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:
AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce). This is the largest international business chamber in Georgia and Lasha Gogiberidze serves as a board member.
ICC Georgia (Georgian National Committee of International Chamber Of Commerce, the world’s largest business organisation). ICC Georgia is one of Georgia's most influential business associations uniting over one hundred business organisations of various sizes operating successfully in Georgia. Zaza Bibilashvili is serving a third 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/
Association of Law Firms of Georgia. Sandro Bibilashvili is a board member.
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."
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."
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