Sandija
Novicka
Partner / Latvia
 
about

Sandija Novicka is a Partner at COBALT Latvia office and heads the Tax Law practice group. She is an expert in Tax, State Aid, Public Procurement and Insurance matters. Sandija has acted as a lead advisor in large number of complex taxation matters, in particular advising on tax planning and representing clients in tax litigation. Due to her profound knowledge of broader legal framework Sandija is able to offer the most efficient solutions both in transactional and litigation assignments. Sandija has lectured at the Latvian Judicial Training Center, Latvian School of Public Administration and Riga Graduate School of Law on taxation, EU law and state aid topics and has written extensively on those subjects.

 
recognition
  • Tax - Band 1, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Tax - Leading individual, Legal 500 2021
  • Banking and finance - Rising star partner, IFLR 1000 2021
  • Project finance - Rising star partner, IFLR 1000 2021
 
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Languages
Latvian, English, Russian

Education & membership
  • LL.M. in European and International Law, Riga Graduate School of Law (2003)
  • LL.B., University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (2002)
  • Board Member, Latvian Association of Tax Advisors (since 2014)
  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2006)


Publications
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experience
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  • 2020 — 04 — 17
    COBALT advises Lauma Fabrics on delivery of COVID-19 personal protective equipment to Estonia and Latvia
  • 2020 — 02 — 13
    COBALT advised SEB life insurance undertakings on cross-border merger in the Baltics
  • 2020 — 01 — 02
    Representation of UAB Niklita in legal dispute regarding procurement organized by the Prisons Administration of the Ministry of Justice
  • 2019 — 12 — 18
    COBALT advised Workday, Inc. on the acquisition of Scout RFP
  • 2019 — 12 — 04
    Representation of passenger transport service companies in legal dispute in relation to procurement organized by VSIA Autotransporta direkcija
  • 2019 — 09 — 30
    COBALT advised Luminor, Nordea and DNB on closing transaction with Blackstone
  • 2019 — 07 — 24
    COBALT advises airBaltic on issue of EUR 200 million bonds
  • 2019 — 05 — 31
    COBALT advised AB SEB bankas on ALTUM bond issue
  • 2019 — 05 — 29
    COBALT advised joint lead managers on issue of additional 30-year Eurobond by the Republic of Latvia
  • 2019 — 05 — 22
    COBALT advised AS Latvijas lifts – Šindlers in the procurement organized by the University of Latvia
  • 2019 — 05 — 08
    COBALT advised Roche Latvia on reconstruction of Roche historic headquarters in Riga
  • 2019 — 04 — 15
    COBALT advised Printify regarding implementation of Equity Incentive Plan in Latvia
  • 2019 — 01 — 04
    COBALT advised Luminor on cross-border merger
  • 2018 — 12 — 12
    COBALT represented Gjensidige ADB Latvian branch in the dispute with the State Revenue Service
  • 2018 — 11 — 14
    COBALT advised Luminor līzings in VAT disputes with the State Revenue Service
  • 2018 — 09 — 13
    COBALT advised Luminor on EUR 1 billion majority stake acquisition by Blackstone
  • 2018 — 08 — 07
    COBALT advises AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH on the Acquisition of KMK Projekts
  • 2018 — 07 — 04
    COBALT advised Luminor on obtaining ECB approval for cross-border merger in the Baltics
  • 2018 — 05 — 31
    COBALT advised joint lead managers on issue of dual-tranche Eurobonds by the Republic of Latvia in a total amount of EUR 650 million
  • 2018 — 05 — 24
    COBALT advised Kartesia on its investment in Groglass®
  • 2018 — 04 — 24
    Legal tax advice to Deutsche Bank AG
  • 2018 — 02 — 23
    COBALT advises Luminor on reorganising its management structure
  • 2018 — 01 — 10
    COBALT represents SIA Lielzeltiņi in tax dispute with the State Revenue Service
  • 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 — 10 — 13
    COBALT advised DNB on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market
  • 2017 — 08 — 04
    COBALT advises AS Storent Investments on the acquisition of Cramo operations in Latvia and Kaliningrad
  • 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
  • 2017 — 01 — 02
    COBALT provides general legal assistance to Snap Inc.
  • 2016 — 11 — 15
    COBALT represented Sanofi-aventis Latvia in tax dispute with the State Revenue Service
  • 2016 — 04 — 08
    COBALT advises AMIC Energy Management GmbH in the acquisition in the Latvian entity of SIA LUKoil Baltija R
  • 2015 — 11 — 18
    COBALT advises BaltCap in acquiring Baltic operations of financial automation company OpusCapita
  • 2015 — 10 — 28
    Latvian Supreme Court refuses recognition and enforcement of provisional measures against Riga International Airport
  • 2015 — 09 — 28
    COBALT Defends Pūre Chocolate Trademarks
  • 2015 — 02 — 06
    COBALT advises Gjensidige Forsikring ASA in acquisition of PZU Lietuva
  • 2014 — 03 — 14
    COBALT represents Neste Latvija in obtaining individual exemption
  • 2013 — 05 — 17
    Balin Energy starts to drill the very first hydrocarbons exploration well in the Baltic sea
  • 2013 — 04 — 15
    The Competition Council closes its two-year long investigation into the activities of fuel retailers
  • 2011 — 06 — 29
    OTKRITIE will acquire GE Money Bank Latvia and its subsidiaries