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Ellex Klavins

Ellex Klavins  

Legal Services | Latvia

tel: +371 67814848 | fax: +371 67814849
K. Valdemara 62 | Riga | LV-1013 | Latvia

Main Contacts

Egons Pikelis

Egons PikelisHead of the Banking & Finance practice group

Filips Klavins

Filips KlavinsSenior Partner (Latvia)


Riga, Latvia

Ellex Klavins's Overview

We are the largest legal team in the Baltics with broad specialization and deep experience. Our cross-border portfolio includes the most significant international projects and landmark local deals in the region since the beginning of the 1990s.

Our firm
Our 47 lawyer team has been continually ranked in all major international legal directories during the 25 years of our history. We offer our clients full legal service in all areas of business law. Our firm has been involved in some of the most innovative local and international transactions in M&A, commercial real estate and finance. Ellex Klavins is the first choice of local counsel for many international companies with projects in Latvia.

Our history
Our office was established by Filip Klavins and Raymond Slaidins in 1992. Filip and Raymond are Latvians who were born and raised in USA. They were both practicing lawyers in New York and California when they decided to move to Latvia. Currently we are one of the leading and largest firms in Latvia.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1992
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 3
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 278

Languages: English, Latvian, Russian


Areas of Practice
  • Aircraft, Shipping & Other Asset Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Competition
  • Construction & Development
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Donation, Sponsorship, Charity
  • Employee Mobility & Business Immigration
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environment
  • Executive Contracts, Compensation & Benefits
  • Finance & Tax
  • Finance Regulatory
  • Financial Restructuring & Refinancing
  • Food, Beverages & Tobacco
  • Funds
  • General Corporate Advice
  • Industry & Regulatory
  • Information Technology & Communications
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure & Transport
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Domestic Arbitration
  • International & EU affairs
  • Investment Services
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor & Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Media, Advertising & Entertainment
  • Mediation & Other ADR
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Other Regulatory Industries
  • Planning & Zoning, Land Use
  • Private Equity
  • Privatization
  • Project Finance
  • Public M&A
  • Public Procurement & PPP
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment & Transactions
  • Real Estate Management & Lease
  • Real Estate Private Equity & Funds
  • Real Estate Restructuring
  • Reorganization, Insolvency, Liquidation
  • Restructuring
  • Tax
  • Trade
Representative Clients
  • AC Nielsen,
  • AIG Global,
  • Air Baltic,
  • Amaija,
  • AT&T Global Network Services,
  • Baltic-American Entrepreneurship Fund,
  • Bank of New York,
  • Barclays Bank,
  • Benetton,
  • Bloomberg,
  • BNP Paribas,
  • British American Tobacco,
  • Cisco,
  • Colgate-Palmolive,
  • Cramo PLC,
  • CREDO,
  • Danisco,
  • Danske Bank,
  • DFDS,
  • DnB,
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),
  • Enefit,
  • European Invetsment Fund,
  • Fermentas International,
  • First Data,
  • Hill International,
  • IBM,
  • Konica,Lansforsakringar,
  • McDonald’s,
  • Merrill Lynch,
  • Mitsubishi,
  • Morgan Stanley,
  • Nestle,
  • New Europe,
  • News Corporation,
  • Olympic Entertainment Group,
  • Orkla,
  • Pfizer,
  • Pohjola Bank,
  • Reuters,
  • SAS,
  • Schering-Plough,
  • Societe Generale,
  • Solidas,
  • Sophus Berendsen,
  • Swedbank AB,
  • Syntaxis Ltd.,
  • TNT,
  • Unicredit,
  • UPS,
  • Vital Life,
  • World Bank,
  • and others.


Maris Brizgo

Maris BrizgoAssociate Partner

Valters Diure

Valters DiureAssociate Partner

Martins Gailis

Martins GailisAssociate Partner

Zinta Jansons

Zinta JansonsHead of the Tax practice group

Filips Klavins

Filips KlavinsSenior Partner (Latvia)

Irina Kostina

Irina KostinaAssociate Partner

Liga Merwin

Liga MerwinManaging Partner

Egons Pikelis

Egons PikelisHead of the Banking & Finance practice group

Ivars Pommers

Ivars PommersHead of the Real Estate practice group

Raimonds Slaidins

Raimonds SlaidinsHead of the Corporate/M&A practice group

Sarmis Spilbergs

Sarmis SpilbergsAssociate Partner

Daiga Zivtina

Daiga ZivtinaHead of the Dispute Resolution practice group


Pauls Ancs

Pauls AncsAssociate

Iveta Ceple

Iveta CepleSenior Counsel

Marta Cera

Marta CeraAssociate

Inese Freivalde

Inese FreivaldeSenior Associate

Ineta Kanepe

Ineta KanepeAssociate

Andris Lazdins

Andris LazdinsSenior Associate

Raivis Leimanis

Raivis LeimanisSenior Counsel

Zane Miglane

Zane MiglaneAssociate

Anna Misneva

Anna MisnevaSenior Associate

Henrijs Niedra

Henrijs NiedraSenior Associate

Beata Plocina

Beata PlocinaSenior Associate

Roberts Rimsa

Roberts RimsaSenior Associate

Karlis Ronis

Karlis RonisSenior Associate

Ints Skaldis

Ints SkaldisAssociate

Reinis Sokolovs

Reinis SokolovsSenior Associate

Sabine Vilcina

Sabine VilcinaSenior Associate

Edvijs Zandars

Edvijs ZandarsSenior Associate

Other (Legal)

Jevgenijs Salims

Jevgenijs SalimsSenior Counsel

Ivars Slokenbergs

Ivars SlokenbergsSenior Counsel


Merger of Klavins Ellex and GLIMSTEDT Forms the Largest Law Firm in Latvia
Klavins Ellex, January 2017

The merger of Latvian law firms Klavins Ellex and GLIMSTEDT & Partners has led to the establishment of the largest law firm in Latvia. The new firm comprises the complete teams of both firms and will operate under the name Klavins Ellex. This will help us provide clients with the additional competence, efficiency and professional expertise stemming from the special strengths of each law firm. As of February 1, the Baltic team of Ellex in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia will have 278 staff. This merger is part of the continuous effort by Ellex to consolidate its leading positions in the Baltic legal market...

Thomson Reuters Confirms LAWIN as the Top M&A Legal Adviser in Eastern Europe
LAWIN, Latvia, April 2014

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has released its M&A Legal Advisory Review, which covers Mid-Market and Small-Cap M&A activity during the first quarter of 2014 in the global and major regional markets. LAWIN convincingly retains the top position among Baltic law firms in Europe and outperforms any law firm in Eastern Europe for deal count...

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