Klauberg Baltics - Business in good hands.

We ensure your market success through our business law expertise in the region.

Obstacle-free market entry to the Baltics.

Tailor-made legal preparation and trusting cooperation for implementing investment projects

For market entry, relevant legal and practical framework conditions are identified and the most efficient structural models are discussed. Greenfield investments, joint ventures, takeovers, outsourcing and subcontracting projects or establishment of sales structures require an accurate and broad knowledge of national and EU regulations, company law, commercial and real estate law and, last but not least, employment and tax law. Many years of experience in the region and successful implementation of a large number of investment projects are indispensable prerequisites for this.

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Consultancy at the high level you are accustomed to.

A full service consulting approach by a well-rehearsed international team

Top quality, reliability and speed are standard for Klauberg BALTICS’ international consulting team and certified quality management system. A unique network in the Central and Eastern Europe region enables smooth handling of transnational projects. Success in contract negotiations, rapid settlement of transactions and resolution of disputed procedures require competence and pragmatism, because only a solution-oriented approach keeps the bottom-line in focus. Clear language, but above all openness and transparency are essential for trusting cooperation.

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Experience in local markets and industries.

At home in the region.

Long-standing knowledge of markets and countries enables a realistic assessment of business risks and legal practice. In addition to core competencies, results-oriented consulting in the most important local sectors of finance, transport, life sciences and energy requires an in-depth knowledge of local legal requirements and circumstances. The experience of the Klauberg BALTICS multilingual team is trusted by medium-sized companies as well as listed corporations, international financial institutions and investment funds.

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3 law offices

6 working languages

1 team

Trust earned

  • As a leading company in the area of intralogistics, perfectly coordinated processes are vitally important. That’s why we’ve been working with lawyers from Klauberg Baltics for many years now. Their support in legal matters is always speedy, of high quality, and efficient. Our favourite law firm in the Baltics!

    Dr. Lada Kalinina General Manager Baltic States
    Jungheinrich Lift Truck SIA
  • "I find the work ethic of the Klauberg Baltics team exceptional. Working together, it's never about run-of-the-mill answers, but about understanding every little detail – as well as getting the big picture. Accordingly, solutions are highly creative, innovative, and tailored. The atmosphere in the company is relaxed and cheerful but always professional, serious, and focused."

    Flemming Lindeloev member of several Nordic advisory boards and former CEO/MD of TULIP Meat Packer, Carlsberg Group and Royal Scandinavia.
  • "To continue our ability to meet clients’ high expectations at any moment, as well as challenges in the European and international environment, we have to be able to rely on our colleagues in law firms around the world in terms of quality and speed. In particular thanks to the profound expertise of colleague Mr. Theis Klauberg and from experience over many years, co-operation with the Klauberg Baltics team is always a gain for our clients as well as a pleasure. Thank you!"

    Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. med. Alexander P. F. Ehlers Managing Partner
    Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner, München
  • "With the support of Klauberg Baltics we relocated a large part of our production from Czechia and Germany to Rezekne in Latvia: a mammoth task that the lawyers helped us cope with – with broad expert knowledge and all-round legal service from A to Z. We are delighted with the result!“

    Ernst Klees
    Zellner Group, Teisnach/Bayern

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Practice areas

Corporate law, M&A, corporate finance

We advise on incorporation, acquisition, and restructuring of enterprises, also cross-border. We solve shareholder disputes by creating pragmatic solutions and represent our clients in the courts where necessary. Preparing and carrying out complex international transactions, as well as structuring and analyzing financing, are our core competencies.  Our corporate practice includesFoundation of private and public companies, partnerships and trusts- Acquisitionsmergers, restructuring of companiesCorporate finance and capital markets dealingsCorporate governanceShareholder disputes, squeeze outsManagement buy-outsStockmarket, IPO, Trusts and Foundations

Real estate, construction, public procurement

We advise real estate developers, investors, real estate funds and construction companies, for the realization of office- and residential buildings, industrial plants and power stations, as well as infrastructure projects. From the representation in public procurement procedures, in due diligence reviews of real estate portfolios, the analysis of real estate assets, public planning regulations and in share or asset transactions, we possess a wide range of specialist knowledge thanks to many years of experience.

Banking and finance

We advise real estate developers, investors, real estate funds and construction companies, for the realization of office- and residential buildings, industrial plants and power stations, as well as infrastructure projects. From the representation in public procurement procedures, in due diligence reviews of real estate portfolios, the analysis of real estate assets, public planning regulations and in share or asset transactions, we possess a wide range of specialist knowledge thanks to many years of experience.

Employment

The preparation of employment contracts, the presentation of working time regulations, compensation structures and termination arrangements are part of the Bread & Butter consulting business of Klauberg BALTICS. These include the posting of workers, dismissal negotiations and collective labor law, as well as representation before labor tribunals and regulators. We advise a large number of medium-sized companies, international corporations and foreign representations.

Compliance and management liability

Our international team assists international companies to implement compliance systems that are effective and tailor-made in the local legal systems. In training courses a culture of legality and transparency is made acceptable to local staff and misconduct can be countered in good time. Our almost 20 years long professional experience in the region is a valuable asset to our clients, and we know what we talk about from our own practice: for more than a decade our firm operates its own ISO certified Quality Management System.

BREXIT, EU law, Competition law

For our international clientele, cross-border trade in goods and services is a daily practice. Accordingly, EU law is just as much a part of the day-to-day business as current issues related to BREXIT for the Klauberg BALTICS team. This regularly concerns problems of competition law admissibility of distribution agreements and marketing measures and antitrust law as well as representation before competition authorities and before the administrative courts in prominent disputes.

