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

Legal assistance to Avon Cosmetics, UAB, with changes in service contracts at a pan-Baltic level.

Assistance to UK fund with focus on receivables financing for SME’s in relation to all aspects of Lithuanian law related to crediting relations, applicable security measures, transfer of claim portfolios and insolvency.

Legal assistance in a number of lawsuits against AB DNB bankas related to unlawful actions (recommendations) of the bank regarding bond issue that were linked to the shares index funds. The legal assistance involved deep analyses of EU banking and investment legislation including MiFiD and analyses of national legislation related to banking operations and non-professional investors.

Advising one of the biggest Belarusian brewing companies on withdrawing from the investment agreement concluded with the Republic of Belarus. We designed a step-by-step withdrawal plan, aimed at minimizing financial, investment, political risks, as well as risks related to the top management liability.

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

Legal advice to multinational trade credit insurance company on legal relationships of factoring and trade credit insurance as well as legal models of settlement of the dispute between the insurance company and one of the major Scandinavian financial institutions.

Assistance to IEC Biogas Energy on an investment agreement with the Government of Belarus for a 1.1 МW biogas energy plant.

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.

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

Eugenia Urodnich

Associate Partner

+375 29 377 9512

eugenia.urodnich@vilgerts.comEmail

Andris Dimants

Associate

+371 28 350 347

andris.dimants@vilgerts.comEmail

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