Giorgi Tsagareishvili joined BGI in December 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tsagareishvili was an intern at the Litigation Department of JSC Liberty Bank.
Mr. Tsagareishvili graduated from LL.B programme of Free University of Tbilisi. He is a participant of Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition (Vienna, Austria) and a winner of Tbilisi Pre-Moot. Currently, Mr. Tsagareishvili is enrolled in an LL.M programme at Free University of Tbilisi, and in parallel, works as an assistant to the lecturer of tax law.
Together with his native Georgian, Giorgi is fluent in Russian and English.
Zaza Bibilashvili is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the Georgian legal market. One of the founding partners of the firm, he oversees projects and is a key contact for clients. Lasha Gogiberidze has been called "one of the leading lawyers in Georgia" and "a central person not just in capital markets, but in the legal market in general." Considered an expert in capital markets and project finance work, particularly in the energy sphere, he is highly respected by his peers, who say: "He`s among the top lawyers who shaped the legal market."
Legal director Unana Gogokhia focuses on financial transactions, and stands out for her experience of capital markets and derivatives. Clients appreciate her ability to "look at the issue very scrupulously and bring up points in the transaction that none of the other parties spotted." Sandro Bibilashvili is increasingly recognised in the market. He is involved in some of the firm's biggest project finance mandates and has recently been active working on energy projects. Counsel Tamara Tevdoradze enters the rankings on the back of positive praise. "She is very reliable, accurate and punctual, thinks in a very logical way and has very strong arguments," a client says
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.