Construction, Zoning & Planning

Our construction, zoning and planning team has extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of real estate development for commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure projects. We assist and guide our clients in investigating and securing building sites as well as verifying zoning, environmental and other requirements, along with building permits. Our team includes experts in the field of public procurement, and we have extensive experience in representing employers and contractors.

Our experts draft and negotiate bid documents, construction contracts, performance securities, design agreements, consultancy agreements, project management agreements, technology supply and licensing agreements, and operational management agreements. We work with various standardised construction contracts, including FIDIC.

We assist clients in different spatial planning processes and in obtaining official design criteria and building permits. We also address complex legal issues related to strategic environmental impact assessments, Natura assessments, and the environmental impact assessments of various infrastructure and other projects.

Our team has extensive experience in handling claims and resolving construction, zoning and permitting disputes.


Chambers Europe 2023, Real Estate, Latvia office
“Everyone in the team at COBALT is strong and knowledgeable and they offer a good service with strong response rates.”
Chambers Europe 2022, Real Estate, Latvia office
One client enthuses: "You get the quality and highly ranked experts that will do things in the best possible way."
The Legal 500 2020, Real estate and construction, Latvia office
“Well-coordinated and experienced experts, capable of managing complex and novel matters. Good depth of the team with an excellent reputation in the market. We much appreciated the project management and leadership of the partners involved.”
The Legal 500 2020, Real estate and construction, Latvia office
COBALT real estate and construction practice has an "excellent reputation in the market”.
IFLR 1000 2016, Latvia office
“Their work is client-oriented, they always suggest different alternatives, deliver the best advice and optimal solutions and are reliable.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Excellent firm that is highly respected for its transactional real estate expertise and real estate portfolio advisory work.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
"An experienced team highly recommended for construction and real estate disputes, as well as planning and development. Very professional, dutiful and diligent. The lawyers work hard to find a solution."