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Lika Kapanadze

Lika Kapanadze is a junior associate at BGI Legal. She practices general commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution. Prior to joining the firm, she contributed 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 holds LL.B degree from Free University of Tbilisi and LL.M. degree in Comparative Private and International Law from New Vision University. During her student years, she successfully participated in various international moot court competitions, including Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition, Brown Mosten International Client Consulting Competition, Central and East European Moot Court Competition and ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition.

Ms. Kapanadze has been enrolled in MIPLC LL.M. programme at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and is a recipient of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship.

Ms. Kapanadze is a member of the Georgian Bar Association and is admitted to practice civil and administrative law in Georgia.

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".

IFLR1000 - 2018

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."

IFLR1000 - 2017

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

Chambers Global - 2017