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WALLESS

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Robust team assisting local and regional corporate clients with a variety of commercial disputes, including debt recovery, insolvency and contractual mandates. Also assists with issues relating to tax and construction, and handles employment litigation. Has additional experience advising on damages claims, public procurement disputes and and enforcement of arbitral awards. Frequently represents clients in the real estate and energy sectors.

Strengths

One client highlights the team's "flexibility and fast resolutions."

Work highlights

Represented Škoda Vagonka in a public procurement procedure organized by VAS Pasažieru Vilciens.

Notable practitioners

Mārtiņš Mežinskis is frequently instructed on shareholder disputes, damages claims and liability litigation. Mežinskis also represents clients in arbitration proceedings. He also acts for private individuals. Sources describe him as reliable.

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Overview

Overview

WALLESS dispute resolution practice combines the teams in all three Baltic jurisdictions – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It covers all kinds of disputes - from local litigation to international commercial and investment arbitration. We represent the clients in specialized and high-value disputes in the areas of construction and real estate development, energy, banking and finance, shareholder disputes, international trade, manufacturing and services, tax, competition, public procurement, PPP, etc. Representing clients in regulatory investigations, white-collar and other criminal case that require international cooperation, as well as insolvency proceedings constitute the part of the practice,

Recent cases:

Advising the Lithuanian Government in Lithuania-Belarus BIT dispute, representing Swedish Kopparbergs in a complicated litigation, representing the train manufacturer Škoda Vagonka in the EUR 242m public procurement case, acting for clients in the SCC EUR 18 m damages arbitration, representing Luminor Bank in more than 120 cases, representing Cryotech Nordic in a cross-border distribution agreement dispute with the Dubai based La Campana, representing SCE E-Piim in different ongoing court proceedings, representing Ignitis Group in a dispute with BaltCap Private Equity Fund L.P. on a wind farm investment dispute, representing Swedbank in two different disputes with investors regarding bond issuer bankruptcy, advising Danske Bank on compliance issues.

Dispute Resolution Department

WALLESS

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Department location

Sporta iela 11

Riga

Riga

Latvia

LV-1013

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Latvia

Dispute Resolution


Mārtiņš Mežinskis
Band 4