Linda Štrause

Linda Štrause

Partner, Head of Real Estate
Riga, Latvia

According to sources “Linda Strause is the main point of contact for the Real Estate practice”. Linda Štrause is “an experienced and talented strategist and litigator”. Clients say “when a matter is in her hands, we are confident that the maximum will be achieved”.


  • About

    Linda is an experienced legal expert having more than 17 years’ outstanding legal experience in the fields of energy, infrastructure, PP and PPP, public law, real estate, environment, commercial law, as well as representing clients in negotiations and disputes.

  • Major Projects
    • 29.10.2020

      TGS Baltic Latvia and Estonia provided legal support to joint global co-ordinators and joint bookrunners with respect to IPO of 20,000,000 shares of AB “Ignitis grupė”, as part of which EUR 450 million were raised.

      TGS Baltic Latvia and Estonia provided legal support to joint global co-ordinators and joint bookrunners with respect to the initial public offering (IPO) of 20,000,000 shares of AB “Ignitis grupė”, a leading utility and renewable energy company in the Baltics, as part of which the company raised capital in the amount of 450 million euros.

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    • 26.08.2020

      TGS Baltic advised Moller Real Estate Baltic AS on the acquisition of real estate in Riga near the Riga International Airport.

      TGS Baltic provided full legal support to Moller Real Estate Baltic AS in the acquisition of a land plot of 2.311 ha in Riga near the Riga International Airport and a former British American Tobacco Latvia office-warehouse building located on it for further expansion of Møller Mobility Group car dealer network.

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    • 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.

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    • 06.03.2018

      TGS Baltic provided legal assistance to the University of Latvia regarding EUR 11.5 million loan agreement of the Council of Europe Development Bank

      TGS Baltic Partner, Attorney at Law Inese Hazenfusa and Senior Associate, Attorney at Law Māra Stabulniece provided legal assistance to the University of Latvia regarding EUR 11.

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    • Successfully represented the Road Traffic Safety Directorate

      Successfully represented the Road Traffic Safety Directorate as the contracting authority in the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau (aprpox. contract value EUR 5,2 millions) in relation to introdcution of new requirements for EU driving licences.

    • Successfully represented AS Pasažieru vilciens

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    • Upon request of the Latvian National Library Foundation

      Upon request of the Latvian National Library Foundation, a public non-profit organization created in order to promote the Latvian National Library, Linda Strause led TGS team in performance of a complex legal analysis and provided its opinion on possibility to terminate the announced public procurement procedure on the first stage of infrastructure works of the new building of the Latvian National Library and to apply a negotiated procedure without publication of a notice regarding a contract. The client submitted the opinion to the Ministry of Culture as an independent expert’s opinion.

    • TGS Baltic in cooperation with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP successfully represented the Finance and Capital Market Commission

      TGS Baltic in cooperation with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP successfully represented the Finance and Capital Market Commission, which acted on behalf of the Republic of Latvia, with respect to the claim submitted by Bryn Services Ltd.

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    • Successfully represents the Public Utilities Commission

      Successfully represents the Public Utilities Commission in the case on third party access to gas infrastructure in Latvia

    • Successfully represents Enefit in the public procurement dispute worth 12 million euros in Latvia

    • Advised the Ministry of Economics

      Advised the Ministry of Economics on acquisition of 16,05% of the shares of the natural gas transmission and storage system operator AS Conexus Baltic Grid by the Latvian electricity transmission system operator AS Augstsprieguma tīkls from SIA ITERA Latvija.

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  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2012
    Partner, law firm TGS Baltic
    2009 – 2012
    Senior Associate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2005 – 2009
    Senior Associate, law firm Loze, Grunte & Cers
    2004 – 2005
    Associate, law firm Grunte & Cers
    1999 – 2004
    Legal Assistant, law firm Grunte & Cers

    Education

    2006
    University of Latvia, Department of Law (Mag.iur., Dipl.iur.)

    Membership

    2004
    Latvian Bar Association
  • Publications