Leading specialist of the team

Dr.iur. Jānis Kārkliņš

Dr.iur. Jānis Kārkliņš

Leading Partner, Sworn Advocate

Doctor of Law (dr.iur.)
Associate Professor at the University of Latvia Faculty of Law

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – qualification of a lawyer (dipl.iur.)
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Master’s Degree in Social Sciences in Law (mag.iur.)
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Doctoral Degree in Law, in Civil Law (Dr.iur.)

Author of more than 40 scientific publications on issues of civil law and commercial law. Has participated as a speaker in at least 30 scientific conferences.

By the decision of the Latvian Council of Science has been granted expert’s rights in Legal Science.
Has been invited as an expert to provide various opinions to state and municipal institutions. Member of working groups established by the Ministry of Justice, member of the Advisory Council of Enterprise Register. Has been granted State Award – badge of honour “For Contribution to the Development of Enterprise Register”.

Areas of work: civil law, contractual law, commercial law, competition law, labour law, tort law, litigation, transactions in company acquisition, merging, and reorganisation.

janis@karklins.lv

Dr.iur. Annija Kārkliņa

Dr.iur. Annija Kārkliņa

Partner, Sworn Advocate

Doctor of Law (dr.iur.)
Associate Professor, Vice-dean of University of Latvia Faculty of Law, Head of the State Law Department

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – qualification of a lawyer (dipl.iur.)
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Master’s Degree in Social Sciences in Law (mag.iur.)
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Doctoral Degree in Law, in State Law (Dr.iur)

Author of more than 30 various scientific publications on issues of constitutional law and labour law. Has participated as a speaker in at least 20 scientific conferences.

By the decision of the Latvian Council of Science has been granted expert’s rights in Legal Science.
Has provided expert opinions to various state institutions.

Areas of work: labour law, constitutional law, commercial law, issues related to company restructuring.

annija@karklins.lv

DR.IUR. ERLENS KALNIŅŠ

DR.IUR. ERLENS KALNIŅŠ

Sworn attorney

PhD in Law (Dr.iur.)
Assistant professor of the Faculty of Law

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – lawyer’s qualification (dipl.iur.)
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – master degree in social sciences (mag.iur.)
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – PhD in Civil Law (Dr.iur.)

Author of more than 30 publications in civil law, commercial law, employment law and legal theory. Author and co-author of several books. Participated as a lecturer in at least 7 scientific conferences. Member of task groups of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia. Awarded State price holder – Honor Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers “About significant contribution in shaping the Rule of Law of the Republic of Latvia.

Area of expertise: property law, obligation and tort law, family law, commercial law, banking law, litigations.

erlens@karklins.lv

Lauris Buls

Lauris Buls

Leading Lawyer

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Professional Master’s Degree in Law and qualification of a lawyer
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – doctoral studies in law

Author of publications related to topics of contractual law and tort law, speaker at local and international conferences and lecturer, award recipient at competitions of research work, laureate of moot court contests.

Areas of work: alternative dispute resolution (mediation, settlement, etc.), contractual law, tort law, commercial law, law on negotiable instruments, international private law, and insolvency proceedings.

lauris@karklins.lv

Edijs Brants

Edijs Brants

Senior Lawyer

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Professional Master’s Degree in Law and qualification of a lawyer
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – doctoral studies

Author of a number of scientific publications, has presented at conferences on civil law issues.

Gained success already during his study years at moot court contests – ranked as the 1st and was awarded the Best Orator’s Prize in civil law moot courts, the 1st place at Professor K.Dišler’s Constitutional Law Moot Court. Was also awarded the main prize by the journal “Jurista Vārds” in a competition of legal research in civil law for his study “The Principle of Predictability of Loss in Latvian Private Law”.

Areas of works: civil law, contractual law, tort law, commercial law, civil procedure, and litigations.

edijs@karklins.lv

Lelde Leja

Lelde Leja

Tax Advisor, Lawyer

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, Economics Programme, Speciality of Business Accounting, Control and Analysis – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics.
Turība University, Faculty of Law – Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Law, qualification of a lawyer.
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Master’s Degree in Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, Economics Programme, Speciality of Business Accounting, Control and Analysis – Master’s Degree in Social Sciences in Economics

Lelde is the author of numerous publications on accountancy and tax law issues, published in Bilance, Dienas Bizness, Saldo, as well as Internet vortals dedicated to financial issues.

