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Tier 1 Law Firm MG Law (an Andersen Global Collaborating Law Firm) Continues its Growth and Welcomes George Svanadze as a New Partner

Following its integration into the Andersen Global network as collaborating law firm (https://mglaw.ge/2020/12/04/andersen-global-enters-the-georgian-market/) MG law grows to three senior partners with the addition of George Svanadze alongside Nicola Mariani and Archil Giorgadze. MG Law hereby announces the appointment of Senior Partner – George Svanadze PhD., LL.M., MLB (Bucerius/WHU) effective immediately. George is a Georgian qualified attorney-at-law with

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Reform of the Georgian Tax Code – New VAT Rules

Value added tax (VAT) is one of the most essential taxes in Georgia. In 2019, VAT corresponded to 44% of the tax revenues of the Georgian budget. It may be concluded that VAT is one of the strongest instruments of the Georgian fiscal policy and has a significant potential of impacting an economic activity. This could in

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Workbook on Legal Writing, Co-authored by our Senior Associates

MG Law is happy to announce that the Workbook on Legal Writing, co-authored by our senior associates, Ana Kochiashvili and Tamar Jikia, is now available.  The Workbook aims to equip emerging lawyers with the essential skills to navigate throughout their legal careers and offers variety of practical assignments. It represents an easy-to-use guide for law students to

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Andersen Global enters the Georgian Market

Andersen Global enters the Georgian market through a Collaboration Agreement with Tbilisi-based law firm MG Law Office, further expanding the organization’s coverage in the region   MG Law, ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500, provides legal services to local and foreign companies, financial institutions, investment funds, governments and public enterprises. Led by its Founder and Managing Partner Archil Giorgadze

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COVID Times: A unique opportunity to transform our judicial system and the way matters are litigated.

MG LAW OFFICE, THROUGH THE CONTRIBUTION OF PARTNERS ARCHIL GIORGADZE AND NICOLA MARIANI, JOINED BY SENIOR ASSOCIATES ANA KOCHIASHVILI, TAMAR JIKIA, ASSOCIATE MARIAM KALANDADZE, JUNIOR ASSOCIATES ANA JIKIA, LASHA MACHAVARIANI AND NINO SAKVARELIDZE IS PARTNERING WITH BUSINESS MEDIA GEORGIA WHICH WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING SIGNIFICANT LEGAL CHANGES AND ISSUES. IN PARTICULAR, WE WILL HIGHLIGHT SIGNIFICANT ISSUES THAT

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Cashback on Investments in Georgia

Georgia fights back against the pandemic and introduces a state program for Foreign Direct Investment Grant. This program grants investors who qualify to receive cashback of up to GEL 1 million on their investments. Yesterday, the Government of Georgia approved a program that will be implemented through the reputable agency Enterprise Georgia which has a strong track

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MG Law is joining AEA ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN LAWYERS

We are glad to announce that MG Law is joining AEA ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN LAWYERS as the first Georgian law-firm, becoming a member the largest international network of lawyers. AEA has been functioning since 2004 and has 405 offices with a total of around 3.000 lawyers marked on their map. The main goal of the AEA is

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Luxembourg Crypto Regulations

Luxembourg has continuously been an attractive hub within the EU for its financial services activities. Today, Luxembourg is emerging as a hub for FinTech and RegTech. Its pragmatic approach to laws and regulations was already demonstrated in 2013-2014 when the country’s financial sector regulator took an early stance on the regulation of virtual currencies and authorized several

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New Tax Benefits for IT, Transportation and Logistics Companies in Georgia

The Tax Code of Georgia (the Tax Code) was amended in July 2019 to provide specific taxation benefits for international companies. Nevertheless, until today Georgian legislation did not prescribe the criteria for qualifying as an international company and enjoying benefits that the Tax Code exceptionally grants to them. On 8 October 2020, the Government of Georgia introduced

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Switzerland Enshrines its Crypto-friendly Policies into Law

*** Switzerland has been leading the efforts in the global adoption of tokenized digital assets and has recently amended its Code of Obligations to welcome crypto currencies and blockchain technology into mainstream adoption. While Switzerland is not the first country to enact extensive blockchain legislation it became one of the the first major financial centers with a

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MG Law office has successfully advised Georgian leasing company

MG Law Office has successfully advised Georgian Leasing Company, which  tracts a USD5 million investment from Symbiotics, a leading financing market  ccess platform. Georgian Leasing Company will use this facility to support Georgian small and medium-sized businesses as well as middle-income entrepreneurs by providing simple and fast financing sources. ✔ Georgian Leasing Company is the first company

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Bruno Balvanera joins MG Law

MG Law is delighted to announce that Bruno Balvanera will be joining the firm as Senior Advisor, effective immediately. Bruno comes with extensive experience with International Organizations and has particular interest in developing further his expertise in various fields like Fintech, Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Sustainable Tourism with a focus on CIS, Eastern European

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Termination of Employment during Probationary Period

MG Law Office, through the contribution of partners Archil Giorgadze and Nicola Mariani, joined by senior associates Ana Kochiashvili, Tamar Jikia, associate Mariam Kalandadze, junior associate Ana Jikia and paralegal Lasha Machavariani is partnering with Georgia Today on a regular section of the paper which will provide updated information regarding significant legal changes and developments in Georgia.

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Government Adopts New Electricity Market Model Concept

MG Law Office, through the contribution of partners Archil Giorgadze and Nicola Mariani, joined by senior associates Ana Kochiashvili, Tamar Jikia, associate Mariam Kalandadze, Junior Associate Ana Jikia and Paralegal Lasha Machavariani is partnering with Georgia Today on a regular section of the paper which will provide updated information regarding significant legal changes and developments in Georgia.

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Legal 500 once again placed MG Law in Tier 1 firms

MG Law Office founders Nicola Mariani and Archil Giorgadze are delighted to announce that Legal 500 once again placed MG Law in Tier 1 firms for Commercial, Corporate and M&A and for Dispute Resolution in its 2020 Europe, Middle East and Africa edition with extended coverage for the Caucasus region. Legal 500 through its series of guides

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Labor Law & COVID-19 in Georgia: What You Need to Know

Today the world is facing a new challenge – to prevent the spread of the novel virus COVID -19 (the virus). The outbreak of the virus first occurred in Wuhan, China in 2019 and has spread worldwide since. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the virus to be a pandemic. The first confirmed case

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