Real Estate & Environment

Ellex Klavins’s expertise in commercial real estate and construction matters derives from advising on the largest and most complex transactional, construction and development projects in Latvia. Our clients benefit from our significant experience in orchestrating complex, long-term projects. The breadth of our client base provides us with knowledge, enhanced by hands-on experience from all perspectives. We have mastered the local intricacies of law related to real estate, but we also know how to combine it with a broader internationally-minded approach. Our environmental law team is the only truly specialized team in the market, enabling us to provide efficient support to our clients.
Key projects in the field

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Ilga Gudrenika-Krebs


+371 6781 4848

Inita Jurka


+371 6781 4848

Key projects in the field

We advised Eastnine on office property acquisition in Riga
Eastnine AB (publ) has signed an agreement to acquire the office property Valdemara Centrs located in the centre of Riga. The purchase price amounts to EUR 25 million and the transaction is expected to be closed in the fourth quarter 2019. In connection with the acquisition, Eastnine will establish its own organization in Latvia.
The purchase price corresponds to EUR 2,900 per square meters and an initial yield of 6.2 percent. The property is fully leased to about ten tenants, including law firms and accounting firms.
The acquisition enables Eastnine to almost double its portfolio in Riga and also to establish its own organization on site.
The transaction will be financed with a combination of own cash and bank loans. After the acquisition, Eastnine will own three properties in Riga totalling approximately to 20,000 square meters.
Ellex Klavins team provided legal advice to Eastnine on the transaction.
We successfully represented SIA Verus Praedium (IKEA) in a litigation case
SIA Verus Praedium, an IKEA franchisee group company in Latvia, continues to develop real estate in the Stopiņi district next to the IKEA store. As a result, several natural persons appealed the detailed plan approved by the Stopiņi County Council for a proposed new shopping center.
Ellex Klavins Partner Ilga Gudrenika-Krebs and Senior Associate Anete Dimitrovska represented the client in administrative court, and in June 2019 obtained a positive temporary non-regulatory decision, which allows for further implementation of the detailed plan. Therefore, Verus Praedium Ltd. is able to continue the development of this real estate without delay.
We successfully represented a major real estate developer in an administrative litigation regarding a challenged detailed plan
Assistance to a major real estate developer in an administrative litigation. The case concerned a challenge of a detailed plan approved by the local municipality.
Representing the client in the administrative court, Ellex Klavins' team - partner Ilga Gudrenika-Krebs and senior associate Anete Dimitrovska - in June 2019 reached a client-friendly temporary non-regulatory decision, which allows further implementation of the detailed plan. As the result of the litigation the client is able to continue its real estate development without delay.