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Senior Associate

Country: Latvia

Short description

Andis’ specializes in practice areas of Competition Law, Employment and Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets. His main areas of practice also include Banking & Finance, Intellectual Property and IT law, Real Estate. Before joining the firm, Andis worked as Legal Department Director in MAXIMA Latvija, that is one of the biggest retail chains in Baltics, for more than five years.

  • Acted for the farmers’ cooperative, LPKS LATRAPS, the largest farmers co-op in Latvia with 894 members, as one of the shareholders of Latvijas Piens SIA, a milk processing company 100% owned by Latvian farmers and uniting over 600 farms in Latvia, in a share buyback from another Latvijas Piens SIA shareholder, including advice on merger clearance from Latvian competition authority. The deal was allowed to proceed without restrictions.
  • Advised a Lithuanian company Būsto valda UAB in the auction organised by the Jūrmala City Council and in the subsequent acquisition of 100% shares in Jūrmalas namsaimnieks SIA. Jūrmalas namsaimnieks SIA is a provider of maintenance and operation services for residential buildings in Jūrmala.
  • Assistance to Latvijas Pasts VAS (Latvian Post) in appealing decisions of the Procurement Monitoring Bureau essentially sanctioning access to Latvijas Pasts` postal network for other competitors without an agreement with Latvijas Pasts and at tariffs specifically reserved for the end users. In its ruling the court found in favour of Latvijas Pasts. During the dispute provisional measures were achieved prohibiting contracting authority to act upon the contested decisions.
  • Advice and successful recovery of country-code top-level domain name pepsi.lv for the leading soft drink producer PepsiCo. Inc. The case was remarkable due to the fact that it was adjudicated in the absence of any substantive legal norms of Latvian domestic law for domain name dispute resolution.
  • Representing Klaipėdos baldų prekyba JSC (furniture retail trade chain with 8 stores in Lithuania, operating under trademark name Berry) in conclusion of long term lease agreement of a multi-storey building and its adjacent territory in the central part of Riga, owned by Elkor group.
  • Representation of AS DNB Bank and its daughter real estate company SIA SALVUS, on daily basis in repossession, management and sale of real estate recovered from debtors of AS DNB Bank.
  • Representation of UCTAM Baltics SIA (a subsidiary of UniCredit Bank Austria AG) on every day basis in various complicated transactions on sale of real estates, as well as management of the real estates.
  • Since 2011 Senior Associate, PRIMUS DERLING
  • 2001 - 2011 Director, Legal Department, MAXIMA Latvija SIA
  • 1998 - 2001 Lawyer, RP BO SIA ”Rīgas novada slimokase” and several healthcare institutions
  • Studies at the Riga Graduate School of Law (2006)
  • LL.M, University of Latvia (2001)
  • LL.B, University of Latvia (2000)
  • MD, Latvia Medical Academy, Faculty of Medicine (1996)
  • Member of the Latvian Bar Association (Since 2012)
Languages: Latvian, English, Russian