Record Year for BGI Legal in latest Chambers Global Rankings
The new edition of the highly regarded independent guide to the legal profession, Chambers Global, has been published.
The firm retains its Band 1 ranking in General Business Law whilst Senior Partner Lasha Gogiberidze is again Band 1 ranked. Joining the highest tier this year is Partner Unana Gogokhia who, Chambers say, gained “exceptional market support” in the research process. Once again BGI Legal has more Band 1 lawyer rankings than any other law firm in Georgia.
Top flight rankings were again won by Senior Partner Zaza Bibilashvili and Partner Sandro Bibilashvili.
We would like to thank all our clients who have taken the time to assist Chambers and Partners with their research.
BGI Legal houses a highly reputed team with extensive experience in handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial matters.
BGI Legal remains a popular choice for prominent international and local companies, including financial institutions and corporate clients.
"All team members are supportive and understand client requirements."
"They are very experienced and savvy lawyers who can be trusted to produce thoughtful and practical solutions."
A market-leading practitioner who handles corporate and financing matters within industries including banking, construction and energy. Lasha Gogiberidze offers significant experience in project finance and capital markets. His clients include international financial institutions and investment funds. "He's a well-known professional in the market."
Climbs to the top tier this year as a result of exceptional market support. She is highly regarded for working on bond issuances and senior secured loans. She is also adept at handling corporate transactions and restructurings. "She has done a lot of work in capital markets and international financing. She is one of the most distinguished practitioners."
Regularly advises on a range of corporate matters and has significant expertise in advising investors on financing of energy construction projects. He is also well versed in handling various commercial disputes.
Experienced in transactional matters and corporate restructurings for clients from industries including energy and TMT. He also has a strong reputation in litigation for handling commercial disputes. "Mr Bibilashvili is an important senior expert."
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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 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."