Lika Kapanadze joined the firm as a paralegal in November 2019. Her responsibilities include corporate registrations and liquidations, conducting due diligence reviews as well as representing clients in administrative proceedings before various government bodies. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kapanadze worked as a paralegal in another Georgian law firm, where she specialized in general commercial and corporate law. Her professional experience also includes working as a researcher at Arbitration Initiative Georgia (AIG), where she assisted the Project Team in developing a Guide on Arbitration for Judges of the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
Ms. Kapanadze graduated from LL.B programme of Free University of Tbilisi. During her student years, she successfully participated in different international moot court competitions, including Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Brown Mosten International Client Consulting Competition as well as Central and East European Moot Court Competition. Currently Ms. Kapanadze is studying on the Comparative Private and International Law programme at New Vision University, which she successfully represented at ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition. Along with her native Georgian, Ms. Kapanadze is fluent in English, Russian and German.
"One of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work". Client feedback: "Very good law firm for this jurisdiction. Strong knowledge." - Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency. Of Lasha Gogiberidze: "Good communication skills, responsive." Previous comments have included: "BGI Legal is one of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work...Very good law firm for this jurisdiction...very knowledgeable, they get the job done on time and on budget". Lasha Gogiberidze is described as "prompt and quick to point out problems and pitfalls".
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."
Solid team with vast experience of handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial as well as financial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in some of the country's biggest energy and infrastructure projects. Popular choice for prominent international and local clients, including financial institutions and corporates from an array of industry sectors. Clients are impressed with the team's approach, saying: "The best thing is their coming up with proactive advice and suggesting a structure. They are able to work under pressure and respond immediately." Another client adds: "As soon as we give them a project we don't need to double-check anything." Other typical comments are: "They are a top-tier firm on the market with highly skilled, efficient and solution-oriented lawyers."