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Shipping and transport
Gatis Flinters’ team at Attorneys at Law Borenius handles contentious and day-to-day advisory work for international transport companies, including clients in the rail and road transportation sectors. Other clients include courier services company TNT Latvia, stevedoring company MAN-TESS, and charter airline Smartlynx.
Eversheds Bitans’ five-strong team is led by Maris Vainovskis, and is advising Russian Transport Lines on the $700m construction of Ventspils Northern Port project. Other clients include Latvian Shipping Company, Riga Commercial Port, LatRosTrans and Riga Central Terminal.
Valters Gencs at Gencs Valters Law Firm advises several transport-industry heavyweights, including Maersk Line, which provides shipping services for NATO in the Baltic Sea, and Swedish company Brax Shipholding Rederi.
Kronbergs & Cukste provides top-level corporate expertise to its transport clients. The team, led by Vineta Čukste, acts as general counsel to Riga International Airport and assisted it with the selection process of a private partner for the construction of a new airport terminal building.
Lawin is renowned for its aviation expertise and advises aircraft owners, lessors and investors on aircraft leases and finance transactions. It assisted an aircraft service and maintenance provider on the restructuring of VIP AVIA. The team is also representing Finnlines in a €1m cargo loss recovery claim.
Raidla Lejins & Norcous provides commercial, real estate and competition advice to clients in the shipping and transport sector, and also acts in contentious matters. Girts Lejins recently acted for Swiss oil trading company Litasco in its dispute with a Latvian oil terminal over the enforcement of a service agreement.
Sorainen’s transport practice provides ‘highly satisfactory’ service, and works closely with the firm’s dispute resolution team. Agris Repšs was instructed to advise on the European Commission’s study on harmonisation of the sanction system in the road transport sector, passenger rights in public transport and compensation mechanism for ports accommodating ships in distress. The team is also representing Ryanair in a dispute over payment of air navigation services.
bnt Attorneys-at-law advises local and international clients on business start-ups and day-to-day legal issues as well as contentious matters. It represented German-Polish railway equipment supplier Track Tec during a public procurement process and in arbitration with a construction company. Theis Klauberg and Renars Gasuns are the main contacts.
LetLaw acts for shipping company Alpha Shipping, stevedore company Jaunmīlgrāvja Ostas and multi-bulk terminal Dan Store. The team recently advised Liepājas Osta, a subsidiary of Liepājas Metalurgs, on contracts for transport and forwarding services.
Gints Vilgerts’ team at Magnusson handles contentious and non-contentious matters for clients including Transekspedicija and LARR Logistic.
Recent instructions for Sergei Petrov and Aleksandrs Kazachkovs at MAQS Law Firm include representing Latvian transport company CTF in litigation against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau concerning civil liability insurance; and advising Sodra Latvia on a services agreement with Skulte Port.
Tark Grunte Sutkiene advises clients from the food, beverages and vehicle industries on shipping and transport contracts, insurance liability issues and litigation matters. It recently advised TT Club on loss recovery issues pertaining to various carriers. Ivars Grunte heads the practice.