Andra Rubene

Andra Rubene

Partner, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Riga, Latvia

Sources say Andra Rubene is one of the most experienced corporate and M&A experts in Latvia. She is named as “the first choice for competition law issues in Latvia” and recognized as having “an excellent grasp of IP, IT and telecoms issues”. Andra is characterised as a “very hard working” and being “able to deliver and comply with extremely stringent deadlines on several occasions”. Clients appreciate her “warm personality and precise advice”.

  • About

    Andra Rubene is a Partner and the Head of the Latvian M&A, Corporate/Commercial and Data Protection law practice groups at TGS Baltic. Andra has outstanding expertise in M&A, Corporate/Commercial Law, Competition Law, Employment, Tax, and Personal Data Protection. Andra has over 19 years of legal services experience and is listed by all the best known international legal directories, like Legal 500, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, ILFR1000, Best Lawyers International.

    International Financial Law Review IFLR1000, in its supplement Women Leaders, selected and announced 300 women lawyers from many jurisdictions, who are recognized to be the best in their markets or relevant practice areas. Andra Rubene was honored amongst them.

  • Major Projects
    • 21.10.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted Inspired, a leading global premium schools group, with entering into transaction with British schools group, King’s College.

      TGS Baltic in co-operation with Baker McKenzie assisted Inspired, a leading global premium schools group, in the transaction whereunder King’s College, the premier British schools group, joined Inspired.

    • 24.09.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted SIA Brain Games with the acquisition of Lithuania’s wholesaler and retailer of board games and toys UAB New Media Publishing

      TGS Baltic assisted Latvia’s board games company SIA Brain Games with the acquisition of Lithuania’s wholesaler and retailer of board games and toys UAB New Media Publishing

    • 16.04.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted with the opening of one of the largest malls in the Baltics – Akropole

      On 4 April 2019, one of the largest, most contemporary and technologically advanced shopping and leisure malls in Latvia - Akropole opened its doors.

    • 07.02.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted LMT GROUP AB (Sweden) with acquisition of a number of PLM Group companies in Latvia and Estonia.

      TGS Baltic assisted Bengt Svante Liljedahl company LMT GROUP AB (Sweden) with closing of acquisition of PLM Group companies in Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.

    • 07.02.2019

      Advising Proplastik on selling its business to Vink Group

      TGS Baltic’s cross-border M&A team led by partner Sander Kärson advised the owners of Proplastik in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in selling their business to Europe's largest plastic wholesaler Vink Group.

    • 30.01.2019

      TGS Baltic helps Polish Fund obtain clearance for merger with Sp.z.o.o.

      The fund registered in Poland MCI.PrivateVentures Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty with sub-fund MCI.TechVentures 1.0 was assisted by TGS Baltic team with obtaining of merger permit of the Latvian Competition Council to acquire sole control over company Sp. z o.o.

    • 06.01.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted Belgian investment group Straco

      TGS Baltic, working alongside Clifford Chance Belgium office, assisted Belgian investment group Straco with the acquisition of the horticulture company AS Greenyard Horticulture Latvia as a part of acquisition of the horticulture segment from Greenyard in Belgium, France, Poland, Ukraine, and Latvia.

    • 02.01.2019

      TGS Baltic assisted AS Augstsprieguma tīkls with obtaining of the merger clearance by the Latvian Competition Council for potential acquisition of a decisive influence over AS Conexus Baltic Grid

      According to the merger notification received by the Latvian Competition Council, since 1 January 2018, AS Augstsprieguma tīkls owns the majority of votes in the decision-making bodies of AS Conexus Baltic Grid.

    • 11.09.2018

      Assisting IK Investment Partners in the acquisition of Katsastus Group’s operations

      IK Investment Partners acquired the shares of vehicle inspection companies A-Ülevaatus OÜ in Estonia, SIA Scantest in Latvia, A-Katsastus AB in Sweden and Autotest Polska Sp. Z o.o. in Poland (“the Group”) from A-Katsastus Group Oy, one of the leading European companies providing vehicle inspection, trade-in inspection and registration services.

    • 29.12.2017

      TGS Baltic represented Credit Value Investments in investing EUR 11 million in Civinity bonds

      TGS Baltic represented Credit Value Investments and funds managed by it in investing in bonds of AB Civinity, by structuring the bond issue and creating the issuer’s related necessary instruments for ensuring the performance of obligations.

    • 11.09.2017

      TGS Baltic assisted BENU Aptieka Latvija SIA with acquisition of 100% of share of SIA Cēsu Vecpilsētas Aptieka

      Andra Rubene, Attorney at Law, Partner, and Rūdolfs Vilsons, Associate at TGS Baltic assisted BENU Aptieka Latvija SIA, one of the leading retail of medicines chains in the Baltics, with acquisition of 100% shares SIA Cēsu Vecpilsētas Aptieka, a pharmacy in Cēsis, Latvia from a number of private persons, thereby expanding Benu network of more than 66 pharmacies in Latvia.

    • 13.03.2017

      Advising 20% shareholder of SIA VUDLANDE on buy-out of 80% shareholder of the company - Latvian Timber Ltd. (UK)

      TGS Baltic’s M&A team assisted 20% shareholder of SIA VUDLANDE (LV) with buy-out of 80% shareholder of the company - Latvian Timber Ltd. (UK), obtaining 100% shares of SIA VUDLANDE as the result of the transaction.

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2012
    Partner, law firm TGS Baltic
    Since 2009
    Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2005 – 2009
    Senior Associate, law firm Loze, Grunte & Cers
    2003 – 2005
    Senior Associate, law firm Grunte & Cers
    2002 – 2003
    Associate, law firm Grunte & Cers
    1999 – 2002
    Legal Assistant, law firm Grunte & Cers


    Riga Graduate School of Law, Master of Law
    University of Latvia, Department of Law, Master of Law
    Latvian Academy of Arts, Bachelor degree


    Representative of the Latvian Bar Association in the Commercial law drafting working group
    Latvian Bar Association
  • Publications
    • Covid-19 Latvia: Cabinet of Ministers adopts new criteria for receiving idle time benefit and tax holidays
    • The Latvian Supreme Court Clarifies Recovery for Cancellation of Leasing Contract, CEE Legal Matters - August 2017
    • Business Manager’s Handbook
    • Legal Framework for Transfer of Undertakings of a Credit Institution in Latvia, "CEE Legal Matters" - December 2015
    • From taxes to the purchase of land and energy - Dienas Bizness, January 2016
    • On the road of reforms - Dienas Bizness, January 2016
    • 2015: Very Active for Businesses. Increased Number of Transactions and Disputes. - Dienas Bizness, TOP 500
    • Are the minority shareholders able to rely on the norms of the Commercial Law governing timely convocation and procedure of a shareholder meeting? - Dienas Bizness, December 2015
    • Competition Law Newsletter - December 2015
    • Competition Law newsletter - February 2015
    • Company Manager’s Manual - Dienas Bizness”, 2013-2014