Marta Cera

Senior Associate

Co-Head of Finance & Tax practice, Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist, CAMS


+371 673 50547

Marta Cera is a senior associate who specializes in banking & finance and corporate M&A. Marta has notable experience in assisting major international clients in a wide scope of cross-border structured financing transactions and significant cross border M&A/private equity transactions. She often acts on M&A deals involving significant financing aspects. Marta also advises clients on regulatory matters in the field of banking & finance in relation to capital markets as well as the application of AIFMD, MiFID, PSD, and other EU and local regulatory frameworks and is one of the contact persons at Ellex in Latvia for the NASDAQ First North Certified Advisor programme.

Marta holds a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certificate from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and advises clients on AML/CTF related matters.

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Riga Graduate School of Law

LL.M. in International and European Law, degree with merit


Riga Graduate School of Law

LL.B. in Law and Business


University of Greenwich

BA (Hons) in International Business

Since 2020

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)


Since 2020

NASDAQ First North

Certified Advisor

Since 2017

Latvian Bar Association

Assistant Attorney at Law

Since 2017

International Bar Association (IBA)



COVID-19 – Opportunities. CEE finance and capital markets 2020–2021
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, November 2020

The CEE banking and finance practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – jointly with leading firms in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region as part of their StrongerTogether network – presents an annual update highlighting market trends and legal developments in the banking, finance and capital markets sectors in CEE. This year’s publication focuses on opportunities in the CEE region as a result and in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Ellex is the author of the Latvia and Lithuania chapter of the guide. The co-authors of the Latvia chapter are Associate Partner Valters Diure and Senior Associate Marta Cera. The Lithuania chapter has been prepared by Senior Associate Neringa Mickevičiūtė.


Latvian government looks to repair reputation with AML overhaul
PaymentsCompliance, October 2018

Associate Marta Cera comments on the Moneyval AML report and the adopted regulatins made in response by the Latvian government.