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Liga Merwin Elected New Managing Partner at Ellex Klavins in Latvia

Liga Merwin Elected New Managing Partner at Ellex Klavins in Latvia

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Ellex Klavins has announced that Partner Liga Merwin was elected to a four year term as Managing Partner, to begin on April 15, 2018.

According to Ellex Klavins, "this change reflects the firm’s constant forward-thinking approach, to meet new challenges in the market with constantly evolving strong and progressive management. This development will strengthen and extend our position as one of the leading and most experienced law firms in Latvia."

Merwin joined the firm in 2000 and leads the Industry & Regulatory practice and heads the EU & Competition practice. According to Ellex Klavins, "she is widely recognized locally and internationally as one of the leading experts in competition law in the region and is also well-known for her energetic leadership and strong management skills."

Previous Managing Partner Filips Kļavins, who will return to a more active role in client project management and transactions, commented: “I am certain that Liga is the most suitable person to assume this position since she has been with the firm for many years and fully embodies our core values, culture and vision. She garners high respect within our firm, among our clients, and in the market. I am excited to be focusing more on client matters now and will be gratified to see what the upcoming changes will bring to the firm, to our staff, and most importantly, to the clients that we serve.”

Merwin added: “I have always been very proud to be a part of Ellex Klavins and I am very grateful to my team for giving me this opportunity to tackle new challenges and to continue working even more hands-on for the improvement of our services and to continue to build an even better and stronger law firm.”


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