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Deloitte

The Deloitte tax team specialises in supporting large investment projects. By the end of 2017 the team advised 16 out of total 31 government-supported investment projects in various industries. Aija Klavinska is tax manager at the firm. 

The Latvian team has been particularly involved in investment projects over the last year. The team assisted a project where the investment amount was more than €277 million and the cabinet of ministers has approved all the investment projects advised by the Deloitte Latvia tax team. Partner Janis Cupans also led the team last year in advising a client in CIT rebate-eligible large investment projects.

Elenora Bogdanova moved from EY to join the Latvian team as a senior tax consultant in 2017. Aleksandra Ivanova also joined the firm in the same year as a senior tax consultant. Ivanova was previously a tax consultant at TaxLink Baltic.

Ellex

Ellex is a pan-Baltic full-service firm. Filips Kļaviņš is managing partner at the Latvian office. 

The team in Latvia is comprised of seven professionals, including three partners: Zinta Jansons, Ivars Pommers and Egons Pikelis, who focus on tax litigation and disputes.

EY

The EMEIA Tax Center at EY is organised as a supranational entity covering the entire Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) region, with its Intercompany Effectiveness and operational transfer pricing practice serving clients’ needs across all jurisdictions.

Led by Oslo-based partner Sveinung Baumann-Larsen, it brings together multi-disciplinary experience and resources focused on IT, accounting, and tax from the entire region in its work. This work covers some of the leading global companies in their respective fields and includes those involved in retail and consumer products, energy and pharmaceuticals, to name but a few.

Kronbergs Čukste Levin

Over the last year Kronbergs Čukste Derling has acted on a number of the largest M&A deals in Latvia. Many of the mergers require complex tax advice.

Vineta Čukste-Jurjeva and Valters Kronbergs are key contacts at the firm with a wealth of experience in tax law. The team is currently representing 4finance in a major tax litigation regarding the application of corporate income tax reliefs on donations.

Sorainen

Sorainen is a leading firm in the Baltic States. Partner Jānis Taukačs is head of the tax and customs practice group in the Baltics and Belarus.

Last year the team assisted Uralkali Trading in an advanced pricing agreement for a business transfer transaction. It also provided pro-bono advice regarding tax rebates.

Associate Kristaps Cimmermanis joined the firm in March of this year.

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic is a pan-Baltic firm with offices in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Over the last 12 months Rūdolfs Vilsons provided tax advice in a share sale transaction. Partner and head of M&A Andra Rubene regularly advises Mars and Royal Canin on VAT, CIT and social security tax issues.