Areas of work: advice on tax law, in particular, VAT and CIT, representation of clients in institutions of tax administration, litigations in tax and finance fields, providing accountancy services, representation in audit and thematic inspection procedures, preparing tax returns, advice on cross-border transactions.

lelde@karklins.lv

Kristens Vorslavs

Kristens Vorslavs

Lawyer

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Professional Master’s Degree in Law and qualification of a lawyer

Has upgraded his professional knowledge within ERASMUS exchange programme at Comenius University in Bratislava.
Winner at civil law moot court contests

Areas of work: labour law, civil law, commercial law, preparing contracts and procedural documents, insolvency proceedings.

kristens@karklins.lv

Ēriks Krēsliņš

Ēriks Krēsliņš

Lawyer

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – studies in professional master level study programme

Upgraded his professional knowledge within the framework of ERASMUS+ exchange programme at Utrecht University Faculty of Law

Successfully participated in various international moot court contests (European Law Moot Court, Central and Eastern European Moot Competition), as well as in national moot court competitions on civil and constitutional law.

Areas of work: labour law, civil law, tort law, international law, preparing contracts and procedural documents.

eriks@karklins.lv

Kristaps Zaķis

Kristaps Zaķis

Lawyer

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Professional Master’s Degree in Law and qualification of a lawyer

Successfully participated in national civil law moot court competitions.

Areas of work: civil law, commercial law, administrative law, insolvency proceedings, preparing contracts and procedural documents.

kristaps@karklins.lv

Rihards Strads

Rihards Strads

Legal Assistant

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law

Rihards provides support to the Firm’s lawyers in various legal tasks with enormous sense of responsibility, determination and outstanding accuracy.

Areas of work: civil law, commercial law, administrative law, public procurement, preparing contracts and procedural documents.

rihards@karklins.lv

Ritvars Purmalis

Ritvars Purmalis

Legal Assistant

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – studies in professional master level study programme

Has upgraded his professional knowledge within framework of ELSA (European Law Students’ Association) summer school at Technische Universität Dresden.

In addition to studies at the University of Latvia, has fulfilled the duties of secretary general at ELSA Latvia. As part of the association, has also helped to organize moot court competitions, seminars and other activities in relation to field of law.

ritvars@karklins.lv

Pauls Zeņķis

Pauls Zeņķis

Legal Assistant

Education:
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – studies in professional master level study programme
Before starting work at the law firm, worked at the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia (Saeima) where he gained extensive experience in the legislative process and in the matters concerning the parliament.

Areas of work: civil law, commercial law, administrative law, insolvency and liquidation proceedings, public procurement, preparing contracts and procedural documents.

pauls@karklins.lv

Reinis Grandāns

Reinis Grandāns

Legal Assistant

Education:

University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – Bachelor of Social Sciences in Law
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law – studies in professional master degree study programme

Areas of work: civil law, commercial law and procedural documents.

reinisg@karklins.lv

Gints Osis

Gints Osis

Legal Assistant

Gints provides support to the Firm’s lawyers in various paralegal and technical tasks with responsibility, determination and outstanding accuracy.

gints@karklins.lv

Artūrs Valters Freibergs

Artūrs Valters Freibergs

Legal Assistant

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (B.Sc, Chem), University of Latvia
Studies in Professional Master’s Degree Programme “Conference Interpreting”, University of Latvia
Studies in Bachelor’s degree programme, Faculty of Law

Additional experience: Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Participated in Humans Right’s Moot Court
Primarily giving assistance to colleagues in researching German case-law.

arturs@karklins.lv

Salvis Kārklis

Salvis Kārklis

Legal Assistant

Salvis provides support to the Firm’s lawyers in various paralegal and technical tasks with responsibility, determination and outstanding accuracy.

salvis@karklins.lv

Laura Niedrīte

Laura Niedrīte

Administrative Assistant

Laura takes care of meeting guests in the office as well as provides support in everyday tasks.

laura@karklins.lv