About me

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.

Professional highlights

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.

Academic background

  • 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