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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 Legal top ranked in Chambers Europe`s latest publication

15 May 2015

BGI Legal and its lawyers are once more delighted to retain their top ranking in the latest directory publication by The Legal 500 EMEA 2016. Not only is the firm top ranked but both Zaza Bibilashvili and Lasha Gogiberidze are named as leading lawyers. Legal 500 also acclaims Unana Gogokhia and notes that she is establishing a strong reputation in capital markets work. The rankings consolidate the firm's desire to remain the go-to firm in Georgia. For more information please click on International Rankings.

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BGI Legal advises the lenders on the USD 250 million facility to Adjaristsqali Georgia

13 April 2015

BGI Legal's team, led by Lasha Gogiberidze and Sandro Bibilashvili, has just completed its advice to the lenders on the USD 250 million facility to Adjaristsqali Georgia in respect of the financing of the largest private hydropower investment project in Georgia, the Shuakhevi hydropower scheme. The project aims to export power to Turkey by the end of 2016 for nine months each year through the 400kV cross-border Akhalskhe-Borcka transmission line and sell domestically for the remaining three consecutive winter months. The lender group of Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Finance Corporation together provided  a loan facility of USD 250 million. IFC was a lead arranger for the financing and is also an equity investor in the project company. The sponsors of the project are India's Tata Power (40%), Norway's Clean Energy Invest (40%), and IFC (20%).

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Latest publication from Chambers Global 2015 include new ranking for team

13 March 2015

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, now includes four of BGI Legal's team including a new ranking for 'up and coming' lawyer, Sandro Bibilahvili. Both partners, Zaza Bibilashvili and Lasha Gogiberidze are highly acclaimed and comment is made on the high visibility of counsel, Ekaterina Aleksidze, particularly in advising banks. The rankings affirm the continuing strength of the team at BGI Legal. 

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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.

Legal 500 - 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

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."

Chambers Europe - 2017