Dispute resolution

Ellex Klavins has earned the trust of top local and international companies during the more than 20 years of the firm’s practice in the field of dispute resolution. Our experts are business-minded and support the pragmatic commercial considerations that are always prominent in clients’ dispute matters. We help our clients to gain a full understanding of the complexities of our local court system and aim to provide them with a big-picture framework of the case without forgetting small but important nuts and bolts. Our firm also has significant experience in arbitrations handled outside of the country.
Key projects in the field

Key contacts

Daiga Zivtiņa

Partner

Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice
+371 6781 4848
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Andris Lazdiņš

Associate Partner

Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice
+37167350542
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Ilga Gudrenika-Krebs

Partner

+371 6781 4848
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Irina Kostina

Associate Partner

Dispute Resolution and Employment
Head of Employment Law Practice
+371 67814862
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Jevgēnijs Salims

Senior Counsel

Dispute Resolution
+37167814835
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Roberts Rimša

Senior Associate

Russian Desk
+371 6780 3395
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Key projects in the field

We successfully represented SIA Verus Praedium (IKEA) in a litigation case
SIA Verus Praedium, an IKEA franchisee group company in Latvia, continues to develop real estate in the Stopiņi district next to the IKEA store. As a result, several natural persons appealed the detailed plan approved by the Stopiņi County Council for a proposed new shopping center.
 
Ellex Klavins Partner Ilga Gudrenika-Krebs and Senior Associate Anete Dimitrovska represented the client in administrative court, and in June 2019 obtained a positive temporary non-regulatory decision, which allows for further implementation of the detailed plan. Therefore, Verus Praedium Ltd. is able to continue the development of this real estate without delay.
We assisted a major Baltic sports retailer in a fraud scheme aimed at the client
Assisting the client in a debt recovery case that involved a potential fraud scheme aimed against the client. Filing a successful application to the court for freezing the assets of the former owner and the General manager of the client’s customer. In addition, successfully filing a submission to the police for initiation of criminal proceedings against the perpetrators of the criminal offense.
 
The client was consulted by partner Peteris Dalderis and associate partner Andris Lazdins.
Ellex Klavins advised and represented a major steel distributor in a complex employment dispute
Successfully assisting our client - a major steel distributor in Latvia - in a complex employment dispute. The case involved court proceedings with an employee who was dismissed due to inability to perform his job obligations as the result of an inappropriate medical condition. The matter concerned an area that has not yet been addressed by the Latvian case-law – situations when an occupational doctor orders the employer to follow certain limitations in respect of employees work but the employer is unable to provide work to the employee that would satisfy these limitations.
 
The client was represented by partner Daiga Zivtina and associate partner Andris Lazdins.