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Janis Likops

Partner, Attorney at Law



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Janis is a partner of the law firm FORT. Janis has been practicing law for over 10 years. He has previously worked for the leading international law firms in Latvia, and he has headed the Legal Division of the Consumer Rights Protection Centre in Latvia.

International legal rating agency Legal 500 indicates that clients appreciate the knowledge and work of Janis in real estate and construction, describing Janis as precise and accurate person.

Janis not only provides legal assistance to clients, but also participates in drafting laws and regulations and is currently taking active participation in a draft law development group that is working on legal regulation for completion of the land reform and termination of the exiting shared real estate relations (land and building owned by different persons).



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)., 05/2011;
  • Likops J. How to solve a debt dispute on pre-litigation stage (I)., 05/2011;
  • Likops J. „Battle” for the properties is possible. Dienas Bizness, 05/2011;
  • Likops J. How to avoid litigation with the „bad debtors”., 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?, 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!, 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.