Joint conference: Is Latvia ready for the Whistleblowers Law?

We would like to invite you to a half-day conference exploring the impact of the new Whistleblowers Law on organizations in Latvia, with a particular focus on the private sector. The event will take place on March 28 from 14:00 (registration from 13:30) until 17:30 at the Riga Business School, Skolas 11.

The Whistleblowers Law, which takes effect on May 1, 2019, will require companies employing over 50 people to introduce certain whistleblowing mechanisms. Are companies ready for the implications of the law, how will they ensure compliance and is there a risk of non-compliance? In addition, the experience of a whistleblower and best practices of establishing proper internal whistleblowing mechanisms will be presented.

Debora Pāvila will talk about how the whistleblowing procedure can be turned into an asset, not a burden for your company.

Debora Pāvila is an attorney educated at the University of Oxford and King’s College London and advising clients on a wide range of national and EU law matters, specialising primarily in competition law. Debora represents clients before administrative institutions such as Latvia’s Competition Council and the Procurement Monitoring Office, as well as national and international courts.
Debora Pāvila is a “Chambers & Partners Europe” and “Legal 500” recommended practitioner in Latvia. Debora is leading the currently major litigation case against Latvia’s Competition Authority – challenge of a EUR 7.4 Mio fine imposed on the Latvian subsidiaries of the Møller Mobility Group for an alleged cartel (the VW case).

Are companies ready for the implications of the law, how will they ensure compliance and is there a risk of non-compliance? In addition, the experience of a whistleblower and best practices of establishing proper internal whistleblowing mechanisms will be presented.

Program

Speakers

The conference is co-hosted by Transparency International Latvia, American, British, Irish-Latvian, Norwegian and Swedish Chambers of Commerce in Latvia in cooperation with Vilgerts Law office. It is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Latvia, airBaltic, Bite Latvija and Riga Business School.

Register by e-mail: office@nccl.lv 

by Debora Pāvila, Partner, Latvia

Team

Related Experience

VILGERTS assisted Summus Capital OÜ with the issue of unsecured bonds in the amount of EUR 10 million, arranged by Signet bank.  Summus Capital OÜ, established in 2013, is an Estonian-based investment company which has diversified commercial real estate portfolio in the Baltics. The group possesses a portfolio of cashflow generating commercial real estate properties in the retail, office, logistics and medical segments. The VILGERTS team included managing partner, Gints Vilgerts and senior associate, Kristīne Mora.  Other lawyers involved, included Kaido Loor.

Assistance to Latvijas valsts meži concerning the obligation of a contracting authority to assess independence of bids by related tenderers.

Advising and representing Lursoft in the Latvian courts to appeal the GDPR fine imposed by the regulator.

Assistance to a waste management company concerning market investigation by the Competition Council.