Niklāvs Zieds

Associate

Latvia

+371 678 03390

Niklāvs Zieds is an associate at Ellex specialising in Banking & Finance. He has gained valuable experience in both the private and public sectors, having consulted credit institutions, MiFID II investment firms, AIFMD fund managers, and PSD2 service providers on the cross-border provision of services in Latvia. Niklāvs’ areas of competence have likewise included the scrutiny and approval of pre-IPO undertakings’ prospectuses, supervision of listed issuers of financial instruments and holders of financial instruments and managers of issuers in relation to MAR, MiFID II investment services and firms, and UCITS and AIFMD investment funds and investment fund managers, as well as pension funds, including in relation to PRIIPs. Niklāvs simultaneously worked with the CSDR in relation to the supervision of the central securities depository and trading venues within the meaning of MiFID II. He additionally partook in the development of draft legislation in relation to takeover bids and acted as the regulator’s contact point for the upcoming European green bond standard and represented the regulator before ESMA’s Corporate Finance Standing Committee and Investment Management Standing Committee.

Having rendered legal advice in German to a multitude of SMEs from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and having been seconded to a law firm specializing in banking and finance law in Hamburg during February 2019, Niklāvs possesses a solid working knowledge of German.

2019

Riga Graduate School of Law

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

2017

Riga Graduate School of Law

LL.B. in Law and Diplomacy

2022

Country update - Latvia: AML
Thomson Reuters, 21.06.2022.

An overview on Anti-money laundering (AML) legal framework in Latvia prepared by associate partner Valters Diure and associate Niklāvs Zieds.