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COBALT

Tax

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What the team is known for

Renowned team noted for its wealth of experience acting for international and leading domestic companies. Excels in advocating for clients in tax disputes against the State Revenue Service, with notable expertise in corporate income tax and VAT issues. Also provides tax structuring advice as well as general tax consultancy.

Strengths

Clients appreciates the team's "fast replies" and "high quality of service."

Work highlights

Represented Lielzeltini in a VAT dispute with the tax authority.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded Sandija Novicka is described by clients as "very efficient and dedicated."Her work spans a wide array of tax matters, from tax disputes to tax planning consultations.

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Overview

COBALT has one of the most mature tax practices on Latvian market (team of 6 specialists including two partners, and two specialist counsels, one senior associate and one associate). At the Baltic level COBALT has one of the most integrated tax practices (team of 16 specialists, including five partners).

Along with expertise in tax laws, our attorneys are knowledgeable in other areas of law important for business. As a result, our team provides tax advice integrated into the broader legal context of transactions and vice versa - when advising on transactions, we also assess tax consequences.

When representing our clients before the tax authority and the courts, our tax team has a record of successfully employing arguments based on EU law, administrative law and human rights. It allows us to successfully protect our clients’ interests in situations where expertise in tax law alone would be insufficient.

Our work is mainly related to tax litigation, local and cross-border tax structures, consultations on M&A transactions, financing transactions and changes in corporate structures.

Members

Novicka, Sandija (Head of Department)

Lielkalns, Andrejs

Liepa, Indriķis

Ločmele, Elīna

Šantare, Gabriela

Vuškāne, Sabīne

Clients

Abbott Laboratories

AbbVie

Corum Asset Management

Gjensidige

Hugo Boss Latvia

Lidl Latvia

Linas Agro

Linstow

LSC

MAI Insurance

Olympic Entertainment Group AS

Pfizer

Philip Morris Latvia,

Pierce

Polipaks

Prezi

Printify

Roche

Swietelsky AG

Tax Department

COBALT

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Department location

Marijas iela 13 k-2

Riga

Riga

Latvia

LV-10150

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Sandija Novicka
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