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Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns
20A LACPLESA STREET
3RD FLOOR
1011 RIGA
Latvia

Work Department

Managing Partner Agris heads the Eversheds Bitāns Litigation and Dispute resolution practice group.  With more than 20 years of legal experience, Agris is a widely recognised and acclaimed litigator in Latvia.  His main focus on is civil and commercial litigation, civil liability including liability for non-pecuniary loss, intellectual property, contract disputes, criminal litigation, mainly in relation to white-collar crime and fraud.  Agris’s practice areas also include e-commerce, patent rights, mass media, advertising and PPP projects.

Agris has successfully represented clients in several cases which later became case law.  He is a pioneer in various areas of intellectual property related litigation for local and international clients, including pharmaceutical companies.  His experience also includes multimillion and complex cross-border cases

Agris is recommended as a litigation lawyer by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Agris is a member of the Latvian Bar Association and International Bar Association.  He is also a member of AIPPI and has served as the President of the Latvian AIPPI group since 2005.

In addition to his work at the law firm, Agris is a lector at the University of Latvia in the Faculty of Law.

He also serves as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is the author of the treatise “Torts and Contractual Liability” (published in “Civil Liability and Its Forms”) and has co-authored commentaries to the Latvian Civil Code and several other legal articles, including commentaries on the Constitution of Latvia.  He regularly contributes to reports on tort law developments in Latvia for the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law in Vienna.       

Position

Managing Partner

Languages

Latvian, English and Russian

Memberships

Member of the Latvian Bar Association, member of AIPPI.

Lawyer Rankings

Latvia > IP, IT and telecoms

(Leading individuals)

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Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns has standout strengths in copyright disputes as well as in assisting international clients with data protection matters. Practice head and managing partner Agris Bitāns is best known as a litigator, but has additional expertise in licensing agreements. His recent caseload includes issues of software copyright infringement, trade mark oppositions and photography copyright use. Elīna Muciņa is the firm’s ‘go-to‘ practitioner for data protection matters, and is particularly skilled in advising on how data corresponds with employment law.

Latvia > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

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Dispute resolution is a foundational practice area of Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, with name partner Agris Bitāns at the helm. Bitāns is an expert in civil liability and commercial litigation, with notable strengths in the banking and public sectors. He is also highly skilled in cross-border litigation, an attribute supplemented by the firm’s international network. Other key members of the team include Ilze Kramiņa, a respected name for construction and energy-related cases; Ginta Krūkle, who focuses on administrative disputes; and senior associate Krista Bērziņa, who is notably active in insolvency disputes.