Marta Cera

Associate Partner

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


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Marta Cera is an associate partner and the Co-Head of the Banking & Finance practice group. Marta has extensive experience in financial regulatory matters, financing transactions and has developed the firm’s investment funds practice.

Marta advises clients on financial regulatory matters in relation to the application of AIFMD, MiFID, PSD, and other EU and local regulatory frameworks. Marta assists major international clients in a wide scope of cross-border secured lending and structured financing transactions. Marta also often acts on M&A deals involving significant financing aspects. Marta also works with capital markets projects 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.