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Gallery Palace is perfectly located in the heart of Tbilisi, within walking distance from the city’s famous historical sights. According to the name of the hotel, you’ll find the work of contemporary famous Georgian artists. Apart from the comfort and sophisticated environment guests can not only enjoy the surrounding unique paintings, but also buy them.
• 70 rooms of different types
• Meeting room
• Restaurant
• Lounge
• Terrace
• Massage room
• Sauna
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Dentons successfully advised Silknet, Georgia’s largest fixed-line telecommunications company, on the acquisition of Geocell, the second-largest mobile operator in the country. The value of the acquisition was US$153 million.

The acquisition, announced on January 26, 2018, will create the integrated telecom operator in Georgia, combining the broadband, pay TV and fixed line operations of Silknet with the mobile telecommunication activities of Geocell. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2018 after regulatory approvals. Dentons’ work included due diligence on the target company, regulatory advice and advice on transaction documentation. A team of nine lawyers from the Firm’s Tbilisi office, led by partner Avto Svanidze, advised Silknet on the deal, with support from partner Mufit Arapoglu and his team from Istanbul on Turkish law issues.

Partner Avto Svanidze commented, “Dentons is proud to have been part of the advising team and we congratulate Silknet on the completion of this important transaction.”

Dentons is pleased to announce the hire of senior associate Mariam Vashakidze to the Banking and Finance team in Tbilisi. In her new role, she will focus on project finance, banking, capital markets and general commercial transactions.

She joins Dentons from Georgian law firm BLB, where she worked as a senior associate since 2013. Prior to that, she worked as a legal advisor at the State Representation to the International Courts of Human Rights, at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.

Vashakidze has significant experience in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, investments and project finance, labor law and business disputes. She is recognized as one of Georgia’s most promising up-and-coming lawyers by legal directories Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Law, with Honors, and holds a Master’s Degree in International Law with honors from Tbilisi State University. She earned her LL.M. in Public International Law, with merit, from King’s College London, School of Law in the United Kingdom.

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