As a senior associate with the firm’s Finance & Insurance practice group and a licensed professional patent attorney specialising in trademarks.
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. I also support clients in the field of financing, as well as on AML, sanctions and trade compliance matters within the ESG practice group.
Restructuring and insolvency specialist. Having assisted clients in numerous insolvency and restructuring proceedings, including bank insolvencies, 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 hold the position of the Country Coordinator for Latvia within this association and represent Latvia on the association’s Eastern European Countries Committee. Besides, I am a Joint Editor-in-Chief of Eurofenix, the official journal of INSOL Europe. 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.
- 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) – Joint Editor-in-Chief
Deals & Cases
KGAL leases 3 new Airbus A220 aircraft to airBalticDeals & Cases
Process of transformation of PrivatBankDeals & Cases
Debt recovery during insolvency proceedingsDeals & Cases
Andele Mandele PAY registered as an e-money institutionDeals & Cases
Veho acquires SilberautoDeals & Cases
Transposition of the Directive in LatviaPublication
Financial and insurance law news 29.09.-11.10.Publication
EU Dictionary of Insolvency TermsPublication
EBRD: Baltics ahead in national insolvency policyPublication
INSOL Europe Newsletter Spring 2023: Insolvency & Restructuring Statistics: Update from LatviaPublication
Protecting the security and competitiveness of the Baltic high-tech sector at the Innovators Next Door ProjectNews
Edvīns Draba contributes to evaluation by the International Monetary FundNews