Mr Lasha Gogiberidze > BGI Legal > Tbilisi, Georgia > Lawyer Profile

BGI Legal
18 RUSTAVELI AVENUE, II FLOOR
0108 TBILISI
Georgia

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Prior to founding BGI in 2005, Lasha Gogiberidze was the head of corporate practice at EY Law Tbilisi Office and GCG Law office (first independent international law firm operating in Georgia). Lasha Gogiberidze started his legal carrier at the program officer at ABA CEELI office in Tbilisi in 1996, and clecked for the chairman of the Supreme Court of Georgia before being award Edmund Muskie Fellowship Program Award enabling him to pursue his studies in the US. After his return to Georgia in 1998 he has been a part of the core team of lawyers that transitioned from GCG Law Office to EY and subsequently founded BGI Legal

Languages

English, Georgian, Russia, basic Spanish and Italian

Memberships

 Admitted: NY Bar – 2004
Admitted: practice of law in Georgia, 1997, requalified in 2004 (civil law chamber)

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, LL.M. 1998
Tbilisi State University, department of International Law, equivalent of J.D. 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Georgia > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Lasha GogiberidzeBGI Legal

The banking and finance practice at BGI Legal is led by Lasha Gogiberidze, a leader when it comes to capital markets transactions in Georgia. The firm assists foreign development associations and international banks, funds and financial institutions with high-value banking and finance transactions. Unana Gogokhia is another key name; she recently advised on landmark transactions which brought $425m worth of investment to the country within a two-week period. Counsel Ekaterina Aleksidze is another name to note.

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Lasha GogiberidzeBGI Legal

The team at BGI Legal specialises in major cross-border M&A deals that span a variety of different sectors. Despite unusual market conditions, the firm has taken on several new important clients this year who have subsequently brought a series of significant deals. The group has seen a considerable amount of work within the renewable energy sector and continues to be a key destination for multijurisdictional matters. The department is led by Lasha Gogiberidze and Zaza Bibilashvili. Sandro Bibilashvili and Unana Gogokhia are also highly regarded.

Georgia > Real estate and construction (and projects)

(Leading individuals)

Lasha GogiberidzeBGI Legal

The team at BGI Legal assists with a full range of real estate and construction matters including acquisitions, leasing, land registration and privatisations. Clients include major foreign investors and lending institutions, real estate and infrastructure developers, national companies, joint ventures, diplomatic missions and international organisations. The firm has also advised on a number of energy and infrastructure projects, including work on several hydro-power plant and wind farm developments. Zaza Bibilashvili is the practice head; Lasha Gogiberidze and Sandro Bibilashvili are also key names in this area.