BGI Legal Recommended in Legal 500 Green Guide
BGI Legal has been recognised as one of the leading law firms in the field of Environment & Climate Mitigation, both at national and international level, in the Global Green Guide 2022, published by The Legal 500.
“We are delighted to be distinguished as the only Georgian firm recommended by the new Guide” says Senior Partner, Lasha Gogiberidze, adding “our inclusion in the inaugural edition of the Global Green Guide is a huge recognition of our capabilities in this growing area.”
Acknowledging the firm as a “gateway for international clients to interface with the Georgian market” the Guide praises its “commitment to environmental issues which can be felt across the firm as it seeks to integrate its green work across all practices and engage all staff.”
Legal 500's Global Green Guide is the first worldwide resource to identify and recommend the top law firms who are contributing to a green transition whether through the work they carry out for clients on issues of climate change mitigation and sustainability, or through the good practices and internal initiatives of the firms themselves.
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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.
Legal director Unana Gogokhia focuses on financial transactions, and stands out for her experience of capital markets and derivatives. Clients appreciate her ability to "look at the issue very scrupulously and bring up points in the transaction that none of the other parties spotted." Sandro Bibilashvili is increasingly recognised in the market. He is involved in some of the firm's biggest project finance mandates and has recently been active working on energy projects. Counsel Tamara Tevdoradze enters the rankings on the back of positive praise. "She is very reliable, accurate and punctual, thinks in a very logical way and has very strong arguments," a client says
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."