BGI welcomes a new partner
BGI is delighted to announce that as of January 2023, the head of the firm’s litigation practice, Giorgi Sarajishvili, who has led our team to many landmark victories over the years, will be joining the rank of BGI partners.
Giorgi first came to BGI in 2010. He has since advanced steadily, passing all positions from a junior associate to the Head of Litigation Practice. He has been leading our litigation team since 2017. He has also advised our clients - some of the biggest global names - on IP and IT related matters. Besides litigation, his professional experience includes mediation, local and international arbitration (including ICC Arbitration) as well as FIDIC Dispute Board. He has steered BGI litigation team in establishing valuable court practices on major, precedent-setting mandates and has also contributed, through several high-profile mandates, to the advancement of freedom of speech and democracy in Georgia.
Due to his dedication, work ethic and character, Giorgi has gained trust and recognition not only within BGI, but also amongst the World’s largest multinational conglomerates, which have been BGI’s valuable clients since the dawn of the practice in the 1990s.
Giorgi holds an LL.M degree in International Commercial Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) and is currently enrolled in Executive Master’s Program with specialization of Technology Law at Berkeley Law School (USA). His professional achievements and impressive track-record have been continuously recognized by international rankings and directories, including The Legal 500.
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."
"One of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work". Client feedback: "Very good law firm for this jurisdiction. Strong knowledge." - Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency. Of Lasha Gogiberidze: "Good communication skills, responsive." Previous comments have included: "BGI Legal is one of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work...Very good law firm for this jurisdiction...very knowledgeable, they get the job done on time and on budget". Lasha Gogiberidze is described as "prompt and quick to point out problems and pitfalls".
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