Environment

Who We Are

The real estate practice and environmental law considerations are tied together. When doing real estate due diligence investigations environmental considerations are critical. In practice, the owner pays for pollution on its land, therefore risk assessment is on top of agenda for any developer. We do act for public for the right reasons to make rivers cleaner and forests less polluted. Our client base in environment industry is impressive and we do act for some of the Environment Authorities as well.

Practice In Detail
  • Due Diligence
  • Hazardous waste
  • Landfills
  • Legal Compliance
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Pollution Claims
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Waste Management
Clients
  • BAO
  • Decathlon
  • Eco Baltia Vide
  • Happy Fish
  • Nulles Depozīts
  • Ragn Sells
  • Valsts vides dienests
  • VARAM
  • Water Ser
  • Woodison Terminal
  • Zaļā josta

Experience

Legal support to Nulles Depozīts SIA, a bidder for bottle deposit system in Latvia, with corporate and regulatory matters.

City Energy acquires control in bio polyoil manufacturer PolyLabs by purchase of shares from FlyCap and Stardust Capital.

Legal support to Wingo Deposit SIA, an AI start-up in waste collection industry, with all corporate governance matters.

City Energy investment into start-up Biomund involved in food waste handling with environmentally friendly and innovative methods.

Assisted INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund in acquiring controlling stake in Eco Baltia. VILGERTS team assisted in the whole process, including with legal due diligence, merger control, transaction advisory and negotiations.

Proved before the Senate and regional court that Ragn-Sells, a waste management company, had lawfully increased the contract price to include applicable taxes in the EUR 0,5 Mio procurement contract before signing it.

Act for Ragn-Sells, a waste management company, in a EUR 2,5 Mio dispute whether a subsidiary could have relied on the experience of a mother company. The mother company formed a consortium with the subsidiary but did not list all the experience it would transfer as a part thereof. The dispute is ongoing before Latvian courts.

Proved to the Procurement Monitoring Bureau that BAO, a hazardous waste management company, was the rightful winner of a tender. The contracting authority had failed to check, whether their competitor complied with its polluter license and could render the services.

Advising start-up Windfire BV, a Dutch entity, in relation to a cooperation agreement with developer and manufacturer of wind measurement systems.

Advising the Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development in a dispute with Skonto Būve AS concerning EUR 20 Mio EU-funded rehabilitation of a tar-contaminated area. Our advice involved review of accuracy of the public procurement proceedings and FIDIC and performance bond enforcement.

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