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Laura Erkske

Senior Associate

Contact:

LATVIA

tel +371 6770 4080
gsm  +371 2028 9410
skype laura.erkske
laura.erkske[at]fortlegal.com

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).

CV

CAREER

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

2016-2018
AS ABLV bank, Head of the Legal Department of Corporate and Financial Instruments Law

2015-2016
AS ABLV bank, Head of the Legal Department of Lending

2012-2015
AS ABLV bank, Head of the Legal Department of Construction and Lending

2010-2012
AS filiāle Latvijā Danske bank, Head of the Legal and Compliance Department

2007-2010
AS filiāle Latvijā Danske bank, Senior Associate, later – Head of the Legal Compliance Department

2005-2007
AS DnB NORD Banka, Lawyer of the Legal Administration

EDUCATION

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

LANGUAGES

Latvian, English, Russian, German