Marija
Berdova
Senior Associate / Latvia
 
about

Marija practices with the Dispute Resolution practice group, providing legal assistance and representing clients in civil and commercial disputes and litigations. She also specializes in corporate law and company reorganizations, as well as LDD issues. Marija also advises clients seeking political asylum in Latvia.

 
recognition
  • M&A - Notable practitioner, IFLR 1000 2021
 
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Languages
  • Latvian, English, Russian


Membership & education
  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2014)
  • Professional Master’s degree in Law with lawyer’s qualification, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (2011)
  • Bachelor degree in Law, Police Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (2009)
  • Asylum and Human Rights Course Certificate, Council of Europe Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) (2021)


Publications
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experience
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  • 2020 — 10 — 07
    COBALT successfully represents clients in a dispute with OCMA regarding the issue of permanent residence permits
  • 2020 — 05 — 15
    COBALT advises AbbVie in acquisition of Allergan
  • 2020 — 04 — 17
    COBALT advises Lauma Fabrics on delivery of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to Estonia and Latvia
  • 2020 — 02 — 17
    COBALT advised Viessmann on intra-group restructuring of its Latvian refrigeration systems business
  • 2019 — 12 — 18
    COBALT advised Workday, Inc. on the acquisition of Scout RFP
  • 2019 — 01 — 23
    COBALT advised agricultural company SIA Palsa on its inclusion into AS Eves Agro
  • 2018 — 09 — 26
    COBALT advised the sale of A-Katsastus Group’s business operations
  • 2018 — 05 — 18
    COBALT advises on the sale of Runway BPO to Webhelp
  • 2018 — 03 — 20
    COBALT advises on the sale of a private eye clinic in Latvia
  • 2018 — 03 — 05
    COBALT advised Also Latvia on corporate and commercial issues
  • 2017 — 11 — 24
    COBALT advised HUGO BOSS on expanding its business operations in Latvia and Estonia
  • 2017 — 10 — 20
    COBALT advises managers of the Baltic entities of pharmaceutical wholesale company Oriola in management buy-out
  • 2017 — 09 — 02
    Successful representation of several individuals, applying for political asylum
  • 2017 — 01 — 02
    COBALT provides general legal assistance to Snap Inc.
  • 2016 — 12 — 27
    COBALT advised Anttila on different corporate governance matters and management structure
  • 2016 — 03 — 31
    COBALT advised Geneba in sale of Baltic real estate portfolio to Laurus
  • 2015 — 12 — 16
    COBALT advised MSC Latvia on changes of its management structure
  • 2015 — 06 — 24
    COBALT advised Forum cinemas regarding various day-to-day corporate matters
  • 2015 — 03 — 19
    Legal advice daily to TNT Latvia
  • 2015 — 02 — 11
    COBALT advises Abbott Laboratories on sale to Mylan of non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business
  • 2013 — 12 — 18
    COBALT provided corporate advice to SIA Yeoman Latvia
  • 2013 — 12 — 06
    COBALT advises U.S. contact management company FullContact Inc. in acquisition of IT start-up Cobook
  • 2013 — 09 — 20
    COBALT advises Norwegian company B2 Holding in acquisition of loan portfolio from Latvijas Krājbanka