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TGS Baltic

ELIZABETES STREET 63-11, 1050 RIGA, LATVIA
Tel:
Work +371 6788 9999
Fax:
Fax +371 6788 9990
Email:
Web:
tgsbaltic.com
Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius

Andra Rubene

Tel:
Work +371 67889999
Email:
TGS Baltic

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

Heads Corporate/Commercial (Latvia) practice. Yes.
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

Member

  • 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.)


Latvia

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Andra Rubene - TGS Baltic

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

TGS Baltic is ‘the leading law firm in the sector, according to one client, and deals with a wide range of M&A and restructuring matters in an ‘efficient and experienced’ way. Practice head Andra Rubene, who is ‘a phenomenal practitioner’, and ‘fantastic’ senior associate Nauris Grigals have advised numerous local and international corporations, demonstrating ‘great strategic thinking and quality’. Clients include the Ministry of Economics.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

TGS Baltic advises on a variety of matters, including competition and state aid compliance. Co-head Andra Rubene and the team have experience in advising clients from the energy and pharmaceutical industries, among others. Clients include Mastercard.

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Employment

Within: Employment

TGS Baltic offers ‘bespoke quality’ services to its clients in all employment matters. Key contact Andra Rubene, who is ‘outstanding’, advised PharmaSwiss on issues relating to the posting of employees. Senior associate Linda Štrause is advising the University of Latvia on the development of a new general staff remuneration regulation for 3,000 employees. Other clients include Volvo Truck Latvia.

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IP, IT and telecoms

Within: IP, IT and telecoms

TGS Baltic acts for local and multinational companies across various industry sectors, offering clients advice on a broad range of IP issues and technology licensing. Andra Rubene is a key contact at the practice, along with Nauris Grigals. The pair represented a pharmacy company in a dispute with an IT company related to the cash register software system, which was resolved through an out-of-court settlement.

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Shipping and transport

Within: Shipping and transport

Ivars Grunte and Andra Rubene lead the transport team at TGS Baltic, which counts the European Investment Bank (ECB) among its longstanding clients. The firm recently advised Volvo Cars on shipment and registration issues related to its operations in Latvia. Inese Hazenfusa is also noted for her expertise in the financial aspects of deals, advising ECB on financing the purchase of multiple unit trains. The Alpha Shipping Company is a new client.

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Tax

Within: Tax

TGS Baltic’s tax team is led by the ‘smart and pragmatic’ Andra Rubene, with other key practitioners including Nauris Grigals and associate Rūdolfs Vilsons. The team provides clients with advice on a wide scope of matters, including tax litigation and structuring. Novaturas and Philip Morris International are among the firm's clients.

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