Ellex Klavins has extensive experience in transport-related financing transactions, including shipping, aviation, port and airport infrastructure development. We represent our clients in all forms of legal proceedings that require industry-specific knowledge and a business-driven approach. We have also developed prime expertise in serving  private sector clients. Our expertise in the transport sector also includes transposition of the EU transport-related acquisition and carrying out conformity assessments.
Key projects in the field

Key contacts

Daiga Zivtiņa


Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice
+371 6781 4848

Māris Brizgo

Associate Partner

Corporate and M&A
Head of Public Procurement Practice
+371 67814861
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Key projects in the field

We advised Avation PLC on aircraft lease financing to airBaltic
Ellex Klavins advised Avation PLC in negotiating an operating lease agreement for two Bombardier aircraft with airBaltic Corporation (airBaltic) which is the flag carrier of Latvia with current fleet of 39 aircrafts that continues to expand. Avation engaged a Latvian counsel to advise on matters relating to the lease of the aircrafts. In addition to be the local legal counsel, we assisted with the financing side for the lender and local security over the aircraft as well.
The client was advised by associate partner Valters Diure, partner Egons Pikelis and senior associate Beata Plocina.
We advised one of the largest carriers in a transport insurance dispute before the Norwegian court
Successfully assisting the client - one of the largest Latvian carriers in the civil proceedings before Oslo Conciliation Board (Forliksrådet i Oslo). The claim against the client was brought before the Norwegian court as a recourse claim in relation to a transportation services that were provided by our client. The claimants argued that the client had failed to properly undergo the customs procedures that resulted in a fine being imposed by the customs authorities. The claimants sought reimbursement of the imposed fine against the client.
The client was advised by managing partner Liga Merwin and associate partner Andris Lazdins.
We advised Siemens Mobility OY in relation to public procurement matters
Ellex Klavins experts provided legal assistance for participation at negotiated procedure with a call for competition organized by VAS “Latvijas dzelzceļš” “Electrification of the network of Latvian railway: construction”.
The client was consulted by Head of Public Procurement Practice Māris Brizgo.