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.
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 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."
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.