Ivars Gulbis is a prominent legal adviser with over 20 years of experience in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Startup law. During his career, he has advised in more than 100 transactions with a value of over 200 million euros. Clients value Ivars for his experience and skill , which he has acquired not only by advising clients but also by working for the Ministers of Justice and Transportation and as a member of the supervisory bodies of several municipal and state-owned companies. His projects frequently involve matters of Healthcare & Life Sciences law and are usually noted for their size, significance or complexity. Ivars also has long-standing experience in law-making.
2006-2007 – Legal adviser to the Minister of Justice.
2004-2006 – Legal adviser to the Minister of Transportation.
2003-2006 – Member of the supervisory bodies of several state-owned and municipal companies, including Latvian Mobile Telephone, Latvenergo and Riga District Heating.
2003-2004 – Adviser at the State Chancellery of Latvia.
2000-2005 – Legal adviser to the Association of Representative Offices of Foreign Pharmaceutical Companies.
1996 – 2003 – Head of the Legal Support Department at SEB bank.
Below are some of his professional highlights:
Advising a Latvian transportation company in establishing a joint venture (Euro Rail Cargo) with a leading Russian transportation company.
Advising more than 10 effected venture capital investments in various industries including investment in the development of organic cosmetic products by bio2you; investment in Steel Constructor MM, a Latvian private equity company, for development of residential and industrial building systems; investment in Square Audio, a Latvian private equity company, for development and production of high-end audio equipment.
Altogether, Ivars has advised in more than 100 transactions with a value of over 200 M EUR.
Contribution to Lawmaking
In 2008, Ivars developed the concept for a regulatory framework on the acquisition of prospective territories for RIGA International Airport.
In 2009, Ivars was engaged in a study performed at the request of the Association of Representative Offices of Foreign Pharmaceutical Companies on the necessary amendments to medicines reimbursement regulations.
In 2008, Ivars was assigned by the Latvia Investment and Development Agency of Latvia to the team developing regulatory framework and guidelines for the Competence Centres state aid programme.
In 2006. Ivars acted as a legal adviser to the Minister of Justice and was involved in the development of judiciary policy and legislation.