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Laura Zalāna

Specialist counsel, Attorney at Law

Contact:

LATVIA

tel +371 677 04080
gsm +371 2913 8224
laura.zalana@fortlegal.com

Laura draws an extensive experience in real estate transactions and M&A deals. Laura also specializes in sophisticated employment issues as well as in drafting diverse civil agreements and giving legal advice on the transaction structure. Laura has gained her notable experience by working in several leading law firms in Latvia since 2003.

Regarded as Notable practitioner in Mergers&Acquisitions by IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review) (2016-2018)

Chambers Europe 2015 Client‘s guide: “Up-and-coming figure Laura Zalāna is a widely respected member of this team, whose key qualities include “extensive experience of the law, as well as a productive and efficient working style.” Her broad transactional experience includes numerous cross-border highlights across various industries, including manufacturing and insurance.”

Chambers Europe 2014 Client‘s guide: “Laura Zalana covers a wide range of matters, handling real estate, construction, employment and insurance in addition to her experience on corporate transactions.”; “Red’s Latvian Real estate team under the leadership of Laura Zalana is active across the area, with experience in real estate due diligence, construction, privatizations and land reform. Recent work has included joint ownership cases, construction disputes and commercial property acquisitions.’

The Legal 500, 2012: “The experience of Laura Zalāna in the real estate and construction industry has been marked stating that she leads this “very well organized” practice”.

CV

CAREER

2018- until now
Specialist counsel, Attorney at Law at Law Firm FORT

2009-2017
Partner at Primus, Attorneys at Law (previous firm names – Red, LETLAW)

2008-2009
Attorney at Law, Loze, Grunte & Cers

2005-2008
Associate, Loze, Grunte & Cers

2003-2005
Assistant Attorney at Law, Loze & Partneri, Associate

2000-2003
Assistant Advisor on Legal Affairs, Chancery of the President of Latvia


EDUCATION

2004
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (LL.M.)

2003
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (LL.B.)

1996
Syracuse University, Summer College, USA

MEMBERSHIP

  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2004)


LANGUAGES

Latvian, English, Russian