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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.

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.

Legal 500 - 2016

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
A leading figure in capital markets and M&A, Lasha Gogiberidze has an enviable track record of acting on the market's highlight deals, primarily advising banks, including international developmental institutions. He wins praise for his responsiveness and is described as "very client-focused and understanding of our needs."

 

Chambers Global - 2018