We have handled extensive transactional work on behalf of major oil and gas companies concerning the negotiation and implementation of production sharing contracts, host government agreements and associated tax regimes, as well as legal and tax advice on the planning, construction and operation of oil and gas transit pipelines through Georgia. Our work in the power sector includes the representation of foreign utilities, developers and lenders as well as extensive regulatory work relating to the privatisation of energy generation and distribution facilities and regulatory reform in the electricity sector.
Energy & Power
Energy & Power
BGI Legal fields ‘a team of true professionals with good knowledge of law and a proper understanding of business needs`. It provides full-service support to leading multinational and Georgian clients, handling general legal matters alongside more complex financing, M&A, dispute resolution and capital markets mandates...Zaza Bibilashvili and the ‘much-respected` Lasha Gogiberidze are recommended. Associates Tamara Tevdoradze and Tamuna Gvaramia are ‘extremely impressive`.
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."
"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