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BGI Legal – Georgia’s Leading Firm

BGI Legal has delivered a particularly strong showing in this year’s Chambers & Partners Europe guide, the highly regarded independent guide to the legal profession, where the firm retains its Band 1 ranking in General Business Law.

Individually, the partners have performed exceptionally well. The Firm now has more Band 1-2 lawyer rankings than any other law firm in Georgia thereby underscoring its position as the leading firm in the jurisdiction.

Praising the firm, Chambers comment:

“Highly reputed team with extensive experience in handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in major Georgian energy and infrastructure projects. Noted for its experience in capital markets mandates, frequently assisting with bond issuances and IPOs. Popular choice for prominent international and local companies, including financial institutions and corporate clients. Also instructed by large clients from the gambling and shipping industries.”

And says of our partners:

“Lasha Gogiberidze is praised by sources for his "depth of insight, out-of-the-box thinking and commercially oriented" approach. He enjoys a market-leading reputation for handling corporate and financing matters within industries including banking, energy and construction. Offers significant experience in project finance and capital markets. Clients include international financial institutions and investment funds.

Zaza Bibilashvili offers significant experience in transactional matters and corporate restructurings for clients from industries including energy, TMT and social media. He is also a leading litigator with particular expertise in representing high-profile individuals in politically sensitive cases.

Sandro Bibilashvili receives praise for his attention to detail and responsiveness. He offers advice across a range of corporate matters and has significant experience in advising investors on financing of energy construction projects. He is also a strong litigation lawyer handling varied commercial disputes.

Unana Gogokhia offers significant experience in working for banks and financial institutions on matters including bond issuances as well as senior secured loans. She also handles corporate transactions and restructurings.”

For further information see: https://chambers.com/guide/europe?publicationTypeGroupId=7&practiceAreaId=852&subsectionTypeId=1&locationId=91.

"One of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work". Client feedback: "Very good law firm for this jurisdiction. Strong knowledge." - Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency. Of Lasha Gogiberidze: "Good communication skills, responsive." Previous comments have included: "BGI Legal is one of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work...Very good law firm for this jurisdiction...very knowledgeable, they get the job done on time and on budget". Lasha Gogiberidze is described as "prompt and quick to point out problems and pitfalls".

IFLR1000 - 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

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