BGI has a strong reputation and is renowned both locally and internationally. The firm`s commitment to its international base is reflected in its memberships including:
AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce). This is the largest international business chamber in Georgia and Lasha Gogiberidze serves as a board member.
ICC Georgia (International Chamber Of Commerce). This is one of Georgia`s most influential business associations uniting over one hundred business organisations of various sizes operating successfully in Georgia. Zaza Bibilashvili serves as a board member.
Lasha Gogiberidze is an individual lifetime member of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
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
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
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