Tekla Khundadze is a paralegal at BGI Legal. She joined the firm in September 2020. Her duties include conducting legal research, assisting BGI team in legal consultations and litigations as well as representing clients in the administrative proceedings before the administrative bodies of Georgia.
Prior to joining the firm, Tekla was an in-house counsel of a development company based in Tbilisi. Her professional experience also includes acting as counsel of a digital marketing company and working as a paralegal at the prominent non-governmental organization – Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association.
Tekla graduated from LL.B and LL.M programmes (majoring in Private Law) of Ivane Javakhisvhili Tbilisi State University. During her student years, Tekla participated in different student scientific conferences and moot court competitions. She has also conducted trainings for school students on the subject of juvenile justice and children’s rights.
Together with her native Georgian, Tekla is fluent in English language and also speaks basic Russian.
Excellent team known for acting on high-profile and significant mandates. Clients commend the team's expertise, saying: "They are all very solid, have excellent knowledge, are hard-working and give great practical advice." They further praised the service adding that the lawyers are "client-oriented, quite patient and understand the client's internal procedures."
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