About me

I have been practising law since 2006. My expertise combines banking, financial services and regulation, as well as international taxation.

Professional highlights

Banking and regulation. I have advised financial institutions on complex financing transactions and investment services, such as syndicated loans, acquisition of loan portfolios and derivatives transactions.

Capital markets. I am passionate about capital markets and was privileged to work on the merger of the three Baltic central securities depositories, the first ever merger of central securities depositories in Europe of such scale and complexity. I have also had a chance to contribute to the elaboration of Latvian securities laws and a project of the International Institute for the Unification of Private International Law on recognition of close-out netting in financial transactions.

International taxation. Before joining Sorainen, I was Head of the International Taxation Unit at the Latvian Ministry of Finance in charge of negotiating international tax treaties and European Union law and policy issues. I represented the Ministry of Finance on various working parties of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission on tax issues, as well as gaining experience with European Commission services whilst contributing to a project on taxation of savings income.

Academic background

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (LLM in Banking Law and Financial Regulation)
  • Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2, France (D.S.U. in European Union Law)
  • University of Latvia, Latvia (LLB, LLM)
  • Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands (exchange student)
  • Hague Academy of International Law (Private International Law)