Filips Kļaviņš selected as a juror for the 2020 CEE Deals of the Year Awards

Ellex senior partner in Latvia Filips Kļaviņš has been selected as a juror for the 2020 CEE Deals of the Year Awards — the most prestigious and sought-after peer-selected awards for the legal industry in Central and Eastern Europe.

The CEE Deals of the Year Awards were created in 2017 by CEE Legal Matters, the leading source of news and information about the lawyers and legal industry in Central and Eastern Europe, to celebrate the transactions, financings, IPOs, and other deals that underpin growth throughout the reason — and the lawyers and law firms who make them happen. Five jurors are selected by CEE Legal Matters for each of the 24 jurisdictions in the region based on their reputation, expertise, knowledge, and established commitment to their markets.

CEE Legal Matters’ Executive Editor David Stuckey, who oversees the selection of the jurors each year, was pleased that Filips Kļaviņš agreed to commit his time and effort to the process of evaluating and ranking the many submissions made by law firms in Latvia. “Jurors were selected based on our personal interactions with them, their reputation among their peers, and the kinds of deals they have ushered to completion themselves over the years,” Stuckey said. “It is difficult to imagine a more skilled or knowledgeable panel of legal experts in Latvia, and a significant part of that comes from Filips. We are delighted and honoured that he agreed to participate, and the process is more trustworthy and reliable as a result.”

Filips Kļaviņš has been a partner of Ellex in Latvia since 1992, when he was one of two co-founders of the firm. Over the years after Latvia regained its independence, Filips Kļaviņš has been advising a broad range of foreign investors and local market leaders on major precedent setting matters. His expertise includes cross-border mergers and acquisitions work, including project management, complex due diligence and transaction documents, team leading and negotiation. Filips is also one of the firm’s leaders on complex real estate projects. He is the first individual in Latvia achieving the Chambers and Partners legal directories ranking of Senior Statespeople.

The finalists for CEE Deals of the Year will be listed in the March 2021 issue of the CEE Legal Matters magazine, and winners will be announced at the annual CEE Deal of the Year Banquet, scheduled for London on June 3, 2021. More information about the awards and the banquet can be found at


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