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Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

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Latvia

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns has a full-service banking practice, which covers capital markets, anti-money laundering, compliance and fintech. Practice co-heads Māris Vainovskis and Mikus Freimanis led advice to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on creating a new regulatory framework. New clients include SEB Bank and United Partners Group.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Māris Vainovskis and Toms Puriņš lead the team at Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, which undertakes a wide range of cross-border acquisition work and restructuring projects. Long-term clients include Samsung Electronics Baltics and Vitol Group.

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Māris Vainovskis - Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Agris Bitāns leads the team at Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, which has represented clients in numerous high-value litigation cases. Bitans is currently acting for Salaspils Regional Council in a dispute over the proper completion of construction work. Ilze Kramiņa is recommended.

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Agris Bitāns - Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Edijs Poga is head of the practice group at Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, which acts for local and international clients on merger control and competition enforcement matters. Clients include Citadele Banka and adidas. Senior associate Gunta Lokastova joined the firm from the Competition Council of Latvia.

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Edijs Poga - Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns' practice group addresses the full range of employment matters and has expanded to cover advice on meeting GDPR requirements. Māris Logins and Māris Vainovskis are key contacts. Elīna Muciņa was recently promoted to partner. The team continues to provide daily assistance on the full scope of employment and immigration matters to a leading multinational electronics company which is also a long-term client.

Leading individuals

Māris Logins - Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

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

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns' full-service practice group has expertise in copyright, trade mark and patent litigation and privacy issues. In a recent highlight, Agris Bitāns provided a legal opinion to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia on the conformity of the Civil Procedure Law with data privacy rights. Newly promoted partner Elīna Muciņa also assisted on this matter. Inese Kalnāja-Zelča has left the firm for Rödl & Partner.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Ilze Kramiņa and Zanda Zaļuma co-lead the team at Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, which has experience in advising on large-scale development projects and construction regulations. In recent work, it has been advising RB Rail on its Baltic infrastructure project. Other clients include the City Development Department of Riga Council and BaltCap Infrastructure Fund.

Leading individuals

Ilze Kramiņa - Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns' practice group is jointly led by Māris Vainovskis and Māris Logins, and takes a multi-disciplinary approach to advising on aviation, shipping and other transportation matters. The leading matter for the firm has been the Rail Baltica railway infrastructure project, which the team continues to advise on issues such as spatial planning and environmental impact assessment. The team also continues to act for a leading European airline. Ilze Kramiņa is a noted practitioner.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns tax team covers a broad range of matters, including tax structuring and fraud allegations, and is particularly proficient in conducting audits. Senior partner Māris Vainovskis and Ilze Kramiņa are recommended.

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