White-Collar Crime

Ellex Klavins experts have extensive experience in defending, representing and providing legal assistance to international and local companies and their management in issues related to economic and financial crime, online fraud and corruption (“white-collar crime”). This accrued experience and allows Ellex Klavins professionals to provide our clients with a tailormade approach, thereby helping to protect their interests before Latvian law enforcement agencies and supervisory authorities, prosecutor’s offices, courts, as well as international law enforcement agencies.
Ellex Klavins provides legal assistance to business clients on a wide range of white-collar crime matters, especially on recovery of embezzled funds and investigations of allegedly unlawful actions of companies’ employees or management.
The application of coercive measures against legal entities and companies is becoming increasingly widespread, and the experience that we have acquired is unique in these matters that are the first of their kind.

Key contacts

Andris Lazdiņš

Associate Partner

Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice

Daiga Zivtiņa


Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice

Key projects in the field

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 a foreign bank in the court proceedings in Luxembourg
Assisting the client and its Luxembourgian advisors with drafting an expert opinion on the applicable regulations of the Latvian law regarding the client’s court proceedings in Luxembourg. The Luxembourgian court proceedings originated from the decision the Latvian Criminal court stating that the funds that had been originally pledged with the client by a now insolvent Latvian bank are proceedings of crime.
The client was represented by partner Daiga Zivtina and associate partner Andris Lazdins.
We are advising one of the world’s largest IT companies in an investigation of the client’s product retailers
Assistance to one of the world’s largest IT companies in a complex investigation regarding potential wrongdoings of the client’s licensed retailers. The client had suspicions that the retailers may have committed several breaches in re-selling of the client’s licenses. The case has dispute resolution, public procurement law and competition law implications.
The client is represented by the senior partner Filips Klavins and associate partners Andris Lazdins and Maris Brizgo.