About me

As a senior associate with the firm’s Banking, Finance & Insurance practice group and a licensed professional patent attorney specialising in trademarks, I also co-head our CIS/Russian Desk in Latvia.

Professional highlights

Work with fintech projects. I have been working on diverse fintech projects and institutions, such as payment and electronic money institutions, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms, mobile payments, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. In addition, I have advised clients on other regulatory matters in the banking and finance field, as well as in secured lending projects.

Advising financial institutions on new regulation. I have assisted large financial institutions and other clients on anti-money laundering (AML), countering terrorist financing and on international sanctions issues, including advising banks on remediating the customer base and implementing a customer AML risk-scoring system.

Restructuring and insolvency specialist. Having assisted clients in numerous insolvency and restructuring proceedings, I am also the author of many international publications on Latvian restructuring and insolvency regulation. In addition, I have participated in national and international working groups that seek to develop and harmonise the legal framework. As a member of the European association for insolvency and restructuring specialists ‒ INSOL Europe ‒ I represent Latvia on the association’s Eastern European Countries Committee and serve on the editorial board of Eurofenix, the INSOL Europe journal. In 2012, I won the Richard Turton Award, a major award for young professionals under 35, in restructuring and insolvency, as the first winner from Latvia.

Licensed patent attorney. As a licensed professional patent attorney specialising in trademarks, I am qualified to represent international clients before the Latvian Patent Authority in trademark-related matters, including international trademark registration applications.

Academic background

  • Compliance Baltic, ‘Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML&CTF) for Banking Specialists’
  • University of Latvia, Latvia (LLB, LLM)

I am a member of

  • INSOL Europe
  • The Association of Latvian Professional Patent Attorneys
  • Eurofenix (official journal of INSOL Europe) – member of the editorial board