Over the years since Latvia’s regained independence, Filips Klavinš has been advising a broad range of foreign investor and institutional clients on major precedent setting matters. Ellex Klavins is the Managing Partner of Ellex Klavins and has been with the firm since 1992. His practice areas are Corporate M&A and Commercial & Compliance.
Filips received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1986 and his Bachelor of Laws from Tufts University in 1983. He was an Associate at Baker & McKenzie and at Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey in New York; a Legal Consultant for the Latvian Supreme Council Committee on Legislation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. Filips was also a lecturer on American Contract Law at the University of Latvia.
Filips is affiliated with the International Bar Association, Lex Mundi Association, Advisory Board Best Lawyers, Swiss Embassy in Latvia, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, American Bar Association and Senator August Leber Legal Scholarship Foundation.