Ellex Klavins has long experience in matters and disputes of both collective employment and traditional labour, thus we are ideally placed to advise, guide and represent clients domestically and internationally. We can effectively help transfer employees and executives to and from different jurisdictions. Our experts take our clients through the maze of administrative regulations, local legislation and EU policies related to relocation of employees and their families. Our clients range from startups to emerging multinationals and some of the biggest global brands.
Key projects in the field

Key contacts

Irina Kostina

Associate Partner

Head of Employment Law Practice
Dispute Resolution and Employment

Daiga Zivtiņa


Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice

Iveta Ceple

Senior Counsel

M&A and Regulatory

Zinta Jansons

Foreign Counsel

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

Key projects in the field

We advise Takeda Pharmaceuticals on employment issues associated with a complex global reorganisation project
Ellex Klavins advises Takeda Pharmaceuticals on employment issues associated with a complex global reorganisation after acquisition of Shire Plc., as well as longstanding and regular day-to day advice.
The daily assistance includes advice on different employment law issues, including amendments to employment contracts, explanations on legal framework governing vacations, the latest amendments to the Labour Act and other related legislative acts.
The client is advised by associate partner Irina Kostina.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals is the largest pharmaceutical company in Asia and one of the top 20 largest pharmaceutical companies in the world by revenue.
We advise Printful Latvia on various employment law issues
We provide employment advice to one of the largest Latvian companies in the USA (the company has offices and production facilities in Latvia and the USA) on various employment law questions, including cross-border employment issues.
Advice included consultations on distance working, possibilities and consequences of application of the foreign law to the employment agreement; developing the draft commercial secret protection policy for the company; drafting the non-disclosure agreement with the employees, as well as advice on whistleblowing rules which is a new regulation in Latvia.
The client is advised by associate partner Irina Kostina and senior counsel Iveta Ceple.
Printful is one of the biggest Latvian companies in the USA and offers a full range of services – printing, warehousing and fulfilment, design, photography and video. Currently Printful is one of the leading custom print-on-demand product drop shippers in the USA and Europe.
We advise Premier Research Group Limited on employment matters
Ellex Klavins provides legal assistance to the client on employment matters, including advice on sensitive termination of employment relationship issues, to a global contract research organization which provides clinical development services to biotech and specialty pharma companies worldwide.
The client is advised by senior counsel Iveta Ceple.
Premier Research Group Ltd. provides clinical research services and serves pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors worldwide.