Following the release of Chambers Global 2020, one of the most reputable international legal directories identifying best legal experts across the globe, GRATA International solidifies its position as one of the leading law firms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia by entering rankings in six countries.
It is planned to open a Center for the development of e-government in Uzbekistan
In January 2020, a Center for the development of e-government is planned to open in Uzbekistan. The Republic of Korea allocates USD 2 million for this project, according to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to further expanding and strengthening of cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea," and the framework of an agreement between National agency of project management under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Ministry of Public Administration and Security of the Republic of Korea.
Ministry of Transport and PPP Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan concluded an agreement with the EBRD
An agreement on the implementation of the public-private partnership project "Construction of the Tashkent-Samarkand toll road" was signed between the Ministry of Transport and the PPP Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In accordance with the agreement, the EBRD will assist in several stages, including a due diligence and preparation of the project, taking into account legal, financial, and technical aspects.
A joint statement on further expanding the partnership was signed between Uzbekistan and Japan
An exchange of bilateral agreements on cooperation in tax and customs spheres has taken place between the governments of Uzbekistan and Japan. Above that implementation of significant energy and infrastructure projects was further discussed between the parties.
Investment program for 2020-2022 adopted in Uzbekistan
According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, "On measures to implement the Investment Program of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2020–2022" , № PP-4563 dated January 9, 2020, the Investment Program for the next two years was approved
Uzbekistan establishes a visa-free regime with UAE residents and UN passport holders
According to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On amending and adding to the Decree of President of the Republic of Uzbekistan No. UP-5691dated March 18, 2019 “On measures to further simplify the entry into the Republic of Uzbekistan for citizens of the United Arab Emirates” No. UP-5897dated December 28, 2019, it was established that from January 1, 2020, a visa-free regime for a period of 30 days is granted to citizens of foreign countries who have received the status of a resident of the United Arab Emirates.
Procedure for obtaining land for business and urban planning has been simplified
According to the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan "On measures to further improve the procedures for providing free land for entrepreneurial and urban development activities", individuals and legal entities can purchase land for permanent use through the online electronic auction of land plots - YERELEKTRON.
Amendments to the list of licensable types of activities
The list of licensable types of activities is supplemented by a new type of activity in the field of atomic energy use
Amendments to the Law on Joint Stock Companies and Protection of Shareholders’ Rights
The Law has been amended with the norm providing for an independent organization external audit of the conditions for entering into the major transaction taking into account the market value of the property determined by the appraisal organization.