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Markvarte/Lexchange - Law firm
Zane Markvarte - Attorney at Law, Managing Partner
Zane Markvarte
Jolanta Radčenko - Attorney at Law, Partner
Jolanta Radčenko
Mārcis Markvarts
  Practice areas
  • Corporate
  • General Commercial
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Due Diligence
  • Real Property and Construction
  • Employment and Labor law
  • Competition Law
  • Banking and finance
  • Litigation and Arbitration


Markvarte / Lexchange provides advice in all aspects of general corporate law. Our services include establishment and registration of companies and subsidiaries and branches of foreign companies in Latvia, general advice on corporate and share capital structures, shareholder matters and stock exchange matters, corporate governance issues, restructuring of companies and joint ventures.

General Commercial

Our legal practice includes drafting of a wide range of commercial contracts from simple ones to negotiating and structuring complex multi-million euro transactions, including sale, supply, purchase, distribution, agency and licensing agreements.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Markvarte / Lexchange advises local and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, capital placements, stock exchange issues and company law. The experience of our lawyers in representing the sellers, buyers, financiers and management allows them to be part of a team with the customer and other advisers and to provide both legal expertise and commercial approach to the transaction and the ability to find solutions.

Due Diligence

Markvarte / Lexchange have prepared a number of legal due diligences for mergers and acquisitions, asset purchase, real property purchase, financing and other transactions.

Real property and Construction

Markvarte / Lexchange provides advice to local and regional authorities, private property developers and building contractors as well as sellers of property and property investors. Our office has accumulated a considerable knowledge of the legal implications of the purchase, sale, development and leasing of real property, including financing and re-financing.

Our experience related to dispute resolution is valuable, but, more importantly, we avoid disputes by taking a professional approach to the drafting of contracts and performing the necessary registrations with the Land Book to protect the interests of our clients.

Previous projects performed by our lawyers involve the development and further sale of an office complex, shopping centers and an industrial estate as well as we have assisted our clients in drafting different kinds of real property lease and purchase agreements.

Employment and Labor Law

Markvarte / Lexchange offers advice to local and foreign employers on all aspects of employment law, inter alia including individual contracts for employment or services and collective agreements.

Latvian labor legislation is complicated and it is not only the employment terms and conditions between the employer and the employee which should be taken into account. Markvarte / Lexchange has experience in all aspects of employment, including drafting employment contracts (also for managers and CEO), dismissals, employee termination claims, mergers and acquisitions (including participation in due diligence investigations), litigation and arbitration.

Competition Law

Markvarte / Lexchange advises Latvian and international companies and institutions on all aspects of competition law, including the relations with the Latvian competition and supervisory authority. We assist customers in the drafting of competition clauses of the contracts, we give advice on notification requirements to the Latvian competition and supervisory authority and in cooperation with the client we implement structures which are designated to avoid elements likely to distort competition.

Banking and Finance

Markvarte / Lexchange lawyers have represented clients in a number of financial transactions, involving corporate finance, lending and borrowing. We also provide advice on the best security to be established to secure the transaction. Our lawyers have established an excellent working relationship with regulatory and other relevant government agencies.

Litigation and Arbitration

Markvarte / Lexchange has a considerable experience at all levels of Latvian court system, including arbitration proceedings. Our office is particularly involved in the contractual disputes, it litigates in specific areas such as debt collection, real property ownership issues, labor and employment.

It is always important for a party to obtain advice from an experienced and knowledgeable litigator. Markvarte / Lexchange always focuses to the strategic elements of the case and is aware of the uncertain factors and side effects of the legal proceedings.

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