Vita Liberte is an attorney with a perfect knowledge of tax planning and commercial law at local and international levels.
Prior to the foundation of BDO Legal (previously known as BDO Zelmenis&Liberte), her first professional achievements were at the New York office of PricewaterhouseCoopers. After three years of relentless work, she continued her career in Latvia as head of the Deloitte Latvia Tax and Legal Department.
She holds a master’s degree in International law from the prestigious New York University.
Vita regularly participates as a speaker at local and international conferences, reporting on current legislative issues. Her professional interests also include private and public partnership and she is the founder of the Latvian Public and Private Partnership Association (PPPA).

Vita Liberte

vita.libarte@bdolegal.lv

Managing Partner, Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Adviser

Janis Zelmenis is a tax consultant and one of most frequently quoted experts on tax issues, company mergers, acquisitions and restructuring deals. His experience as a lawyer involves representing the interests of both local and international companies in courts, civil cases or solving taxation-related disputes.
Prior to establishing BDO Legal (previously known as BDO Zelmenis&Liberte), Jānis acquired professional experience working in various positions in the offices of international audit companies PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte&Touche.
Apart from his qualifications as a lawyer, Jānis also has experience in the diplomatic corps. He has been Honorary Consul for the Republic of Malta in Latvia since 2006, and also worked in Latvia’s Embassy in Russia.

Janis Zelmenis

janis.zelmenis@bdolegal.lv

Partner,
Attorney at Law

Senior associate Justine Haka heads the Latvian dispute resolution practice. During the six years she worked as a senior associate in Deloitte Latvia, Justine Haka acquired extensive professional experience on corporate and commercial law, advising clients on the issues of management and acquisitions, taxation and insolvency.

Justine Haka

justine.haka@bdolegal.lv

Senior Associate,
Attorney at Law

Patriks Markevics is one of the top shipping law experts in Latvia with a perfect knowledge of both local and international legislation. His practical experience involves representing top local shipping and ship repair companies as well as 15 years’ experience with Latvian Shipping Company in capacity of in-house lawyer and tanker chartering executive.

Patriks Markevics

patriks.markevics@bdolegal.lv

Senior Associate

Rihards Niedra specialises mainly in dispute resolution and employment law. He has acquired substantial experience in finance by working in the Latvian subsidiary of Lindorff- one of the largest finance companies in Latvia. He also has extensive experience in litigation proceedings.

Rihards Niedra

rihards.niedra@bdolegal.lv

Senior Associate

Pāvels Tjusevs regularly represents clients in international transactions, arbitration courts and advises on the general commercial law issues.
Pavels also has a versatile sports rights experience in advising on issues related to athletes and other professional staff contracts, players transfer agreements, etc. He has represented clients in disputes in international sports federations, including FIFA, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Players' Status Committee, the UEFA appeals body.

Pavels Tjusevs

pavels.tjusevs@bdolegal.lv

Associate

Andis Karklins has dealt with competition law matters for the past 4 years. During that time he obtained extensive experience in regulatory matters and participated in numerous merger control proceedings. Before joining BDO Legal he has worked as senior legal advisor at Competition Council of the Republic of Latvia. 

Andis Karklins

andis.karklins@bdolegal.lv

Associate

Kaspars Freimanis specializes primarily in corporate and commercial law related matters advising clients on the issues of company formation, liquidation, reorganization, and establishment of branches, representative offices and associations.

Kaspars Freimanis

kaspars.freimanis@bdolegal.lv

Senior Associate

Phone: +371 6722 2237 
Fax: +371 6722 2236 
E-mail:  info@bdolegal.lv 

Kalku Str. 15,
Riga, LV-1050, Latvia 

Phone: +371 6722 2237 
Fax: +371 6722 2236 
E-mail:  info@bdolegal.lv