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Laura Erkske

Senior Associate



tel +371 6770 4080
gsm  +371 2028 9410
skype laura.erkske

Laura has obtained all-encompassing experience in the banking sector beginning as a lawyer in the corporate lending department of AS DnB NORD Bank (current name Luminor), followed by the head of the Legal and Compliance Department at the Latvian branch office of Danske Bank A/S, while before joining of the FORT team heading various legal departments of the then second largest bank in Latvia – ABLV Bank, AS – for several years.  Working in the banking sector for almost thirteen years altogether, Laura has accumulated outstanding experience in financial transactions of various types and degrees of complication related to consumer lending, real estate development projects, funding of international trade and purchase of vessels, as well as in a number of other transactions. Additional know-how has been acquired in trust transactions, aspects of organising issuance of bonds and matters related to supervision of the banking sector. Laura has also experience in matters related with the Consumer Rights Protection Centre, as well as matters related with the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC).



2018- until now
Associate at Law Firm FORT, Senior Associate

AS ABLV bank, Head of the Legal Department of Corporate and Financial Instruments Law

AS ABLV bank, Head of the Legal Department of Lending

AS ABLV bank, Head of the Legal Department of Construction and Lending

AS filiāle Latvijā Danske bank, Head of the Legal and Compliance Department

AS filiāle Latvijā Danske bank, Senior Associate, later – Head of the Legal Compliance Department

AS DnB NORD Banka, Lawyer of the Legal Administration


  • University of Latvia, Latvia (LLM)
  • University of Latvia, Latvia (LLB)


Latvian, English, Russian, German