Banking and Securities
BGI boasts exceptional experience in various lending and capital markets transactions, including the placement of securities on several stock exchanges, interbank lending and IFI-sponsored projects involving the commercial banking sector. Members of BGI's team have worked on a number of pioneering projects including the introduction of various banking products. Examples include their work on the first-ever capital markets and derivatives transactions in Georgia. They have also been involved in 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 in virtually every transaction of placement / listing of securities on international markets (New York, London, Oslo) by various companies operating in Georgia. They have also advised clients on matters of Georgian securities law. Members of the BGI team were also involved in the project concerning the original drafting, introduction and implementation of securities legislation for Georgia.
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
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
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.