I joined Sorainen after a successful career as General Counsel (Director of the Legal Department) in the Latvian Ministry of Defence, and in the diplomatic service. I am head of the firm’s Public Procurement & Public Projects team in Latvia. This forms part of the Dispute Resolution and Risk Management practice. Please do not be discouraged. Although I assist in disputes, I am particularly happy to consult early in order to avoid them.
Rail Baltica and other public procurement cases. I have assisted many tenderers with successful preparation of tenders, some valued at over EUR 100 million, as well as in disputes and litigation about tender requirements and results. I have also advised contracting authorities and drafted tender documents, as well as representing them in disputes. In particular I can be proud of drafting tender documents for specific tenders for the implementation of the Rail Baltica project, as well as for the construction of a new prison in Latvia. In addition, I have advised on defence and security procurements.
Public-private partnership projects. I have assisted Riga municipality with drafting public-private partnership tender documents for designing, building, financing and operating a northern roundabout for Riga (due to the financial cost of the project, about EUR 1 billion, the project was not implemented).
Dispute resolution. I have represented clients in numerous complex litigation cases of varying magnitude in civil and administrative courts, as well as out-of-court negotiations.
Insolvency and restructuring advice. I have also advised and represented the interests of many clients in restructuring and insolvency proceedings of their debtors, as well as associated litigation.
Commercial contracts. I have had the opportunity to draft contracts on dozens of different subjects involving parties from multiple jurisdictions.
- Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia (LLM in International and European Law)
- University of Latvia, Latvia (lawyer’s qualification)
I am a member of
- Latvian Bar Association
Deals & Cases
Construction of prison in Liepāja, LatviaDeals & Cases
Corporate governance training in the BalticsDeals & Cases
LIZDA demands stop to further liquidation of RPIVADeals & Cases
Rail Baltica – a fast and environmentally friendly rail connection to Europe – in progressDeals & Cases
Successfully resolved administrative violation case involving a major retail company in LatviaDeals & Cases
Public procurement in times of crisisPublication
Legal protection proceedings (LPP)Publication
Out-of-court legal protection proceedings (OCLPP)Publication
Legal entity insolvency proceedings (ISP)Publication
The World Bank Group – Doing Business 2020: Comparing Business Regulation in 190 EconomiesPublication