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.
The four-partner team at BGI Legal provides a ‘responsive, proactive and solution-oriented service to a wide range of international corporates both directly and on a referral basis from major international law firms; it has built a strong reputation acting for investors and lenders on many of the country s largest projects. The ‘excellent Lasha Gogiberidze has led the team s work in several major energy mandates, including advising an Asian investor on a hydropower project. Gogiberidze is also regularly involved in financing work, including inter-bank lending, regulatory lending (to comply with capital adequacy requirements) and capital markets work, where Unana Gogokhia is also establishing a strong reputation.
Zaza Bibilashvili is a highly respected corporate and disputes lawyer with significant practical experience in real estate transactions. Clients note his creativity and availability.
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