BGI Legal leads the rankings in new IFLR1000 results
Every year IFLR (International Financial Law Review) ranks the world's best law firms and in the newly released 2021 rankings BGI Legal has maintained its status as Tier 1 for both practice areas covered by the guide in Georgia - Financial & Corporate and Project Development.
Four of the firm’s lawyers have once again received prestigious individual rankings.
Partners Sandro Bibilashvili, Zaza Bibilashvili and Unana Gogokhia are all designated Highly Regarded Leading Lawyers whilst Partner Lasha Gogiberidze wins the premier Leading Lawyer - Market Leader designation.
Market Leaders are recognised by IFLR as the standout performers in their country or practice area. Out of over 31 IFLR Georgian ranked lawyers, Lasha Gogiberidze is the only lawyer from a local firm to be given the Market Leader classification with just one other Georgian lawyer, working at an international law firm, having a similar designation.
The IFLR1000 rankings are based on a mix of transactional evidence, peer comment and client feedback.
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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
Zaza Bibilashvili is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the Georgian legal market. One of the founding partners of the firm, he oversees projects and is a key contact for clients. Lasha Gogiberidze has been called "one of the leading lawyers in Georgia" and "a central person not just in capital markets, but in the legal market in general." Considered an expert in capital markets and project finance work, particularly in the energy sphere, he is highly respected by his peers, who say: "He`s among the top lawyers who shaped the legal market."
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."