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
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
Zaza Bibilashvili is a highly respected corporate and disputes lawyer with significant practical experience in real estate transactions. Clients note his creativity and availability.
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."