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Under Gatis Flinters’ leadership, Cobalt has a leading practice across shipping, aviation, road and rail. Senior associate Liga Fjodorova and Flinters regularly act for TNT Latvija in a broad range of transport and cargo-related matters. The group defended Riga International Airport (RIA) in the Supreme Court of Latvia against FlyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines, which alleged that RIA abused its dominant position.

Sorainen’s shipping team routinely handles cargo disputes, ship arrests and charterparty matters. In the rail sector, the firm has been advising RB Rail on EU funding, implementation and public procurement for construction of the Rail Baltica project. The group also handled Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes’ €52m investment in airBaltic. Practice head Agris Repšs is recommended alongside recently promoted senior associate Valts Nerets, who leads the transport sector group.

Ellex ably advises on rail sector mandates and also has been active in the shipping and road transport industries. Senior attorney Māris Brizgo heads the public procurement team and is working alongside practice head Raimonds Slaidiņš to advise Stadler Polska on a tender to supply trains, maintenance equipment and personnel training to Pasažieru vilciens. Senior counsel Ivars Slokenbergs excels in aviation matters, where Bombardier and AerCap are major clients.

Eversheds Sutherland Bitans recently handled Scorpio Services Holding’s acquisition of a 60% stake in Astor Shipmanagement, and provides corporate governance and public procurement advice to RB Rail. Senior partner Māris Vainovskis and Māris Logins head the department.

Vineta Čukste-Jurjeva is the main contact for rail, shipping and road matters at Kronbergs Cukste Derling. She has been advising a rail company on drafting an architectural design competition brief for the reconstruction of Riga Central Station, as well as building a railway bridge and overpass for Rail Baltica trains. Other clients include Bureau Ship Service and Latvenergo.

Primus, Attorneys at Law is representing Dan Store in a stevedoring contract dispute. Other areas of experience include the mortgaging of vessels, employment-related transport work and aircraft registration. Sintija Radionova and Kristīne Gaigule-Šāvēja are recommended.

TGS Baltic’s Andra Rubene assisted new client Cemex with several contracts, including a freight-forwarding services contract that covers rail, sea and road transportation. Managing partner and ‘experienced litigatorIvars Grunte heads the group, which added Tamro and DSV Air & Sea to its client roster.

Vilgerts is acting for Fracht in proceedings against a former shareholder and transport company, regarding the alleged misappropriation of cargo and deviation from a route stipulated in a transport contract. Practice head Gints Vilgerts and newly promoted senior associate Jānis Kubilis are key figures.

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