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.
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.
Excellent team known for acting on high-profile and significant mandates. Clients commend the team's expertise, saying: "They are all very solid, have excellent knowledge, are hard-working and give great practical advice." They further praised the service adding that the lawyers are "client-oriented, quite patient and understand the client's internal procedures."
Solid team with vast experience of handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial as well as financial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in some of the country's biggest energy and infrastructure projects. Popular choice for prominent international and local clients, including financial institutions and corporates from an array of industry sectors. Clients are impressed with the team's approach, saying: "The best thing is their coming up with proactive advice and suggesting a structure. They are able to work under pressure and respond immediately." Another client adds: "As soon as we give them a project we don't need to double-check anything." Other typical comments are: "They are a top-tier firm on the market with highly skilled, efficient and solution-oriented lawyers."