Name
Jānis Kubilis

Head of Dispute Resolution

Languages

English, French, Latvian, Russian

Location

Latvia

Primary practices:

Insurance, Litigation & Arbitration

Secondary practices:

Restructuring & Insolvency, Shipping & Transport, Real Estate & Construction, Employment

Contacts

+371 26 349 255

janis.kubilis@vilgerts.com

Contacts

+371 26 349 255

janis.kubilis@vilgerts.com

Primary practices:

Insurance, Litigation & Arbitration

Secondary practices:

Restructuring & Insolvency, Shipping & Transport, Real Estate & Construction, Employment

Profile

Jānis Kubilis, Dr.iur. leads the litigation and dispute resolution practice. Jānis has extensive experience representing clients in disputes and litigations concerning such areas as construction and real estate, banking and finance, corporate, employment, restructuring and insolvency, shipping and transport, insurance, media, IT, tax, IPR as well as in national and international arbitration.

Jānis’ professional focus is on all matters related to civil liability, analysing and evaluating the liability risks and advising on how to address them contractually and on how to protect the client’s interests in legal proceedings.

Jānis reinforces his professional experience with participation in research projects on modernising Latvian law and contributions to academic publications on current legal issues.

According to Chambers & Partners clients highlight his "great tactical thinking" and "high level of knowledge of liability issues" and that he is active across a spectrum of disputes.

Legal 500

"Janis Kubilis is a litigator, but with excellent knowledge of labour law, which makes him stand out among other lawyers when representing a client."

"Janis Kubilis is one of the leading litigators in the firm and delivers an excellent performance in court."

 

 

 

Career

2015 / Head of Dispute Resolution, VILGERTS
2010 / Associate, VILGERTS
2009 – 2010 / Legal assistant, BDO Zelmenis & Liberte

Education

2017 / University of Latvia, Dr. iur.
2012 / University of Latvia, Mag. iur.

Membership

2019 / Lecturer at the University of Latvia
2012 / Latvian Bar Association

Publications

2020 / The change in case law indicates the need for a clear legal framework, Jurista Vārds
2020 / Issues Related to Creditors’ Protection in Case of Business Transfer
2019 / Statutory interest is a means to combat non-fulfilment of obligations, Jurista Vārds
2019 / Statutory interest in cases of non-contractual liability
2018 / Conclusions of the Constitutional Court in the context of Latvian tort law
2018 / Staying of the civil proceedings due to criminal proceedings
2018 / Solidary Liability in Latvian Tort Law
2018 / Book, “Essential Cases on Misconduct (Digest of European Tort Law)”, co-author of the Latvia section
2017 / Issues related to determining the compensation for pecuniary harm in personal injury cases
2016 / Unlawful Conduct as a Prerequisite for Liability under Latvian Tort Law
2015 / Main Issues Regarding Modernisation of Tort Law in Latvia, in Humanities and Social Sciences Latvia
2014 / Foreseeability of Damage in the Tort Law of Latvia
2014 / The Current Issues and Modernisation of Liability for Damage Caused by Abnormally Dangerous Activity
2013 / The Causation in Personal Injury Cases: Non-Pecuniary Damages

Experience

Assistance to Easytrip B.V. in a legal action in Netherlands against SIA Kreiss. The court in Netherlands has passed a decision favourable to the client in late 2019, which is already being enforced in Latvia.

Providing legal assistance to one of the largest Latvian glass manufacturers in a cross-border dispute with Italian company regarding the delivered goods. On 26 June 2019 the court satisfied client’s request to ensure the claim by seizing the debtor’s financial means in Italy.

Representing a marine insurance company in litigation against a Latvian retailer regarding the retailer’s failure to pay for the delivered goods according to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Assistance to Merks to bring a claim against the defendant SIA “Polipaks NT” for losses in the amount of EUR 170,000 caused as a result of SIA “Polipaks NT” unlawfully invoking a bank guarantee.

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