Eva Berlaus

Eva Berlaus

Country Managing Partner


+371 67 365 014

Mob: +371 29 199 293
Fax: +371 67 365 001
E-mail: eva.berlaus@sorainen.com
Office: Latvia

Practice areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate, Employment, Investment Incentives, Restructuring & Insolvency, Competition, Privatisation

Sector Groups:

Financial Services & Insurance, Food, Agriculture & Forestry

Languages: Latvian, English, Russian

Eva Berlaus is a country managing partner of Sorainen Latvia and head of the Corporate and M&A Practice Group, which includes the Corporate, Employment, Investment Incentives, M&A, Private Equity and Privatisation Practice Areas. Eva has been practising law since 1996.

Eva has participated as counsel in major cross-border M&A deals in Latvia for both sellers and buyers and on behalf of listed and non-listed companies in business sectors such as banking, media, utilities, food, construction, property development, energy, consumer finance and environment. Eva has sound experience in advising on competition law issues relevant to merger control, asset transfer and related matters.

Mergermarket has ranked Eva among top 5 M&A lawyers by volume in terms of the number of M&A transactions announced in the Baltics and Belarus during 2005-2015. She is also a recommended practitioner by leading international legal directories:

  • The Legal 500 highly recommends her in corporate and M&A practices describing Eva as "particularly good; brisk, [...] very articulate and always available" and "friendly, thorough, efficient, moving things forward without wasting time";
  • Chambers Global applauded her in corporate advisory practice for being “commercially minded and practical” and providing “matter-of-fact advice”, and client has commented Eva “an example of what a lawyer should be. She has a great mix of experience and legal knowledge, and understands how international investors work.”;
  • Chambers Europe recognises Eva as a hands-on transactional specialist. "I would recommend her for her commitment to clients and result-oriented attitude," a source says;
  • Best Lawyers in corporate and M&A, labor and employment, private equity, corporate governance and compliance practices in Latvia;
  • IFLR1000 in M&A practice.

Eva Berlaus was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Corporate and M&A Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Riga.

Eva is actively involved in development of the Latvian legal system. She is lecturing at Riga Graduate School of Law and Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and delivering presentations on business law at various seminars in Latvia and throughout the Baltics. She is a board member of the Latvian Venture Capital Association and the Chairwoman of the association’s Business Legislation Committee.


University of Latvia, Latvia (LLB, LLM)
Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia (LLM)


Latvian Bar Association
International Bar Association


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