Ellex Klavins

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

Main Contacts

Liga Merwin

Managing Partner

Filips Klavins

Senior Partner


Riga, Latvia


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 27 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
Lawyers Worldwide: 278


Areas of Practice

Representative Clients



Maris  Brizgo

Maris Brizgo

Associate Partner
Marta  Cera

Marta Cera

Associate Partner
Inita  Jurka

Inita Jurka

Filips  Klavins

Filips Klavins

Senior Partner
Liga  Merwin

Liga Merwin

Managing Partner
Anete  Puce-Dimitrovska

Anete Puce-Dimitrovska

Associate Partner
Irina  Rozenšteina

Irina Rozenšteina

Associate Partner
Raimonds  Slaidins

Raimonds Slaidins

Senior Partner


Pauls  Ancs

Pauls Ancs

Zane  Bule-Mitka

Zane Bule-Mitka

Senior Associate
Iveta  Ceple

Iveta Ceple

Senior Counsel
Gabriela  Fomina

Gabriela Fomina

Inese  Freivalde

Inese Freivalde

Senior Associate
Ineta  Kanepe

Ineta Kanepe

Zane  Miglane

Zane Miglane

Senior Associate
Anna  Misneva

Anna Misneva

Senior Associate
Beata  Plocina

Beata Plocina

Senior Associate
Roberts  Rimsa

Roberts Rimsa

Senior Associate
Jevgenijs  Salims

Jevgenijs Salims

Senior Counsel
Ints  Skaldis

Ints Skaldis

Edvijs  Zandars

Edvijs Zandars

Associate Partner
Niklavs  Zieds

Niklavs Zieds

Mikijs  Zimecs

Mikijs Zimecs



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I Banking and Finance The Government of Latvia has approved a business support program that provides for financial measures ensured in cooperation with state development agency Altum. The program is planned to continue until mid-2021. Depending on individual needs, companies, regardless of industry, can use six crisis alleviation programs: Working capital loan – a liquidity support for companies, whose activities have been affected by Covid-19...

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Ellex is the Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year 2021 by Chambers Europe

Ellex continues to receive a series of significant achievements! The most recent one is being recognized as the Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year 2021 at the Chambers Europe awards. The online ceremony was held on Thursday, April 22. This award acknowledges the significant work by the integrated team of more than 200 Ellex experts and affirms our industry-leading legal services across the Baltics. Our biggest appreciation is our clients – we are thankful to them for trusting us as their legal adviser. We are proud to stand by their side as the strategic partner and will continue to provide them with unparalleled legal excellence...

BALTIC M&A MONITOR 2021: Baltic M&A Market Demonstrates Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the impact of COVID-19, the Baltic region in 2020 recorded 70 M&A deals worth a publicly-announced total of almost €1.2bn – a level of activity consistent, or even slightly above, the previous year, according to a new report published by Ellex in association with Mergermarket. The Baltic M&A Monitor provides analysis of M&A activity in 2020 in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, along with forecasts for the year ahead. “It’s been really counterintuitive, given the COVID-19 situation and economic difficulties,” said Raimonds Slaidiņš, a partner at Ellex in Latvia. “Our transaction work has been much greater than we expected...

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