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Dispute resolution

We understand that disputes are often best resolved outside the courtroom. Our dispute resolution experts are business minded, support the pragmatic commercial considerations and are determined to develop strategies that help our clients to avoid litigation wherever possible. However, when litigation is unavoidable, we focus on the commercial objectives of our clients and have the experience and depth of knowledge to manage and resolve the cases efficiently and effectively with as little disruption and cost to the business of our clients as possible. We are experienced in representing our clients’ interests with regard to all types of business disputes, in all general jurisdiction and administrative courts.

Legal 500, the guide of world’s leading law firms, recommends FORT as leading law firm. Partner Sandis Bertaitis is recognised for his litigation practice focused on real estate, construction and planning disputes. Clients underline his personable manner and thorough, innovative approach. “He comes up with creative, well-argued and well-structured solutions,” says a client.


  • Representing the Road Transport Administration in the dispute related with the public procurement competition for providing passenger transport services with buses in the intercity routes in the centre of Latvia
  • Representation of 31 energy producing companies in the constitutional dispute with Parliament of Latvia (Saeima) regarding new subsidized energy tax that was applied as from 1 January 2014
  • Legal assistance to the Cabinet of Ministers of Republic of Latvia in the constitutional dispute with the passenger carrier companies regarding compensations for providing passenger transport services
  • Representing international passenger carrier company ECOLINES in the dispute related to the tariffs of bus terminal services, including involvement of the Competition Council of Latvia regarding abuse of the dominant position in specific market
  • Representing innovative peer-to-peer lending marketplace Mintos in the dispute with the Consumer Rights Protection Centre of Latvia concerning a prohibition to assign the claims arising out of consumer credit agreements for peer-to-peer lending or investment platforms
  • Representing famous bar in Riga in the constitutional dispute with Riga City Council regarding noise restrictions, resulting in recognition of the binding regulations of the Riga City Council as null and void
  • Representing international real estate developer in the administrative dispute regarding construction permit for a large scale development territory
  • Representing Mr Ainars Dimants, the head of the National Mass Media Board (NEPLP), in the claim towards the Parliament of Latvia (Saeima) that his dismissal from the board was improper and his demand for reinstatement
  • Legal assistance to the international carriage company in the dispute with foreign insurance company regarding compensation of the losses and enforcement of the judgment of court of the Netherlands in the territory of Latvia
  • Legal assistance to the international oil trading company Jomaro in the claim towards the company registered in Latvia, as well as the member of the board of specific company
  • Assisting real estate developer in the dispute with Riga City Construction Board regarding the detail planning of the wide territory in Riga and the realization procedure of specific detail planning
  • Representing Ergo Insurance in disputes related to various issues of corporate law, competition law and real estate
  • Eften Capital in a number of disputes related to shopping centre Mustika
  • We are representing Riigi Kinnisvara AS in civil court proceeding against a local utility company
  • Representing Estonian Environmental Agency in disputes concerning Vaivara Hazardous Waste Management Centre
  • Representing the interests of over 80 foreign medium and large business clients in the bankruptcy proceedings of AB bank SNORAS
  • Initiated application to the National Constitutional Court, asked the court hearing bankruptcy case to lodge application for the preliminary ruling to the ECJ, initiated application to the Commission of the European Communities in bankruptcy case of bank SNORAS