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BGI Legal sees highest number of rankings in Chambers Europe 2022

The 2022 edition of the Chambers Europe rankings have been released and we are delighted with the results of the latest round of research. 

Top ranked once again in General Business Law, BGI also wins the most Band 1-3 rankings of any Georgian law firm with partners Lasha Gogiberidze, Zaza Bibilashvili, Sandro Bibilashvili and Unana Gogokhia winning a total of seven rankings in the Corporate and Dispute Resolution practice areas. Lasha and Zaza have been ranked consecutively in the directory for the last 16 years whilst Sandro and Unana have notched up 8 years each of consecutive rankings. 

Our sincere thanks to all our clients and peers for their continued support, recommendations and trust! 

Praising the firm, Chambers says: 

BGI Legal is a highly reputed team with extensive experience in handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. The law firm is well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in major Georgian energy and infrastructure projects. The legal practice is noted for its experience in capital markets mandates, frequently assisting with bond issuances and IPOs. BGI Legal remains a popular choice for prominent international and local companies, including financial institutions and corporate clients. The law firm is also instructed by large clients from the gambling and shipping industries. 

And says of our partners: 

Lasha Gogiberidze is described by sources as an "excellent technical lawyer." He is a market-leading practitioner who handles corporate and financing matters within industries including banking, construction and energy. Lasha Gogiberidze offers significant experience in project finance and capital markets. His clients include international financial institutions and investment funds. 

Zaza Bibilashvili is experienced in transactional matters and corporate restructurings for clients from industries including energy and TMT. He also has a strong reputation in litigation with particular expertise in representing high-profile individuals in politically sensitive cases. 

Sandro Bibilashvili receives praise for his attention to detail and responsiveness. He regularly advises on a range of corporate matters and has significant expertise in advising investors on financing of energy construction projects. He is also well-versed in handling various commercial disputes. "Sandro Bibilashvili is someone I'd highly recommend for litigation. He has the experience," reports one interviewee. 

Unana Gogokhia is well regarded for working on matters including bond issuances and senior secured loans. She is also adept at handling corporate transactions and restructurings. 

For further information see: https://chambers.com/legal-rankings/general-business-law-georgia-7:852:91:1.

 

 

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."

Chambers Global - 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

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."

IFLR1000 - 2017