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.
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
Vastly experienced market-leading firm assisting international and regional clients with all manner of corporate and commercial matters. Particularly well versed in project financing and loan agreements. Clients say: "The lawyers are detail-oriented and are always very helpful... Among the leading firms in Georgia."
-Chambers Europe 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