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

    • Successfully represents the Public Utilities Commission

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

    • 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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    • 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.

    • Successfully represented AS Pasažieru vilciens

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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.

  • 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
    • Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform – World Bank Group - October 2018
    • Establishing a company in Estonia, iFinanses - May 2017, co-authors Reinis Grunte and Leonid Tolstov
    • The Latvian Real Estate Market - Legal Challenges and Perspectives - CEE Legal Matters, April 2016
    • Establishing a company in Estonia, IFinanses - November 2015, co-author Toomas Taube
    • Direct Taxes in Estonia, IFinanses - November 2015, co-author Toomas Taube
    • Newsletter on Liability of management board for delayed tax payments - December 2014
    • Legal Alert - September 2014
    • Forest Industry Manual - Dienas Bizness, 2009-2014
    • Amendments to the Commercial Law that will come into effect 1 July 2013 - IFinanses.lv, June 2013
    • Introduction of euro in Latvia and amendments into the commercial register - December 2013
    • Energy Law newsletter - November 2013
    • Corporate & Commercial newsletter - June 2013
    • On promissory notes - Dienas Bizness, May 2013
    • Energy Law newsletter - December 2012
    • Manual of Contracts - Dienas Bizness, 2008-2009
    • Who has rights to drive way? - DEKO, February 2007