BGI Legal Hosted GIAC Conference Reception
BGI Legal was pleased to act as a sponsor for the GIAC Arbitration Days, 6th annual international arbitration conference held in Tbilisi. The conference gathered world-renown practitioners as well as leading Georgian lawyers, experts and arbitrators to discuss topical issues of international arbitration.
One of the conference highlights was our after party reception at ATI Restaurant of Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace, which provided a fantastic opportunity to network with other professionals and peers in a pleasant environment. At the reception, our guests were served ATI ’s signature hors d'oeuvres and the vintage wine and enjoyed panoramic views of Tbilisi and live music. For more information about the conference please see: https://giacarbitrationdays.ge
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 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
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."