Mariam Zurashvili joined BGI Legal as a paralegal in March 2022. Her duties include conducting legal research, drafting and translating contracts, memoranda and corporate documents, and performing various duties assigned to her by supervisors.
Prior to joining the firm, Mariam was an in-house counsel of a financial company based in Tbilisi.
Mariam holds a Bachelor’s Degree (LL.B.) in Law from Caucasus University. During her student years, Mariam successfully participated in different student scientific conferences.
In addition to her native Georgian, Mariam speaks English and Russian languages.
Zaza Bibilashvili is a highly respected corporate and disputes lawyer with significant practical experience in real estate transactions. Clients note his creativity and availability.
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.
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.