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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Kronbergs Čukste Levin provides an 'excellent' service to its clients, covering finance-related legal issues from loan agreements to project finance. Team head Valters Kronbergs acted as liquidator of a bank and Vineta Cukste-Jurjeva recently served as legal counsel for the European Central Bank before the European Commission in a cross-border matter which concerned the Bank of Latvia and the termination of its bank chief. Clients include Johnson & Johnson and the Ministry of Economics.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Kronbergs Čukste Levin is skilled in cross-border commercial matters and merger work. In a recent highlight, the firm advised Lielupe Tennis Centre on new governance structures. Valters Kronbergs and Vineta Čukste–Jurjeva are the key names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Led by Vineta Čukste–Jurjeva, Kronbergs Čukste Levin's dispute resolution team regularly handles commercial, competition and regulatory matters, which are often cross-border in nature. It continues to represent a digital consumer lending group in tax litigation, and the European Central Bank is another client. Associate Reinis Papulis joined the firm from the Latvian Competition Council. Associate Madara Smalkā is recommended for her civil litigation experience.

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Madara Smalkā - Kronbergs Čukste Levin

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

At Kronbergs Čukste Levin, Zane Veidemane Bērziņa is the leading figure in the practice and is known for her expertise in complex competition and state aid cases. The Alternative Financial Services Association of Latvia and the Latvian Passenger Railway Company are some of the firm's clients. Valter Kronbergs is also noted in this area.

Next generation lawyers

Zane Veidemane Bērziņa - Kronbergs Čukste Levin

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Kronbergs Čukste Levin's Valter Kronbergs is the key contact at the practice and is advising Ericsson and longstanding client Microsoft on a number of employment matters. Senior associate Normunds Orols is also recommended. Other clients include Avon and Pinsent Masons Germany LLP.

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IP, IT and telecoms
IP, IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Kronbergs Čukste Levin's practice is led by Valter Kronbergs and noted practitioners include Vineta Čukste-Jurjeva and Zane Veidemane Bērziņa. The firm represented 4finance in a trade mark dispute with a competitor concerning the use of a logo. New clients include Nikon.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Kronbergs Čukste Levin's real estate practice covers transactions, leasing matters and construction issues. Valter Kronbergs is currently assisting a US-based client with acquiring a new premises lease for its daughter company and with a claim against a former landlord. Vineta Cukste-Jurjeva is advising on a significant pan-Baltic project involving the reconstruction of Riga Central Station and the construction of a new railway bridge and overpass. Construction company Franzoni & Co is a client.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 3

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Kronbergs Čukste Levin has expertise in advising government and corporate clients on shipping and rail matters. The team led by Vineta Čukste-Jurjeva continues to advise Latvian Railways on financing its future infrastructure development and on railway market liberalisation. Longstanding clients include state-owned electric utility company Latvenergo and international transportation and logistics company Gefco.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Kronbergs Čukste Levin's tax practice focuses on tax structuring and dispute work, which often spans multiple jurisdictions. In a recent highlight, Vineta Čukste-Jurjeva acted for 4finance in major tax litigation regarding the application of corporate income tax relief on donations. Valter Kronbergs is currently co-ordinating cross-border estate litigation involving a number of tax issues.

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