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.
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
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."
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.