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Lauris Liepa

Juhtivpartner / Läti


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 Global and Europe 2024
  • Dispute Resolution – The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2024
  • Arbitration – The Legal 500 Powerlist 2023
  • M&A – Highly regarded, IFLR 1000 2023
  • Disputes – Highly regarded, IFLR 1000 2022


  • Latvian, English, Russian, German

Liikmeskond ja haridus

  • Latvian Bar Association (since 1995)
  • International Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member of the Management Board, Polish-Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (since 2022)
  • Professor Karlis Dislers Foundation (national law and legal philosophy)
  • Public Law Institute
  • 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)