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