Press release

5 Mar 2021 Tbilisi, GE

EY Georgia Announces Changes of Leadership In Tax & Law Service Line

Tato Chantladze will lead the Tax & Law service line. Zurab Nikvashvili will assist Tato in the role transition as the Senior Advisor of the firm.

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EY Georgia announces appointment of a new Tax & Law service line leader in Georgia effective from 1 March 2021. Tato Chantladze will lead EY Georgia’s Tax and Law services. Zurab Nikvashvili, who has established and led this service line in Georgia for many years, accepted a role of a senior advisor to EY Georgia.

Tato Chantladze will become our Tax and Law Leader in Georgia

Tato has more than 15  years of experience in the  legal profession. He joins EY from one of the leading Georgian banks. Tato previously enjoyed  a successful career in a major  international law firm, where he worked in both  Georgia and the USA. After several years in legal  consulting, Tato continued his career as the general counsel of  leading Georgian banks.

Tato is a Georgian qualified attorney-at-law with legal education obtained primarily in Georgia and US. He holds Master of Laws from The George Washington University Law School, Washington D.C. Tato is a member of Georgia and New York Bar Associations.

Tato brings a wealth of experience, professional expertise and relentless energy into our practice in Georgia. We are confident, that under his leadership EY will continue the legacy of a leading professional services firm in Georgia and will introduce new products and services to better meet and anticipate our clients’ needs. 

Zurab Nikvashvili our incumbent Tax & Law leader will assume the role of a Senior Advisor of our Tax and Law practice in Georgia and will assist Tato in his transition into a new role. 

After a successful professional services career spanning for more than 25 years, following EY’s partner transition rules, Zurab accepted a senior advisor role.

Zurab’s contribution into development of EY practice in Georgia, and wider development of professional services industry cannot be overestimated. Being one of the founding partners of EY’s practice in Georgia, Zurab has played a key role in the development of various practices of EY Georgia. Throughout his career at EY and simultaneous educational activities in leading business schools in Georgia, Zurab has developed many young talents who now hold leading positions in top Georgian companies and Government organizations. 

In his role of a Senior Advisor, Zurab will assist Tato in the leadership transition.

We thank Zurab for his outstanding contribution to the CIS practice, for leading Tax and law practices in Georgia and Armenia, for his dedication, the value he has brought to the firm and the legacy he will leave for the younger generations joining EY.

Ruslan Khoroshvili, EY Georgia’s Country Managing Partner, says:
“Zura was my accounting teacher in a business school, one of my important mentors throughout my career at EY and a good friend. He contributed a lot to my development and to the development of many other young professionals. I am thankful for the opportunity of working alongside him and learning from him. In his role as a senior advisor he will continue to support Tato and myself in our quest to move our firm forward.
I am delighted to announce Tato’s appointment as our new Tax & Law leader. I am sure Tato will add a fresh perspective to our practice and help us better serve our clients in Georgia. He brings a valuable mix of experience of working both on the consulting and the client side. His addition to our team is a confirmation of our ambition to strengthen our leadership position and to develop further by introducing new, cutting edge products and services to better meet and anticipate client needs.”