Mr Edvīns Draba > Sorainen > Riga, Latvia > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
KR. VALDEMARA 21
LV-1010 Riga
Latvia
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Risk Management, Finance & Insurance, Intellectual Property

Position

Senior Associate

Career

As a senior associate with the firm’s Banking, Finance & Insurance practice group and a licensed professional patent attorney specialising in trademarks, Edvīns Draba also co-head our CIS/Russian Desk in Latvia.

Work with fintech projects. Edvīns has been working on diverse fintech projects and institutions, such as payment and electronic money institutions, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms, mobile payments, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. In addition, he has advised clients on other regulatory matters in the banking and finance field, as well as in secured lending projects.

Advising financial institutions on new regulation. He has assisted large financial institutions and other clients on anti-money laundering (AML), countering terrorist financing and on international sanctions issues, including advising banks on remediating the customer base and implementing a customer AML risk-scoring system.

Restructuring and insolvency specialist. Having assisted clients in numerous insolvency and restructuring proceedings, Edvīns is also the author of many international publications on Latvian restructuring and insolvency regulation. In addition, he has participated in national and international working groups that seek to develop and harmonise the legal framework. As a member of the European association for insolvency and restructuring specialists ‒ INSOL Europe ‒ he represent Latvia on the association’s Eastern European Countries Committee and serve on the editorial board of Eurofenix, the INSOL Europe journal. In 2012, Edvīns won the Richard Turton Award, a major award for young professionals under 35, in restructuring and insolvency, as the first winner from Latvia.

Licensed patent attorney. As a licensed professional patent attorney specialising in trademarks, he is qualified to represent international clients before the Latvian Patent Authority in trademark-related matters, including international trademark registration applications.

Languages

Latvian, English, Russian

Memberships

  • INSOL Europe
  • The Association of Latvian Professional Patent Attorneys
  • Eurofenix (official journal of INSOL Europe) – member of the editorial board

Education

  • Compliance Baltic, ‘Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML&CTF) for Banking Specialists’
  • University of Latvia, Latvia (LLB, LLM)