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  • Estonia, a new European Crypto Market -
    Starting a Crypto Currency Company in Estonia with Exchange and Wallet Service Provider License

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    Expected Timeframe

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    Exchange & Trade
  • Regulatory Oversight as a means of Attracting Business

    Designated Business Registration Policy IOMFSA Changes – 5th October 2018

    How long will an Application take?

  • Ireland
  • Open a Cryptocurrency Company in Ireland

    Why Register a Bitcoin Company in Ireland?

    Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019 Taxation

    Anti-Money Laundering Requirements

    Ownership and Licensing Requirements

    Passporting Rights

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    Cryptocurrency Trade and
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    Securities Dealers License,
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  • Georgia
    International Financial Company
  • Benefits of Republic of Georgia -

    Setting up an International Finance
    Company in Georgia

    License Application
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    Why Luxembourg?

    Luxembourg Holding (SOPARFI)

Georgia International Finance Company
If you do not serve Georgian customers
But wish to offer International Financial Services
An International Financial Company in Georgia
Is the right option!
Setup within 4 weeks
Including License from the Ministry of Finance
Benefits of Republic of Georgia

- Applicants can benefit of some of the most liberal banking and e-money processing laws worldwide, attracting foreign customers and payment flows;

- Georgia is not a Member of the European Union, but has adapted certain parts of European regulations and legislation; but kept its own local laws in order to protect the domestic financial industry and avoid over-regulation;

- Georgian Banks are very flexible in customer support, service, fees and compliance;

- Georgian Banks are connected to the IBAN Network and are also full SWIFT/BIC Members (no intermediary banks are needed for your customers for sending funds to your firm);

- Licenses are being granted by the National Bank of Georgia (NBG), the official State Authority which is the supervisor of Financial Markets;

- Due to location Georgia is perfectly suited to set-up a business and do business both with West and East;

- Georgia is very attractive for its legal framework, law infrastructure etc.;

- You may conduct all FX-related activities (Binary Options, CFDs, Commodities, Shares, Equities, Bonds, etc.);

- Georgia benefits from an excellent reputation as a modern financial market place, that allows even offshore clients;

- Minimum requirements for offices, directors and staff (which also are very low cost-priced);

- Clients of your firm will be enjoying maximum of privacy - no regulated or automatic exchange of info of account holder's data;

- Georgia is a full member of MONEYVAL which is one of the FATF-styled Regional Bodies (FSRBs) and has to fulfill the same task force actions for money laundering and terrorism financing prevention.

Setting up an International Finance Company in Georgia

If you will not provide services to local resident Georgian customers but wish to offer international financial services -- then an International Financial Company in Georgia is the right option. Registration will take approximately 4 weeks’ time only, including License from the Ministry of Finance to conduct your business as IFC.


An international finance company is a financial institution that is granted the status of an international financial company.

The revenues generated by an international financial company from a source in Georgia as a result of performing financial transactions and/or rendering of financial services must not be higher than 10 percent of its gross income

The company is designed to do and offer business outside Georgia. An international financial company is established outside a free industrial zone.

Profits exempted from corporate income tax:

- Profits of an international financial company from financial transactions and/or financial services and/or the sale
of securities derived by a non-
Georgian resident;
- Profits from the sale of securities derived by an international financial company.
- Profit derived by an investment fund from provision of financial instruments and/or from financial transactions and/or
financial services, provided an investment fund is an international financial company
- Providing financial services to Non-Georgian citizens

Georgian International Finance Company (GIFC)
License Application
Documents and Requirements

- Notarized passport copy with Apostille (valid for at least 6 more months) - Original
- Police Clearance Certificate / Certificate of Non-Criminal Conviction with Apostille (not older than 2 months) - Original
- Power of Attorney undersigned with signature's verification by your Notary Public - Original
- Diploma copies, reference letters from current or previous employers displaying that you have the necessary skills and
knowledge to be acting as a broker, or securities dealer, or an FX expert (the more references you bring the easiest the
approval procedure)
- CV undersigned
- Two name proposal for the company (to see if they are available for incorporation there)

If you reside in a country that is not signatory of the Hague Apostille Convention, an over-legalization of the Supreme Court or Ministry of Foreign Affairs (or other courts of justice) are usually required.

Procedures for License Application

Step 1

Submit a simple high-resolution passport scan and the Due Diligence Questionnaire to Our Georgian lawyer will prepare the POA. With this document and your passport, you visit your local Notary Public and let them certify as True Copies of the Originals. Courier then all originals to the address of your legal partner in Georgia that we will provide you.

Step 2

The company formation takes usually one week (European standard) until all filed documents are available and the company is entered in the register. The legal partner in Georgia that operates via POA is responsible for the bank account openings and corporate setup. The same way, the preparations of the business description in Georgian language, the setup of application forms and all relevant information in order to become an International Financial Company IFC will simultaneously take place.

Step 3

Your application will be submitted to the Ministry of Finance / Revenue Services. Usually within 3-4 weeks you should receive the license certificate with your unique identifier number that permits to get all activities started.

Step 4

Lawyers will pick up the issued license certificates for you. The bank account opening has been successfully terminated and banking documents like debit cards, digipass, etc. will be sent in sealed envelopes via courier service (FedEx or UPS) to you. The corporate documents are also to be shipped in original to you incl. the translations into English.

Capital Requirements

Authorized capital - included in our fees
Securities Deposit / Capital Requirements - not applicable
Tax liability – nil

Bank Accounts

You can open bank accounts for your licensed Georgian IFC anywhere in Georgia. A SWIFT connected IBAN account in the name of the company as account holders are already included - also Debit Cards for the owners of the company.

If you wish to execute SEPA payments within the European Union, we can introduce you to a partner Payment Service Provider in the Czech Republic to do these transfers via their platform from €3,00 per transfer.

Expected Timing to Complete the Whole Process

Usually you can get the licensed within 4 weeks!

Atrium Practice

Our lawyers and financial services specialists at ATRIUM LEGAL LAB provide solutions to clients by combining the traditional legal fabric with new technologies.

A Georgian International Finance Company can be launched very quickly and allows you to carry out a wide range of financial services such as:

- Cryptocurrency Crowdfunding
- Investment Advice to Foreigners
- Portfolio Structuring services to Foreigners
- Issuing Debit Cards via MasterCard / Visa Principal Members
- Crowdfunding in general
- Offshore Binary Options
- Offshore Asset Management (fiat/crypto)
- Offshore FX
- Offshore Cryptocurrency Exchange & Offshore cryptocurrency trading

Atrium Legal Lab has a team of trained professionals to advise clients who are interested setting up a Georgian IFC. In particular, we welcome questions about Georgian IFC and are pleased to assist you.

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You would like to discuss with us
You can either call or email us.

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