Kr. Valdemāra iela 21
Partner, Tax and Customs
Phone: + 371 67 365 000
Main areas of focus:
Corporate Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transfer Pricing, International Tax & Permanent Establishments, Indirect Tax, Customs, Private Clients, Global Mobility, Tax disputes, tax structuring
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|Motieka & Audzevičius|
|Firms to watch - Baltic States|
Partner Jānis Taukačs has been the head of SORAINEN's tax team since 2004. The tax team is based across the Baltic States and comprises six partners and 29 other professionals. Four professionals joined the firm in the past year, including two experts with Big 4 backgrounds.
Taukačs, senior associate Alisa Leškoviča, associates Kaspars Strazds and Jorens Jaunozols advised crude oil and petroleum products transport company LatRosTrans in the past year. The team advised on a tax lawsuit concerning 16 municipalities and the State Land Service. Real estate tax was recalculated for the client for previous years, on the grounds that the involved cities used State Land Service cadastral values that were triple the legal requirement.
Taukačs, Leškoviča, Dace Everte and Sabīne Vuškāne advised German wholesale company Technochem-G in November 2016. The indirect tax case concerned a complaint made to the European Commission on Latvian VAT law principles applied in domestic courts. The complaint could influence the application of VAT principles in Latvian legislation.
A client said SORAINEN was "probably the best legal company in Baltic states, if not whole of Europe".