Proud contributors to a United Nations report on the right to a healthy environment
BGI Legal is proud to have been part of the report on good practices relating to the recognition and implementation of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment provided by Mr. David R. Boyd, the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment, to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday 2 March 2020.
The report involved a global mapping survey to determine which jurisdictions around the world recognize a human right to a healthy environment in their domestic law.
Dr. Boyd concluded that this right is now recognized in law by more than 80 per cent (156 out of 193) of member states.
The contribution by BGI Legal on the constitution and laws of Georgia to this global project was appreciated as significant and invaluable.
A copy of the report and supporting annexes can be found at:
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
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.