Debora Pāvila, M.Jur. has over 10 years’ experience of advising clients on the full range of Latvian and EU competition law issues, including cartel investigations by Latvia’s Competition Council, commercial agreements and distribution agreements, abuse of dominance, compliance training, economic regulation (e.g., the Unfair Retail Practices Prohibition Law) and competition-related litigation.
Her contentious work includes proceedings before administrative and civil courts of Latvia of all instances, as well as before the Court of Justice of the EU.
Debora is leading a major litigation case against Latvia’s Competition Council – challenge of a EUR 7.4 Mio fine imposed on the Moller Mobility Group companies for alleged cartel (the VW case).
Band 1 lawyer in Competition & Antitrust by Chambers & Partners Europe: “Debora Pāvila is recognised by market sources for her experience in the area. Her practice spans both contentious and non-contentious matters, and she frequently advises on state aid issues. She is also well adept at representing clients in cartel investigations.”
Legal500: “Takes a wide view on the issue to be solved.” “Very responsive, competent and absolutely first choice in competition matters.”
2008 / Partner, VILGERTS
2012 – 2018 / Visiting lecturer in Internal Market Law, Riga Graduate School of Law
2005 – 2008 / Associate, Sorainen
2002 – 2004 / Advisor, Foreign and European Affairs Committees of the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia
2008 / King’s College London, Diploma in EU Competition law
2005 / University of Oxford, M.Jur. (distinction)
2004 / University of Latvia, Bac.iur.
2009 / Latvian Bar Association