Representatives of EU-Georgia Business Council participated in BIA ANNUAL INVESTMENT FORUM “GEORGIA – LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES”.  Executive Director of EUGBC, Giorgi Kacharava head to the panel which aimed to discuss one of the most important issue for Georgia – Investment opportunities in agriculture and prospects for Georgia’s export. Representatives of EUGBC attended the working panels of the following forum.
The one-day forum brought together over 500 chief executives drawn from politics, the business community, international financial institutions, embassies, chambers, international organizations, associations and media to create a platform for communication between investors and local companies and to direct sales and open networking opportunities for both local and international businesses. Continue reading

Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri (MKD) successfully advised The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) on a USD 20 million grant to JSC Credo Bank. The lari-denominated facility will be used to promote small and medium businesses in Georgia, with a focus on agriculture and special support for women entrepreneurs.

MKD’s team was led by one of the firm’s partners, Mr Victor Kipiani, assisted by Mr Giorgi Kankava.

Backing entrepreneurs in a responsible, flexible and efficient way will contribute to the growth and development of Georgia’s business sector and the country’s economy. MKD is proud to facilitate the process of development by providing tailored advice and its expertise to the FMO and other international financial institutions active in Georgia. Continue reading


Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri has once again been highly ranked by ‘The Legal 500’, one of the world’s best-known and most prestigious legal directories. MKD was ranked in the highest tier (Tier 1) in 3 major areas of practice:

• Banking and Finance;

• Commercial, Corporate and M&A;

• Real Estate and Construction (and Projects).

According to The Legal 500, MKD is ‘the “go-to” law firm for international clients and cross-border matters’; its ‘highly professional team has strong expertise in M&A and general corporate issues’. The firm ‘is heavily involved in loan financing and capital markets matters’ and ‘has extensive experience in project finance, construction and real estate matters’. The directory also recognizes our dispute resolution practice, and highly praises how MKD’s arbitration & litigation team handles local and cross-border disputes. Continue reading

On the eve of its first anniversary in Georgia, Dentons, the only global law firm in the country, was named “Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Europe Awards 2018.

Last week, Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, celebrated the first anniversary of its entry into the Georgian market. The Firm opened its Tbilisi office in May 2017 with a team of highly-ranked lawyers. With a legacy dating back to 1996, the team is among the most experienced and respected in the Georgian market. Dentons is now the only global law firm to have a presence in Georgia.

In its first year, Dentons’s Tbilisi office advised both local and foreign clients on many of the most important litigation and competition matters, M&A and real estate deals, financing transactions and infrastructure projects in Georgia. As a result, the office has earned top tier quality rankings in all major legal directories, and seven Dentons lawyers in Tbilisi have been ranked as leaders in the market. Most recently, The Legal 500 EMEA, published in April 2018, awarded Dentons 176 practice rankings across Europe. This year for the first time, the publication researched four practice areas in the Georgian legal market and ranked Dentons as “Tier 1” in all four practice areas.

Otar Kipshidze, Georgia Managing Partner, said, “To be ranked as a top tier firm in all assessed practice areas in The Legal 500 EMEA is a truly remarkable achievement and recognition of the hard work of our team and trust and loyalty of our valued clients. It is also a testament to our ability to offer full-service legal advice here in Georgia.” Continue reading