GIAC Arbitration Days in Tbilisi
BGI Partner Sandro Bibilashvili moderated the panel at the GIAC Arbitration Days in Tbilisi 2022 – the 9th annual international arbitration conference in Tbilisi. The panel, comprised of the leading lawyers from the prominent regional and international law firms, covered topics on interim and preliminary measures in arbitration ranging from general notion of such measures to the importance of emergency arbitrators, security for costs and enforcement of interim measures. The panel discussion was followed by interactive and keen Q&A session.
“Due to the state of the Georgia’s current judicial system, arbitration is becoming an increasingly attractive method of dispute resolution for businesses operating in Georgia. Our panel covered hot topics relevant not only for the nascent arbitration community of Georgia, but for the international arbitration in general.”
At the closing of the two-day conference, BGI hosted the closing reception of the GIAC Arbitration Days in Tbilisi 2022.
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."
Zaza Bibilashvili is able to suggest winning strategies and is active across a range of contentious and non-contentious work, including real estate and intellectual property matters. Previous comments include: BGI Legal fields ‘a team of true professionals with good knowledge of law and a proper understanding of business needs`. It provides full-service support to leading multinational and Georgian clients, handling general legal matters alongside more complex financing, M&A, dispute resolution and capital markets mandates.
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