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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.

A leading figure in capital markets and M&A, Lasha Gogiberidze has an enviable track record of acting on the market's highlight deals, primarily advising banks, including international developmental institutions. He wins praise for his responsiveness and is described as "very client-focused and understanding of our needs."

 

Chambers Global - 2018

Vastly experienced market-leading firm assisting international and regional clients with all manner of corporate and commercial matters. Particularly well versed in project financing and loan agreements. Clients say: "The lawyers are detail-oriented and are always very helpful... Among the leading firms in Georgia."

Chambers Europe - 2016

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.

Chambers Global - 2017