Rūdolfs Eņģelis

Rūdolfs Eņģelis



+371 67 686 794

Mob: +371 29 454 150
Fax: +371 67 365 001
E-mail: rudolfs.engelis@sorainen.com
Office: Latvia

Practice areas:

Banking, Project Finance & PPP, Capital Markets, Restructuring & Insolvency, Financial Services & Regulation, Investment Funds, Structures & Pensions, Insurance, Competition, Infrastructure & Regulatory

Languages: Latvian, English, Russian

Rūdolfs Eņģelis is a partner and head of the Banking, Finance & Insurance Practice Group in the Baltic States and Belarus, which includes the Banking, Insurance, Project Finance & PPP, Capital Markets, Financial Services & Regulation and Investment Funds, Structures & Pensions Practice Areas. He also heads the Sorainen Competition, Energy & Utilities and Infrastructure & Regulatory Practice Areas in Latvia and the know-how management group that develops, implements and manages systems and procedures. He has been practising law since 1999.

Rūdolfs' key areas of expertise include banking & finance and competition & regulatory. He has represented clients in finance transactions, and has advised extensively on the Latvian regulatory environment in banking and securities law and in PPP. He has also acted for banks in starting up or restructuring their operations in Latvia and advised on the first state bail-out of a private commercial bank in Latvia. Clients that Rūdolfs has advised include many leading names in the international and local financial markets, as well as public institutions and multilateral financial organisations. He has also represented clients in cases before the Competition Council of Latvia, including merger clearances and alleged antitrust violations, and has acted in antitrust litigation in Latvia. Before joining Sorainen, he was assistant to Justice Prof Ilma Čepāne at the Latvian Constitutional Court. Rūdolfs has also lectured on EC law and EC Competition law at the Law Faculty of the University of Latvia.

Rūdolfs is recommended practitioner by:

  • Chambers Europe says that Rūdolfs has a remarkable reputation in the region. Considered an expert in banking and finance matters by peers and clients, he is an active member of the team. He is known for his hands-on approach to projects. Rūdolfs is a top-tier financing specialist and also advises on transactional and corporate restructuring matters;
  • Chambers Global recognises his experience in corporate/commercial practice. His clients comment that he “really takes the time to think things through to add value to the transaction”;
  • The Legal 500 in banking and finance and EU and competition law (“confident and competent” and “always goes into a great level of detail”);
  • Best Lawyers for banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, insolvency and reorganisation and regulatory practice in Latvia;
  • Who's Who Legal for insurance and reinsurance practice area.

Rūdolfs Eņģelis was named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Capital Markets Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Riga.


University of Latvia, Latvia (lawyer's qualification)
University of Oxford (St Hugh's College), UK (MJur in European and Comparative Law)


Latvian Bar Association
International Bar Association


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