Industrials

We offer our clients expertise across every practice area and cross-border experience within the manufacturing and industrial services sector. Our team brings a wealth of experience in the legal areas critical to success in this highly competitive environment, including corporate, employment, environmental, international trade and investment, litigation, intellectual property, and tax issues. Ellex Klavins has worked with a diverse range of manufacturing clients that includes major companies in the chemical, electronics, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries, as well as large and small enterprises in other industries.
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Daiga Zivtiņa

Partner

Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice
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Filips Kļaviņš

Senior Partner

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Ilga Gudrenika-Krebs

Partner

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Zinta Jansons

Foreign Counsel

Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, USA
Co-head of Finance & Tax Practice
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Key projects in the field

We successfully represented SIA “Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators” in bidding for award of the status of a deposit and return system operator
On 29 December 2020, the State Environmental Service (SES) selected a deposit and return system (DRS) operator for packaging of beverages – SIA "Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators" – as a result of elaborate proceedings. SIA “Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators” will be entrusted with development and management of a deposit and return system of the packaging of beverages for a period of 7 years in Latvia.
 
SES evaluated two bidders: SIA "Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators" owned by the largest beverage producers, and SIA "Nulles depozīts" owned mainly by representatives of waste management business.
 
SIA “Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators” received a higher rating under both criteria: the submitted plan regarding organization and implementation of the system, and with respect to the share of the overall volume of returnable packaging.
 
The deposit and return system will be implemented in Latvia from February 2022.
 
Ellex Klavins provided legal services to SIA “Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators” and its participants throughout the whole selection process of the deposit system operator: including development of relevant regulations and support in the preparation of the bidder's documents and throughout the selection process at SES. Advising on legal framework for implementation of the deposit and return system is still an ongoing process.
 
Ellex Klavins team included Managing Partner Liga Merwin, Senior Counsel Iveta Ceple, Associate Pauls Ancs, Senior Associate Inese Freivalde, Associate Kristers Losans, Associate Partner Martins Gailis, and Senior Associate Edvijs Zandars.
We successfully advised on drafting the law to implement a deposit system in Latvia
On October 24, 2019, the Parliament of Latvia (Saeima) adopted the long-awaited amendments to the Packaging Act that would enable introduction of a deposit-return system (DRS) for packaging of beverages in Latvia as of February 1, 2022.
 
These amendments to the law provide for introduction of a legal framework governing operation of the deposit-return system for beverage packaging.
 
These amendments have been discussed since 2001; however, whereas the Packaging Act was first adopted in 2002. The legislative bill of the deposit-return system was one of the most urgent topics for discussion in recent years.
 
In this case experts of Ellex Klavins successfully advised representatives of the beverage production industry on the implementation of a deposit-return system for packaging and assisted in the process of drafting the legislative bill governing the deposit-return system in Latvia.
 
Liga Mervin, Managing Partner of Ellex Klavins, and Pauls Ancs, Associate, provided legal advice to the client and participated in drafting the bill.
Ellex advised Consolis Group on the acquisition of TMB Group's Latvian and Finnish operations
May 2019
 
Consolis Group, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of precast concrete solutions, will strengthen its position in Northern Europe and Latvia by acquiring a major part of TMB Group, one of the main producers of concrete elements in the Baltics and Finland.
 
Through this acquisition, Consolis reinforces its presence in Northern Europe and Latvia. Those activities benefit from the long-lasting experience of TMB Group which brings more than 50 years of industry expertise and specific capabilities in both residential and non-residential buildings. It operates in Finland through Betonimestarit Oy and in Latvia through TMB Elements SIA. The annual revenues of these local operations acquired by Consolis exceeded €100 million in 2018.
 
Ellex team was led by Partner Sven Papp and included Ellex Raidla Senior Associates Gerda Liik and Martin Maesalu in Estonia, and Ellex Klavins Partner Peteris Dalderis and Senior Associate Reinis Sokolovs in Latvia.
 
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