BGI Legal ranked top tier by 2020 edition of IFLR1000
BGI Legal has once again received the highest possible ranking in the latest IFLR1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.
BGI is ranked tier one for both practice areas covered by the guide in Georgia, namely Financial & Corporate and Project Development.
Four of the firm’s lawyers have 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. Lasha Gogiberidze is the only lawyer so ranked amongst local firms with just one other Georgian lawyer, working at an international law firm, having a similar designation.
IFLR says of the firm:
“BGI Legal is one of the leading names in Georgia’s legal market and has strength across the board, often playing a role in the country’s largest transactions.
“The firm is also renowned for its capital markets work, a rarity in the jurisdiction, and recently represented clients on eurobond issues and listings on the LSE.“
Focussed on ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work, the IFLR1000 has been researching legal markets for 30 years.
Its inclusion and ranking of firms and leading lawyers is based on research including interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel in global business and finance centres.
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."
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.
"One of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work". Client feedback: "Very good law firm for this jurisdiction. Strong knowledge." - Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency. Of Lasha Gogiberidze: "Good communication skills, responsive." Previous comments have included: "BGI Legal is one of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work...Very good law firm for this jurisdiction...very knowledgeable, they get the job done on time and on budget". Lasha Gogiberidze is described as "prompt and quick to point out problems and pitfalls".