Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Our preferred methods of dispute resolution are mediation and conciliation. However, when these approaches are not feasible, we aggressively and successfully represent clients in litigation or arbitration. Our portfolio of matters is both local and international and relates to wide variety of areas including real estate, construction, energy, telecommunications, tax, insurance, employment, competition and intellectual property law.
We excel in resolving complex commercial and multi-jurisdictional disputes. We have gained extensive experience in international arbitration proceedings (including under the rules of ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, LCIA and the Chambers of Commerce of Finland, Estonia and Latvia).
The key to our success has been our unique team approach. This offers our clients a combination of high level litigation skills with expertise in the relevant area of law.
|Girts Lejins |
|Martins Aljens |
|Ugis Zeltins |
|Maija Tipaine |
|Kristine Zile |
|Ingrida Purina |
|Edvins Danovskis |
A selection of recent deals & cases
Advising and representing the Swiss oil trading subsidiary of Russia’ s second largest oil company in its dispute with the Latvian oil terminal on enforcement of the services agreement. The dispute involved a claim for return of oil detained by the oil terminal as security for alleged arrears in payment for services, and recovery of penalties and damages.
Advising and representing international and local banking institutions in various litigation matters: including debt recovery; remedy for the breach of contractual obligations; invalidation of contracts; and a vexatious insolvency filings.
Counsel to the state owned company DLRTC AS in connection with the successful challenge under ICC arbitration proceedings of the validity of the agreement entered with Kempmayer Media Ltd regarding implementation of digital TV project.
Counsel to the Government of the Republic of Latvia in connection with ICC arbitration proceedings (claims and counterclaims in the total amount of EUR 1 billion) and with the settlement agreement finally entered with TeliaSonera.
Representing Skule Port Authority in complex litigation proceedings against a major Estonian construction company for non-fulfillment of contractual obligations.
Representing Bite Latvia, a telecommunications operator, in a dispute for recovery of alleged debt.
“Raidla Lejins & Norcous enjoys a good reputation for its expertise advising corporate clients on complex disputes.” (Chambers Europe 2012)
"The group's lawyers are 'very smart' and 'creative thinkers'." (The Legal 500 2011)
"The nine-strong team at this pan-Baltic outfit is recommended by clients as "a leading firm, providing excellent service"." (Chambers Europe 2011)
"This commercial firm is highly regarded for its substantial resources and presence assisting clients with complex litigation and arbitration proceedings. "The team has expertise in all areas of law and the strength and depth to advise on a wide variety of disputes," sources say". (Chambers Europe 2010)
"What stands out is an ability to deal with difficult business issues, showing a "responsive approach, keeping clients updated, being totally professional"." (The Legal 500 2010)
"With and "outstanding reputation" and a wide network of local and international clients, this "highly visible team" handles a diverse array of matters ranging from employment to shareholders disputes. It is very highly regarded for its track record in international ICC arbitrations. (Chambers Europe 2009)
"The team has proven its ability to manage work at every possible level, leading some sources to comment that the practice is 'streets ahead of much of the competition'." (Chambers Europe 2008)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Decembris 2012 (Latvian)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Septembris 2012 (Latvian)
Litigation Law News - April 2012 (English)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Novembris 2011 (Latvian)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Maijs 2011 (Latvian)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Janvāris 2011 (Latvian)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Septembris 2010 (Latvian)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Augusts 2010 (Latvian)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Maijs 2010 (Latvian)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Septembris 2009 (Latvian)
Tiesu prakses jaunumi - Marts 2009 (Latvian)
Acceptance of Inheritance, in: „The Quality of Legal Acts and its Importance in Contemporary Legal Space”, Collection of scientific papers, University of Latvia, 2012 (English)
Adoptēto mantošanas tiesības (Rights of Adopted Children), in: „Inovāciju juridiskais nodrošinājums” Collection of scientific papers, University of Latvia, 2012 (Latvian)
Entrepreneur Retention Rights (Latvian)
Current Issues of Inheritance Law (Latvian)
State and Arbitration (Latvian)
Interpretation of Contracts (Latvian)
Several Loss (Damage) Provoking Causes (Latvian)
Creditor in Insolvency Process II (Latvian)
Creditor in Insolvency Process (Latvian)
The Theory and Practice of Judicature (Latvian)
Administrator in Insolvency Process (Latvian)
Series of publications on insolvency issues in "Jurista Vards" and "Dienas Bizness" (The text is not available)
Commentaries on the Civil Procedure Law (The text is not available)
Commentaries of the Civil Law, Chapter of Contract and Torts Law (The text is not available)