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Dainis Vodolagins, Specialist Counsel

Dainis Vodolagins

Specialist Counsel

Head of the Tax Law practice group


English, French, Latvian, Russian, Ukrainian

Practice notes

Dainis is leading Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns tax practice group, joining the firm after more than 10 years of professional practice in tax area. His main areas of expertise are international tax planning, M&A and cross-border business taxation.

Dainis is providing clients with tailor-made tax advice on Latvian and international taxation to clients in various industries such as financial service industry and fintech, digital economy, international trade and manufacturing. His advice is result-oriented, covering all relevant tax aspects of the transaction or structure, and by evaluating related risks is always practically applicable to the specific case.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns Dainis has obtained a 7 year experience in one of the Big4 companies growing his career from junior consultant to manager, and during that period he has spent 3 months practicing in the member firm in Luxembourg. Further, Dainis has also obtained significant experience working in Latvian law firm; consulting clients of a bank as a consultant within the banking group; finally, his experience as in-house finance director and tax advisor brings the understanding of the clients’ needs which are of outmost importance to Dainis.

Dainis is a member of Latvian tax consulting association and is an international tax course lecturer in the Master’s programme of the University of Latvia.


Dainis’s selected milestone projects include:

  • Setting up an international electronics trading structure for one of the largest wholesaler in the Baltics.
  • Advising and implementing the financing and holding structures for one of the largest consumer lending groups worldwide.
  • Setting up several intellectual proprty protection and development structures for one of the Latvian private banks and international bus carrier.