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Shalva Tadumadze's risk of conflict of interest

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Shalva Tadumadze - Chief Prosecutor of Georgia

Several organizations are registered in the Company Register database in the name of Chief Prosecutor Shalva Tadumadze and his wife, Mzevinar Ansiani.

The charter of the two companies states that one of the subjects of their activity is advocacy.

"Shalva Tadumadze and BLF Consulting" - Subject of activity:

1. Advocacy

2. Legal services

3. Training in legal issues

4. Psychological training

5. Psychological services

"Ms. Mzevinar Ansiani Loia Club" - Subject of activity:

1. Advocacy

2. Consulting activities

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Mzevinar Ansiani - Shalva Tadumadze's wife

In addition, Mzevinar Ansiani is an independent criminal lawyer while working for these 2 organizations. For example, businessman Ramaz Akhvlediani confirmed to us on July 22 that Mzevinar Ansiani was his criminal lawyer in the "Lisi Lake case", but Ramaz Akhvlediani said that he decided to cancel the contract of Mzevinar Ansiani in order to avoid any inconvenience.

Since all criminal cases are related to the prosecutor's office, the question arises: will the chief prosecutor have a conflict of interest if his wife will still continue her practice as a criminal lawyer, and if the lawyers of the above mentioned two companies gonna work in criminal cases.

After two weeks of trying to interview Shalva Tadumadze and his wife, we received a written explanation:

"According to the law, in case of conflict of interest in criminal proceedings, the parties have the right to request to avoid or to withdraw. Mzeo Ansiani, the wife of the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia Shalva Tadumadze, has avoided all criminal cases, which is confirmed by the documents in the cases. We would also like to inform you that the law firms related to the wife of the Chief Prosecutor have started the relevant procedures for the suspension of criminal advocacy activities. Relevant documents will be published after the procedures are completed. "

In the near future, we will check whether the Chief Prosecutor's wife has avoided all criminal cases and also whether the criminal law offices of Shalva Tadumadze's family have stopped their criminal advocacy activities. Relevant documents have not been published yet.


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