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Tbilisi Legal Forum - conference program

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East-West Economic Partnership: Tbilisi Legal Forum
6-7 September, 2019

 

September 6

10:30 – 11:00 Welcome Coffee / Registration

11:00 – 11:30 Opening Remarks

  • David Asatiani – Chairman of the Georgian Bar Association
  • Natela Turnava – Minister of Economic Development of Georgia (TBC)
  • Carl Hartzell – Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia
  • Melissa Pang – President of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Maria Slazak – President of the European Association of Lawyers

11:30-13:00 Session 1: The Belt and Road Initiative. 

Overview of the Initiative/Investment Opportunities/Prospects of Economic Cooperation/Prospects of Legal Cooperation

  • Wu Jian – All China Lawyers Association, Council of the Shanghai Bar Association
  • Stephen Hung – Past President and Council Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Nikoloz Alavidze – Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Georgia
  • Maria Slazak – President of the European Association of Lawyers

Discussion and Q&A Session

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session 2: Business and Investment Regulations.

Business Climate and Investment Regulations in Georgia Company registration/Tax regulations/Customs regulations/Free Industrial Zones/Free Trade Agreements between Georgia and China and Hong Kong/EU-Georgia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area/Judicial system and legal proceedings.

  • Mikheil Khidureli – CEO Enterprise Georgia
  • Mariam Kublashvili – Lawyer, Executive Board member of the Georgian Bar Association
  • Irakli Lekvinadze – Business Ombudsman of Georgia
  • Levan Vepkhvadze – Executive Director of Business Association of Georgia

Business Climate and Investment Regulations in China and Hong-Kong. Company registration/Tax regulations/Customs regulations/Free Trade Agreements between Georgia and Chin and Hong Kong/Judicial system and legal proceedings

  • Shi Jun – All China Lawyers Association, Vice Director of Foreign Affairs Committee of Shanghai Bar Association
  • Melissa Pang – President of the Law Society of Hong Kong

Discussion and Q&A Session

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Session 3: Investment Dispute Resolution.

Commercial mediation as a way of effective resolution of investment disputes

  • Nino Bakakuri – Judge, Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Ph.D. Irakli Kandashvili, Executive Board Member of the Georgian Bar Association
  • Iamze Legashvili – Chair of the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC)

Discussion and Q&A Session

17:00 – 17:10 Day 1 closing remarks

19:00 Gala dinner

September 7

10:30 – 11:00 Welcome Coffee

11:00 – 12:30 Session 4: Legal Cooperation

Importance and the Ways of Cross Border Legal Cooperation Among Legal Professionals and Bar Associations/Law Societies

  • Maria Slazak, President of the European Association of Lawyers
  • David Asatiani, President of the Georgian Bar Association
  • Melissa Pang, President of the Law Society of Hong Kong

Discussion and Q&A Session

12:30 – 13:00 Closing Remarks

  • David Asatiani – Chairman of the Georgian Bar Association

13:00 – 17:00 Wine Tour (for international guests only)

 

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