Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Spigulis & Kukainis has a wealth of litigation experience and have represented clients before ALL instances (levels) of Latvian Civil Courts, ALL instances (levels) of Latvian Administrative Courts, before the Latvian Competition Council, the Latvian State Revenue Service (Latvian tax authority) and before various Latvian Arbitration Courts.

From arguing a decision on issuance of duals citizenship, to a 10 year and 13 court hearing matter against the Riga Free Port for abuse of dominant position (which resulted in a 1 million EUR plus first of its kind judgement regarding damages for the breach of competition law), no job is too big or small.

Litigation is a risk of doing business and must be taken seriously.  Extensive litigation experience allows Spigulis & Kukainis to truly understand, not only in theory, how laws are interpreted by the court and actually work in practice.

Spigulis & Kukainis understands that the best option sometimes is an out of court settlement, but if litigation is necessary, Spigulis & Kukainis has a team of talented, dedicated attorneys who will strive to understand your goals and the best plan of action.

  • Representation before the Courts of the Republic of Latvia
    • Latvian District Court
    • Latvian Appellate Court
    • Latvian Supreme Court
    • Latvian Administrative Courts
  •  Representation before Latvian Arbitration Courts (please note, there are many such courts, and many with dubious reputations)
  •  Representation before Foreign Arbitration Courts
  •  Representation before the Latvian Competition Council
  •  Various matters, too many to note.
  •  Representation before the Latvian State Revenue Services (the Latvian tax authority)
  •  Litigation of numerous matters, where the amounts in dispute exceed 1 million Euros.
  •  Representation before the Latvian Office of Citizenship and Migratory Affairs
  •  Many clients assisted with regard to dual citizenship requests and investment-based residence permits.



The Office successfully represented the Client by winning a dispute against the State Fire and Rescue Service of Latvia for the obligation to install air analysers at operational sites.


The Civil Affairs Department of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia accepts the favourable judgment of the Office client VAS Latvijas Pasts, annulling the judgment of the Civil Courts Board of Riga Regional Court in a dispute with the insurance company ERGO Insurance SE Latvian Branch.


The Office successfully represented the interests of UAB Damco Lithuania, the company of the world's largest container cargo carrier A.P. MOLLER - MAERSK in the District Court of Kurzeme, in a dispute with a counterparty and one of the commercial banks of Latvia regarding the fulfilment of their obligations, and ensured that claims are applied to the defendants in the case, by seizing funds in the amount of almost one million Euro.