Advised PLH Arkitekter, the architects of the Riga Central station for Rail Baltica, on negotiating and later withdrawing from the procurement agreement for consulting Eiropas Dzelcela linijas, who commissioned the station.
Assisted the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to terminate an agreement with the Ministry of Economy for organising Latvia’s participation in EXPO 2020 in Dubai. We also advised on ways how to continue implementing the project in a different legal framework.
Advised Riga City Council’s Real Estate Department regarding assessment of a tenderers relations with its subcontractors for proving qualification. Proved before the Procurement Monitoring Bureau and administrative court that reliance on resources of others by a specific bidder was insufficient.
Represented the Riga City Council’s Real Estate Department in disputes regarding bank certificates proving financial standing of the bidders. The case showed that the current laws on proving financial standing were not applicable in practice and should affect the new law still in the making.
Pursuing Merks’ damages claim against SIA BS Isme, which has brought a claim against Merks requesting to recover consisting of unpaid bills and Merks has brought a counterclaim requesting BS Isme to pay the damages with the total dispute value of EUR 432,000.
Ensuring the legality of two procurement procedures by the municipality-owned real estate company Rīgas nami. As a result, none of the procedures was challenged before the Procurement Monitoring Office.
Winning a landmark public procurement litigation for If P&C Insurance against the Latvian Parliament. It had wrongfully signed a health insurance procurement contract with Balta AAS despite client’s complaint before the Procurement Monitoring Bureau.
Advising Latvian Guarantee Agency, a development financial institution, on applicability of the Public Procurement Law to choosing business incubator operators. We explained the structure of the tendering procedure and EU funding requirements.
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.
Regularly representing the leading Latvian construction company Merks before the Procurement Monitoring Office. Highlights include winning disputes with the Latvian University of Agriculture, the University of Rezekne and the Road Traffic Safety Directorate.