Lawyer profile for Europe 2021
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Janis Zelmenis is a tax and legal advocate with worldwide experience for more than 20 years in leading and providing professional services to a diverse range of clients, operating in various business sectors.
Janis extensive expertise and knowledge make him known in the market as an authority with a focus on company mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and restructuring deals, company law and taxes.
Janis has a distinct focus on working with high-net-worth individuals, including founders of large venture capital funds and executives of multinational corporations. His expertise also includes many years of co-operation with commercial banks in Latvia, which he has consulted on tax issues and complicated purchase and acquisition deals and the necessary structuring, as well as advising on corporate governance issues Fortune 500 clients. As a tax expert, he has participated in drafting anti-money laundering laws.
Janis Zelmanis absolute knowledge of local and international legislation makes him one of the most frequently quoted personality in media widely.
Janis is also an author of the book “Pendulum of Wealth” published in Latvian and Russian languages in December 2015 that is devoted to international tax planning and privatization of Ventspils Nafta in Latvia.