Real estate & Construction

Our real estate team regularly provides services in property transfers, commercial and residential leases, property acquisition or development finance and property disputes. Our real estate team can also provide property management support ranging from resolution of landlord and tenant disputes (including compulsory lease relations) to audit of property management practices.

Our Construction law team has impressive track record in drafting of construction agreements, including FIDIC-based Design&Build agreements, construction supervision agreements as well as the related public procurement documentation. We also have unique experience in high profile sketch design projects.

Examples

  • Representing of an international insurance company in a number of “Maxima cases” on compensation of damages due to the collapse of Maxima shopping center.
  • Legal assistance to Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas, Latvian implementation authority of RailBaltica project, in drafting of Design&Build agreement for reconstruction of Riga Central railway Station and construction of a new railway bridge over the Daugava river based on FIDIC model agreement.
  • Legal assistance to Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas, Latvian implementation authority of RailBaltica project, in Architectural Design Sketch Competition for reconstruction of Riga Central Railway Station and construction of a new railway bridge over the Daugava river.
  • Legal assistance to Daugavas stadions in public procurement procedures and drafting of Design&Build agreements related to construction of new visitor podiums.
  • Representation of Daugavas stadions (Daugava stadium) in a dispute on termination of a long term ice hall lease agreement.
  • Legal assistance to the University of Latvia in public procurement procedures related to construction and construction supervision of new natural science study centre and campus in Tornkalns.
  • Legal opinion for Latvian Ministry of Culture and a consortium of major Latvian construction companies on interpretation of FIDIC Red Book based agreement on construction of the iconic Latvian National Library.
  • Successful representation of a major anchor tenant in one of the main Riga shopping centres in a matter concerning negotiation over material modification to lease agreement and payment of insurance premium for fire accident.
  • Drafting of shop-in-shop agreements for Sky&More shopping center in Riga.
  • Representation of a major owner of real estate objects in Latgale in the sale of more than 10 real estate objects to a major retail shops chain.
  • Providing on-going property management legal support to Italian Real Estate Investment Fund with respect to its exclusive Riga property.

Services

  • Construction agreements, including FIDIC agreements
  • Transactions with real estate (sale, exchange, investment into share capital, etc)
  • Property management
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Residential and commercial leases, including anchor tenant leases for shopping malls
  • Estates disputes including real estate
  • Real estate partition (or separate usage rights) applications for property owners

  • Property damages claims for negligence
  • Insurance disputes concerning property damage
  • Co-owner dispute resolution and settlement
  • Public procurement procedures related to Architectural Sketch Design competitions and construction
  • PPP projects (construction and maintenance of roads, kindergartens, hospitals, infrastructure objects)

Contacts related to the field

Valters Kronbergs

Partner, Sworn-in advocate Read more

Vineta Čukste–Jurjeva

Partner, Sworn-in advocate / Certified personal data officer  Read more

Madara Smalkā

Sworn-in advocate Read more

Normunds Orols

Senior Associate Read more

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