Verners Skrastiņš is co-founder and one of senior partners. He also leads Dispute Resolution as well as Banking and Finance practice. On an every day basis Verners advises local businesses as well as foreign investors on various aspects of commercial law, has in-depth knowledge in Banking and Finance law as well as is an expert in Real Estate and Construction industry legal twists and turns.
Verners has strong dispute resolution and negotiation skills and is a respected arbitrator in Riga Arbitration Court.
University of Latvia, Faculty of Law
Riga Graduate School of Law
Before co-founded SKDZ in 2001 Verners worked as an in-house lawyer at one of the largest commercial banks in Latvia and has an in-depth knowledge of Banking and Finance law and industry as well has acted as a legal advisor of the Minister of Justice.
Latvian Bar Association
International Bar Association
Latvian, English, Russian
Arbitration clause in commercial agreements with foreign partners – what should be taken into account?, “Bilances Juridiskie padomi” No. 1 (67), January 2019 issue.
Advised insolvent AS “PNB Banka” on conclusion of agreement on sale of real estate portfolio valued more than 60 mil. EUR
We advised IPAS “PNB Asset Management” on sale of pension funds’ management rights
AS “PNB Banka” Insolvency Proceedings
Representing a client in the LCIA
Skrastiņš & Dzenis successfully represented “Mile Auto” interests
Skrastiņš & Dzenis advised Kesko Senukai group in obtaining competition clearance from Latvian Competition Council
Skrastiņš & Dzenis has successfully aided Vienna Insurance Group in obtaining competition clearance from Latvian Competition Council
Skrastiņš & Dzenis has represented BAB FlyLAL – Lithuanian Airlines in a case of recognition and enforcement of a judgement made by a Lithuanian court.
Skrastiņš & Dzenis has advised Riga City Council in a complicated damages case
Skrastiņš & Dzenis has represented AS Latvijas gāze in a damages case against Financial Capital and Market Commission
Skrastiņš & Dzenis advised and represented SIA Selva būve in handling a dispute with a counterparty located in the Netherlands
Skrastiņš & Dzenis has successfully represented SIA HD FestForest in an employment dispute
Skrastiņš & Dzenis assisted SIA Venden in drafting an exclusive distributorship agreement in Baltics and Commonwealth of Independent States
Skrastiņš & Dzenis has successfully represented SIA First Baltic Property Riga in an investment dispute against two Latvian banks
Skrastiņš & Dzenis has successfully represented SIA VJN Kapitāls in a shareholders’ dispute
Skrastiņš & Dzenis advises Vienna Insurance Group on the acquisition of Seesam Insurance AS Latvian branch
Successfully represented former owners of Parex Banka
A project for energy performance contracting (EnPC) in Latvia for public sector facilities in cooperation with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has come to a close
Skrastiņš & Dzenis team has successfully represented its client in complex settlement negotiations followed by the conclusion of settlement with AS “Prisma Latvia”
Skrastiņš & Dzenis has successfully represented its client – former member of the board