Deloitte Baltics (Deloitte Estonia, Deloitte Latvia, Deloitte Lithuania)
Kristine Jarve, Deloitte Baltics, is a tax and legal partner. She has more than 18 years of experience advising companies and governments in various countries on taxation and tax policy. Kristine is a chartered certified accountant (FCCA), member of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), and a member of the Latvian Tax Consultants Association (LTCA). She has been advising clients on both direct and indirect taxation, including tax planning and advisory for various acquisition projects, tax advisory for international and cross-border transactions, due diligence and tax review projects.
Kristine has extensive experience in advising government in the area of tax policy, drafting tax laws and regulations, negotiations in relation to changes in tax laws and implementation of specific rules of EU directives and decisions of European Court of Justice.
Vita Liberte is a founding partner at BDO Latvia with more than 20 years of professional experience in tax-related matters.
During her legal practice, she has assisted clients in successfully completing a number of national and international business transactions. She is a trusted adviser to numerous multinational companies and local entrepreneurs, seeing them through not just tax intricacies, but all aspects of commercial transactions. She has helped clients develop tax planning strategies focused on deferring and minimising tax and accumulating wealth.
Vita regularly participates as a speaker at local and international conferences, reporting on current legislative issues.
Prior to founding BDO Latvia, her career was connected with two international audit firms. She achieved her first professional success at the New York firm of PwC. Having worked for three years, she went on to lead Deloitte's tax and legal practice in Latvia.
She holds a master's degree in international taxation law from the prestigious New York University.
Vita is actively involved in the development of the Latvian legal system. Together with the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, she has organised and moderated conferences and seminars and delivered academic lectures on the application of legal standards and current legislation.
Forbes magazine has recognised Vita as one of the 25 influential business women in Latvia.
Vita has always been passionate about art. She has been supporting kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Latvia for years. Her clients include the world-famous opera singer Elina Garanca, the pop band Brainstorm, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Latvia.
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