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Katrīne Pļaviņa has been appointed to the EU expert group

by Katrīne Pļaviņa, Senior Associate, Latvia

We are proud to announce that Katrīne Pļaviņa has been appointed as expert for the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement.    

Court repeals Latvian Competition Council’s record fine

by Debora Pāvila, Partner, Latvia

The Administrative Regional Court has repealed the Competition Council’s EUR 7.4 Mio fine on the distributors of VW cars represented by VILGERTS. This was the highest fine ever imposed by the Competition Council on one group of companies. In the...

The future of privacy: notes from #DCP18

by Katrīne Pļaviņa, Senior Associate, Latvia

In the near future we will have the choice to board an airplane in 15min if we agree on biometrical recognition through the airport and at the gate. We may also agree to buy tickets to big events based only...

Competition law private damages cases are becoming more predictable

by Jānis Sarāns, Associate, Latvia

The Court of Justice of the European Union facilitates the process of bringing claims for damages in cases of infringements of competition law. The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (hereinafter – “CJEU”) of 24 October...

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Defended a department store before the Consumer Rights Protection Centre in alleged price display breach for loyal customers.

Helped an energy company to explore ways of overturning the regulators ruling that the transmission system operator was not independent of its shareholders. The main challenge in the case was focusing on the fiduciary duties of the client’s management in managing the company while the shareholders are creating a conflict of interest and compliance risks.

Successfully defending owner of an airport hangar against claim brought by construction company regarding the owner’s refusal to pay for the defective construction works. On 14 January 2019 the district court adopted a judgement in favour of the client, which became effective as of 5 February 2019.

Representing an aviation company in an ongoing litigation regarding the repayment of investments. The company who received the funds later transferred its’ business in several coordinated transactions to a related company, and thereafter became insolvent. The client brought a claim against the recipient of the borrower’s business pursuant to Article 20 of Commercial Law.

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