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TGS Baltic
ELIZABETES STREET 63-11
1050 RIGA
Latvia

Work Department

Practices: Mergers & Acquisitions / Banking & Finance / Competition / Development & Regulatory / Tax Investigation & Litigation / Private Equity & Venture Capital / Intellectual Property / Infrastructure & PPP / Real Estate Transactions / Corporate Law / Capital Markets / Restructuring & Insolvency / Employment / Healthcare & Life science / Commercial Law /Shareholders Disputes / European Union Law

Position

Partner, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions practice group, Latvia

Career

Over 19 years she has lead most of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial transactions: Fuchs Petrolub MSEK 690 acquisition of Statoil Fuel & Retail Lubricants business from Couche-Tard Luxembourg S.A.R.L, Swedbank on the acquisition of Danske Bank personal banking business, sale of Radio SWH to Cinamon Holding, sale of insurance company AAS Baltikums to Vienna Insurance Group AG, sale of the Coats EMEA Crafts business to AURELIUS Group, sale of Inspecta Group to Netherlands-based ACTA, i.e. the holding of Kiwa and Shield Group International, MEUR 23.3 debt financing of Mogo group in the Baltics and Georgia by Mezzanine Management, sale of 97% of multiple units rolling stock repair and maintenance business of VRC Zasulauks to public rail transport services monopoly Pasažieru vilciens and due diligence of AS Latvijas Gaze in the interests of a bidder for E.ON Ruhrgas owned shares.

Languages

Latvian, English, Russian

Memberships

  • Representative of the Latvian Bar Association in the Commercial law drafting working group (2013)
  • Latvian Bar Association (admitted 2002)

Education

  • 2006 Riga Graduate School of Law (LL.M.)
  • 2003 Department of Law, University of Latvia (Mag.iur., Dipl.iur.)

Lawyer Rankings

Latvia > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Andra RubeneTGS Baltic

TGS Baltic advises on merger clearance, prohibitive agreements and abuse of dominance allegations, with a client roster that includes Tele2, Proctor & Gamble and Mastercard. Andra Rubene has experience in the aforementioned fields, with broader expertise across corporate and M&A matters. She leads the team alongside senior associate Māra Stabulniece-Veldruma, who has expertise in competition law in addition to complementary areas such as public procurement and regulatory compliance.

Latvia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Andra RubeneTGS Baltic

Providing a ‘one-stop shop for all Baltic states’, TGS Baltic is highly skilled in cross-border deals, as illustrated by assisting Inspired with the Latvian aspects of its global acquisition of King’s College Schools. Alongside education, the team is also experienced in sectors such as telecoms, retail, energy and media. Andra Rubene leads the practice and ‘clients choose her for her enormous expertise in M&A’, as well as her complementary strengths in employment and EU and competition law. Also leading the team is Nauris Grigals, who has a similarly broad skillset which spans contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial work.

Latvia > Tax

TGS Baltic has ‘in-depth knowledge throughout the whole tax team’, which stands out for its ‘pan-Baltic presence’ and ability to draw on the expertise of its teams in Estonia and Lithuania. Andra Rubene is one of three practice heads, noted for her expertise in advising large corporates such as GlaxoSmithKline and Philip Morris. Nauris Grigals handles the litigation side of the practice, and is notably adept in handling transfer pricing issues. Associate Rūdolfs Vilsons is a certified tax consultant and advises clients on corporate tax and compliance.

Latvia > IP, IT and telecoms

TGS Baltic advises on leading deals and disputes across TMT and IP, most recently assisting Facebook with the launch of its new dating app. Andra Rubene advised on that particular matter and regularly assists companies with IP and technology clearance issues. She leads the team alongside ‘very knowledgeable‘ associate Arina Stivriņa, who is an expert in data protection, and associate Zane Skļamina, who specialises in regulatory compliance. Associate and trade mark attorney Alīna Lepere is also recommended.

Latvia > Employment

TGS Baltic advises major corporations on the full range of employment issues, including restructurings, terminations, grievance procedures, immigration and data protection. Andra Rubene has a significant client base of international companies, which she advises on contracts, terminations and TUPE issues. Linda Štrause is also a key figure and has been primarily advising clients on employment issues surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Associate Toms Tīdemanis assists Rubene on most matters.