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Guntars Zīle

Partner / Läti


Guntars Zīle is head of the M&A practice group. He has more than 18 years of experience in transactional work and has represented numerous local, as well as multinational companies and PE funds (like East Capital, BaltCap, Stora Enso, Lukoil, Severstal, AXA Private Equity, Carlsberg, MISC Berhad, etc) in large scale M&A transactions. Guntars also handles patent litigation assignments and performs regulatory work for manufacturers of the pharmaceuticals and healthcare service providers. He also has extensive experience in real estate and construction law matters and currently acts as a member of the Working Group of the Ministry of Justice for the Law Reform on Divided Property Matters.


  • Corporate/Commercial – Band 2, Chambers Global and Europe 2024
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A – The Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2024
  • M&A – Highly regarded, IFLR 1000 2023


  • Latvian, English, Russian

Liikmeskond ja haridus

  • Latvian Bar Association (since 1999)
  • International Bar Association (since 2007)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (since 2011)
  • Riga TechHub Founder Member (2012)
  • Legal advisor to the board, Latvian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (since 2021)
  • LL.M., University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (2001)
  • LL.B., University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (1999)