Mr Raivo Raudzeps > Sorainen > Riga, Latvia > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
KR. VALDEMARA 21
LV-1010 Riga
Latvia

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Risk Management

Position

Counsel

Career

Raivo Raudzeps 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. He is head of the firm’s Public Procurement & Public Projects team in Latvia. This forms part of the Dispute Resolution and Risk Management practice. Please do not be discouraged. Although Raivo assists in disputes, he is particularly happy to consult early in order to avoid them.

Rail Baltica and other public procurement cases. Raivo has 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. He has also advised contracting authorities and drafted tender documents, as well as representing them in disputes. In particular Raivo 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, he has advised on defence and security procurements.

Public-private partnership projects. Raivo Raudzeps has 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. Raivo has 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. He has also advised and represented the interests of many clients in restructuring and insolvency proceedings of their debtors, as well as associated litigation.

Commercial contracts. Raivo has had the opportunity to draft contracts on dozens of different subjects involving parties from multiple jurisdictions.

Languages

Latvian, English, Russian

Memberships

Latvian Bar Association

Education

  • Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia (LLM in International and European Law)
  • University of Latvia, Latvia (lawyer’s qualification)

Lawyer Rankings

Latvia > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Raivo RaudzepsSorainen

Cross-border disputes are a particular strong point at Sorainen, which acts for governments and investors in arbitration matters connected with bilateral investment treaties. Other areas of activity include procurement and public infrastructure projects, general commercial litigation, tax litigation and white-collar crime cases and tax litigation. Valts Nerets co-chairs the practice with Andris Tauriņš, who is focused on IP and TMT matters. Counsel Raivo Raudzeps is a key name for procurement disputes. Nauris Grigals was a new arrival in early 2022 from TGS Baltic.