Dispute resolution and commercial arbitration

In litigation proceedings, our long-standing representation experience enables us both in state courts and arbitral tribunals to make a reliable assessment of risks and costs. In our cross-border advisory business, issues of international private law, EU law and a realistic assessment of court practice often play an important role. For arbitration proceedings, we have an unprecedented network of the world’s most experienced arbitrators and industry professionals.

Intellectual property and data protection

We advise companies on the most effective protection of their industrial property, including trademarks, designs, copyrighted works, databases and regarding software licenses. The application of local IP law, as well as EU law and the WIPO protection system are part of our regular advisory practice. In addition, our advice cuts through the ever growing regulatory framework of data protection, and we devise and implement efficient compliance systems, and represent our clients before supervisory authorities.

Life Sciences, pharmaceutical law

Klauberg BALTICS is one of the leading law firms in the areas of Life Sciences, medical and pharmaceutical law in the Baltic States. We advise pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and medical devices producers on national as well as European regulations and industry guidelines. Our detailed knowledge of marketing and compliance policies and requirements, including related data protection issues, enables us to provide effective solutions for the practice of health care professionals and organizations.

Transport, Shipping, Insurance

The transport and shipping practice of Klauberg BALTICS has grown over many years due to an increase in trade flows passing through the Baltic States. Our international team’s track record includes trade investigations, arrests and seizures, customs negotiations, and litigation. The closely related areas insurance and customs law play an important role. We assist clients in all areas of shipping law and across industries, including ship owners, charterers, cargo owners and shipbuilders.

Insurance law

We advise German and international insurance companies on insurance contract and distribution law and represent them in litigation. We are therefore familiar with the business practice in a variety of industries, as well as the regulatory framework. A particular focus of the law firm is on maritime and transport insurance law.

Insolvency and restructuring

The team of Klauberg BALTICS advises local conglomerates and international companies on restructuring and insolvency issues. We support insolvency administrators from Western Europe in the enforcement of claims and in the sale of assets as well as international investors in their acquisition. Thanks to many years of market experience in the Baltic States we are in an excellent position to make a realistic assessment of the risks and opportunities in an insolvency situation.

Food law and REACH

We advise a wide range of companies dealing in the distribution and production of food and drink products in the Baltic States, including a number of global brands. Through many years of experience, the team of Klauberg BALTICS is well versed in the practice of public institutions, who oversee the laws and regulations that govern food and drink distribution, advertising, production and consumption, as well as the protection of related trademarks and other industrial property. In addition, the regulatory framework related to REACH the EU Regulation on Chemicals and their safe use, is a particular focus of our practice, including the representation and support of clients in registrations and authorizations.

Inheritance law

We advise and represent private clients in inheritance matters as well as in negotiations between heirs and are commissioned by trustees from the UK and other countries. Entrepreneurial families trust us in succession with the reorganization of companies up to the restructuring and the establishment of foundations and family offices. As members of advisory boards we are available to our clients as advisors also in the long term.

Focus areas of law and industries

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Mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance

The international team of Klauberg BALTICS advises international investors and funds in the acquisition of companies and assets in the Baltic States for more than 15 years. For the preparation and structuring of the corporate and financial settlement of an investment deal, we possess both the legal and industry knowledge to conduct a meaningful due diligence review, as well as the experience required to handle complex transactions. Our M & A practice also includes support for post M&A disputes, especially concerning civil liability, warranty and competition law. With our help, a German car distributor has been able to defend itself successfully after an M&A transaction against a record fine imposed by the Latvian competition authority.

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Dispute resolution and commercial arbitration

The international team of Klauberg BALTICS advises international investors and funds in the acquisition of companies and assets in the Baltic States for more than 15 years. For the preparation and structuring of the corporate and financial settlement of an investment deal, we possess both the legal and industry knowledge to conduct a meaningful due diligence review, as well as the experience required to handle complex transactions. As a result, a legal and financial due diligence audit of one of the largest Baltic conglomerates was successfully completed within a short period of time, allowing the restructuring of a group of more than 80 companies.Our M & A practice also includes support for post M&A disputes, especially concerning civil liability, warranty and competition law. With our help, a German car distributor has been able to defend itself successfully after an M&A transaction against a record fine imposed by the Latvian competition authority.

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Transport law, shipping, Insurance

The ports in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are in a unique geographical location to connect trade flows to and from Scandinavia as well as between the European Union and neighboring CIS countries and further afield in Central Asia and China. The international team of Klauberg BALTICS advises companies from a range of transport industries, by road, rail, air or ship. Their activities involve legal questions involving commercial law and insurance, employment, and an ever evolving host of contractual liabilities. A particular focus of our firm is on maritime law and related areas, including, Ship financing and debt recovery, Sale and purchase of ships, Ship arrests, Ship flagging, Marine and non-marine insurance, Enforcement of foreign judgements and awards, Dispute resolution in court and arbitration proceedings

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Life Sciences, pharmaceutical law

Solid experience for many years in the areas of medical and pharmaceutical law enable the international team of Klauberg BALTICS to provide optimal representation of our clients form the health sector. During more than 12 years, we have advised international pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and producers of medical devices and medicinal products in medical law, issues of medicinal trials, licensing of pharmaceuticals, distribution, hospital regulation, and EU and local regulations and industry guidelines, such as the EFPIA disclosure code. The rapidly developing areas of nursing care law and hospital law are a special focus or our research and consultancy work.

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Tailor-made legal preparation and trusting cooperation
Clear language, openness and transparency
Handling of transnational projects
Top quality, reliability and speed

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Publications

Baltic Business Opportunity Survey

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Vilnius

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