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According to sources “Linda Strause is the main point of contact for the Real Estate practice”. Linda Štrause is “an experienced and talented strategist and litigator”. Clients say “when a matter is in her hands, we are confident that the maximum will be achieved”.
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Dispute Resolution / Development & Regulatory / Tax Advice & Taxation Disputes / Arbitration, Mediation & ADR / Infrastructure & PPP / Energy / Real Estate Transactions / Corporate Law / Public Procurement / Restructuring & Insolvency / Employment / Environment / Commercial Law / Public Sector & Constitutional Law
Advised the Ministry of Economics on acquisition of 16,05% of the shares of the natural gas transmission and storage system operator AS Conexus Baltic Grid by the Latvian electricity transmission system operator AS Augstsprieguma tīkls from SIA ITERA Latvija.
Advised the Ministry of Economics on the acquisition of 18.31% of the shares of the natural gas transmission and storage system operator AS Conexus Baltic Grid by the Latvian electricity transmission system operator AS Augstsprieguma tīkls from the German energy company Uniper Ruhrgas International GmbH.
Successfully represents Enefit in the public procurement dispute worth 12 million euros in Latvia.
Successfully represents the Public Utilities Commission in the case on third party access to gas infrastructure in Latvia.
TGS Baltic in cooperation with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP successfully represented the Finance and Capital Market Commission, which acted on behalf of the Republic of Latvia, with respect to the claim submitted by Bryn Services Ltd. against the Republic of Latvia, based on the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments, dated 22 December 1992, within the International Arbitration Court proceedings. Transaction value MUSD 26 (2014);
Legal due diligence of AS Latvijas Gaze in the interests of a bidder for E.ON Ruhrgas owned shares of AS Latvijas Gaze and assistance to the bidder in an auction type sale of the shares of AS Latvijas Gaze owned by E.ON Ruhrgas (2014);
Ivars Grunte and Linda Strause lead the teams providing full scope legal assistance to the state owned company Valsts nekustamie īpašumi (State Real Estate), a manager of the state owned real estates, with respect to the fire, which occurred on 21 June 2013 in the residence of the President of the State - Riga Castle during the reconstruction and renovation work (the value of the renovation and reconstruction works approx. EUR 32 854 332). This is recently the most serious fire, on which attention of the society is still focused;
Linda Strause and her team provides hull scope assistance to a leading bioenergetics and renewable energy production group of a European scale in the process of design, construction and operation of the production plants and combined heat and power plants, including one on a land leased from the state, with the total investment amount more than EUR 60,000,000.
Upon request of the Latvian National Library Foundation, a public non-profit organization created in order to promote the Latvian National Library, Linda Strause led TGS team in performance of a complex legal analysis and provided its opinion on possibility to terminate the announced public procurement procedure on the first stage of infrastructure works of the new building of the Latvian National Library and to apply a negotiated procedure without publication of a notice regarding a contract. The client submitted the opinion to the Ministry of Culture as an independent expert’s opinion;
Linda Strause successfully represented the Road Traffic Safety Directorate as the contracting authority in the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau (aprpox. contract value EUR 5,2 millions) in relation to introdcution of new requirements for EU driving licences;
Linda Strause successfully represented AS Pasažieru vilciens as the public service provider in the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau in relation to selection of candidates, also interpretation of the tender documents and possibilities to amend the same after the announcement, in a closed competition of one of the largest public procurement procedures in Latvia (approx. contract value EUR 611 millions);
Within a group of experts Linda Strause performed complex expertise on the legal status of a public procurement procedure of the Riga Southern Bridge (contract value more than EUR 121 millions), including evaluation of the concluded amendment to the procurement contract.
TGS Baltic assisted Belgian investment group Straco with the acquisition of the horticulture company AS Greenyard Horticulture Latvia from Greenyard as a part of acquisition of its horticulture segment.