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Ellex Klavins

Filips Klavins

Filips Klavins

Senior Partner

Ellex Klavins

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1992 to date - Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ellex Klavins. Over the years since Latvia’s regained independence, Filips Kïaviòð has been advising a broad range of foreign investor and institutional clients on major precedent setting matters.

Bar Admissions

1992, Attorney at Law (Latvia)
1987, Attorney at Law (New York, USA)
1986, Attorney at Law (Connecticut, USA)


1986 Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, USA, J.D. degree
1983 Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA, B.A. degree, cum laude
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

International Bar Association (IBA)
2009 to date - Vice-Chair, Europe/Middle-East/Africa Regional Managing Partners Committee, Lex Mundi Association
2000 to date - Official Legal Counsel, the Swiss Embassy in Latvia
1996 to date - Member of the Board of Directors, Arbitration of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Riga, Latvia
2000 - 2004 Republic of Latvia Designate, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
1993 - 2002 Member of the Board of Directors, the Senator August Leber Legal Scholarship Foundation, USA
1996 - 1998 Country Representative for Latvia, American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice Central European Law Committee, USA
1992 - 1993 Member of the Board of Advisors, American Bar Association Dictionary of Legal Synonyms Latvian/English
1989 - 1991 Vice President, USA Latvian-American Bar Association, USA

Professional Activities and Experience

1992 to date - Co-Founder and Partner, Ellex Latvia office (previously LAWIN Klavins & Slaidins), Latvia
1991 - Legal consultant, Latvian Supreme Council Committee on Legislation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
1990 - 1991 Lecturer on American Contract Law, University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Riga, Latvia
1988 - 1991 Associate, Baker & McKenzie, New York, USA
1986 - 1988 Associate, Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey New York, USA

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