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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.
"One of the best in Georgia", BGI Legal`s full-service practice provides "simply excellent" service to leading international or domestic companies and banks, and frequently works alongside international law firms. Founding partners Lasha Gogiberidze ("extremely organised, smart and available") and litigator Zaza Bibilashvili ("excellent" and "very professional") are recommended, as is associate Giorgi Kavlashvili, a regulatory specialist with substantial litigation experience. The team has good depth through director Sandro Bibilashvili, and counsels Tamara Tevdoradze and Ekaterina Aleksidze.
- The Legal 500 2014
Zaza Bibilashvili is singled out as one of the best advisers on the local market, offering solid experience in a range of areas, including capital markets. According to one impressed client he is "quick to give attention." With an extensive capital markets deal list under his belt, Lasha Gogiberidze is the first port of call for many international clients. He is "always supportive, helpful and ready to help," confirmed a source. Ekaterina Aleksidze comes highly recommended by interviewees for her work in capital markets, real estate, corporate, employment, IP and banking law.
-Chambers Global 2014
[This firm] continues to provide a first-class service to an impressive list of big-name internationals. It is particularly praised for its expertise in capital markets and banking...[and] stands out as one of the leading providers of dispute resolution advice in Georgia. "A brilliant firm." say clients.
-Chambers Europe 2014