advising Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. on various issues of the Georgian labour code; 
Education 
Tbilisi State University,  PhD Candidate

New York University School of Law, New York, LL.M. in Corporations, 2010

Tbilisi State University  
Certified Specialist Degree in Law, 2006

Publications
Why do Companies Register as off-shore entities? (Magazine Investor.ge, issue I, 2008, February-March);

Getting The Deal Through-Oil Regulation -Chapter on  Georgia   (2005, 2006, 2007);

Getting The Deal Through  – Gas Regulation - Chapter on Georgia, Global Competition Review (2005, 2006, 2007);

Getting The Deal Through – Mining Regulation - Chapter on Georgia Global Competition Review (2005, 2006, 2007);

BARSTATUS
Georgian Bar Exam, 2007
Languages 
Georgian
English
Russian
                                                              


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