BGI Legal most ranked law firm in Georgia in Legal 500 guide
A new edition of the Legal 500 EMEA publication and ranking has just been published and BGI has taken top honours with no other Georgian firm receiving more firm and individual lawyer rankings.
We are ranked as Tier 1 in all four practice areas covered by the directory in Georgia: Banking and Finance; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; and Real Estate & Construction.
Lasha Gogiberidze, Zaza Bibilashvili and Sandro Bibilashvili are all designated “Leading Individuals” whilst Georgi Sarajishvili and Davit Kakoishvili are singled out for recognition in the “Next Generation Lawyer” category.
We would like to thank our clients for taking part in the research and for their confidence in and commitment to our firm.
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."
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."
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."