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BGI Legal and its lawyers are top ranked by Chambers Europe 2016

26 April 2016

The BGI Legal team is delighted once again with its status as a top ranked firm in the newly launched 2016 Chambers Europe guide. The legal directory, which has just published its latest rankings, now includes four of BGI Legal's team. Partners Zaza Bibilashvili and Lasha Gogiberidze are highly acclaimed and Partner Sandro Bibilashvili is praised as a driving force within the firm. Legal Director Unana Gogokhia is also commended particularly for her work in capital markets. The rankings affirm the continuing strength of the team at BGI Legal. Please click on our International rankings for more details.    

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BGI Legal`s team is top ranked again by Chambers Global 2016

15 April 2016

The team at BGI Legal is delighted once again with its position as a top ranked firm in the latest publication of Chambers Global. The legal directory, which has just published its latest rankings, includes four of BGI Legal's team including a new ranking for BGI Legal Director Unana Gogokhia. Founding Partner Zaza Bibilashvili is highly acclaimed as is Partner Lasha Gogiberidze as one of the leading lawyers in Georgia. Comment is also made on Partner Sandro Bbiblashvili's work with large international firms and of Unana Gogokhia's financial expertise, particularly her work in capital markets. The rankings affirm the continuing strength of the team at BGI Legal. Please click on our International rankings for more details.  

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BGI Legal advises on Georgia Healthcare Group plc (GHG) London Stock Exchange listing

27 November 2015

Georgia Healthcare Group plc (GHG), a company based in the UK and holding the largest healthcare and medical insurance business in Georgia, has been admitted to the premium listing segment of the London Stock Exchange this month, raising 100 million USD in capital (gross proceeds). BGI Legal have acted as a Georgian counsel to the global coordinators (Citigroup Global Capital Markets Limited and Jefferies International Limited) in this deal advising on all Georgian law aspects of the transaction. The firm's mandate included, inter alia, review of the admission document (prospectus), documentary due diligence of the local group companies as well as advice on regulatory matters. For more information, visit http://www.lseg.com/markets-products-and-services/our-markets/london-stock-exchange/equities-markets/raising-equity-finance/market-open-ceremony/welcome-stories/london-stock-exchange-today-welcomed-georgia-healthcare-group-plc

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BGI Legal participates in seminar on Third Parties in International Arbitration: Passers-by and Powers behind the Scenes

16 November 2015

On October 8, 2015, Tamar Morchiladze, a junior associate at BGI Legal, participated in a seminar regarding “Third Parties in International Arbitration: Passers-by and Powers behind the Scenes”, organized by the US-based International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), which is the largest provider of global arbitration and dispute resolution. Tamar addressed the issue of non-signatories in international arbitration, discussing related theories and recent court and arbitration practice. The seminar was part of Annual Arbitration Days in Georgia, followed by an international conference “Regional Development of Arbitration – Reality, Challenges and Perspectives”. The conference was organized by Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC), supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The conference was attended by leading experts in international commercial and investment arbitration worldwide, young practitioners from various countries and also involved a wide range of Government officials and civil society representatives.

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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

"One of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work". Client feedback: "Very good law firm for this jurisdiction. Strong knowledge." - Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency. Of Lasha Gogiberidze: "Good communication skills, responsive." Previous comments have included: "BGI Legal is one of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work...Very good law firm for this jurisdiction...very knowledgeable, they get the job done on time and on budget". Lasha Gogiberidze is described as "prompt and quick to point out problems and pitfalls".

IFLR1000 - 2018

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