Mr Zaza Bibilashvili > BGI Legal > Tbilisi, Georgia > Lawyer Profile

BGI Legal
18 RUSTAVELI AVENUE, II FLOOR
0108 TBILISI
Georgia

Work Department

M&A, Dispute Resolution

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Practices since 1998. Founding Partner at BGI, Georgia’s leading independent full-service law firm. Former Director at Ernst & Young Legal. 20-year experience of managing an internationally-recognized law practice. Top-ranked by every international legal directory that covers Georgia. Areas – Negotiations, Strategic Planning, Joint Ventures, M&A, Dispute Resolution (litigation and arbitration).

Languages

Georgian, English, Russian, French, Spanish.

Memberships

Georgian Bar Association, Association of Law Firms of Georgia, American Chamber of Commerce, ICC Georgia

Education

Tbilisi State University. JD equivalent.
Canisius College of Buffalo, NY, USA. BA. Dual degree in International Relations and French.

Leisure

 Opera, Literature, Sports, Travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Georgia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Zaza BibilashviliBGI 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 > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Zaza BibilashviliBGI Legal

The team of ‘consummate professionals‘ at BGI Legal handle local and international arbitration for large corporations active in a variety of sectors including oil and gas and social media companies. The practice is led by the ‘intelligent and motivated‘ Zaza Bibilashvili, Sandro Bibilashvili and Giorgi Sarajishvili. In headline work, the firm is defending the former president of Georgia in a criminal case.  In addition, it represented a European bank and a large foreign conglomerate in a dispute worth circa $100m, which concerned the assets of one of the largest industrial enterprises in Georgia. Associate Davit Kakoishvili leads on criminal matters.

Georgia > Real estate and construction (and projects)

(Leading individuals)

Zaza BibilashviliBGI 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.