BGI Legal once again recognised as industry leader by Chambers
We are proud to announce that BGI Legal has maintained its position as industry leader and won further international recognition within the latest edition of Chambers Global.
With the launch today of Chambers Global 2020: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business BGI is confirmed as the pre-eminent independent law firm in Georgia. We have retained our Band 1 firm ranking and with four lawyers also ranked in the directory have more individually ranked Chambers Global lawyers with top Bands 1-4 rankings than any other Georgian firm.
Published since 1990, Chambers and Partners' guides rank the best law firms and lawyers across more than 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. Rankings are based on independent and objective research, and peer and client reviews. Chambers Global rates law firms and lawyers in 190 countries throughout the world.
Chambers say of our firm:
Highly reputed team with extensive experience in handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in major Georgian energy and infrastructure projects. Noted for its experience in capital markets mandates, frequently assisting with bond issuances and IPOs. Popular choice for prominent international and local companies, including financial institutions and corporate clients. Also instructed by large clients from the gambling and shipping industries.
Chambers say of our lawyers:
Lasha Gogiberidze enjoys great respect and recognition in the Georgian legal market. He handles corporate and financing mandates related to the construction, energy and banking sectors. He acts on behalf of high-profile corporate clients, including international financial institutions and investment funds. He is highly regarded for his capital markets and project finance expertise.
Sandro Bibilashvili provides a full range of corporate support to multinational and domestic clients. He is particularly experienced at advising investors on the financing of large-scale energy construction projects.
Unana Gogokhia is highly recognised for her expertise in capital markets. She advises banks and financial institutions across the full range of lending and financing issues, including bond issuances and senior secured loans. She also advises on corporate transactions, including corporate restructurings. "She provided us with very good guidance on Georgian law matters. I value very much her attitude of ownership towards the tasks," a client says.
Zaza Bibilashvili is noted as a "very strong and hard-working lawyer." He offers noteworthy expertise in transactional matters and corporate restructurings. He advises clients from a range of industries including TMT, social media and energy. He is also a top-ranked litigator.
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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.
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.
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.