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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...

E-mails and other internal documentation of merger negotiations can be scrutinis...

by Debora Pāvila, Partner, Latvia

When analysing merger filings, the Latvian Competition Council will be more interested in the goal of the merger, – stated a representative of the Competition Council on 12th October at the annual forum of competition lawyers. Additional explanations will be...

Belarus energy sector is safe haven for investments

by Eugenia Urodnich, Associate Partner,

VILGERTS Belarus contributed to the Belarus country profile for the first issue of the Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) publication by the Energy Charter Secretariat, which covers 30 countries. The publication aims to assist governments in improving the investment environment,...

EIRA annual report: energy investments in Latvia

by Katrīne Pļaviņa, Attorney-at-law, Latvia

VILGERTS Law Firm shared their expertise with the team behind Energy Investment Risk Assessment (EIRA) for the International Energy Charter. This prestigious publication will assist governments improve investment conditions for foreign investors in the energy sector. VILGERTS Head of Regulatory,...

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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.