Filips Klavins

Senior Partner
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Ellex Klavins

Riga, Latvia
    Local Time: Friday 02:07

Practice Expertise

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Real Estate

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Real Estate


Filips Klavins is a senior partner at Ellex in Latvia and is also one of the firm's co-founders. His expertise includes cross-border mergers and acquisitions work (including project management), complex due diligence and transaction documents, team leading and negotiation.

Filips has advised a broad range of foreign investors and local market leaders on major precedent-setting matters. He is also one of the firm's leaders on complex real estate projects.

Bar Admissions
1992, Attorney at Law (Latvia)
1987, Attorney at Law (New York, USA)
1986, Attorney at Law (Connecticut, USA)

1986 Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, USA, J.D. degree
1983 Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA, B.A. degree, cum laude

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Real Estate

Professional Career

Professional Associations
International Bar Association (IBA)
2009 to date - Vice-Chair, Europe/Middle-East/Africa Regional Managing Partners Committee, Lex Mundi Association
2000 to date - Official Legal Counsel, the Swiss Embassy in Latvia
1996 to date - Member of the Board of Directors, Arbitration of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Riga, Latvia
2000 - 2004 Republic of Latvia Designate, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
1993 - 2002 Member of the Board of Directors, the Senator August Leber Legal Scholarship Foundation, USA
1996 - 1998 Country Representative for Latvia, American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice Central European Law Committee, USA
1992 - 1993 Member of the Board of Advisors, American Bar Association Dictionary of Legal Synonyms Latvian/English
1989 - 1991 Vice President, USA Latvian-American Bar Association, USA

Professional Activities and Experience
1992 to date - Co-Founder and Partner, Ellex Latvia office (previously LAWIN Klavins & Slaidins), Latvia
1991 - Legal consultant, Latvian Supreme Council Committee on Legislation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
1990 - 1991 Lecturer on American Contract Law, University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Riga, Latvia
1988 - 1991 Associate, Baker & McKenzie, New York, USA
1986 - 1988 Associate, Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey New York, USA

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