Eva Berlaus

Leaders in Law endorses Eva Berlaus as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Latvia. If you wish to get in touch with Eva please use the contact information provided above.

Eva Berlaus is an office managing partner of SORAINEN Latvia and head of the Corporate and M&A Team, which includes the Corporate, Employment, Investment Incentives, M&A, Private Equity and Privatisation Practices. Eva has been practising law since 1996.

Eva has participated as counsel in major cross-border M&A deals in Latvia for both sellers and buyers and on behalf of listed and non-listed companies in business sectors such as banking, media, utilities, food, construction, property development, energy, consumer finance and environment. Eva has sound experience in advising on competition law issues relevant to merger control, asset transfer and related matters.

Mergermarket has ranked Eva among top 10 M&A lawyers by volume in terms of the number of M&A transactions announced in the Baltics and Belarus during 2007-2013.

Eva Berlaus was named the Best Lawyers® 2013 Corporate and M&A Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Riga.

Eva is actively involved in development of the Latvian legal system. She has also delivered presentations on business law at seminars in Latvia and throughout the Baltics. She has written articles for local and international publications on business law and co-authored the SORAINEN book Foreign Investor in the Baltics.


Since 1995, SORAINEN has serviced more than 8,000 corporate clients in the Baltics and Belarus. SORAINEN is proud to be have been trusted by such world renowned companies as ABB, AGA, AIG, Barclays, British American Tobacco, Canon, Carlsberg, Christian Dior, Coca-Cola, Coopernic Alliance, Credit Suisse, Danske Bank, DHL, DZ Bank, eBay, ERGO, Ericsson, Genworth, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, HSBC, HSH Nordbank, Ilmarinen, Intel, L’Oreal, Nokian Tyres, Nordea, Nordic Investment Bank, PKN Orlen, Royal Bank of Canada, SAP, SEB, Siemens, Skype Technologies, Statoil, Sun Microsystems, Swedbank, Toyota, UniCredit Bank, Western Union and many others.

As a leading law firm in the region, SORAINEN is regularly seen advising in the largest and most complex corporate, M&A, private equity, financing, real estate and other commercial transactions in the Baltic States and Belarus. SORAINEN’s track record includes more than 37,000 cases, along with over 600 M&A transactions to date. SORAINEN has also advised on significant early privatisation transactions in Belarus.

The firm’s clients are mainly large and medium sized international and local businesses operating or planning to operate in the Baltic States and Belarus. SORAINEN encourages all its people to make an extra effort to understand the client’s business industry and needs so that the firm could be more effective in solving their legal problems. The firm aims to be the client’s partner in their business endeavours throughout the Baltic States and Belarus.


Jūlija Kozlova

She has received Master’s degree in University of Latvia, in Faculty of Finance and Trade. For raising qualification Jūlija has attended several professional training programmes in financial accounting, bank accounting, financial management, field of business law and tax legislation, as well as she has received diploma of UK Institute of Financial Analysts in international accounting standards and diploma of internal auditor issued by UK Institute of Certified Financial Managers.

In 2006 she graduated Master studies in the Baltic International Academy in programme “Business management and administration”. Jūlija has substantial experience obtained through a work for a long time in accounting, financial and economic sectors.

Along with changes in times, legislation and requirements of state institutions Jūlija always improves the range of her knowledge.

JK Consulting Group:

Founded in 2013, JK Consulting Group has already proved itself to be a trustworthy partner in the area of outsourcing services. Our aim is to find one-step, fast and precise solution for a customer to address wide range of their requirements, be it accounting, legal or tax advisory services, company management or budget preparation.

The key to our company’s success is our employees. Our team of wide spectrum specialists have been working together since 2002 which lead to a foundation of JK Consulting Group in 2013. All our employees have extensive experience, high qualifications and successes in their professional fields. Our team of ACCA qualified accountants are able to understand the needs of our customers, help them increase efficiency of their work and decrease risks. We treat our customers as business partners and work together with them to ensure their growth.

We want our customers find us and stay with us; therefore we are always open to a dialogue and are proud of our team’s professionalism, their personal, friendly and collaborative approach to business

We do not give promises that we are unable to fulfill – and we keep our promises.

Zinta Jansons

Leaders in Law endorses Zinta Jansons as our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance Law expert in Latvia. If you wish to get in touch with Zinta please use the contact information provided above.

