Regulatory

Who We Are

We assist clients in implementing compliance and the best attainable result in disputes with government bodies. We cover most of the regulated industries - gambling, telecoms, financial services, waste management, utilities, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

Practice In Detail
  • Compliance programs
  • Consumer Protection
  • Energy Infrastructure Projects
  • Energy Markets
  • Gambling
  • International Trade
  • Marketing & Retail Practices
  • Permitting & Licensing
  • Regulatory Lobbying, Disputes and Litigation
Clients
  • AGA
  • Baložu Komunālserviss
  • BAO
  • Bee-Fee Limited
  • Latvijas Mobilais Telefons
  • Spridzēnu HES
  • Strauts Pharma

Experience

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.

Assisting operator of retail department store in a case where the Consumer Rights Protection Centre claimed breach of rules for indicating the prices in case of special price for loyal customers.

Acted for a department store before the State Language Inspectorate for mislabelling products in breach of the State Language Law.

Assessed compatibility of commercial practices of IBERIA, the largest Spanish airline, with Latvian consumer protection rules.

Assisting the Latvian Ministry of Economics in creating a single state-owned holding providing business development aid. The entity manages assets worth EUR 500 Mio. through shares in financial institutions LGA, Hipotēku banka and LAF. We showed that the holding would receive in-house services from these institutions, so public procurement rules would not apply.

Assistance to Magnum Medical SIA, a leading Baltic pharmaceutical retail and wholesale company, in acquisition of assets from the Latvian sellers, MedPro Inc., related to manufacturing of food supplements and medicines.

Represented Latvia’s Telecommunications Association, alternative telecoms operators, in drafting national fixed termination rates rules.

Fought for Baltcom TV’s 2,5 GHz spectrum usage rights before the national regulator and the European Commission.

Analysed competition aspects of Baltcom TV’s acquisition of SIA Interneta Pasaule, a cable company.

Key Contacts

Jūlija Jerņeva

Partner

+371 29 131 597

julija.jerneva@vilgerts.comEmail

Katrīne Pļaviņa

Senior Associate

+371 26 164 110

katrine.plavina@vilgerts.comEmail

Andris Dimants

Associate

+371 28 350 347

andris.dimants@vilgerts.comEmail

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