Tax: Senior tax experts join VILGERTS in Latvia.

VILGERTS has strengthened its legal services with a launch of a new Tax practice with two senior tax experts Mrs Jūlija Sauša and Mrs Viktorija Kristholde-Lūse. The head of the tax team at VILGERTS, Jūlija Sauša, PhD Cand. (University of Latvia), has gained extensive experience leading the Tax Policy and Administration work group of the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia. Moreover, she has strengthened her tax litigation techniques being the head of the tax practice at Eversheds Sutherland.

Jūlija collaborates with international tax research institutes, such as the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, Vienna. Jūlija's many years of experience as the general counsel of the State Revenue Service of Latvia allows her to handle tax issues promptly and efficiently.

Our international tax expert, Viktorija Kristholde-Lūse, holds a master’s degree in international business and has over 12 years of experience specialising in individual and wealth taxation. Viktorija was leading the tax department at Grant Thornton Baltic and worked in the international assignment services team at PwC for more than 10 years.

We are proud that the experience of our senior tax experts includes participation in working groups preparing amendments to the Latvian tax laws organized by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Welfare, as well as the fact that our clients now have the opportunity to adjust their businesses under the new tax reform and current tax issues in Latvia.

by Gints Vilgerts, Partner, M&A, Latvia

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Viktorija Kristholde-Lūse

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Related Experience

Defended a department store before the Consumer Rights Protection Centre in alleged price display breach for loyal customers.

Helped an energy company to explore ways of overturning the regulators ruling that the transmission system operator was not independent of its shareholders. The main challenge in the case was focusing on the fiduciary duties of the client’s management in managing the company while the shareholders are creating a conflict of interest and compliance risks.

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.

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