Services

Services

Commercial Activity

We provide comprehensive legal advice on corporate and commercial issues. We consult entrepreneurs by assisting them to choose legal structure of the company which is most appropriate to the specific situation, to create an effective organisational and management structure, obtain the necessary permits and licenses, register the company in the Commercial Register and in other institutions and bodies that may be necessary in other specific cases. We help commercial companies and their members to orient themselves and protect their interests, taking into consideration the relatively frequent changes in laws and regulations governing commercial activity.

Basic legal advice issues:

  • preparation of organisational documents of commercial companies including articles of association, resolutions and other internal documents; performance of procedures of registration of commercial companies;
  • licensing and authorisation procedures and administrative formalities in relations with the tax and other competent national authorities;
  • relationship between owners (shareholder / member agreements), the protection of interests of minority of shareholders / members;
  • share / capital share buy-back procedure, settlement of disputes;
  • sale of commercial companies;
  • legal due diligence;
  • reorganisation, merger and restructuring of commercial companies;
  • insolvency procedures.

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Labour Law

In the field of labour law we consult clients and help them to resolve legal issues relating to employment, such as entering into and termination of employment contracts, development of employment contracts and coordination thereof with the contracting parties, employee remuneration and bonus arrangements including share option schemes, collective agreements and relations with trade unions. We represent clients in settlement of labour disputes in pre-trial and court proceedings, representing both employers and employees in cases relating to termination of employment contracts, wage calculations, payment of indemnity in case of accidents at work, collective employment contracts and relationships with trade unions. We obtain work and residence permits for foreign personnel.

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Debt Recovery

We help clients to resolve debt issues, by engaging in debt recovery on behalf of the client and using the best fit solution for every situation – an agreement on debt repayment, litigation, conciliation, recovery by assistance of a sworn court executor, establishment of additional security, surety contracts.

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Development of Agreements

We develop all types of contracts according to client needs and the specific business sphere; we advise on principles of proportionality of contract terms and suggest the most advantageous terms and conditions to clients in order to ensure successful completion of transactions.

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Administrative Law

We consult and assist customers in the administrative issues. Our administrative law practice includes:

  • advice on the administrative regulation of business and commerce, including issues related to obtaining of licences in specially regulated business sectors;
  • the administrative procedure and requirements in tax, trade & gaming, competition and other regulatory fields;
  • representation of clients before state institutions and agencies in administrative procedures;
  • preparation of administrative complaints and statements of claim to be submitted to courts; procedural representation in disputes related to imposition of inappropriate administrative penalties or surcharge (tax) or unlawful conduct of officials;
  • representation of clients’ interests in issues relating to obtaining of work or residence permits or special visas.

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Insolvency Procedure

There are 3 certified insolvency receivers in the Law Office. We provide advice and assistance regarding insolvency issues and procedures by resolving practical and legal issues connected with the VAS “Insolvency Administration”, initiation of insolvency cases and representation in cases of insolvency of both legal and natural persons, defense against malicious attempts of insolvency, defense of creditors’ rights, planning of rehabilitation, conciliation, restructuring measures and arrangements with creditors and development of appropriate mechanisms, as well as advice and assistance regarding bankruptcy procedures.

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Real Estate

We consult and provide practical assistance in investigation of legal status and encumbrances of real estates, registration of ownership rights in the Land Register divisions, preparation and coordination of documentation relating to real estate purchase and sale, donation, mortgage securities, distribution of joint properties, marital separation agreements, space leases and residential premises tenancies. We represent clients in court proceedings in connection with disputes relating to tenancies and leases, ownership rights, use and distribution of joint properties, encumbrances of of real estates and construction practice.

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Competition Law

We advise customers regarding the competition regulatory framework and practices, including mergers, unfair competition, abuses of dominant positions, agreements between market actors. We help clients to structure their business in the territory of Latvia in order to satisfy certain requirements of fair competition, give advice on corporate acquisitions, mergers and divisions.

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Family and Succession Rights

Practice of our Law Office in the family law sphere concerns mainly property issues, such as marriage contracts, matrimonial property distribution, child nutrition funding, as well as issues arising in an international context and associated with interpretation and application of international private law provisions, inter alia, conditions of divorce of foreign citizens. The practice of our Law Office in succession law sphere is associated also with international private law issues, including recognition of succession rights and last wills in Latvia with respect to foreigners – inheritance leavers, restoration of property rights of heirs in respect of the previously nationalized property in Latvia. We provide advice and assistance on a broad range of issues, relating to legal, contractual and testamentary succession, the legal procedure for the approval of the succession, development of last wills and inheritance agreements, settlement of disputes among heirs, division of inheritance.

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Intellectual Property

We represent clients in relations with the Latvian Patent Office, including matters relating to patent and trademark registration, or objection submission and review procedures. We also address the full range of issues associated with transactions and documentation relating to intellectual property rights, including licensing agreements and transfer of intellectual property against consideration, and authorship agreements and copyrights.

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Arbitration Proceedings

We consult clients on matters concerning examination of disputes in arbitration courts, prepare statements of claim and other documents for successful examination of cases in arbitration courts.

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