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. I also lead the Defence sector group. Please do not be discouraged to contact. 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
Entrepreneurs for Peace ensure installation of windows on the premises of the Ukrainian Society of the DeafDeals & Cases
SIA PROLUX successfully challenges the outcome of a negotiation procedureDeals & Cases
TV Play Baltics compliance with international sanctionsDeals & Cases
RB Rail sets qualification requirements for public procurement and settles a disputeDeals & Cases
Representing a client before a Latvian court in relation to a property claim under the jurisdiction of another EU member stateDeals & Cases
The most important aspects regarding amendments to the National Security Law of LatviaPublication
Companies can request the exclusion of applicants from third countries from procurement in LatviaPublication
Applying sanctions in public procurement in the Baltic statesPublication
Practical challenges in public procurements in LatviaPublication
Negotiated procedure for procurement of border fencePublication
IFLR recognises Sorainen as the only pan-Baltic Tier 1 law firmNews
Sorainen demonstrates strong performance in Chambers Global 2021 rankingsNews