Shipping & Transport

Who We Are

We serve local and international clients both in respect of disputes and contractual matters. In contractual matters, we assist the clients with international carriage agreements, warehouse lease agreements, purchase agreements, co-operation agreements with partners and agreements with clients.
Shipping and transport matters are handled by our experts having a rare combination of both experience and academic background in shipping and maritime matters. Our core focus is mostly related to carrier's liability insurance and marine insurance matters. Key competence areas are cargo insurance and road carrier's liability under local law and CMR.

Practice In Detail
  • Air Carriage Disputes
  • Bill of Lading Disputes
  • CMR Litigation
  • Carriage Contract Disputes
  • Carrier’s Liability Insurance
  • Distribution Contracts
  • Freight Forwarder Disputes
  • Freight Forwarding Disputes
  • Logistics Park Development
  • Logistics for Retail
  • M&A of Terminals
  • Sea Carriage Disputes
  • Trade Finance
  • Warehouse Leases
  • AirBaltic
  • AON Baltic
  • Dommo Grupa
  • DPD
  • East Capital Real Estate
  • Eesti Post
  • Fracht
  • If P&C Insurance
  • Inova Baltic
  • Itella Logistics
  • Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs
  • NPD Logistics Solutions
  • Omniva
  • SmartLynx Airlines
  • Triangel
  • Valmieras stikla šķiedra



Representing If P&C Insurance in a litigation with international transport company Kuehne + Nagel Latvia SIA, where the client brought a recourse claim for careless handling of a container that was washed overboard. The amount of claim exceeds EUR 1 Mio.

Successfully representing Air Baltic Corporation AS in settlement negotiations with Riga International Airport regarding the first multi-million antitrust damages litigation in the jurisdiction of Latvia. VILGERTS secured a favourable settlement agreement.

Representing Imeon Logistics Group in the court proceedings concerning carrier’s liability for extra costs incurred due to improper fulfilment of the contractual tasks entrusted to the carrier. The breach of obligations, inter alia, is connected with the failure to ensure the compliance with certain regulatory standards regarding the state of the cargo. The case concerns the law of foreign jurisdictions, including USA. VILGERTS has assisted the client in obtaining a favourable judgment from the first instance court.

Successfully representing Air Baltic Corporation AS in litigation before the Supreme Court, in which the insolvent FlyLAL Lithuanian Airlines brought an action for recognition and enforcement of foreign attachment order worth EUR 58 Mio against our client and Riga International Airport. The Supreme Court refused to recognize and enforce the order.

Assessed compatibility of commercial practices of IBERIA, the largest Spanish airline, with Latvian consumer protection rules.

Counselling Imeon Logistics Group in a dispute against DSV Transport concerning liability for extra costs caused by breach of contract for transporting cargo from Afghanistan to the U.S.

Successfully defending If P&C Insurance AS against Kuehne + Nagel Latvia SIA regarding an insurance recourse claim worth EUR 1.1 Mio for careless handling of a container, which washed overboard.

Acting for If P&C Insurance AS in a marine insurance dispute with stevedoring company Liepājas Osta LM AS, worth EUR 1.3 Mio, arising from chartering a few years older ship than permitted by the insurance policy.

Tailored ENRC Latvian business structuring plans by carefully navigating branch vs. subsidiary issues.

Revising agreements between RIMI LATVIA SIA, the subsidiary of the international retail chain ICA AB, and approximately 600 of its suppliers to meet specific requirements of the Latvian Competition Law for retailers.

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