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.
The four-partner team at BGI Legal provides a ‘responsive, proactive and solution-oriented service to a wide range of international corporates both directly and on a referral basis from major international law firms; it has built a strong reputation acting for investors and lenders on many of the country s largest projects. The ‘excellent Lasha Gogiberidze has led the team s work in several major energy mandates, including advising an Asian investor on a hydropower project. Gogiberidze is also regularly involved in financing work, including inter-bank lending, regulatory lending (to comply with capital adequacy requirements) and capital markets work, where Unana Gogokhia is also establishing a strong reputation.
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."
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.