BGI at a Glance
BGI Legal is an independent full-service law firm that is one of the largest in Georgia. Together with our predecessor firms - GCG Law Office (a member of the Andersen Legal network at the time) and EY Law Tbilisi - we have been the market leaders in the Georgian legal market for almost 20 years and our partners have been involved in nearly every major transaction in that period.
Our combined experience as recognised market leaders puts us in a unique position to assist clients as we effectively synergize international experience with the peculiarities of local law practice.
We represent major foreign investors and lending institutions, national companies, joint ventures, diplomatic missions and international organizations. Our practice offers unparalleled diversity and breadth in its ability to guide clients in the increasingly sophisticated environment of Georgia`s fast-paced economic
Excellent team known for acting on high-profile and significant mandates. Clients commend the team's expertise, saying: "They are all very solid, have excellent knowledge, are hard-working and give great practical advice." They further praised the service adding that the lawyers are "client-oriented, quite patient and understand the client's internal procedures." - Chambers Europe 2017.
The four-partner team at BGI Legal provides a ‘responsive, proactive and solution-oriented service to a wide range of international corporates both directly and on a referral basis from major international law firms; it has built a strong reputation acting for investors and lenders on many of the country s largest projects. The ‘excellent Lasha Gogiberidze has led the team s work in several major energy mandates, including advising an Asian investor on a hydropower project. Gogiberidze is also regularly involved in financing work, including inter-bank lending, regulatory lending (to comply with capital adequacy requirements) and capital markets work, where Unana Gogokhia is also establishing a strong reputation. - Legal 500 2016
BGI Legal is ‘exceptional' in M&A, financing and real estate, and is especially prominent in the energy sector. Lasha Gogiberidze, whom clients regard as ‘the top lawyer in Georgia for banking, finance and capital markets transactions', and Sandro Bibilashvili handled a number of innovative regional energy projects and joint ventures, such as the Adjaristsqali hydropower project. - Legal 500 2017