Ivo
Maskalāns
Senior Associate / Latvia
 
about

Ivo advises clients on competition law and employment law issues and represents them before the National Competition Authority, State Labour Inspectorate and the courts. Likewise, he advises clients on compliance issues and represents them during negotiations with the authorities and trade unions. Ivo has represented clients in various significant cases when the decisions of the Latvian Competition Council where challenged. Furthermore, he represents clients in cases dealing with discrimination of employees, dismissals and transfer of undertakings. Ivo is a regular speaker at conferences and his articles are frequently published in legal media.

His areas of specialization include specific industries (for example, supermarket chains and pharmacy).

Before joining COBALT Ivo worked with another law firm and served as the Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the Competition Council of the Republic of Latvia.

 
recognition
  • Employment - Associate to watch, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Competition/Antitrust - Associate to watch, Chambers Europe 2018
 
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Languages
Latvian, English, Russian

Education & membership
  • King’s College, University of London, UK, Diploma in EU Competition Law (2008)
  • School of Business Administration "Turiba", Faculty of Law, Latvia, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree (2006)
  • Police Academy of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Professional law degree (2005)
  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2010)


Publications
 
experience
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  • 2019 — 02 — 08
    COBALT represents Reitan Convenience AS in acquiring Caffeine
  • 2018 — 09 — 06
    COBALT advises Roche Latvija on the Acquisition of Medilink distribution business
  • 2018 — 03 — 20
    COBALT advises on the sale of a private eye clinic in Latvia
  • 2018 — 03 — 05
    COBALT advised Also Latvia on corporate and commercial issues
  • 2017 — 08 — 21
    COBALT secures annulment of prohibition to dismiss a trade union member
  • 2017 — 08 — 04
    COBALT advises AS Storent Investments on the acquisition of Cramo operations in Latvia and Kaliningrad
  • 2017 — 05 — 17
    COBALT Advises Prezi in Acquiring Data Visualization Company Infogram
  • 2017 — 01 — 02
    COBALT provides general legal assistance to Snap Inc.
  • 2016 — 12 — 27
    COBALT advised Anttila on different corporate governance matters and management structure
  • 2016 — 08 — 09
    COBALT manages to refute alleged discrimination of an employee
  • 2015 — 04 — 14
    COBALT advised Michael Kors
  • 2015 — 03 — 26
    COBALT advised Estonian renewable energy firm Nelja Energia AS on issuance of the green bonds
  • 2015 — 02 — 20
    COBALT represents SIA Empower in the biggest cartel case in recent Latvian antitrust history
  • 2015 — 02 — 11
    COBALT advises Abbott Laboratories on sale to Mylan of non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business
  • 2014 — 11 — 21
    COBALT advises Franklin Templeton Investments in acquisition of majority stake in SIA Storent Holding
  • 2014 — 08 — 04
    Legal advice to Roche Latvia on implementation of a distribution scheme
  • 2014 — 05 — 22
    Legal assistance to SIA Yeoman Latvia on tender issues
  • 2014 — 04 — 15
    COBALT advises AS Danske Bank on compliance issues
  • 2014 — 02 — 20
    COBALT advises SUEK Polska sp. z o.o. on distribution matters
  • 2014 — 01 — 08
    COBALT advises Norwegian company B2Holding AS in acquisition of leading debt recovery service provider SIA Creditreform Latvija
  • 2014 — 01 — 02
    COBALT advises Orlen Latvija on dominance issues
  • 2013 — 12 — 18
    COBALT provided corporate advice to SIA Yeoman Latvia
  • 2013 — 11 — 04
    COBALT advises GlaxoSmithKline Latvia on compliance issues
  • 2013 — 09 — 20
    COBALT advises Norwegian company B2 Holding in acquisition of loan portfolio from Latvijas Krājbanka
  • Ivo Maskalāns has positive work ethics, with interviewees describing him as ‘very helpful and accommodating’. ‘He has experience in handling compliance and restructuring issues.’
    CHAMBERS EUROPE 2019, EMPLOYMENT