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.
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
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."