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 singled out as one of the best advisers on the local market, offering solid experience in a range of areas, including capital markets. According to one impressed client he is "quick to give attention." With an extensive capital markets deal list under his belt, Lasha Gogiberidze is the first port of call for many international clients. He is "always supportive, helpful and ready to help," confirmed a source. Ekaterina Aleksidze comes highly recommended by interviewees for her work in capital markets, real estate, corporate, employment, IP and banking law.
-Chambers Global 2014
"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
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