Janis Ciguzis

Janis Ciguzis

  Head of AML, Legal Manager
  BDO Law
  +371 25 780 900




Janis's role is related to managing engagements for both international and local clients, coordination & oversight of junior colleagues’ work. 

Janis's core competencies are assistance with AML/CFT and sanctions compliance matters; corporate matters - establishment, reorganization, and liquidation of various types of legal entities; Employment law; relationships with governmental and municipal authorities; assistance in public procurement matters.

Recently Janis assisted an international client in releasing funds in the amount of approx. 2m EUR, which were stuck in a local credit institution because the client failed to satisfy the bank’s numerous KYC requests.

Janis Ciguzis has specialized in the application of EU sanctions even before they became relevant in the context of the Russian Federation's invasion of Ukraine. Since the start of the war, Janis has actively followed all 10 EU sanctions packages and advised clients regarding the application of restrictive measures in export and import transactions, as well as the effectiveness of internal control systems of sanctions. Janis has obtained the CAMS and CGSS certificates. In addition, Janis has regularly participated in various trainings and seminars on the application of EU sanctions.


  • Banking and finance
  • Transport
  • Energy


  • University of Latvia, LLM,  2015
  • University of Latvia, LLB,  2013


  • Latvian 
  • English
  • Russian