Janis Gavars

Mentor (M&A, Legal) at leAD Sports

Janis Gavars has a extensive work experience in the legal field. Janis currently serves as the Head of Corporate and M&A at ZAB PwC Legal since July 2022. Prior to that, they worked as a Mentor (M&A, Legal) at leAD Sports starting from April 2020.

From January 2017 to the present, Janis worked at PwC, where they held multiple roles. Janis was a Manager of PwC Legal, specializing in M&A, Corporate, and Capital markets regulation. Janis also served as an Attorney At Law and Co-Head of Mergers and Acquisitions during their tenure at PwC.

Janis was an Ambassador for Latvia at the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) from February 2020 to March 2021. ELTA is an association focused on promoting knowledge and application of technology-supported solutions in the legal market.

Before joining PwC, Janis worked as an Associate at Ellex – Baltic circle of legal excellence from May 2015 to April 2017. Janis mainly worked in the Corporate and M&A and Banking and Finance departments, providing legal advice to clients.

Prior to their time at Ellex, Janis started their career as a Junior Associate at LAWIN from March 2013 to May 2015. Janis specialized in Corporate and M&A law and gained significant cross-border experience.

Janis also completed internships at the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia, where they focused on constitutional law and procedure, and at The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia, where they conducted legal research, drafted decisions, and resolutions.

Overall, Janis Gavars has a diverse range of experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, legal technology, and constitutional law.

Janis Gavars completed their education in a chronological order as follows:

- From 2016 to 2018, Janis attended Riga Graduate School of Law where they obtained a Master's Degree in Law & Finance (LL.M).

- Prior to that, they studied at Latvijas Universitate from 2013 to 2015, earning a Master of Law degree. The field of study for this degree is not specified.

- In the period of 2010 to 2013, Janis pursued their Bachelor's Degree at Latvijas Universitate. The specific field of study for this degree is not provided.

- Janis completed their high school education from 2007 to 2010 at the Grammar School of Nordic Languages.

In addition to their formal education, Janis Gavars has obtained multiple certifications, including:

- Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School Online (obtained in March 2022)

- Share Purchase Agreement Clause by Clause (Online Course) from Go2Law Training by Hugh Owen (obtained in December 2021)

- Nasdaq First North Certified Advisor Training from Nasdaq (obtained in September 2021)

- PwC CEE Negotiation Skills Training (CEE Region Online Course) from PwC (obtained in January 2021)

- SSE Riga Negotiation Skills from Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education (obtained in October 2019)

- PwC Academy "Tax Basics" from PwC Academy (obtained in August 2019)

- PwC CEE Region M&A Legal Training from PwC (obtained in March 2019)

- IBR Intermediate Tax and Legal Academy: International Business Reorganisations from PwC (obtained in February 2019)

- Intensive Coaching Skills Course from FranklinCovey (obtained in 2019, specific month not provided)

- ELSA Istanbul Summer Law School on Mergers & Acquisitions from ELSA Istanbul (obtained in July 2018)

- Course "Effective Sales of Services" from Perfect Sales (obtained in 2018, specific month not provided)

- Public Speaking and Presentation Course from RunasKursi.lv (obtained in 2017, specific month not provided)

No assumptions can be made about Janis Gavars' education beyond the provided information.



  • Mentor (M&A, Legal)

    April, 2020 - present

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