Dace Silava-
Tomsone
Managing Partner / Latvia
 
about

Dace Silava–Tomsone is the Managing Partner of COBALT Latvia and is one of the best known and widely recognized M&A, Competition, Real Estate and Construction Law experts in the country. During 20 years of practice she has advised many governmental institutions, local and international companies on major M&A, real estate and investment projects, as well as in intricate cartel, dominance and merger control cases.

Dace is regularly involved in legislative development acting as a member of the Permanent Working Group of the Ministry of Justice on Amendments to the Commercial Law, as well as working groups of various NGOs. She has written widely on M&A and competition law subjects.

 
recognition
  • Competition/Antitrust - Band 1, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Real Estate - Band 1, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Real Estate - Leading individual, Legal 500 2021
  • Corporate/Commercial - Eminent Practitioner, Chambers Global 2021
  • Corporate/Commercial - Eminent Practitioner, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2021
  • Real estate - Market leader, IFLR 1000 2020
  • Construction and materials - Market leader, IFLR 1000 2020
  • EU and competition - Leading individual, Legal 500 2021
 
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Languages
Latvian, English, Russian

Education & membership
  • Executive Education - Professional Board Member, Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (2012)
  • LL.M., University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (1998)
  • LL.M., College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, VA, USA (1996)
  • LL.B., University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (1994)
  • Latvian Bar Association (since 1994)
  • International Bar Association (member of Corporate and M&A Law Committee, Antitrust Committee)
  • Registered Industrial Design Agent with the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia


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  • 2020 — 02 — 24
    COBALT represents I Asset Management on entering into Design & Build Agreement for hotel development
  • 2020 — 01 — 06
    COBALT advised Workland on opening of Workland Telegraph center
  • 2019 — 07 — 23
    COBALT advises Brivibas parks projekti in the acquisition of property for development
  • 2019 — 06 — 26
    COBALT advised airBaltic Training on the construction project in Liepaja airport
  • 2019 — 05 — 08
    COBALT advised Roche Latvia on reconstruction of Roche historic headquarters in Riga
  • 2019 — 03 — 19
    AKROPOLE multifunctional shopping and entertainment center commissioned
  • 2019 — 02 — 08
    COBALT represents Reitan Convenience AS in acquiring Caffeine
  • 2019 — 01 — 10
    COBALT advised Corum Origin in the acquisition of ELKO Group headquarters office
  • 2018 — 08 — 07
    COBALT advises AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH on the Acquisition of KMK Projekts
  • 2018 — 06 — 01
    COBALT represents Austrian investment fund in exit from the investment
  • 2017 — 10 — 18
    COBALT advised on sale of MTG Baltic subsidiaries
  • 2017 — 10 — 13
    COBALT advised DNB on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market
  • 2017 — 06 — 27
    COBALT advising Latvenergo on reconstruction of Pļaviņu and Ķeguma Hydro-Power Plants
  • 2017 — 01 — 27
    Advice to AS Latvenergo on Riga Hydro-Power Station reconstruction project
  • 2016 — 08 — 25
    COBALT advises DNB upon combining its operations with Nordea in the Baltics
  • 2016 — 05 — 05
    COBALT represents AB Linas Agro in acquisition of fertilizer trade business
  • 2016 — 03 — 16
    COBALT advised AKROPOLIS GROUP in development of trade centre in Latvia
  • 2015 — 11 — 18
    COBALT advises BaltCap in acquiring Baltic operations of financial automation company OpusCapita
  • 2015 — 09 — 07
    COBALT advises ELKO Group in acquisition of DL Distributors OÜ
  • 2015 — 06 — 02
    COBALT Advises TV NET in Acquisition of Recipe Portal Receptes.lv
  • 2015 — 02 — 20
    COBALT advises SIA Acme Corporation in sale of its subsidiaries to Hili Properties B.V.
  • 2015 — 02 — 06
    COBALT advises Gjensidige Forsikring ASA in acquisition of PZU Lietuva
  • 2014 — 11 — 21
    COBALT in cooperation with Linklaters advises Latvian Privatization Agency in the sale of Citadele Bank to international investors
  • 2014 — 03 — 28
    COBALT advises TV NET in acquistion of the portal Apollo.lv
  • 2014 — 03 — 14
    COBALT represents Neste Latvija in obtaining individual exemption
  • 2013 — 10 — 28
    COBALT represents AB Linas Agro in merger clearance
  • 2013 — 10 — 20
    COBALT represents Latvenergo AS in pricing practices investigation
  • 2013 — 09 — 11
    COBALT represents Neste Latvija in merger clearance
  • 2013 — 07 — 09
    COBALT advises Linas Agro Group in acquisition of shares in AS Putnu fabrika Ķekava, SIA Lielzeltini, SIA Broileks and SIA Cerova
  • 2013 — 04 — 15
    The Competition Council closes its two-year long investigation into the activities of fuel retailers
  • 2013 — 01 — 18
    Advising BaltCap on the Investment in the Chain of Branded Coffee Shops Coffee Inn
  • 2013 — 01 — 08
    Advising the management of SEB Enskilda in the buyout of SEB Enskilda business in Estonia and Latvia to operate under the new brand name Superia
  • 2011 — 04 — 18
    COBALT advises banks in a cartel investigation
  • 2010 — 11 — 10
    COBALT respresents Samsung Electronics Baltics in investigation by the competition authority
  • 2010 — 03 — 12
    Legal advice on reconstruction of Riga TTP-2 second unit
  • 2009 — 06 — 03
    COBALT advises Norwegian construction company BAU HOW
  • 2007 — 12 — 12
    COBALT advises AS DnB Nord Banka on construction of the headquarters in Riga
  • 2007 — 08 — 17
    COBALT advises Leader Real Estate International Limited in acquiring developers of a residential complex
  • 2007 — 08 — 15
    COBALT advises Direct Capital, Prashkovsky Group on Latvian law matters
  • 2007 — 01 — 12
    Representation of R.B.Management SIA in sale of a hotel development
  • 2007 — 01 — 06
    Representation of AS Latvenergo in reconstruction of Riga TPP-1
  • 2005 — 12 — 08
    COBALT advises AS Latvenergo in thermo-power plant reconstruction
  • 2004 — 05 — 26
    Representation of Bensons Auto SIA in construction of a showroom
  • 2001 — 01 — 06
    Representation of AS Latvenergo in upgrade of Plavinas and Kegums HPP
  • Dace Silava–Tomsone is held in high regard by market commentators for her expertise in complex competition mandates and M&A transactions, including in relation to real estate assets. Sources note her significant experience and high visibility.
    Chambers Global 2020, Corporate/Commercial