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.
"One of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work". Client feedback: "Very good law firm for this jurisdiction. Strong knowledge." - Banking and finance, Restructuring and insolvency. Of Lasha Gogiberidze: "Good communication skills, responsive." Previous comments have included: "BGI Legal is one of the leading firms in Georgia adept at both finance and corporate work...Very good law firm for this jurisdiction...very knowledgeable, they get the job done on time and on budget". Lasha Gogiberidze is described as "prompt and quick to point out problems and pitfalls".
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