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18 RUSTAVELI AVENUE, II FLOOR, 0108 TBILISI, GEORGIA
Tel:
Work +995 32 99 72 92
Fax:
Fax +995 32 99 66 15
Email:
Web:
www.bgi.ge

Zaza Bibilashvili

Tel:
Work +995599512360
Email:
Web:
www.bgi.ge
BGI Legal

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.

Member

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.


Georgia

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Zaza Bibilashvili - BGI Legal

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

BGI Legal has an especially strong corporate presence in the energy sector, where it advises both traditional and renewable energy clients. Corporate veterans Zaza Bibilashvili and Sandro Bibilashvili are active in this field, and have represented local and foreign investors. Unana  Gogokhia advised CapGrowth on the acquisition of a spa centre in a multi-use complex, while Zaza assisted broadcasting giant Rustavi 2 with various matters, including corporate restructuring. Lasha Gogiberidze is also recommended for his expertise in resolving corporate and employment matters.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Zaza Bibilashvili - BGI Legal

Within: Dispute resolution

BGI Legal's dispute resolution practice is led by Zaza Bibilashvili, who acts on corporate and commercial disputes. The firm handles both local and international litigation, and has experience in white-collar crime cases; Bibilashvili and associate Davit Kakoishvili defended the former President of Georgia against criminal allegations by the new government. Kakoishvili also defended the former Justice Minister and Prime Minister in similar white-collar crime cases. Giorgi Sarajishvili assisted Bibilashvili in representing an Israeli-owned operator of parking services in Tbilisi in a $50m dispute with the government. He was also the key name on a trade mark litigation case, in which the firm successfully represented Ferrero. Experienced litigator Sandro Bibilashvili recently acted for Vialis Belgium in a breach of contract dispute.

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Real estate and construction (and projects)

Within: Leading individuals

Zaza Bibilashvili - BGI Legal

Within: Real estate and construction (and projects)

BGI Legal handles large-scale real estate developments and construction projects in the energy sector. Lasha Gogiberidze and Zaza Bibilashvili are the key names, and advised a group of international investors on a $250m secured loan to finance the construction of the Adjaristsqali hydropower project. Unana Gogokhia advised another financier on the $7m financing of a new hotel construction project in Tbilisi.

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