BGI has a strong reputation and is renowned both locally and internationally. The firm's commitment to its international base is reflected in its memberships including:
ICC Georgia (Georgian National Committee of International Chamber Of Commerce, the world’s largest business organisation). ICC Georgia is one of the most vocal business associations in the country. It includes over 350 corporate and youth members and 28 business associations. Zaza Bibilashvili is serving his fourth term on its board and since 2017 Sandro Bibilashvili has been serving as a Chair of Commercial Law Commission. http://www.icc.ge
The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Lasha Gogiberidze is an individual lifetime member. http://www.cacci.org.tw
EU-Georgia Business Council. Lasha Gogiberidze is a board member. http://eugbc.net/
AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce). This is the largest international business chamber in Georgia and Lasha Gogiberidze served as a board member between 2012 and 2020 and continues to be a Co-chair Legal of the Commercial Law and Tax Committee.
Association of Law Firms of Georgia. Sandro Bibilashvili is a board member.
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.
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."
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.