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.
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.
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
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.