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BGI Legal Founding Partner Wins Client Choice Award

We congratulate our founding partner Lasha Gogiberidze who has been awarded the 2020 prestigious Client Choice award for Project Finance - Georgia.

Lasha was the only lawyer this year to be chosen for Georgia and was one of only 10 worldwide selected in the Project Finance category.

The global Lexology Client Choice Awards recognise partners around the world for their excellence in client service and ability to add real value to clients' businesses above and beyond the other players in their market. 

Lawyers can be nominated for Client Choice only by corporate counsel.

This year’s 490 winners across 82 jurisdictions worldwide were chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. Winners were selected though surveys of in-house counsel subscribers to Lexology and feedback at several international in-house counsel events and via the Client Choice website.

Lawyers are rated on the following client service criteria: quality of advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty, and ethics.

To view all 2020 winners, visit www.ClientChoice.com.

Legal director Unana Gogokhia focuses on financial transactions, and stands out for her experience of capital markets and derivatives. Clients appreciate her ability to "look at the issue very scrupulously and bring up points in the transaction that none of the other parties spotted." Sandro Bibilashvili is increasingly recognised in the market. He is involved in some of the firm's biggest project finance mandates and has recently been active working on energy projects. Counsel Tamara Tevdoradze enters the rankings on the back of positive praise. "She is very reliable, accurate and punctual, thinks in a very logical way and has very strong arguments," a client says

Chambers Global - 2017

Vastly experienced market-leading firm assisting international and regional clients with all manner of corporate and commercial matters. Particularly well versed in project financing and loan agreements. Clients say: "The lawyers are detail-oriented and are always very helpful... Among the leading firms in Georgia."

Chambers Europe - 2016

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