The Legal 500 ranked BDO Law as a TOP-TIER firm for its Tax practice

10 May 2019

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.

Janis Zelmenis, BDO Law Partner, has been praised as the leading lawyer in the elite "Leading lawyers" list. 

At BDO Law, the tax practice group is led by experienced practitioners Janis Zelmenis and Vita Liberte. The firm advises on the full range of tax services, including corporate and individual tax planning, asset placement planning, compliance, audits and due diligence. In a recent highlight, it conducted an evaluation for the Baltic Musical Seasons Foundation. 


Other rankings and recommended lawyers:

Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: Tier 3
- Janis Zelmenis
- Vita Liberte

BDO Law represented state-owned finance institution Altum in a complex dispute with two companies which were beneficiaries of aid granted by the client. The firm excels in handling contentious cases which involve alternative investment funds. Other clients include Corporate Finance Bonds. 

Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: Tier 3
- Vita Liberte
- Darta Eglite

Vita Liberte leads the practice at BDO Law, which combines expertise in tax matters with corporate and commercial law. It advised a UK-based real estate developer on the acquisition of another company, including negotiating the shareholders' agreement and other matters. 

Dispute resolution - ranked: Tier 3
- Vita Liberte

The team at BDO Law is handling a number of disputes for financial institution Altum, including representing the client in complex civil litigation with the previous shareholders of Parex Banka (now Citadele Banka). It also has experience in complex investment disputes. 

EU and competition - ranked: Tier 3

BDO Law team provided competition compliance training to staff at Bosch across the Baltic states. The firm's broad client base includes companies from the retail, telecoms, construction, transport and financial services sectors.

Real estate and construction - ranked: Tier 4
- Arturs Surmovics
- Vita Liberte

BDO Law has experience advising local and international clients, including contractors and construction design companies, on extensive real estate projects. The team is led by Vita Liberte and recently advised a Swiss real estate developer on a construction agreement regarding its development of a historical building protected under cultural heritage laws. Senior associate Arturs Surmovics is recommended.

Find out more: LEGAL500