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Only law firm in Georgia to be top ranked by Chambers in Dispute Resolution

The latest edition of the prestigious ranking directory Chambers Europe released today confirms BGI Legal as the pre-eminent law firm in Georgia.

The firm is once again Band 1 rated in both Georgian categories ranked by Chambers, the General Business Law and Dispute Resolution categories.

And out of the 9 Georgian firms ranked by Chambers BGI Legal is the only one to win a Band 1 ranking in Dispute Resolution.

Moreover, BGI has more individual lawyer Bands 1-3 rankings than any other Georgian firm.

Chambers Europe 2020 says:

Highly reputed team with extensive experience in handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in major Georgian energy and infrastructure projects.

Popular choice for prominent international and local companies, including financial institutions and corporate clients. Also instructed by large clients from the gambling and shipping industries.

The excellent dispute resolution team is known for acting on high-profile civil and criminal disputes. Serves prominent individuals and corporations, often representing international companies in local litigations.  

Chambers Europe 2020 says:

Lasha Gogiberidze enjoys great respect and recognition in the Georgian legal market. He handles corporate and financing mandates related to the construction, energy and banking sectors. He acts on behalf of high-profile corporate clients, including international financial institutions and investment funds. He is highly regarded for his capital markets and project finance expertise.

Recognised as a leader in this field, Zaza Bibilashvili is described by a client as a "formidable and brilliant lawyer," with additional praise for his "outstanding problem-solving attitude, proactive approach in solving disputes and high business acumen." 

Sandro Bibilashvili is well known as an active litigator, advising on the full range of commercial disputes, including contentious trade mark cases. A client describes him as "client-oriented" as well as having "new, creative ideas."

Unana Gogokhia is highly recognised for her expertise in capital markets. She advises banks and financial institutions across the full range of lending and financing issues, including bond issuances and senior secured loans. "She provided us with very good guidance on Georgian law matters. I value very much her attitude of ownership towards the tasks," a client says.

For more information please see: https://chambers.com/law-firm/bgi-legal-europe-7:113181

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

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