Legal Service Market
BGI Legal represents clients from the most diverse sectors of business and the economy. We have particularly strong transactional expertise that includes contract drafting, negotiations and corporate structuring work in a variety of legal fields such as capital markets, privatistion, direct investment, secured lending and joint-venture projects covering such areas as banking and financial services, energy, telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure, real estate development and construction.
The firm has a distinguished litigation and arbitration department and provides support in numerous high-profile litigation cases as well as matters of international arbitration at the ICC and ICSID. BGI attorneys have been involved in some of the most acclaimed and successful criminal representations in the recent history of Georgia. The team is routinely invited by the Government and the Parliament of Georgia to contribute to legislative processes by drafting and submitting key pieces of legislation.
Our team members serve on the boards of leading business organisations in Georgia, including the American Chamber of Commerce and the International Chamber of Commerce. We are actively involved in the work of various working groups within these organisations which are focused on improving the legislative framework in commercial, tax and other legal fields.
Solid team with vast experience of handling a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial as well as financial matters. Particularly well versed in project finance and boasts an impressive track record in some of the country's biggest energy and infrastructure projects. Popular choice for prominent international and local clients, including financial institutions and corporates from an array of industry sectors. Clients are impressed with the team's approach, saying: "The best thing is their coming up with proactive advice and suggesting a structure. They are able to work under pressure and respond immediately." Another client adds: "As soon as we give them a project we don't need to double-check anything." Other typical comments are: "They are a top-tier firm on the market with highly skilled, efficient and solution-oriented lawyers."
Lasha Gogiberidze maintains an excellent reputation for his expertise in capital markets and project finance, handling some of the market's most prominent lending transactions. Clients highlight him as an "open-minded" practitioner who "always comes up with a good solution" and provides advice which is "straight to the point and concise." Zaza Bibilashvili has experience of handling some of the biggest mandates in the market, most recently advising on substantial real estate projects. He is also a noted practitioner in the dispute resolution arena.
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."