Dace Silava-
Tomsone
Managing Partner / Latvia
 
about

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

Dace is regularly involved in work of professional organizations and legislative development acting as a member of working groups of various NGOs.

Dace is appointed a Vice-Chair of the Project Execution Subcommittee of the International Construction Projects Committee of the IBA for the period of 2022-2023.

 
recognition
  • Real Estate - Band 1, Chambers Europe 2022
  • Competition/Antitrust - Band 1, Chambers Europe 2022
  • Real Estate - Leading individual, Legal 500 2022
  • Corporate/Commercial - Eminent Practitioner, Chambers Global and Europe 2022
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2022
  • Real estate and construction - Market leader, IFLR 1000 2022
  • Construction and materials - Market leader, IFLR 1000 2022
  • EU and competition - Leading individual, Legal 500 2022
 
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Languages
  • Latvian, English, Russian


Membership & education
  • Vice-Chair, Project Execution Subcommittee, International Construction Projects Committee, IBA (2022-23)
  • International Bar Association (since 2003)
  • Latvian Bar Association (since 1994)
  • Registered Industrial Design Agent with the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia (since 1997)
  • 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)


Publications
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experience
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  • 2021 — 07 — 05
    COBALT advised SEB on lease of new office premises for the Group’s business services centre in Riga
  • 2021 — 07 — 02
    COBALT advised VPH Latvia on development of a new shopping centre in Riga
  • 2021 — 06 — 08
    COBALT advises Treeland OÜ in the acquisition of a majority stake in Lido AS
  • 2021 — 03 — 09
    COBALT advised Swietelsky AG in connection with the construction project of Rail Baltica station and related infrastructure at the Riga International Airport
  • 2020 — 12 — 09
    COBALT advised EURION Fund managed by Corum Asset Management in the acquisition of a landmark property in Riga
  • 2020 — 08 — 27
    COBALT assists in sale of two real estates nearby Riga International Airport
  • 2020 — 07 — 29
    COBALT advises airBaltic on EUR 250 million investment in the company’s share capital by the Latvian government
  • 2020 — 05 — 06
    COBALT advises Decathlon on lease issues
  • 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