One of the most experienced lawyers in the Finance & Tax group in Latvia Zinta Jansons has led numerous transactions and complex M&A deals, including tax structuring, integration and reorganisation.

We are the largest legal team in the Baltics with broad specialisation and deep experience. Our cross-border portfolio includes the most significant international projects and landmark local deals in the region since the beginning of the 1990s.

Our 47 lawyer team has been continually ranked in all major international legal directories during the 25 years of our history. We offer our clients full legal services in all areas of business law. Our firm has been involved in some of the most innovative local and international transactions in M&A, commercial real estate and finance. Ellex Klavins is the first choice of local counsel for many international companies with projects in Latvia.


Valters Gencs

Leaders in Law endorses Valters Gencs as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Latvia. If you wish to get in touch with Valters please use the contact information provided above.

Legal Counsel for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia (1994); Welsh & Katz, Ltd., Chicago (1995); Member of the Working Group on Tax Law appointed by the Prime Minister (1997); Member of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Issues appointed by Prime Minister (1999); Head of Tax & Legal department of Ernst & Young Latvia, Head of Tax ad hoc group of the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (1998-2002), Founder of Gencs Valters Law Firm (2000), Lecturer in the Stockholm’s School of Economics in Latvia (2000). Chairman of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia- 2008 -2011.

Firm Overview:

Gencs Valters Law Firm was established in the year 2000 in Riga (Latvia), where the firm’s headquarters are located. In 2007 the firm expanded in the Baltics by establishing an office in Tallinn (Estonia) and, in 2008, in Vilnius (Lithuania).

We are a full service, general practice international business law firm specialising in tax, mergers and acquisitions, labour law, corporate, intellectual property, immigration and litigation. The firm has 13 lawyers and tax consultants in the Baltics. The firm has particularly strong ties with Scandinavian clients due to our involvement with the Scandinavian chambers of commerce. Valters Gencs served as the Chairman of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia and has lectured in the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

In 2007 the firm became a member of Eurojuris, a European association of independent law firms covering over 630 different cities/locations in more than 40 countries. In 2008 the firm became a member of the international independent law firms’ association Multilaw, which now includes over 6000 lawyers in more than 150 countries around the world, creating the option for us to provide integrated cross-border services.

Our firm maintains successful long-term cooperation with law firms all over the States, such as Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Baker & McKenzie, Davis Polk & Wardwell, DLA Piper, Holland & Knight, Duane Morris,Frost Brown Todd, Polsinelli Shughart, Covington & Burling, Faegre Baker Daniels, Knoble Yoshida & Dunleavy, Barnes & Thornburg and many others.

As our client, you will be guaranteed unmatched service and commitment as well as access to our full service including counselling and client/attorney partnership.


Liga Fjodorova

At Attorneys at Law Borenius, Līga specialises in the field of intellectual property law, commercial law, proceedings, arbitrage court and international cargo shipment law. Līga is a Latvian Trade Mark Attorney and European Trade Mark Attorney. She is one of the leading experts in Latvia in the field of intellectual property law, and she represents customers in complicated trademark patent and copyright litigations.


The attorneys at law office Borenius is a full service commercial law office. The office has three partners – Lauris Liepa, Indrikis Liepa and Gatis Flinters, as well as two specialised partners – Edgars Lodzins and Sergejs Rudans. After more than 10 years of activity, 22 lawyers currently practise at the office, many of them recognised experts in their field, who make Borenius one of the leading offices of attorneys at law in Latvia.

Borenius lawyers’ competence is characterised by their experience, perfect knowledge of their field and courage to search for creative solutions to problematic situations. The competence, openness and consideration of the office’s lawyers in relation to our clients allow them to effect the desired results. The office is one of the largest in Latvia that offers clients a comprehensive range of legal services – from legal advice and transactions to complex legal proceedings. This is welcomed by previous Borenius clients: having trusted Borenius to solve their legal issues, they can be confident in the most favourable result.

An important aspect of the office’s work is cooperation with the other law offices of the Borenius group which are represented in Finland, Russia, USA, Estonia and Lithuania, where professional advice in legal matters is provided to clients by more than 200 lawyers. When cooperating with Borenius in Latvia, clients may be confident that their interests will be represented by professional and recognised lawyers in the region.