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.
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 a highly respected corporate and disputes lawyer with significant practical experience in real estate transactions. Clients note his creativity and availability.
"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".