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Irina Kostina

Irina Kostina

Associate Partner


  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Mobility & Business Immigration
  • International & Domestic Arbitration
  • Labor & Employment

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Labor & Employment
Automotive Group
Employment and Labor Group
IBA Group
Life Sciences Group
Public Procurement Group
White Collar Crime Group
Women's Professional Forum Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Irina Kostina is one of the leading lawyers of the Ellex Klavins Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Head of Employment Practice Group in Latvia. She has more than 14 years of legal experience specializing in various dispute resolution and employment matters. Her experience includes representation of clients in administrative cases, civil cases and arbitration cases. Irina has consulted on cases related to employment rights, real estate, public procurement and insolvency matters. She also advises and represents clients in relation to recognition and enforcement of foreign court rulings and arbitral awards and cooperates with bailiffs in the enforcement proceedings.

Bar Admissions

2007, Attorney at Law (Latvia) 


2018 Riga Graduate Schoool of Law, LL.M. in Law & Finance
2007 University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree
2006 University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Professional law degree (dipl.iur.)
Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution | Employee Mobility & Business Immigration | International & Domestic Arbitration | Labor & Employment | Litigation | Mediation & Other ADR

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    European Employment Lawyers Association
    Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of the LCCI

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) - National Representative for Latvia
The Foreign Investors' Council in Latvia (FICIL) - Co-head of Labour Force Issues Work Group

Professional Activities and Experience

2009 to date - Ellex Latvia office (previously LAWIN Klavins & Slaidins)
2007 - 2008 Associate, Rozenfelds & Partners, Riga, Latvia
2004 - 2007 Lawyer, Rozenfelds & Partners, Riga, Latvia

The COVID- 19 Infection and the Rights and Duties of an Employer in Latvia
Ellex Klavins, March 2020

Considering the state of emergency declared in the Republic of Latvia as a result of the spread of the Covid-19 infection, we have summarized the most important matters to be considered by employers at this time...

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