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Ginta Krūkle, Partner

Ginta Krūkle

Partner

Languages

Latvian, English, French, Russian

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial litigation
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Local government
  • Real estate

Practice notes

Ginta Krūkle (prevoiusly Sniedzīte) leads the Eversheds Bitāns Public and Administrative Law practice group.  She holds a PhD and has more than ten years of experience in legal practice, with the remarkable ability to merge academic research qualities and a practical business approach.  She advises on a wide scope of matters mainly related to public law, administrative judicial review and dispute resolution.  Ginta regularly represents clients in different stages of administrative proceedings.  Her field of speciality includes state administration law and internal administrative and organisational issues of public institutions at central and local government level.

Ginta also specialises in material and procedural aspects of territorial planning and development law.  She has particular experience in the promotion of redevelopment projects involving complex compulsory purchase orders and associated environmental assessment.  She has considerable experience in all aspects of appeal court proceedings, including judicial review

Ginta is a lecturer at the University of Latvia’s Faculty of Law and at Turība University.  She is regularly invited to lecture existing and candidate judges in the Latvian Judicial Training Centre.  She covers numerous topics within the field of theory of law and legal method and advises on drafting legal scientific research projects.  Ginta has also acted as editor of monthly legal journal Law & Justice.

Recent experience

  • Performing an extensive research project for the Latvian State Chancellery and Ministry of Justice on the issues of delegation of public powers to other public bodies or private individuals.
  • Drafting voluminous amendments to regulations on construction and exploitation in the municipality of Riga which was followed by drafting regulations on construction and exploitation in the Riga Historic Centre and its Protection Zones.  Defending the Government of Latvia’s interests before the constitutional court with respect to the constitutionality of their local regulations in the above field.
  • Assisting public institutions before the administrative court with respect to privatisation issues, renewal of property rights, public service and restrictions and operational rules of state officials.
  • Assisting in the restructuring of public institutions and departments of local government.