IFLR1000 recognises two BGI Legal lawyers as Women Leaders 202107 May 2021
Congratulations to BGI Legal Partners Unana Gogokhia and Tamara Tevdoradze for being recognized in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021. The guide was published on May 5, 2021. This recognition underlines not just the dominance of the firm in the jurisdiction but also its commitment to inclusion and diversity and the advancement of women within the firm. Lasha Gogiberidze, Senior Partner at BGI Legal, said “we are proud to see two female leaders recognized for their outstanding contribution as distinguished and highly respected attorneys. We are privileged to have these illustrious female leaders at the firm.” According to IFLR1000, the Women Leaders are “the most prominent female lawyers working in the areas of law we research (financial and corporate transactions and contract, licensing and regulatory project work) within their jurisdictions.” They are noted as an “elite group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets” who have expertise working on complex deals or leadership roles with their firms or their practices or, in some case, both. For the complete list of honourees, visit Women Leaders.Read more
New Partner Appointment22 April 2021
BGI Legal is delighted to welcome Tamara Tevdoradze to the partnership, underpinning the firm’s commitment to developing and retaining the region’s most talented professionals. Tamara is a highly skilled attorney with over 22 years’ experience in real estate transactions, secured transactions, employment, telecommunications, as well as general commercial and corporate law. She is one of the few attorneys with extensive practice in personal data protection. As well as her partnership promotion BGI Legal are very pleased to announce a second milestone for their new Partner – Tamara has just passed her New York State Bar Exam. Senior Partner, Lasha Gogiberidze, congratulated Tamara Tevdoradze on her advancement. “Being part of the original team behind the formation of BGI in 2005 Tamara has proven to be an increasingly important member of the team, building her knowledge and nurturing her client base. We look forward to the continued enhancement of her role within the firm,” Tamara, who had previously been a Legal Director, added: “I am delighted to join the partnership and thank the current partners for their support and trust.”Read more
BGI Legal Dominates EMEA Legal 500 2021 with Tier 1 rankings16 April 2021
Once again BGI Legal has been ranked Tier 1 in all four core practice areas covered by the EMEA Legal 500 rankings in Georgia. Alone amongst local firms BGI was specifically ranked Tier 1 in Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate & Construction.Read more
Zaza Bibilashvili is able to suggest winning strategies and is active across a range of contentious and non-contentious work, including real estate and intellectual property matters. Previous comments include: 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.
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.
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."