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Law Firm BDO Law has been ranked Tier 1 for its Tax practice in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which highlights the leading law firms and legal experts across the globe. BDO Law Partner Janis Zelmenis has been praised as the leading lawyer in the elite "Leading lawyers" list. 

BDO Law recommended legal experts and practices are:

Banking, finance and capital markets
- Janis Zelmenis
- Vita Liberte

Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Vita Liberte

Dispute resolution
- Vita Liberte

EU and competition 

Real estate and construction
- Vita Liberte

- Janis Zelmenis
- Vita Liberte

Find out more: LEGAL500


Chambers and Partners

The international rating agency Chambers and Partners has ranked Law firm BDO Law (Band 1) among the top tax law firms in Latvia in its prestigious issue Chambers Europe 2019. 

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Jānis Zelmenis is regarded as "one of the most prominent tax specialists in the country." He is both an attorney-at-law and certified tax consultant highly experienced in a range of tax issues mainly related to M&A and restructuring matters.

One interviewee recommends Vita Liberte as a "great tax specialist" who is "business-oriented." She advises on tax litigation and in relation to M&A activity. (Band2)

What the team is known for

Specialist practice skills in working on the full spectrum of tax issues, including VAT and corporate income tax applications and tax disputes. Advises on direct and indirect tax and handles transfer pricing and tax due diligence matters. Popular with regional clients, recently adding IT Innovative Solutions and Ourea to its client roster.


The firm is identified as "a very well-known practice" with teams that are "well respected and work well together."

Work highlights

Advised IT Innovative Solutions on corporate tax calculation including VAT application and registration.

Other recognized practices

  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Banking and Finance

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IFLR1000, the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers, published its latest rankings for 2018 with BDO Law recommended in Latvia for its Financial & Corporate and Project Development practices.

IFLR1000 names BDO Law Partners Janis Zelmenis in the M&A practice and Vita Liberte in the Banking practice as highly regarded.

Client feedback: “The firm is knowledgeable and efficient. Strengths: easily contactable and quick to respond.” – M&A, project development, restructuring and insolvency

The IFLR1000 revealed that the firm has been active in providing corporate services to clients, with a particular specialism in dealing with the registration of alternative investment funds and working on the licensing of alternative investment fund managers.