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IFLR1000 recognises two BGI Legal lawyers as Women Leaders 2021

Congratulations to BGI Legal Partners Unana Gogokhia and Tamara Tevdoradze for being recognized in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021. The guide was published on May 5, 2021.

This recognition underlines not just the dominance of the firm in the jurisdiction but also its commitment to inclusion and diversity and the advancement of women within the firm.

Lasha Gogiberidze, Senior Partner at BGI Legal, said “we are proud to see two female leaders recognized for their outstanding contribution as distinguished and highly respected attorneys. We are privileged to have these illustrious female leaders at the firm.” 

According to IFLR1000, the Women Leaders are “the most prominent female lawyers working in the areas of law we research (financial and corporate transactions and contract, licensing and regulatory project work) within their jurisdictions.”

They are noted as an “elite group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets” who have expertise working on complex deals or leadership roles with their firms or their practices or, in some case, both.

For the complete list of honourees, visit Women Leaders.

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