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BGI Legal excels with Band 1 ranking in Chambers Global 2022

We are delighted to announce that our firm has once again retained its top tier (Band 1) ranking in the new Chambers directory. 

With four partners also winning senior rankings we have more individually ranked Chambers Global lawyers holding top Bands 1-3 rankings than any other Georgian firm. 

Chambers Global is published by Chambers and Partners, a leading independent legal publisher which collects feedback from clients and conducts in-depth research to identify and rank the most outstanding law firms and lawyers. 

We sincerely thank our clients and peers for their trust.  

Chambers say

BGI Legal is a highly reputed team with extensive experience in handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. The law firm is well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in major Georgian energy and infrastructure projects. 

The legal practice is noted for its experience in capital markets mandates, frequently assisting with bond issuances and IPOs.

BGI Legal remains a popular choice for prominent international and local companies, including financial institutions and corporate clients. The law firm is also instructed by large clients from the gambling and shipping industries. 

Leaders in their field 

Lasha Gogiberidze is described by sources as an "excellent technical lawyer." He is a market-leading practitioner who handles corporate and financing matters within industries including banking, construction and energy. Lasha Gogiberidze offers significant experience in project finance and capital markets. His clients include international financial institutions and investment funds.

Sandro Bibilashvili regularly advises on a range of corporate matters and has significant expertise in advising investors on financing of energy construction projects. He is also well-versed in handling various commercial disputes. "Sandro Bibilashvili is someone I'd highly recommend for litigation. He has the experience," reports one interviewee. 

Unana Gogokhia is well regarded for working on matters including bond issuances and senior secured loans. She is also adept at handling corporate transactions and restructurings. 

Zaza Bibilashvili is experienced in transactional matters and corporate restructurings for clients from industries including energy and TMT. He also has a strong reputation in litigation with particular expertise in representing high-profile individuals in politically sensitive cases. 

For further information see:  

https://chambers.com/legal-rankings/general-business-law-georgia-2:852:91:1

Lasha Gogiberidze maintains an excellent reputation for his expertise in capital markets and project finance, handling some of the market's most prominent lending transactions. Clients highlight him as an "open-minded" practitioner who "always comes up with a good solution" and provides advice which is "straight to the point and concise." Zaza Bibilashvili has experience of handling some of the biggest mandates in the market, most recently advising on substantial real estate projects. He is also a noted practitioner in the dispute resolution arena.

Chambers Global - 2017

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

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