Dentons announces promotion in Tbilisi


Dentons is happy to announce that Sopho Mebonia has been promoted to Senior Associate in our Tbilisi office.

Sopho Mebonia is with the firm since 2015. Her practice focuses on project finance, and she has experience in assisting both lenders and borrowers in debt and equity transactions.

Sopho acts for international financial institutions, private commercial lenders, project sponsors in a various sectors and she has significant experience in advising on all aspects of lending. Additionally, she actively participates in the significant capital markets transactions of the firm, with a specific focus on financial, energy and telecommunications regulatory matters.

Recently, she assisted EBRD on various financing transactions, involving both senior and subordinated loans with different Georgian banks as borrowers, Austrian Georgian Development on the issue of US$15 million secured bonds listed on the Georgian Stock Exchange, EBRD and Swedfund on US$50 million Additional Tier 1 (AT1) capital loan to the Bank of Georgia, TBC Bank on the transaction with DFC involving the guarantee of loan portfolio, and FMO in providing a loan portfolio guarantee to Terabank, marking the initiation of the NASIRA guarantee program in Georgia.

“Sopho is a valuable member of our Tbilisi team. Having an excellent reputation among colleagues and clients, she has a promising future. This is a well-deserved promotion.” – said Otar Kipshidze, Managing Partner.



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