phone +371 677 04080

mobile phone +371 2949 2200


Specialising in:

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Set-up of Legal Entities
  • Competition
  • Contracts
  • Infrastructure and PPP
  • Copyrights and Related Rights
  • M&A
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Asset and Project financing
  • Patents, Trademarks and Industrial Designs
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • IT and Communications
  • Product Liability and Consumer Protection
  • Media Rights

Biography summary of a person

Janis has been practicing law for almost 20 years. Before joining FORT in 2013, Janis worked for two other leading international law firms in Latvia, and he has also headed the Legal Division of the Consumer Rights Protection Centre in Latvia. Janis is a member of the Latvian Bar Association.

In addition to Janis’ recognition as a ranked lawyer in corporate and commercial matters, Janis is top-ranked and renowned for his expertise spanning real estate sales, development mandates and regulatory matters. Sources note his extensive experience in the area and also praise his reasonable, business-minded and clear advice.

During his career, Janis has inter alia advised on numerous notable real estate and M&A transactions and developments in the Baltics, as well as he has been involved in several working groups for drafting of legislative acts.


2013- until now
Partner, Attorney-at-law at Law Firm FORT (previously Law Firm ADVERSUS)

Senior Associate, Associate at Law Office SORAINEN

Associate at Law Office LAWIN

Head of Legal Division at Consumers Rights Protection Centre



University of Latvia, Latvia (Faculty of Economics, BA)
University of Latvia, Latvia (LLM)


Latvian Bar Association


Latvian, English, Russian


Likops J. Latvian mega-buildings. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. Latvijas buvnieciba, 07/2012;
Likops J. Latvian real estate and construction news. Juridiskie jaunumi, 12/2011;
Likops J. How to save very smart on tax? Forbes, 09/2011;
Likops J. Why court practice is so important? Forbes, 07/2011;
Likops J. How to solve a debt dispute on pre-litigation stage (II). Lv.lv, 05/2011;
Likops J. How to solve a debt dispute on pre-litigation stage (I). Lv.lv, 05/2011;
Likops J. „Battle” for the properties is possible. Dienas Bizness, 05/2011;
Likops J. How to avoid litigation with the „bad debtors”. Lv.lv, 04/2011;
Likops J. Nelss is auctioning properties for a second time. Dienas Bizness, 03/2010;
Likops J. New projects: who owes whom and what to do? Lv.lv, 12/2009;
Likops J. Medicine for not realized dream about a quality apartment. Dienas Bizness, 10/2009;
Likops J. Apartment owners can stay without cheap land under the building! Juridiskie blogi, 07/2009;
Likops J. How can the buyer get rid of the apartment or house? Juridiskie blogi, 07/2009;
Likops J. It is need for the mortgage lending rules! Lv.lv, 05/2009;
Likops J. Can apartment lessee achieve everything? Juridiskie blogi, 09/2009;
Likops J. When the existing medicine does not work anymore or some suggestions for real estate transactions. Juridiskie blogi 11/2008;
Likops J. Unfair consumer contracts. Lietiska Diena, 05/2008;
Likops J. Baltic law news. Juridiskie jaunumi, 01/2008;
Likops J. Latvian law news. Juridiskie jaunumi, 09/2006.