llze Znotiņa is the Head of Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia as of 1 June 2018. Prior to joining FIU Latvia she has had a career as a sworn attorney-at-law specialising in dispute resolution. Her main areas of expertise included regulatory issues, insolvency, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering, fraud and white-collar crime.
A former Partner of law firm Deloitte Legal, Mrs Znotina has represented a wide range of local and international clients in courts as well as performed anti-fraud reviews at many international and local companies, where she lead investigations of corruption, false accounting, fraud, theft, asset recovery, tax evasion, money laundering and obstruction of justice cases. Her recent activities before the appointment related to leading the preparation of Latvian National AML/CFT Risk assessment and several sectoral assessments.
Mrs Znotina has submitted her doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Law, University of Latvia. She holds a Master degree in International and European Law from Riga Graduate School of Law, and a Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Latvia. She is an author of a number of publications related to law, fraud and corruption as well as a frequent speaker on these topics.
- 8 years of experience leading Legal and Forensic Practice in Deloitte
- 16 years of experience in providing lectures (Commercial Law, EU Company Law, International Dispute resolution, International Arbitration.
- 7 years of experience in practicing and leading of law firms
- Member of ACFE