I am an attorney specialising in dispute resolution. The fields that I find especially engaging and which keep me professionally focused are international arbitration and white collar crime investigations. I strongly believe in finding the right long term strategy for clients’ business needs and applying common sense in solutions to seemingly complex problems.
Representing clients in international disputes. I represented one of the largest European insurance groups in achieving a successful result in international commercial arbitration (SCC) concerning a post-acquisition dispute arising out of seller’s breach of warranties.
I was also part of the legal team representing Lithuanian investor E-Energija in the first claim against the Republic of Latvia before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, DC, following Latvia’s termination of a 30-year concession agreement, which resulted in Latvia expropriating the client’s investments.
Fighting corporate crime. I represent Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation with law enforcement institutions regarding illegal use of the client’s software.
I advised one of the largest IT companies in the region and prepared a contingency plan for emergency situations with regard to the company’s vulnerabilities due to bribery committed by an ex-employee in another jurisdiction. I have also helped numerous companies that have fallen victim to fraud or cybercrime, in asset tracing, asset-freezing and asset recovery.
Pharma sector knowledge. I have assisted stakeholders in negotiations and establishing the Latvian Medicines Verification Organisation (LZVO) and have the privilege of continuing to assist the LZVO in implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive and creating Latvian Medicines Verification System.
- University of London, UK (selected courses in management and comparative law)
- University of Bordeaux, France (LLM)
- University of Latvia, Latvia (LLB, LLM)
I am a member of
- Latvian Bar Association
- Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF)
- International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA)
- International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Young ICSID)