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Lasha Gogiberidze named Client Favourite at Client Choice Awards 2022

We are thrilled to announce that BGI founding partner Lasha Gogiberidze has been named a winner at the 2022 Lexology Client Choice Awards, having previously been recognised in the 2020 awards. 

Lasha was the sole lawyer this year to be chosen for Georgia and was one of only four worldwide selected in the Project Finance category. 

The recognition focuses on a lawyer’s ability to go above and beyond the other players in the market in adding tangible value to clients’ businesses.  Uniquely, lawyers can only be nominated by corporate counsel, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments. 

Clients are asked to rate individuals on the following client service criteria: quality of advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics. 

Winners will be honoured at a gala dinner in London in early 2023. 

On hearing the news, Lasha commented: 

“I am delighted to win and be acknowledged in the 2022 Lexology Client Choice Awards, as it is recognition from our clients for adding real value to their business. 

“This is the second time in three years that I have been successful which itself is a testament to this demanding and growing area of focus for the firm.” 

This year, Client Choice recognised 651 winners across 70 jurisdictions worldwide. 

To view all 2022 winners, please visit www.ClientChoice.com.

BGI Legal is ‘exceptional' in M&A, financing and real estate, and is especially prominent in the energy sector. Lasha Gogiberidze, whom clients regard as ‘the top lawyer in Georgia for banking, finance and capital markets transactions', and Sandro Bibilashvili handled a number of innovative regional energy projects and joint ventures, such as the Adjaristsqali hydropower project.

Legal 500 - 2017

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