BGI Legal most ranked law firm in Georgia in Legal 500 guide10 April 2019
A new edition of the Legal 500 EMEA publication and ranking has just been published and BGI has taken top honours with no other Georgian firm receiving more firm and individual lawyer rankings.Read more
BGI advised Paddy Power Betfair plc on the acquisition of a majority stake in Adjarabet27 March 2019
BGI advised Paddy Power Betfair plc (PPB) on the acquisition of a majority stake in Adjarabet, the largest online gaming business in Georgia, with 40% of the Georgian and 10% of the Armenian market share, in a transaction valued at EUR 116 million. Given the scale and regional impact of the transaction, it was dubbed “deal of the year” by the March 2019 issue of Forbes Georgia Magazine.Read more
The four-partner team at BGI Legal provides a ‘responsive, proactive and solution-oriented service to a wide range of international corporates both directly and on a referral basis from major international law firms; it has built a strong reputation acting for investors and lenders on many of the country s largest projects. The ‘excellent Lasha Gogiberidze has led the team s work in several major energy mandates, including advising an Asian investor on a hydropower project. Gogiberidze is also regularly involved in financing work, including inter-bank lending, regulatory lending (to comply with capital adequacy requirements) and capital markets work, where Unana Gogokhia is also establishing a strong reputation.
Zaza Bibilashvili is able to suggest winning strategies and is active across a range of contentious and non-contentious work, including real estate and intellectual property matters. Previous comments include: BGI Legal fields ‘a team of true professionals with good knowledge of law and a proper understanding of business needs`. It provides full-service support to leading multinational and Georgian clients, handling general legal matters alongside more complex financing, M&A, dispute resolution and capital markets mandates.
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."