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Another Dual-qualified Attorney joins BGI

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Giorgi Chanturia, who has joined BGI as junior associate as of April 2019.

Giorgi is a member of the New York Bar, making BGI the only Georgian law firm with three US-qualified attorneys on board.

Giorgi is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. After obtaining his law degree, he trained at Joe Zhou and Associates, a boutique law firm in New York.  He also interned at the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations. Prior to his experience in the US, he worked for the Georgian Public Defender’s Office and for Transparency International (TI Georgia) - one of the most reputable Georgian human rights watchdogs.

Qualified to practice law both in the State of New York and his native Georgia, Giorgi will be a valuable addition to our team.

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

Zaza Bibilashvili is a highly respected corporate and disputes lawyer with significant practical experience in real estate transactions. Clients note his creativity and availability.

Chambers Global - 2018

BGI is one of Georgia's leading firms in all areas of corporate law and in energy and infrastructure has acted on key projects in the oil and gas, energy, transport infrastructure areas. Previous comments have included: "Very good law firm for this jurisdiction...very knowledgeable, they get the job done on time and on budget...they are very professional and good lawyers". Thanks for universal praise from competitors and clients alike, BGI sits comfortably in the top tier... BGI is client-focused and solution-oriented... [with] excellent local counsel, not just for Georgian standards, but by international standards... [A major international client says:] "In terms of local law firms... I have a strong preference for BGI."

IFLR1000 - 2017