Your Baltic legal partner

Excellence makes the difference.

Welcome to FORT, a distinguished firm built on a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers providing legal counsel since 2013. We place our clients’ interests at the centre of our focus, ensuring that their needs are met with excellence, dedication, and teamwork. The main mission at FORT is to provide the best client and talent experience in modern-day law, and we are committed to helping businesses in the Baltics reach their goals.

 

Our market-leading team of lawyers has gained extensive and versatile experience by working in leading law firms across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. With a results-focused approach, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We understand that each client is unique, which is why we provide individualized attention and offer practical, business-minded solutions. Our full-scope legal services are of the highest quality and are provided in an efficient, ethical, and personal manner.

 

At FORT, we take the time to understand our clients' main aims and objectives. Through prompt and clear answers, we assist them in navigating legal complexities and finding comprehensive solutions. We believe in long-term cooperation and value evolving together with our clients, fostering a strong and lasting relationship. We evaluate the efficiency of our work and provide estimates of legal costs in advance, ensuring our clients receive value for their investment, and no unexpected surprises.

 

Furthermore, we understand that financial considerations are crucial. Therefore, we offer tailor-made financial solutions to accommodate our client's specific needs. Our aim is to deliver comprehensive legal services that not only meet expectations but exceed them. By choosing FORT, you can expect a dedicated team, unparalleled expertise, and a commitment to delivering exceptional legal counsel.

 

FORT look forward to partnering with you and providing the legal support you require for your continued success. Together, we can navigate the legal landscape and help you achieve your goals in the Baltics.

Lawyers

Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff

Managing Partner of FORT Tallinn office

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Merit Lind

Partner

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Minni-Triin Park

Partner

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Sandis Bertaitis

Partner

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Janis Likops

Partner

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Maris Liguts

Partner, CAMS

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Dr. Andrius Mamontovas

Managing Partner of FORT Vilnius office, attorney at law

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Mindaugas Žolynas

Partner, attorney at law

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Rūta Radzevičiūtė – Meizeraitė

Partner, attorney at law

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Emilis Cicėnas

Partner

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Rene Frolov

Counsel

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Ieva Pruse

Senior Associate, AML specialist (CAMS)

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Roberts Prusis

Senior Associate, Attorney at Law

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Vita Rancane

Senior Associate

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Santa Praulina

Senior Associate

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Vadimas Maksimenka

Senior Associate, assistant to attorney at law

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Aurelija Grigoravičiūtė-Rimeisienė

Senior Associate, attorney at law

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Dr. Gytis Kuncevičius

Senior associate, attorney at law

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Andreas Veeret

Attorney at Law

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Margus Kõiva

Attorney at Law

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Liina Käis

Attorney at Law

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Riin Rehepapp

Attorney at Law

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Arturs Caics

Attorney at Law

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Mara Bekere

Attorney at Law

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Laila Pudule

Attorney at Law

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Laura Baumane

Attorney at Law

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Aldis Maldups

Of counsel, Attorney at Law

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Agnė Mecelienė

Senior Associate, attorney at law, mediator

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Ivo Vanasaun

Specialist Tax Counsel

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Katrin Alliksaar

Counsel

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Helena Kink

Lawyer

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Vita Dvarionaitė

Associate

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Vytautas Pasvenskas

Associate, assistant to attorney at law

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Imants Kreicmanis

Legal Assistant

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Emilijus Livšicas

Legal Intern

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Mariuss Raits Bergmanis

Legal Assistant

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Niks Elksnitis

Legal Assistant

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Konstance Rute Krievina

Legal Assistant

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Daniels Jelisejevs

CEO

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Kadri Lensment

Office manager

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Nadežda Paist

Office Assistant (on parental leave)

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Birgit Viilukas

Office Assistant (on parental leave)

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Tatjana Vavilova

Office manager

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Anna Austrina

Office manager

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Dominyka Auglienė

Office manager

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Jurga Sirvidienė

Office manager

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News & Affairs

19. 02. 24

A book devoted to the lobbyism, co-authored by FORT lawyer Arturs Caics, has been presented in the Parliament of Latvia

On Friday, February 16, presentation of the book "Interest representation process. Explanations and comments" and a discussion devoted to lobbying regulation took place, in which one of the book's co-authors Arturs Caics from FORT took part.

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13. 02. 24

Nordica`s Special Audit Final Report Released

FORT, in collaboration with Ernst & Young Baltic, conducted a special audit of state-owned airline Nordica, and the final report was presented to the Parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee on February 12, 2024.

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26. 01. 24

The Supreme Court decision regarding conflicting environmental protection and cultural heritage interests

The Supreme Court clarified in its decision on January 15, 2024, the weighing of conflicting interests between environmental protection and cultural heritage. The Minister of Culture established a protection zone extending to the reservoir for the Linnamäe dam structure, which falls under cultural heritage protection. Meanwhile, the Environmental Board is in the process of assessing the impact on Natura, which will determine the permissibility of damming the protected Jägala River.

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22. 12. 23

The Court of Justice of the European Union has passed a ruling in a case represented by FORT

On the 21st of December this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has made a judgment in case No C-421/22, concerning highly important public procurement organized by the Road Transport Administration (RTA) in 2019. The CJEU evaluated compliance of procurement rules and requirements with the Regulation No 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road (Regulation).

The public procurement announced in the year 2019 for provision of public transport services by buses on the network of regional routes was the then largest in scale in Latvia. The prospective price of the announced tender for ten years was 447 million euros.

 

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11. 12. 23

FORT Tallinn advised Kapitel on the Acquisition of Viru Keskus Shares from Co-owner

Law firm FORT Tallinn provided counsel to Kapitel AS and Tristafan OÜ in a significant transaction, likely to be the largest real estate deal in Estonia this year. The transaction involved the acquisition of shares in Viru Keskus from Kapitel's long-term collaborator and co-owner, Pontos Group.

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24. 10. 23

We celebrate a decade of remarkable achievements at FORT Legal across the Baltic States

As we celebrate a decade of remarkable achievements at FORT Legal across the Baltic States, we're thrilled to unveil a new chapter in our journey. Our partner team will be shaping the future of FORT Legal more closely together than ever. FORT Legal is unifying its three Baltic branches to become a fully integrated firm!

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19. 10. 23

Law firm FORT advised the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) in the procurement of armoured vehicles worth 200 million euros

Our partner, Merit Lind, and counsel, Katrin Alliksaar, provided assistance to the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments (ECDI) in the procurement process for armoured wheeled vehicles for the Estonian Defence Forces' infantry brigade. 

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17. 04. 23

FORT team widely recognised in the Legal 500 EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) 2023 Guide

The FORT team has received widespread recognition in the Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Guide.

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30. 03. 23

The Legal 500’s EMEA Green Guide 2023 Edition released

The Legal 500’s EMEA Green Guide 2023 Edition has been officially released reflecting the legal sector’s engagement with a green transition – from ESG and sustainability to climate action and net-zero.

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