Janis Esenvalds

Janis Esenvalds is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation expert in Latvia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Janis directly using the contact details listed above.

Jānis has been practicing law since 2003 and over these years he has become a certified insolvency administrator by accumulating considerable experience in complicated civil case proceedings in all court instances.

He obtained the qualification of Lawyer from the University of Latvia and continued his studies in the Master’s Programme in Law in the Riga Graduate School of Law, specialising in International and European Union Law, also gaining an insight in British and International Law at Luton University.

Janis Esenvalds believes that a good attorney must be graced with great patience and an inexhaustible desire to painstakingly go into every matter right to the minor detail to find convincing arguments that are useful for the customer.

Firm Overview:

The Law Office Rasa & Esenvalds was established in 2010 by joint efforts of two talented and determined lawyers of the rising generation. Armands Rasa and Janis Esenvalds have gained ample professional experience from their employment with the leading law offices in Latvia.

Rasa & Esenvalds offer advice in the following areas:

  • Litigation;
  • Legal assistance in the field of commercial law;
  • Legal attendance of business restructuring processes;
  • Legal attendance of insolvency, legal protection process, extrajudicial legal protection process;
  • Legal attendance of right in personam;
  • Legal attendance of right in rem;
  • Legal attendance of labour law-related matters;
  • Ship arrests
  • Public procurement
  • EU Residential permits in case of investments;
  • Other types of legal assistance;

Operation of the Law Office Rasa & Esenvalds is based on personal approach to each customer and thorough investigation of the existing situation. Our experience shows that even minor details, such as an incorrectly formulated sentence in the statement of claim, may be of decisive importance in legal proceedings; therefore thorough investigation of all circumstances of the matter and case study are crucial at the pre-trial stage. Perfect performance of any task right away is the axiom in our offices.

If you select the Law Office Rasa & Esenvalds you can be sure to benefit from selfless commitment and legal attendance appropriate to your needs. An additional bonus you can count on is a dose of sparkling youthful energy inseparable from our offices.

Zinta Jansons

Zinta Jansons is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Latvia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Zinta directly using the contact details above.

One of the most experienced lawyers in the Finance & Tax group in Latvia Zinta Jansons has led numerous transactions and complex M&A deals, including tax structuring, integration and reorganisation.

We are the largest legal team in the Baltics with broad specialisation and deep experience. Our cross-border portfolio includes the most significant international projects and landmark local deals in the region since the beginning of the 1990s.

Our 47 lawyer team has been continually ranked in all major international legal directories during the 25 years of our history. We offer our clients full legal services in all areas of business law. Our firm has been involved in some of the most innovative local and international transactions in M&A, commercial real estate and finance. Ellex Klavins is the first choice of local counsel for many international companies with projects in Latvia.

Valters Gencs

Valters Gencs is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Latvia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Valters directly using the contact details above.

Legal Counsel for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia (1994); Welsh & Katz, Ltd., Chicago (1995); Member of the Working Group on Tax Law appointed by the Prime Minister (1997); Member of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Issues appointed by Prime Minister (1999); Head of Tax & Legal department of Ernst & Young Latvia, Head of Tax ad hoc group of the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (1998-2002), Founder of Gencs Valters Law Firm (2000), Lecturer in the Stockholm’s School of Economics in Latvia (2000). Chairman of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia- 2008 -2011.

Firm Overview:

Gencs Valters Law Firm was established in the year 2000 in Riga (Latvia), where the firm’s headquarters are located. In 2007 the firm expanded in the Baltics by establishing an office in Tallinn (Estonia) and, in 2008, in Vilnius (Lithuania).

We are a full service, general practice international business law firm specialising in tax, mergers and acquisitions, labour law, corporate, intellectual property, immigration and litigation. The firm has 13 lawyers and tax consultants in the Baltics. The firm has particularly strong ties with Scandinavian clients due to our involvement with the Scandinavian chambers of commerce. Valters Gencs served as the Chairman of the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia and has lectured in the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

In 2007 the firm became a member of Eurojuris, a European association of independent law firms covering over 630 different cities/locations in more than 40 countries. In 2008 the firm became a member of the international independent law firms’ association Multilaw, which now includes over 6000 lawyers in more than 150 countries around the world, creating the option for us to provide integrated cross-border services.

Our firm maintains successful long-term cooperation with law firms all over the States, such as Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Baker & McKenzie, Davis Polk & Wardwell, DLA Piper, Holland & Knight, Duane Morris,Frost Brown Todd, Polsinelli Shughart, Covington & Burling, Faegre Baker Daniels, Knoble Yoshida & Dunleavy, Barnes & Thornburg and many others.

As our client, you will be guaranteed unmatched service and commitment as well as access to our full service including counselling and client/attorney partnership.

Jūlija Kozlova

Jūlija Kozlova received Master’s degree in University of Latvia, in Faculty of Finance and Trade. For raising qualification Jūlija has attended several professional training programmes in financial accounting, bank accounting, financial management, field of business law and tax legislation, as well as she has received diploma of UK Institute of Financial Analysts in international accounting standards and diploma of internal auditor issued by UK Institute of Certified Financial Managers.

In 2006 she graduated Master studies in the Baltic International Academy in programme “Business management and administration”. Jūlija has substantial experience obtained through a work for a long time in accounting, financial and economic sectors.

Along with changes in times, legislation and requirements of state institutions Jūlija always improves the range of her knowledge.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 2013, JK Consulting Group has already proved itself to be a trustworthy partner in the area of outsourcing services. Our aim is to find one-step, fast and precise solution for a customer to address wide range of their requirements, be it accounting, legal or tax advisory services, company management or budget preparation.

The key to our company’s success is our employees. Our team of wide spectrum specialists have been working together since 2002 which lead to a foundation of JK Consulting Group in 2013. All our employees have extensive experience, high qualifications and successes in their professional fields. Our team of ACCA qualified accountants are able to understand the needs of our customers, help them increase efficiency of their work and decrease risks. We treat our customers as business partners and work together with them to ensure their growth.

We want our customers find us and stay with us; therefore we are always open to a dialogue and are proud of our team’s professionalism, their personal, friendly and collaborative approach to business

We do not give promises that we are unable to fulfill – and we keep our promises.