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.
Zaza Bibilashvili is able to suggest winning strategies and is active across a range of contentious and non-contentious work, including real estate and intellectual property matters. Previous comments include: BGI Legal fields ‘a team of true professionals with good knowledge of law and a proper understanding of business needs`. It provides full-service support to leading multinational and Georgian clients, handling general legal matters alongside more complex financing, M&A, dispute resolution and capital markets mandates.
Zaza Bibilashvili is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the Georgian legal market. One of the founding partners of the firm, he oversees projects and is a key contact for clients. Lasha Gogiberidze has been called "one of the leading lawyers in Georgia" and "a central person not just in capital markets, but in the legal market in general." Considered an expert in capital markets and project finance work, particularly in the energy sphere, he is highly respected by his peers, who say: "He`s among the top lawyers who shaped the legal market."
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."