Name
Elīza Grīnvalde

Head of Corporate / AML Specialist (CAMS)

Languages

English, Latvian, Russian

Location

Latvia

Primary practices:

Corporate, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions

Secondary practices:

Banking & Finance, Employment, GDPR & Data Protection, Regulatory

Contacts

+371 22 403 488

eliza.grinvalde@vilgerts.com

Contacts

+371 22 403 488

eliza.grinvalde@vilgerts.com

Primary practices:

Corporate, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Sanctions

Secondary practices:

Banking & Finance, Employment, GDPR & Data Protection, Regulatory

Profile

Elīza Grīnvalde, LL.M., leads the VILGERTS corporate & commercial team.

Elīza assists clients across a full spectrum of corporate & commercial matters including daily tasks such as, company establishment and liquidation, company reorganisation and the drafting of corporate documents, to more complex corporate restructuring and insolvency matters.

Elīza also advises clients on a wide range of immigration matters, including residence and work permits.

Elīza is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Elīza advises clients on the preparation and implementation of KYC/AML and sanctions procedures for internal use, by performing internal audits, as well as advising on the registration of UBOs for both simple and complex corporate structures.

Prior to VILGERTS, Elīza held the position of in-house Lawyer at Creamfinance (a consumer financing company) and more recently at TWINO (a leading FinTech company in Latvia).

At TWINO, Elīza was managing all corporate matters within the corporate group and assisted with various matters, including the preparation of the application for an investment brokerage license granted by the Latvian Financial and Capital Market Commission, as well as being involved in the reorganisation and preparation of the legal framework documents for those operations granted under the investment brokerage license.

Elīza has gained significant experience as result of managing the corporate matters at a leading FinTech company and has gained invaluable insights through her interaction with national regulators in various jurisdictions, including licensing procedures.

Career

2022  / Head of Corporate / AML Specialist (CAMS), VILGERTS
2021 / Lawyer, TWINO
2020 / Senior Lawyer, Creamfinance
2020 / AML Specialist (CAMS), VILGERTS
2019 / 2020 Associate, AML specialist (CAMS), VILGERTS
2017 / Junior Associate, VILGERTS
2016 – 2017 / Immigration Compliance Coordinator, Fragomen LLP
2014 – 2015 / Technical Secretary and Assistant of Deputy Speaker, Parliament of the Republic of Latvia

Education

2017 / University of Westminster, LL.M. International Commercial Law
2015 / Riga Graduate School of Law, LL.B.

Experience

Assisting client with obtaining approval for short-term Business Travel to Latvia via LIAA.

Assisting one of the leading Enterprise Software Development, Design & Consulting companies in Belarus to obtain a Work Permit, a Temporary Residence Permit and EU Blue Card Residence Permits for its employees from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in order to start its operations in Latvia.

Advising various leading companies throughout 2021 on developing their internal AML/KYC guidelines and procedures

Advising a client in AML audit proceedings performed by the State Revenue Service

News

AML challenges and risks in the Baltics

by Elīza Grīnvalde, Head of Corporate / AML Specialist (CAMS), Latvia

Latvian economy continues expanding

by Elīza Grīnvalde, Head of Corporate / AML Specialist (CAMS), Latvia

Publications

Team