BGI at a Glance
BGI Legal is an independent full-service law firm that is one of the largest in Georgia. Together with our predecessor firms - GCG Law Office (a member of the Andersen Legal network at the time) and EY Law Tbilisi - we have been the market leaders in the Georgian legal market for almost 20 years and our partners have been involved in nearly every major transaction in that period.
Our combined experience as recognised market leaders puts us in a unique position to assist clients as we effectively synergize international experience with the peculiarities of local law practice.
We represent major foreign investors and lending institutions, national companies, joint ventures, diplomatic missions and international organizations. Our practice offers unparalleled diversity and breadth in its ability to guide clients in the increasingly sophisticated environment of Georgia`s fast-paced economic and legal development.
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`.
-Legal 500 2015
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."
-Chambers Global 2016
Dividing his practice between general business advice and litigation, Zaza Bibilashvili is one of the leading names in the market. "A top name - you see him all the time," market sources agree.
Focusing on banking and finance as well as advising on capital markets matters, Lasha Gogiberidze is a highly acclaimed name in Georgia. "He is one of the best capital markets lawyers in the country," a source says. Clients like his practical approach: "He was very strategic in his advice."
Counsel Ekaterina Aleksidze is particularly visible in advising banks. Her other areas of practice include real estate, PPP, commercial and environmental law.
Recently made partner Sandro Bibilashvili is noted as an increasingly visible lawyer. He supports his clients on general commercial issues and also assists with contentious matters.
- Chambers Global 2015
-Chambers Global 2016