Litigation & Arbitration

Who We Are

Dispute Resolution team is recognized for being able to handle several high-profile cases with very efficient resources. Our goal is to help the client limit the exposure to risks and to reach a favourable outcome as quickly as possible. Team members also hold academic posts and regularly publish practice-specific articles. The academic background and team efficiency delivers a unique benefit for clients in complex litigations.

Practice In Detail
  • ADR
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Arbitration in Swedish Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute
  • BIT / ICSID Arbitration
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration & Litigation
  • Competition Litigation
  • Employment Disputes
  • Enforcement of Foreign court orders
  • IPR Disputes & Litigation
  • Injunctions
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance Litigation
  • M&A Disputes & Litigation
  • Multi-jurisdictional Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate & Construction Disputes
Clients
  • AirBaltic
  • AON Baltic
  • AvtoKraz
  • BAO
  • Biolar
  • Capital Handling
  • Datakom
  • Dommo Grupa
  • East Capital Real Estate
  • ERGO
  • Fracht
  • If P&C Insurance
  • IMI Hydronic
  • IVECO
  • Latectus
  • LatLADA
  • Latvijas Pasts
  • Latvijas Transportlīdzekļu apdrošināšanas birojs
  • Lazdonas Piensaimnieks
  • Merks
  • Microsoft
  • Moller Baltic Import
  • Rīgas dome
  • SEB
  • Sertex Software
  • Solid Coffee
  • Specprojekts
  • Triangel
  • Valsts vides dienests
  • Vincents
  • Water Ser

Experience

Successfully defending previous management board member in a litigation against one of the largest Latvian transport building factories. The claim for recovery of losses was brought due to company’s tax debt penalty EUR 0.13 Mio that was imposed for the period while the client held a position in company’s management board.

Providing legal assistance to Estonian company with enforcement of Estonian court’s decision of EUR 1.2 Mio debt recovery. On 7 June 2018 the district court satisfied client’s request and adopted a decision to enforce the Estonian court’s decision in Latvia.

Providing legal assistance to a real estate investment fund in an ongoing litigation against one of the subcontractors for violations in design and construction process which afterwards caused partial collapse of shopping mall’s ceiling. The amount of claim EUR 8.5 Mio.

Representing one of the largest Latvian construction companies in an ongoing litigation against Airport of Riga regarding the failure to pay for construction works. The amount of claim is EUR 0.5 Mio.

Representing one of the largest Latvian insurance companies If P&C Insurance in an ongoing litigation against alliance of construction companies regarding the damages that were caused to insured technical installations in Latvian National Library.

Partner Debora Pāvila is acting as co-counsel to Lithuanian colleagues in the first multi-million antitrust damages litigation in Lithuanian courts representing Air Baltic Corporation AS. The case is now pending before the Court of Justice of the EU because of a referral for a preliminary ruling.

Representing Rimi Latvia SIA in two administrative litigation cases challenging the decisions of the Latvian Competition Council to prohibit opening of a “Rimi” hypermarket in the shopping mall “Domina” (one of the biggest shopping malls in the capital of Latvia), but allowing the client’s competitor Maxima Latvija SIA to acquire lease rights of the same premises. Previously the premises were leased by another supermarket chain operator Prisma Latvija AS, therefore the transactions were subject to merger control.

Representing real estate investor as a debtor in a bankruptcy of the developer and his guarantor, including renegotiations and termination of the shared construction agreement, recovery of the advance payments, representing the Client in the litigation process.  

Representing TDP  Sp. z o.o. (Poland) in a dispute with one of the major Belarusian state-owned manufacturing holdings – HORIZONT, including enforcement and further execution of a foreign arbitral court award.

Representing Moller Baltic Import SE, the sole importer of VW cars in the Baltics, and Moller Group’s dealers in litigation challenging the decision of the Latvian Competition Council to fine the Moller Group with a record fine of EUR 7.4 million. Upon our request, the administrative court has stayed the proceedings and referred a question to the Constitutional Court. This is the first instance that a competition law issue has been referred to the Constitutional Court.

Key Contacts

Jānis Kubilis

Head of Dispute Resolution

+371 26 349 255

janis.kubilis@vilgerts.comEmail

Roman Shpakovsky

Partner

+375 29 381 5163

roman.shpakovsky@vilgerts.comEmail

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