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On December 6th, 2016, Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri – MKD law firm and the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector held a practical seminar on personal data protection issues at Betsy’s Hotel in Tbilisi.
The seminar was part of a series of events organized within the framework of the MKD’s recent 20th anniversary.
More than 40 professionals from the Georgian public and private sector, including major international companies operating in Georgia, attended the seminar to hear practical information about compliance with current Georgian regulations on personal data protection and to discuss the specific issues they are facing in this regard.
“Personal data protection sees growing importance in Georgia due to a relatively new Law of Georgia on the Protection of Personal Data and Georgia’s commitment under the Association Agreement with the European Union”, MKD managing partner David Dzidziguri said upon opening the seminar. “It is our pleasure to collaborate with the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector in organising this practical seminar which, we hope, will help Georgian businesses to be run responsibly and in line with data protection regulations”.
Several noted experts in this field joined the speakers’ panel for this seminar. Natalia Mikeladze, Projects and Training Manager of the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector, spoke about the Institute of the Personal Data Protection Inspector, its functions, and the primary scope of its activities. MKD lawyer Baqar Palavandishvili discussed practical aspects of personal data processing, cross-border data transfers, and the inspection procedures of the Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia. Salome Bakhsoliani, Head of the Legal Department of the Inspector’s Office, joined the other speakers in a question-and-answer session, which was followed by a lively discussion with attendees.
As a pioneer in the data privacy sector, Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri law firm has a strong track record of advising world-known international brands and local businesses on various matters concerning Georgian data protection law. Based on years of experience, MKD’s team of professionals provides, in particular, a comprehensive interpretation of the laws and advice related to data collection, processing, storage, transfers abroad, and more.
Mgaloblishvili Kipiani Dzidziguri will continue its series of targeted events about matters related to personal data protection with another programme in 2017.

EUGBC welcomes new corporate member – Exhibition Management Technology Group. EMTG is specialized in B2B exhibitions, consulting and publishing services.

Since 2002 EMTG Company has held 78 international B2B exhibitions and business conferences dedicated to franchising, vending and licensing in different regions of Russia. Over 120 000 entrepreneurs and specialist visited the events. During 14 years, more than 12 000 franchise unites were opened due to EMTG’s key project – International Franchise and Another Business Opportunities Exhibition BUYBRAND Expo. The Expo is listed among TOP-5 franchise events in the world. Continue reading

We are pleased to announce our new corporate member – Hualing Kutaisi Free Industrial Zone.

Hualing Kutaisi FIZ – a tax free manufacturing and trading zone in Kutaisi, offers 100% exemption from the taxes on Corporate Income, Dividend, Import/Export, VAT and Property. Owner of the free zone is one of the largest investor in Georgia Hualing Group. The Zone has a convenient location. It is located 90 km away from Port of Poti and 19 km away from Kutaisi International Airport. Continue reading


On December 6th in Radisson Hotel PASHA Bank hosted its second business conference under the auspices of MEETING ROOM with the topic being “Sustainable Energy Development in Georgia-Case for Hydro Power Plants.”
The MEETING ROOM brought together a diverse group of players from public and private sectors to discuss major issues concerning sustainable energy development in the country where majority of the electricity consumed is generated by Hydro Power Plants. The MEETING ROOM covered, among others, the following topics: energy policy, tariff setting, power purchase agreements, various country-specific challenges for greenfield hydro project development, available financing schemes and key requirements for financing HPPs. The conference was supported by the Ministry of Energy of Georgia, Electricity System Commercial Operator and Georgian National Energy and Water Regulatory Commission.
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