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BGI remains at the top of the new Chambers Global 2014 rankings

14 March 2014

The recently released Chambers Global 2014 rankings confirms BGI Legal as one of the top firms in Georgia. Three of the firm's lawyers are ranked by the legal directory including two top tier rankings for partners, Zaza Bibilashvili who is 'singled out as one of the best advisors on the local market'  and Lasha Gogiberidze who is 'the fist port of call for many international clients.'  

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Giorgi Sarajishvili promoted to senior associate

29 January 2014

Giorgi Sarajishvili has been appointed as a senior associate at BGI Legal. He joined the firm in 2010 and has regularly represented foreign investors and local companies operating in various fields of business. His key practice areas include litigation, arbitration, intellectual property, taxation and corporate law.  

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Sandro Bibilashvili promoted to partner

29 January 2014

BGI Legal confirmed Sandro Bibilashvili's appointment to partner with effect from January 1st 2014. Whilst Sandro originally joined BGI Legal in January 2002, he has also spent time working in both other parts of Europe and the USA. A CEDR accredited mediator, Sandro is keenly involved in all aspects of litigation, arbitration & mediation, corporate and commercial law, contracts, M&A, labour law, environmental law, securities, real estate & construction. He has worked on some of the firm's major deals in recent times.

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New regulatory development in Georgia

31 December 2013

In accordance with the Law of Georgia on Personal Data Protection (the “Law”), the Personal Data Protection Inspector (the “Inspector”) was appointed by the Government of Georgia this summer. The Inspector's office is now fully functional (although certain functions with respect to the private sector will only enter into force on January 1st 2016) and a meeting was held with the public and private sector last Friday. The Inspector informed the audience that her office is about to start implementing and enforcing the Law. Accordingly, every public or private entity (which has at least 20 employees) has to submit information about its “personal data filing system” to the Inspector prior to January 30, 2014.The Law defines “personal data filing system” as any structured set of personal data which is arranged and accessible according to the specific criteria.The form of submission (i.e. notification form) has been elaborated by the Inspector's office and approved by the Inspector. Note also that transfer of personal data abroad (even to the founding entity or head office) is subject to the Inspector's prior approval.Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Vastly experienced market-leading firm assisting international and regional clients with all manner of corporate and commercial matters. Particularly well versed in project financing and loan agreements. Clients say: "The lawyers are detail-oriented and are always very helpful... Among the leading firms in Georgia."

Chambers Europe - 2016

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

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