Team Promotions at BGI Legal
We are delighted to announce that as of September 1, Sophie Natroshvili has assumed her new role as the Head of Corporate Practice in BGI Legal. Sophie joined BGI in 2008 as paralegal and has amassed valuable hands-on experience during the past 14 years as a core member of BGI team, handling some of the most complex cross-border corporate transactions during that period. She is a highly skilled attorney with a particularly strong expertise in corporate law, M&A, real estate and secured transactions as well as employment and commercial law.
BGI welcomes Sophie in her new role and looks forward to her continued contribution to strengthening BGI’s leading position in the market. Partner Sandro Bibilashvili congratulated Sophie on her promotion: “It has been a pleasure watching Sophie grow professionally throughout these years. We are thrilled to have her on our team.” Sophie added: “I am honored to assume the new role and continue guiding clients in Georgia’s increasingly regulated business environment.“
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.
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."
Excellent team known for acting on high-profile and significant mandates. Clients commend the team's expertise, saying: "They are all very solid, have excellent knowledge, are hard-working and give great practical advice." They further praised the service adding that the lawyers are "client-oriented, quite patient and understand the client's internal procedures."