Transportation & Logistics

Kronbergs Čukste Derling transport practice serves a broad spectrum of clients from aviation, shipping, logistics, courier, postal services, rail, and transportation infrastructure sectors. Work performed ranges from serving as on-going external counsel, to serving as litigation counsel, or project based counsel, including public private partnership projects.


  • Advising Latvijas dzelzceļš (Latvian Railways) in all stages of railway market liberalization, including unbundling of infrastructure manager and cargo company as well as creation of independent provider of essential functions
  • Advising Latvijas dzelzceļš (Latvian Railways) in drafting of multi-annual agreements with the Republic of Latvia
  • Drafting of amendments to Latvian Railway Law on independence of infrastructure manager and provider of essential functions
  • Advising on European Commission infringement procedures against Latvia on alleged failures in implementation of EU directives
  • Advising global courier company on cross border missing cargo case
  • Advising global courier company on restructuring issues
  • Advising Riga International Airport on matters related to building and maintenance of a new airport terminal as well as amendments to system of airport charges (including state aid issues)
  • Advising Latvian Post on public procurement and project finance issues
  • Advising Pasažieru vilciens (Passenger Railway) on procurement of new passenger train;
  • Serving as corporate counsel to DHL, Avesco, Latvian Railways, GEFCO


  • Legal aspects of market liberalization
  • Unbundling of industry monopolies into a group of companies, related corporate governance matters
  • Infrastructure financing matters, including EU funds
  • Drafting construction contracts, supply contracts, management contracts
  • International trade issues, including tax and customs
  • Real estate matters, particularly with respect to infrastructure development and maintenance
  • Regulatory matters, including multi-annual agreements and tariffs

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