VILGERTS is a leading law firm in Latvia with affiliated offices in Belarus, Estonia and Lithuania. Their principal practice areas are M&A, Employment, Competition, Litigation & Arbitration, Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Real estate & Construction, Public Procurement, Energy, Insurance, Corporate and Tax. VILGERTS is a team of 30 devoted lawyers helping local and international companies with their legal challenges since 2008. Most of their partners and associates are listed in Best Lawyers, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories as leading practitioners in their specialty areas.

Their work philosophy is deeply rooted in a sincere desire to help clients to the best of their ability. Taking client matters personally, they communicate efficiently and deliver down-to-earth advice by the brightest lawyers.

This is the essence of the professional legal services delivered by VILGERTS.

Representative clients: AirBaltic, Bergvik Skog, East Capital, If P&C Insurance, LMT, Merks, Microsoft, Moller Auto, Red Bull, RIMI, Valmiera Glass.


Gints Vilgerts practice is mostly focused on all aspects of M&A, corporate restructuring, real estate and complex commercial dispute cases.

During his practice in Latvia and abroad (Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia) for the last eight years he has participated in more than 50 transactions of total deal-size in excess of EUR 2 billion for clients from more than 10 jurisdictions. Gints Vilgerts has been guest lecturer in Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Riga Graduate School of Law and Riga Business School.

Gints Vilgerts is a “Chambers & Partners Europe” and “Legal 500” recommended practitioner in Latvia in the areas of M&A, corporate, real estate, construction, finance.

Chambers and Partners Europe: “He puts everything into a business perspective and has brilliant ideas for how to solve our problems. He comes up with amazing solutions.”

Legal 500: “Excellent negotiation skills.” “Vilgerts has always been impressive, and his work remains equally so, chiefly due to the level of service and quality of output.” “Gints is an excellent professional, always striving to provide best services to his clients. I can confidently recommend his services to my clients.”

Dr. Jānis Kubilis leads the litigation and dispute resolution practice. Jānis has extensive experience representing clients in disputes and litigations concerning such areas as construction and real estate, banking and finance, corporate, employment, restructuring and insolvency, shipping and transport, insurance, media, IT, tax, IPR as well as in national and international arbitration.

Jānis’ professional focus is on all matters related to civil liability, analysing and evaluating the liability risks and advising on how to address them contractually and on how to protect the client’s interests in legal proceedings.

Jānis reinforces his professional experience with participation in research projects on modernising Latvian law and contributions to academic publications on current legal issues.

According to Chambers & Partners clients highlight his “great tactical thinking” and “high level of knowledge of liability issues” and that he is active across a spectrum of disputes.

Legal 500: “Janis Kubilis is a litigator, but with excellent knowledge of labour law, which makes him stand out among other lawyers when representing a client.”

“Janis Kubilis is one of the leading litigators in the firm and delivers an excellent performance in court.”