Partner Sandro Bibilashvili admitted to New York State Bar
BGI is delighted to announce that the firm's partner Sandro Bibilashvili has passed the New York State Bar exam and was admitted to the New York State Bar in August 2016.
Admission to the New York State Bar allows attorneys to practice law in the State of New York. Only a handful of Georgian attorneys have ever been admitted to the NY Bar. Sandro will be the second member of BGI team (the first being the firm's founding partner Lasha Gogiberidze) to be admitted to practice law in New York which puts the firm in the unique position on the Georgian legal market to have two dually qualified (Georgia and NY State) lawyers.
“This will no doubt boost our international practice and reinforce BGI's leading position on the market,” says Bibilashvili.
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
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
Lasha Gogiberidze maintains an excellent reputation for his expertise in capital markets and project finance, handling some of the market's most prominent lending transactions. Clients highlight him as an "open-minded" practitioner who "always comes up with a good solution" and provides advice which is "straight to the point and concise." Zaza Bibilashvili has experience of handling some of the biggest mandates in the market, most recently advising on substantial real estate projects. He is also a noted practitioner in the dispute resolution arena. - Chambers Global 2017