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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.

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

Excellent team known for acting on high-profile and significant mandates. Clients commend the team's expertise, saying: "They are all very solid, have excellent knowledge, are hard-working and give great practical advice." They further praised the service adding that the lawyers are "client-oriented, quite patient and understand the client's internal procedures."

Chambers Europe - 2017

BGI Legal is ‘exceptional' in M&A, financing and real estate, and is especially prominent in the energy sector. Lasha Gogiberidze, whom clients regard as ‘the top lawyer in Georgia for banking, finance and capital markets transactions', and Sandro Bibilashvili handled a number of innovative regional energy projects and joint ventures, such as the Adjaristsqali hydropower project.

Legal 500 - 2017