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Member BDO Zelmenis & Liberte joins VARUL

16 January 2013

Law Firm VARUL is glad to announce that one of Latvia’s top law firms BDO Zelmenis & Liberte will join VARUL as of January 2013. 

After the merger VARUL’s offices in Tallinn, Tartu, Riga and Vilnius will employ a total of 83 attorneys and lawyers.
 
“During its five years of operation, our office has experienced rapid growth and has achieved the set goal – we are one of the five largest providers of legal and tax services in Latvia. In order to achieve further business goals we need to join forces with VARUL’s Baltic alliance” says Jānis Zelmenis, Managing Partner at VARUL Latvia. “We have always highly valued the academic background of our attorneys, thus we appreciate the opportunity to join a firm established by Paul Varul on the basis of the same values. The time for small local firms is over in Latvia. Today our clients demand a fast and multidisciplinary service that can only be provided by a pan-Baltic team with wide specialisation” adds Vita Liberte, Partner of VARUL Latvia.

“Having one of the top business law firms in Latvia join the VARUL alliance undoubtedly means great synergy and adds value to our numerous Baltic and international clientele, who are active on both regional and international markets” says Robert Juodka, Managing Partner at VARUL Lithuania.

“The merger with BDO Zelmenis & Liberte is an important milestone is VARUL’s Baltic strategy. Now we are stronger than ever on the Latvian legal market and this firstly benefits our clients and secondly offers a great opportunity for learning and sharing knowhow with some of Latvia’s most renowned legal minds” says Paul Varul, Founder and Partner at VARUL Estonia.

Law firm BDO Zelmenis & Liberte focuses mainly on tax law, as well as M&A and litigation. Partners Jānis Zelmenis and Vita Liberte and several attorneys at the firm are renowned experts in tax law and have held leading positions in international auditing firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte&Touche. Partners Jānis Zelmenis and Vita Liberte have also been endorsed by reputable legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Law Firm VARUL with offices in Tallinn, Tartu, Riga and Vilnius employs a total of 83 attorneys and lawyers. The firm focuses on advising local and international clients on all areas of business law. VARUL has been chosen among the top four Baltic law firms by The Lawyer and nominated for the “Baltic Law Firm of the Year" award for three consecutive years. Our practices in banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, EU and competition, IP, IT and telecoms, real estate and construction, shipping and transport and tax are ranked top tier by international legal directories. 

More information:

Jānis Zelmenis
Managing Partner, Attorney at Law
Phone: +371 6722 2237
E-mail: janis.zelmenis@varul.com

Vita Liberte
Partner, Attorney at Law, Certified Tax Adviser
Phone: +371 6722 2237
E-mail: vita.liberte@varul.com
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