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Selected Recent Experience:

1. Dispute Resolution

Representing one of the largest local retail petroleum chain against former owners of the petrol stations in the court dispute relating to invalidity of purchase agreements of the petrol stations.
Representing a German investor against one of the largest commercial bank regarding abuse of the representative powers by the director.
Representing the client in the local court in dispute related to transfer pricing matters.
Representing one of the local telecommunication companies in the tax dispute relating to Property Tax.
Representing one of the largest Ukrainian industrial companies in the process of recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitration award.
Representing a former shareholder in a $5m dispute over whether money was transferred to the state budget under duress.
Representing one of the largest local leasing companies in the disputes against lessees.

2. Due Diligence

Full legal due diligence of one of the largest local telecommunication companies.
Legal due diligence of a local subsidiary of one of the multinational oil companies.
Due diligence of a commercial bank for one of the largest financial institution prior concluding a facility agreement.
Due diligence of a local holding for one of the largest Chinese financial institution prior concluding a facility agreement.

3. Power Energy

Country entry legal and tax due diligence of one of the largest manufacturers of windfarms.
Providing legal assistance to one of the investors in all phases of construction of two hydro power plants.

4. Banking and Project Finance

Review of several facility agreements on compliance with mandatory provisions of the Laws of Georgia to be entered by one of the largest Chinese financial Institutions with Georgian entities.
Review of an aircraft operative lease draft agreement on its compliance with mandatory provisions of the Laws of Georgia.
Providing legal assistance with IPO prospectus for energy company operating one of the hydro power plants in West Georgia, reviewing and drafting the document further to the applicable laws of Georgia.

5. Infrastructure

Acting as local legal experts in KfW financed project relating to Rehabilitation of Municipal Infrastructure in the City of Batumi, Phase II and Phase IV:
Legal Advice (particularly on water sector development and local self-government as well as water sector regulation: Preparation of legal assessments; preparation and implementation of meetings with GNEWRC.
Preparation and implementation of the Adjara Water Alliance (AWA) workshop, held with Adjara stakeholders in Batumi.
Assistance in the update of the tariff structure.
Acting as local legal experts in KfW financed project relating Water sector reform of the autonomous province of Ajara:
Advice to the management of water/sanitation utility and municipal authorities of Batumi and Khelvachauri, technical and financial training and further education measures for managing water supply and wastewater collection.
Development of a wastewater regulation for Batumi and Khelvachauri, clarification of the legal framework regarding the establishment of a fee concept for the coverage of operation and maintenance costs of the wastewater disposal system. Elaboration of a fee or tariff concept for these services. Development of a service agreement for Batumi water and wastewater utility (Batumi Tskali).