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Outstanding year of achievement in Legal 500 2024

BGI Legal is delighted to report this year yet again a record number of rankings - totalling 26 - in the Legal 500 2024 edition just published.

The firm retains its Tier 1 law firm status in all four areas researched by the Guide in Georgia, namely in Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate & Construction.

In addition, Senior Partners Lasha Gogiberidze and Zaza Bibilashvili as well as Partners, Sandro Bibilashvili and Unana Gogokhia all feature in the elite “Leading Individuals” lists.

Lasha is also included in Legal 500’s most prestigious “Hall of Fame”, making him one of only two Georgian lawyers so highly recognized. This accolade is reserved for “individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence and are at the pinnacle of the profession.”

Legal 500 highlights the lawyers and teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel basing their annual rankings on objective research into experience, client feedback and peer reviews. We are very grateful to our clients for their co-operation in this research.

Some quotes from our clients:

‘The BGI team is highly experienced in the Georgian market, making them a reliable and quality choice. When it comes to cross-border litigations or transactions involving the Georgian element, BGI is an ideal choice.’

‘We especially appreciate their excellent English language skills, the ability to quickly provide dual language documents, the responsiveness of team members, and their use of the latest technology to allow for the best communication available.’

‘Lasha Gogiberidze can effectively handle challenging legal issues that financial institutions in Georgia may encounter. He is an excellent choice for cross-border transactions involving a Georgian element.’ 

‘Unana and her team were more than happy to guide our team throughout the process, they were always available to answer questions and provide information, attend meetings with us and/or with our counterparty, advise what would be the best way for us to proceed.’

To see all our rankings and read quotes from our clients, please visit our profile on the Legal 500 website.

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

Chambers Global - 2018