Banking and Securities
BGI boasts exceptional experience in various lending and capital markets transactions, including placement of securities on various stock exchanges, interbank lending and IFI-sponsored projects involving commercial banking sector. Members of BGI team have worked on a number of pioneering projects, introducing various banking products in Georgia, including work on first-ever capital markets and derivatives transactions in Georgia, as well as interbank lending projects in excess of several billion USD, including secured, limited recourse, non-secured and subordinated loan and credit line arrangements.
Our lawyers have been centrally involved virtually in every transaction of placement / listing of securities on international markets (New York, London, Oslo) by various companies operating in Georgia, as well as advising clients on matters of Georgian securities law. Members of BGI team were also involved in the project of original drafting, introduction and implementation of securities legislation of Georgia.
A corporate approach...They are very professional and good lawyers," is one client`s assessment of the firm in the IFLR1000 2013 directory. Previous comments have included, Thanks for universal praise from competitors and clients alike, BGI sits comfortably in the top tier... BGI is client-focused and solution-oriented... [with] excellent local counsel, not just for Georgian standards, but by international standards... [A major international client says:] "In terms of local law firms... I have a strong preference for BGI.
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
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 500 2016
-Legal 500 2016