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
  • BAO
  • Biolar
  • Capital Handling
  • Conexus Baltic Grid
  • Dommo Grupa
  • East Capital Real Estate
  • If P&C Insurance
  • IVECO
  • LatLADA
  • Latvijas Pasts
  • Latvijas Transportlīdzekļu apdrošināšanas birojs
  • Lursoft
  • Merks
  • Microsoft
  • Moller Baltic Import
  • RB Rail
  • Rīgas dome
  • Solid Coffee
  • Valsts vides dienests
  • Vincents
  • Water Ser

Experience

Successfully defending owner of an airport hangar against claim brought by construction company regarding the owner’s refusal to pay for the defective construction works. On 14 January 2019 the district court adopted a judgement in favour of the client, which became effective as of 5 February 2019.

Representing an aviation company in an ongoing litigation regarding the repayment of investments. The company who received the funds later transferred its’ business in several coordinated transactions to a related company, and thereafter became insolvent. The client brought a claim against the recipient of the borrower’s business pursuant to Article 20 of Commercial Law.

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.

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 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.

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.

Representing If P&C Insurance AS in dispute with a stevedore company Liepājas Osta LM AS in relation to a claim for compensation of losses in the amount of EUR 1.3 Mio. The damage most likely was caused by exposure to saltwater and therefore the cargo of steel bars was damaged during transportation from Liepaja to Liverpool. The court of appeals ruled in the favour of the client.

Representing Iveco Group companies in a dispute worth EUR 0.63 Mio against its previous dealer Ive Motors SIA, which became insolvent. The dispute involved several complex legal aspects concerning the jurisdiction, applicable substantive law and others.

Key Contacts

Jānis Kubilis

Head of Dispute Resolution

+371 26 349 255

janis.kubilis@vilgerts.comEmail

Gints Vilgerts

Partner, M&A

+371 29 107 768

gints.vilgerts@vilgerts.comEmail

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