Tax and Customs advice
Tax and customs advice forms an important and growing part of our practice, as tax compliance under imperfect statutory regimes and often unfriendly collection practices can pose serious obstacles to business operators. The firms comprehensive corporate tax services encompass domestic tax planning, tax compliance reviews and assistance with representations to the tax authorities. We have rendered tax advice to greenfield production operations, service providers, infrastructure and construction projects. Our personal tax services cover all personal tax and social security matters, including expatriate taxation.
BGI Legal fields ‘a team of true professionals with good knowledge of law and a proper understanding of business needs`. It provides full-service support to leading multinational and Georgian clients, handling general legal matters alongside more complex financing, M&A, dispute resolution and capital markets mandates...Zaza Bibilashvili and the ‘much-respected` Lasha Gogiberidze are recommended. Associates Tamara Tevdoradze and Tamuna Gvaramia are ‘extremely impressive`.-Legal 500 2015
Dividing his practice between general business advice and litigation, Zaza Bibilashvili is one of the leading names in the market. "A top name - you see him all the time," market sources agree. Focusing on banking and finance as well as advising on capital markets matters, Lasha Gogiberidze is a highly acclaimed name in Georgia. "He is one of the best capital markets lawyers in the country," a source says. Clients like his practical approach: "He was very strategic in his advice." Counsel Ekaterina Aleksidze is particularly visible in advising banks. Her other areas of practice include real estate, PPP, commercial and environmental law. Recently made partner Sandro Bibilashvili is noted as an increasingly visible lawyer. He supports his clients on general commercial issues and also assists with contentious matters. - Chambers Global 2015
-Chambers Global 2016
Zaza Bibilashvili is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the Georgian legal market. One of the founding partners of the firm, he oversees projects and is a key contact for clients. Lasha Gogiberidze has been called "one of the leading lawyers in Georgia" and "a central person not just in capital markets, but in the legal market in general." Considered an expert in capital markets and project finance work, particularly in the energy sphere, he is highly respected by his peers, who say: "He`s among the top lawyers who shaped the legal market." - Chambers Global 2016