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BGI Legal retains “Top Tier” status in EMEA Legal 500 2022

In the latest Legal 500 rankings, BGI Legal has once again been recognised as a Tier 1 law firm in all four areas researched by the Guide in Georgia, namely in Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate & Construction.

Legal 500 seeks confidential quotes from clients and other lawyers operating in the same areas of law. Client testimonials from the new guide include:

‘The team is exceptionally knowledgeable and innovative in the face of relentless opposition. BGI is the finest European firm I have worked with in my 45-year career.’

‘Sandro Bibilashvili is an exceptional team leader and mentor to younger lawyers. Davit Kakoishvili is an excellent multitalented lawyer and draftsman. Ani Khojelani is very detail-oriented and skilled at using details to benefit the client.’

‘Lasha leads the team well. He is experienced and has excellent commercial sense.’

‘Zaza Bibilishvili is a key person and very clever when handling cases’

As well as firm rankings, Legal 500 rank individual lawyers and BGI yet again dominate the individual rankings in Georgia.

Lasha Gogiberidze, Zaza Bibilashvili and Sandro Bibilashvili are all included in the elite “Leading Individuals” lists.

Unana Gogokhia, Giorgi Sarajishvili and Sandro Bibilashvili are further recognized in the “Next Generation Partners” category, Davit Kakoishvili is ranked as a “Rising Star” and “Recommended Lawyer” ranking status goes to Tamara Tevdoradze and Ani Khojelani.

Lasha Gogiberidze, Founding Partner, said:

“It is very satisfying to see our practice unfailingly recognized by Legal 500 as one of the top law firms in Georgia and I am particularly delighted to see the talents of our team acknowledged and favourably commented upon by clients and fellow practitioners from diverse areas of law.”

For further information please see: https://www.legal500.com/firms/13174-bgi-legal/17857-tbilisi-georgia/#section-108533.

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

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.

Legal 500 - 2017

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