Our partners and attorneys have been extensively involved in legislative processes both on behalf of clients and individual projects as well as through service on exclusive panels which have worked on various draft pieces of legislation for the Parliament and the Government of Georgia. We have successfully lobbied, on behalf of our major clients, to have several legislative or executive amendments agreed which have been aimed at improving the business environment in Georgia. Our attorneys chair or co-chair a number of legislative committees with international business associations that focus on the improvement of the legislative framework in a number of sectors of economy.
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.
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
“BGI Legal holds its position as the leading independent local firm in the market...One client for due diligence work says the firm has "a good sense of responsibility and good professionalism`". Previous comments have included, "A corporate approach...They are very professional and good lawyers," is one client`s assessment ... 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."