Our team is acting for CATA, a client for whom Sorainen obtained a landmark ruling annulling unlawful amendments to a procurement contract in favour of its competitor, for a compensation of legal expenses in that case. Latvian laws used to cap the compensation of legal expenses by the government at ca. EUR 50 per hour billed, but the rule was annulled by the Constitutional Court. The government still has not passed new guidelines and the administrative courts keep applying caps close to the annulled regulation, which are at least three times less than the market rate.

We have helped the client to successfully escalate the dispute to the Supreme Court. The judgment in the case is expected in 2025.

Our team is led by senior associate Katrīne Pļaviņa-Mika and supported by associate Katrīna Bičevska.