Georgia is a country in Eastern Europe. It is surrounded by The Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The country's capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia's territory covers 69,700 sq km, and its population was 3.75 million in 2015. The official language is Georgian but Russian, Armenian and Azeri are also among the spoken languages. 83.9% of the population is Orthodox Christian and 10% follow the Muslim religion.
Georgia is a unitary, semi-presidential republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.
Georgia's GDP was USD 16.53 billion in 2014 (source: World Bank). The signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union (EU) in June 2014 and the coming into effect of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) in September 2014 are landmark achievements for Georgia resulting in greater policy certainty and business and consumer confidence.
The Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg from 20 to 23 November 2017.
Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn
The Law Society in partnership with the Kazakhstan Bar Association and the British-Kazakh Law Assciation organised English Law Day in Almaty. Read more.
Russian Law Week provides a unique opportunity to English solicitors and barristers to obtain a true insight and to get answers from top professionals to all the questions about Russian law that they always wanted to ask. Read about the views and experiences of Artem Doudko, a Partner in the International Arbitration Group at Osborne Clarke and head of the firm’s Russia and CIS Disputes practice, and the tradition of Russian Law Week.