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Procedures for Registration as a Payment Service Provider in Georgia

In the realm of financial services, particularly within the jurisdiction of Georgia, the operation of payment services is subject to regulatory oversight. This regulatory framework aims to ensure transparency, security, and stability within the payment sector. Central to this regulatory landscape are entities known as Payment System Providers (PSPs), which play a crucial role in facilitating various

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Georgia Starts Validation of European Patents

On 15 January 2024 the International Agreement on validation of European patents between the Government of Georgia and the European Patent Office (the Validation Agreement) has entered into force. The European Patent Office examines European patent applications and grants European patents respectively. The Validation Agreement ensures a fast and cheap way of obtaining a patent for an

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The team from Free University of Tbilisi took part in the international bilingual moot court competition of the Council of Europe

The team from Free University of Tbilisi, supported financially by MG Law Office and Free University of Tbilisi, took part in the international bilingual moot court competition of the Council of Europe (MOOT COURT ON THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL CHARTER). Each team was required to use both English and French languages during the pleadings. The competition took place

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MG Law Office Celebrates Growth and Promotions

MG Law Office is thrilled to announce the promotion of two outstanding associates and the addition of a new, highly talented associate to its team. These developments mark a significant milestone in the firm’s journey, showcasing its commitment to growth and excellence. Promotions: We are proud to recognize the dedication and exceptional work of Lasha Machavariani who

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MG Law Office Becomes Thought Leader and Contributor of Chambers Expert Focus

We are also delighted to share that Chambers Expert Focus has featured our latest article on their website, titled “Government Incentives to Drive Renewable Energy Investments in Georgia.” The Government of Georgia (GOG) has made the development of a renewable energy (RE) market a top priority. To incentivise investments, the GOG has actively worked on creating a

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Georgia Introduces Amendments to Gambling Law to Regulate Online Gaming

The Government of Georgia recently submitted a legislative package to the Parliament of Georgia with the aim of implementing new regulations for the organization of gambling and winning games through an online format. The legislative package encompasses amendments to various legislative acts, including but not limited to the following acts: the Law of Georgia on Lotteries, Gambling

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News: Novel Regulations on Virtual Asset Service Providers

We would like to inform you that the Rules for Registration, Deregistration, and Regulation of Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) have been approved. MG LAW actively participated in consultations held by the National Bank of Georgia with specialists and stakeholders in this field. As a result, on June 13, 2023, the President of the National Bank of

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Introducing Microbanks – New Financial Institution in Georgia

Earlier this year the Parliament of Georgia adopted the Law of Georgia on Microbanks (hereinafter the “Law”) establishing a new financial institute in Georgia. The main reason for the adoption of the Law was the institutional development and strengthening of the non-banking financial sector by the National Bank of Georgia (“NBG”). Moreover, compared to microfinance organizations, the

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MG Law Firm Rises to Band 2 in Latest Chambers Europe Release

MG Law is proud to announce that we have moved up the ranks in the latest Chambers Europe release, now standing strong in Band 2. We are thrilled to share this incredible achievement with our Managing Partner, Archil Giorgadze, who has received exceptional feedback from Chambers. Archil has been praised for his extensive experience, client-oriented approach, and keen

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MG Law advised Tbilvino on transaction based on which agreement was signed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, TBC and Tbilvino.

We are pleased to announce that MG Law advised Tbilvino on transaction based on which agreement was signed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, TBC and Tbilvino. With the trust and support of these financial organizations, a loan of 12 million GEL was allocated for the further development of Tbilvino. Funding will be used for

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We are happy to announce that our partner George Svanadze has been elected as a board member of American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia.

We are happy to announce that our partner – George Svanadze – has been elected as a board member of American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia. We want to convey our congratulations to newly elected board members and wish successful cooperation for the best interests of American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia. For more information, please follow

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New Law on the Protection of Consumer’s Rights

In light of its obligation to approximate the laws of Georgia with European Union law under the Association Agreement concluded between Georgia and European Union, new law on the protection of consumer’s rights has been adopted. Particularly, on 29 March 2022 the Parliament of Georgia passed the Law of Georgia on the Protection of Consumer’s Rights (the

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Dubai: the novel Virtual Company License

It is evident that there is a fierce competition between jurisdictions to attract entrepreneurs, compelling the legislators to adapt to the continuously evolving demands of the businesses to obtain simple and convenient legal solutions for conducting their activities. In response to the major shift from physical to remote business and employment structures in the past decade, many

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NEW REGULATIONS FOR BUSINESS SECTOR

Pursuant to new regulations in Georgia, by June 1, 2023, certain companies must ensure compliance with the requirements relating to photo and video surveillance of their facilities. Particularly, on March 2, 2022, the Government of Georgia adopted a new No. 101 ordinance “on the approval of the technical features of the automatic photo and/or video equipment and

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