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BGI Legal dominates this year’s Legal 500 rankings

The latest edition of the Legal 500 has been published and BGI Legal are delighted to have received a record 27 rankings over 4 practice areas with, once again, no other Georgian firm receiving more firm and individual lawyer rankings.

We are ranked as Tier 1 for all 4 practice areas ranked by Legal 500 in our jurisdiction, namely Banking and FinanceCommercial, Corporate and M&ADispute Resolution; and Real Estate & Construction.

Lasha Gogiberidze, Zaza Bibilashvili and Sandro Bibilashvili are all included in the elite “Leading Individuals” list, Unana Gogokhia, George Sarajishvili and Sandro Bibilashvili are further recognized in the “Next Generation Partners” category, and Davit Kakoishvili is ranked as a “Rising Star“.

With even more rankings than last year, the new guide demonstrates the market’s recognition of our expanding strength and depth in these areas.

We would like to thank our clients for taking part in the research and for their continued confidence in our firm.

See: EMEA Legal 500 2020 - BGI Legal

Solid team with vast experience of handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial as well as financial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in some of the country's biggest energy and infrastructure projects. Popular choice for prominent international and local clients, including financial institutions and corporates from an array of industry sectors. Clients are impressed with the team's approach, saying: "The best thing is their coming up with proactive advice and suggesting a structure. They are able to work under pressure and respond immediately." Another client adds: "As soon as we give them a project we don't need to double-check anything." Other typical comments are: "They are a top-tier firm on the market with highly skilled, efficient and solution-oriented lawyers."

Chambers Europe - 2017

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

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