Employment

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

Dispute Resolution and Employment
Head of Employment Law Practice
+371 67814862
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Daiga Zivtiņa

Partner

Head of Dispute Resolution Practice
+371 6781 4848
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Zinta Jansons

Partner

Head of Tax practice
+371 6781 4848
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What's new in field
A Tier 1 law firm in Employment since 2008 (Chambers Europe)

Key projects in the field

We assisted one of the leading producers of cosmetics in the world regarding the roll out of a global employee share plan
We assisted one of the leading producers of cosmetics in the world regarding the roll out of a global employee share plan. This was an inaugural launch of the incentive plan across the globe.
 
The matter is quite unique for the Baltic States, since the share incentive plans are not very widespread in the Baltic States; moreover, there are no clear legal provisions governing these issues.
 
The client was consulted by Irina Kostina, Head of Employment Practice and Zinta Jansons, Partner.
Ellex Klavins provided assistance to Michael Kors in opening its first stores in Latvia
Ellex Klavins provided assistance to Michael Kors in opening its first stores in Latvia.
 
We provided full scale assistance to Michael Kors regarding employment law matters necessary to start new business in Latvia. Among other tasks we adapted the employment agreements and job descriptions to the Latvian law, drafted the working regulations in the company.
 
Ellex Klavins also regularly provides assistance to Michael Kors in general employment and corporate matters.
We assisted TEVA in a complex pan Baltic acquisition matter
We advised TEVA in a complex pan Baltic (a part of the worldwide) acquisition matter, which includes a complex transfer of undertakings and respective transfer of employees.
 
This Pan Baltic acquisition of Actavis Baltics (Allergan Generics Group Company) is a part of the multibillion worth deal resulting in acquisition of Allergan Generics by Teva.
 
The client was consulted regarding the best scenario of acquisition process in respect of work force, determination of possible risks, evaluation of necessary activities, preparation process, drafting of all documents necessary for transfer of employees.