BGI Legal Co-hosted International Bar Association's Europe-Caucasus-Asia (ECA) Forum 2019
BGI served on the host committee of International Bar Association's Europe-Caucasus-Asia (ECA) Forum 2019 held in Tbilisi on 31 October – 2 November 2019. The Forum gathered managing partners, heads of practice, in-house lawyers and other senior practitioners coming from, or interested in, the ECA region, discussing cutting-edge issues of the legal market and profession. Partner Sandro Bibilashvili spoke on the panel focusing on the M&A market and the main trends and developments in the region.
“We were delighted to co-host the regional IBA forum, which provides a unique opportunity for the legal professionals of the region to meet under the umbrella of IBA, network and share knowledge” said Partner Unana Gogokhia.
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."
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.
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