Violeta Zeppa-Priedīte, dr.iur.

Violeta Zeppa-Priedīte, dr.iur.

Senior Associate, Head of White Collar Crime & Corporate Investigations practice group
Riga, Latvia

Violeta specializes in Dispute Resolution, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law and Tax Law.

Violeta has acquired expertise in the protection of children's rights, which entitles her to perform professional duties that involve working with minors or representing or defending minors' interests.

  • About

    Violeta specializes in Dispute Resolution, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law and Tax Law.

    Violeta has acquired expertise in the protection of children's rights, which entitles her to perform professional duties that involve working with minors or representing or defending minors' interests.

  • Major Projects
    • 01.01.2020

      From 2018 to 2020, TGS Baltic provided legal assistance to several clients in large-scale money laundering cases

      In 2018-2020, legal assistance was provided to several clients, including a credit institution of the Republic of Latvia, residents of the Republic of Latvia, and foreign countries (Ukraine, Moldova, Cyprus, British Virgin Islands, Azerbaijan, Portugal, etc.) – private individuals and legal entities in large-scale, up to several billion, money laundering cases.

    • 21.11.2019

      TGS Baltic provides legal assistance in money laundering matters

      Legal assistance was provided both in the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Latvia during contesting of the orders of the Financial Intelligence Unit regarding the freezing of funds and in the later stages of the case performing the necessary actions in criminal proceedings, including preparing explanations to justify the legality of frozen and seized funds.

    • 09.10.2019

      TGS Baltic provides legal assistance in the development of guidelines for anti-money laundering measures.

      Taking into account the topicality of the issue of prevention of money laundering, development of money laundering prevention measures: guidelines, internal rules, procedures has been the object of clients' interest in 2019 - 2020. The attorneys of the law firm have developed risk assessment, policies, and procedures for financial institutions to prevent money laundering and terrorist and proliferation financing.

    • 01.01.2019

      TGS Baltic provides legal assistance in the field of crime taxation

      In the period from 2018 to 2020, legal assistance has been provided in criminal proceedings, in which management board members and the accountant of several related companies have been accused of tax evasion and subsequent money laundering. The allegation is based, inter alia, on the consideration that a number of fictitious agreements have been concluded between several related companies, the existence of which has led to a reduction in the corporate tax base.

    • Legal support related to organisation of public procurement procedures within the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau with a value of over 2 MEUR

    • Legal support within the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau related to the lease and purchase of real estate, with a value of over 2 MEUR

    • Legal support in court proceedings related to supervision and control of the use of assets of political organisations (parties), with a value of over 3 MEUR

    • Legal support in court proceedings related to control and supervision of restrictions and prohibitions applicable to public officials (conflicts of interest)

    • Legal support in court proceedings on debt recovery in construction with a value of over 1 MEUR

    • Legal support in cases (incl. court proceedings) on tax disputes

  • CV

    Professional career

    Since 2019
    Senior associate, law firm TGS Baltic
    2012 – 2019
    Senior Associate, law firm TRINITI
    2014 – 2019
    Lecturer, Latvian Judicial Training Centre
    2006 – 2014
    Criminal Procedure Law Lecturer, Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia
    2002 – 2012
    Representative/Expert for Latvia in the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) of the European Council
    2010 – 2011
    Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia
    2002 – 2009
    Head of Legal Division of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau
    1999 – 2002
    Head of the Criminal Law Division of the Ministry of Justice
    1998 – 1999
    Senior Expert of the Criminal Law Division of the Ministry of Justice
    1996 – 1998
    Assistant to the Public Prosecutor, Prosecutor`s Office on Organised and Economic Crime

    Education

    2010
    University of Latvia, faculty of Law, scientific degree in law (Dr. iur.).

    Memberships

    Since 2020
    Member of European Criminal Bar Association
    Since 2011
    Member of the Latvian Bar Association
    2010
    Expert to the European Council and EU institutions on anti-corruption and anti-money-laundering issues