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Ivo Maskalans

Ivo Maskalans



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Ivo advises clients on competition law and employment law issues and represents them before the National Competition Authority, State Labour Inspectorate and the courts. Likewise, he advises clients on compliance issues and represents them during negotiations with the authorities and trade unions. Ivo has represented clients in various significant cases when the decisions of the Latvian Competition Council where challenged. Furthermore, he represents clients in cases dealing with discrimination of employees, dismissals and transfer of undertakings. Ivo is a regular speaker at conferences and his articles are frequently published in legal media.

His areas of specialization include specific industries (for example, supermarket chains and pharmacy).

Before joining COBALT Ivo worked with another law firm and served as the Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the Competition Council of the Republic of Latvia.


EU Competition Law diploma, King’s College, London University, United Kingdom (2008)
Master’s degree in Law, Turiba School of Business Administration, Riga, Latvia (2006)
Lawyer’s qualification, Police Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (2005)
Latvian Bar Association (since 2010)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

COBALT advises on the sale of a private eye clinic in Latvia
COBALT advised Also Latvia on corporate and commercial issues
COBALT secures annulment of prohibition to dismiss a trade union member
COBALT advises AS Storent Investments on the acquisition of Cramo operations in Latvia and Kaliningrad
COBALT Advises Prezi in Acquiring Data Visualization Company Infogram
COBALT provides general legal assistance to Snap Inc.
COBALT advised Anttila on different corporate governance matters and management structure
COBALT manages to refute alleged discrimination of an employee
COBALT advised Michael Kors
COBALT advised Estonian renewable energy firm Nelja Energia AS on issuance of the green bonds
COBALT represents SIA Empower in the biggest cartel case in recent Latvian antitrust history
COBALT advises Abbott Laboratories on sale to Mylan of non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business

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