Aivars Lošmanis



English, German, Latvian, Russian



Primary practices:

Corporate, Litigation & Arbitration

Secondary practices:

Banking & Finance, M&A, Restructuring & Insolvency


+371 29 613 453


+371 29 613 453

Primary practices:

Corporate, Litigation & Arbitration

Secondary practices:

Banking & Finance, M&A, Restructuring & Insolvency


Assist. Prof. Dr. iur Aivars Lošmanis is a recognized attorney in banking, company and civil law.

He is a co-author of the Latvian Commercial Law. Aivars regularly advises the Company register on matters of policy as part of its Advisory Council. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Latvia and regularly publishes in his fields of expertise.



2017 / Partner, VILGERTS
2013 / Senior Associate, VILGERTS
2012 – 2013 / Attorney, Kristaps Andersons Law Office
2006 – 2014 / Member of the Supervisory Board, AS “Valmieras stikla šķiedra”
2006 – 2012 / Attorney, Grutups Law Office
2009 / Member of the Advisory Council, Company Register
1999 – 2002 / Advisor, Saeima (Parliament of Latvia)


2005 / Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, Dr. iur.
1999 / Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany, L.LM.
1997 / University of Latvia, LL.B.


2006 / Latvian Bar Association


Successfully defending previous management board member in a litigation against one of the largest Latvian transport building factories. The claim for recovery of losses was brought due to company’s tax debt penalty EUR 0.13 Mio that was imposed for the period while the client held a position in company’s management board.

Representing If P&C Insurance AS in dispute with a stevedore company Liepājas Osta LM AS in relation to a claim for compensation of losses in the amount of EUR 1.3 Mio. The damage most likely was caused by exposure to saltwater and therefore the cargo of steel bars was damaged during transportation from Liepaja to Liverpool. The court of appeals ruled in the favour of the client.

Representing Iveco Group companies in a dispute worth EUR 0.63 Mio against its previous dealer Ive Motors SIA, which became insolvent. The dispute involved several complex legal aspects concerning the jurisdiction, applicable substantive law and others.

Representing Merks SIA in a dispute worth EUR 0.26 Mio concerning an alleged debt claim brought by BS Isme SIA. On behalf of client VILGERTS brought a counterclaim in the amount of EUR 0.16 Mio for damages and payment obligations due to contract termination by BS Isme. In June 2016 the Supreme Court adopted a favourable judgment for the client.


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