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
  • Clean R
  • Eco Baltia Vide
  • Eko Osta
  • Interregional Energy Company GmbH
  • MC KVADRAT
  • Ragn Sells
  • Valsts vides dienests
  • VARAM
  • Water Ser
  • Woodison Terminal
  • Zaļā josta

Experience

Proved 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. The dispute is ongoing after the first instance court ruled in client’s favor.

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.

Consulting BAO AS on possible construction of waste processing plant in Belarus, including issues of licensing, obtaning a land plot, compliance with industry regulation.  

Advice to IEC Solar Energy on construction of 4.5 МW solar energy plant, including conclusion of an investment agreement with the Government of Belarus.

Assistance to Interregional Energy Company in formation of a joint venture for construction and development of wind power plant in Belarus.

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.

Key Contacts

Katrīne Pļaviņa

Senior Associate

+371 26 164 110

katrine.plavina@vilgerts.comEmail

Linda Bērziņa

Associate

+371 25 668 890

linda.berzina@vilgerts.comEmail

Vairis Dmitrijevs

Head of M&A

+371 29 258 370

vairis.dmitrijevs@vilgerts.comEmail

Eugenia Urodnich

Associate Partner

+375 29 377 9512

eugenia.urodnich@vilgerts.comEmail

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