Giorgi Tsagareishvili joined BGI as a paralegal 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.
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.
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.