We help brokers and insurance companies mostly with contract work and disputes. We have developed in-depth knowledge of personal injury litigation and cargo insurance.
Advising an Estonian insurtech start-up, Cachet OU, to enter the Latvian marketplace.
May 7, 2021
Advising credit insurance company, COFACE, in an insurance fraud dispute with the TKB in the amount of EUR 1.6 million.
November 4, 2020
Representation Balcia, insurance company, in the European Union Intellectual Property Office in opposition cases concerning trademark registrations.
September 2, 2020
Representing a marine insurance company in litigation against a Latvian retailer regarding the retailer’s failure to pay for the delivered goods according to United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
April 25, 2019
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.
February 5, 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.
November 30, 2018
Advising Balcia Insurance SE (previously BTA Insurance Company) in a merger deal with Vienna Insurance Group AG. VILGERTS prepared all the necessary documents, including merger notification, and carried out an in-depth analysis of the effects of the merger in all three Baltic States. The merger was successfully cleared in all three Baltic States, namely, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
September 13, 2016
Representing If P&C Insurance AS in dispute with a stevedore company Liepājas Osta LM AS in relation to a claim for compensation of losses in the amount of EUR 1.3 Mio. The damage most likely was caused by exposure to saltwater and therefore the cargo of steel bars was damaged during transportation from Liepaja to Liverpool. The court of appeals ruled in the favour of the client.
August 13, 2016
Representing If P&C Insurance AS Lithuania in litigation concerning complex relationship between several carriage companies, which are based both in the jurisdiction of Latvia and Lithuania. VILGERTS represents the client in litigation for damages against the carriers and their insurers. VILGERTS has assisted the client in obtaining a favourable judgment from the first instance court acknowledging a possibility to bring a direct action against an insurer in non-compulsory liability insurance case.
April 13, 2016
Representing If P&C Insurance in a litigation with international transport company Kuehne + Nagel Latvia SIA, where the client brought a recourse claim for careless handling of a container that was washed overboard. The amount of claim exceeds EUR 1 Mio.
March 13, 2016