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Transport & Logistics

In our area of practice, which is extremely difficult to generalise about, we like to say “the only thing we haven’t worked on yet is space travel”. Otherwise our reach in our admittedly small markets has been massive in all fields of transport. Transport is inseparable from manufacturing, from trade and from travel. For this reason our clients appreciate our ability to connect diverse sets of expertise in the Baltics and Belarus in solving any of their strategic or emergency needs.

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Transport infrastructure specialists

Anything that there is to know from the legal perspective about any transport infrastructure in the Baltic states and Belarus, we know it inside out. We can easily deal with complicated railway arrangements – working in the borderland between European Union and Russian railway systems, where the regulations of the former Soviet Union were adopted as early as 1950 and still apply today, especially with regards to cargo, is an intricate business that we know well. We know port operations, and have advised the region’s largest airports as well, even dealing with air traffic management on a regional level. We also assist clients in ship arrests and aircraft detentions.

Arrangements and assets – covered

Whether it’s advice on logistics, carriage of passengers and freight, public transportation (whether publicly procured or private), maritime shipping, aviation or road carriage that you need, we can connect the region’s experts to tailor the perfect solution for your needs. You can also rely on our experience in sales, and in the lease and production of transportation assets. We have had a hand in all the big deals in the Baltic states and Belarus in this field, such as aircraft sales and leases, and large ship sales.

Friends with the future

Navigating the exciting and rapidly changing legal landscape for modern means of transportation is already something we do everyday. Smart and connected cars, ride sharing solutions, autonomous vehicles – we have experience with them all.

Helping your online orders reach you

We have worked with traditional nationally owned postal operators, private couriers, and by helping disruptors like parcel machine operators to enter the fray, we have contributed to opening up this market.

We can help you with

  • Regulatory framework
  • Ship arrests, maritime liens
  • Carriage of goods
  • Insurance
  • International sale of goods
  • Regulatory issues
  • Freight forwarding
  • Registration of vessels and aircraft
  • Enforcement of transport and maritime claims
  • Ship and aircraft construction, financing, sales and purchases
  • Aircraft detention
  • Maritime trade
  • Logistics
  • Public transport
  • Taxi services
  • Ride sharing solutions
  • Connected, smart and self-driving cars
  • Electric, end-of-life and hybrid vehicles
  • Tourism

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Experience

  • Legal Adviser

    TUI

    Preparing franchise agreement with TT Baltics + entering the Baltic market

  • Legal Adviser

    Rail Baltica

    Legal aspects of international railway construction and infrastructure management project ‒ the largest public infrastructure project in the Baltic States to date

    EUR 5.8 billion
  • Legal Adviser

    Finnair

    Representing client in recovery of 4 Embraer E170 aircraft from Estonian Air, the failed national carrier, in liquidation

  • Legal Adviser

    Tallinn Airport

    Advice on legal aspects of operating national airport under local + international law

  • Legal Adviser

    Regina Baltica

    Sale of ‘Regina Baltica’, a vessel registered under the Latvian flag ‒ a rare deal in the Baltics involving a ship of gross tonnage over 18,000 tons

  • Legal Adviser

    Transinesta (Ecolines)

    Advice and follow-up measures regarding market closure in long-distance passenger transportation market

  • Legal Adviser

    Inchcape

    Legal transaction support and merger clearance advice regarding entering into an agreement to acquire the exclusive BMW distribution business in Lithuania

  • Legal Adviser

    Taxify

    Advising Taxify on securing investments at a valuation of over USD 1 billion, making the company a unicorn