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Management

The Managing Partner of the Firm is Ivars Mēkons. He holds a Master’s degree in international law (LL.M.) from the University of Latvia Law School (2004).

When serving as the Legal Advisor to the Latvian Government in international investment arbitration (2003-2015), he revamped the then prevailing dispute resolution practice. During his tenure, he shifted focus towards attempts to resolve the matter amicably in the pre-arbitration stage, when facts demonstrated strong risk of, otherwise, an adverse outcome. In all relevant cases, he managed to secure favorable settlements. He had also been regularly advising State controlled entities on potential outcome and risks with regard to so called State contracts (concluded by State corporate bodies). Since fully leaving for private practice in 2015, he continues being regularly involved in international investment and complex commercial and trade arbitration under various widely acknowledged arbitration rules.

Among his regular clients are many Fortune 500 companies, as well as flourishing start-ups alike having entrenched their position on the market.

His major focus is the aviation industry, with client circle comprising both commercial and business aviation players.

You may find his papers on various themes of interest on Lexis Nexis and SSRN portal. You may reach him at ivars.mekons@success410.com

The Firm is employing a few permanent in-house experts, complementing the team for each particular major project with externally sourced industry professionals of direct knowledge to the Firm over their competence, track record, and practical experience.