Agris Repšs

Agris Repšs

Partner

Ph:

+371 67 365 010

Mob: +371 29 179 693
Fax: +371 67 365 001
E-mail: agris.repss@sorainen.com
Office: Latvia

Practice areas:

Dispute Resolution, Distribution & Trade, Information Technology & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Public Procurement, Transport & Maritime, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Employment, Government Relations & Administrative Law , Real Estate, Construction, Environmental

Languages: Latvian, English, Russian
Experience

Agris Repšs is a partner and head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Latvia, which includes the Dispute Resolution, Government Relations & Administrative Law, Public Procurement and White-collar investigation Practice Areas. He also heads the Distribution & Trade, Information Technology & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, Telecommunications and Transport & Maritime Practice Areas. He has also specialised in Employment Law. He has been practising law since 1995.

Agris has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in most of our Latvian office's high profile litigation matters in civil, administrative and arbitration courts dealing with issues of international trade and transport, commercial and company law, maritime, intellectual property and employment. He has acted in several multimillion arbitration cases in Latvia and has advised on investment arbitration matters. He has also frequently acted as an arbitrator at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry arbitration court. He is an arbitration panelist with the ".eu" alternative dispute resolution (ADR) centre of the Czech Arbitration Court, which hears all disputes related to ".eu" domain names. His track record is also impressive in advising on IT and Pharmaceutical industry-specific issues as well as regulatory and public procurement matters.

Agris has authored a range of publications on legal topics including dispute resolution, employment law and administrative procedure. He has co-authored several books and is an acknowledged seminar and conference speaker. He is a board member at the Riga Graduate School of Law, where he has lectured on international commercial arbitration, e-commerce and business law. He has also lectured on business law at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

Agris is recommended by many international publications, including:

  • The Legal 500 for dispute resolution, transport, IT, intellectual property and telecommunication practices (“‘prompt and flexible advice’ to international companies”);
  • Best Lawyers in litigation, arbitration and mediation, intellectual property, information technology, telecommunications, administrative, advertising and public law in Latvia;
  • Chambers Global in dispute resolution practice ("Agris impresses peers with his broad expertise in court cases and international arbitration");
  • Chambers Europe applauded him in dispute resolution practice for being "one of the leading figures” in the market. Agris is a strong litigator who focuses his employment practice on contentious disputes, often representing employers in cases against former employees;
  • World Trademark Review 1000 in intellectual property practice describes Agris as "a distinguished IP litigator and arbitration expert".

Agris Repšs was named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Information Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year” and the Best Lawyers® 2015 Arbitration and Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in Riga.

Education

University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Latvia (LLB)
Central European University, Hungary (LLM in International Business Law)
Cornell University, Cornell Law School, USA (visiting scholar)

Membership

Latvian Bar Association
International Bar Association
European Employment Lawyers Association

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