BGI at a glance
BGI Legal is one of the largest full-service law firms in Georgia. Our team prides itself on being a legal market leader for the last 20 years. With an unparalleled track record of involvement in nearly every major transaction in Georgia’s recent history, the combined value of deals handled by our team surpasses tens of billions of dollars.
Our combined experience as recognised market leaders puts us in a unique position to assist clients as we effectively synergise international experience with the peculiarities of local law practice.
We represent major foreign investors and lending institutions, national companies, joint ventures, diplomatic missions and international organisations. Our practice offers unparalleled diversity and breadth in its ability to guide clients in the increasingly sophisticated environment of Georgia`s fast-paced economic and legal development.
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."
Zaza Bibilashvili is a well-known and highly regarded figure in the Georgian legal market. One of the founding partners of the firm, he oversees projects and is a key contact for clients. Lasha Gogiberidze has been called "one of the leading lawyers in Georgia" and "a central person not just in capital markets, but in the legal market in general." Considered an expert in capital markets and project finance work, particularly in the energy sphere, he is highly respected by his peers, who say: "He`s among the top lawyers who shaped the legal market."
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.