Lauris Liepa is the Managing Partner of COBALT Latvia and is recognized to be a noted practitioner in litigation, constitutional law, banking and finances and M&A. Lauris has a strong track record of significant landmark cases brought before the courts of the Republic of Latvia, the Court of Justice of the European Union and also the European Court of Human Rights and in recent years he has coordinated major M&A and foreign investment deals. In the course of his legal practice extending over 20 years, Lauris has advised major local and international corporate clients and state institutions, including the Cabinet of Ministers and the Parliament.

Lauris Liepa is also the author of numerous benchmark legal publications; gives lectures at the Faculty of Law, University of Latvia and the Riga Graduate School of Law and is a member of various NGOs and associations. He takes an active involvement in the Latvian Venture Capital Association, is a member of the Supervisory Committee of NASDAQ OMX Riga and since 2011 is also a member of the supervisory board of the Arbitration Court of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • Dispute Resolution - Band 1, Chambers Europe 2018
  • Corporate/Commercial - Eminent Practitioner, Chambers Europe 2018
  • Banking & Finance - Eminent Practitioner, Chambers Europe 2018
  • Dispute Resolution - Leading individual, Legal 500 2018
  • Financial and corporate - Highly regarded, IFLR 1000 2018
  • Kalbos
  • Latvian, English, Russian, German
  • Išsilavinimas ir narystė organizacijose
  • Master’s Degree in Law, University of Latvia, Riga (2006)
  • Postgraduate studies, Westphalian Wilhelm’s University, Munster, Germany (1994)
  • Lawyer’s diploma, University of Latvia, Riga (1993)
  • Latvian Bar Association (since 1995)
  • International Bar Association
  • Latvian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Professor Karlis Dislers Foundation (national law and legal philosophy)
  • Public Law Institute