VILGERTS assisted a leading mobile operator in launching its first service involving biometric data. The service identifies people entering end-users premises based on their fingerprint and then compiles an attendance sheet, salary calculation etc.
Assisted East Capital Real Estate AS, a part of the largest Nordic private equity fund from Sweden – East Capital, in buying shopping centre ‘Galleria Riga’.
Representing Moller Baltic Import SE, the sole importer of VW cars in the Baltics, and Moller Group’s dealers in litigation challenging the decision of the Latvian Competition Council to fine the Moller Group with a record fine of EUR 7.4 million. Upon our request, the administrative court has stayed the proceedings and referred a question to the Constitutional Court. This is the first instance that a competition law issue has been referred to the Constitutional Court.
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.
We assisted BPM Capital with legal due diligence and preparation of legal documentation in respect of financing of management buy-out and further development of Optometrijas Centrs SIA, the leading Baltic optics chain operating stores with brands as “Vision Express”, “Pasaules Optika” and “Optio."
Acted for a department store before the State Language Inspectorate for mislabelling products in breach of the State Language Law.
Advising Iepirkumu grupa SIA (Top!) concerning interpretation of specific provisions of the Unfair Retail Practices Prohibition Law.
Representing RIMI Latvia SIA in public consultation process about the Guidelines on the Unfair Retail Commercial Practices Prohibition Law drafted by the Latvian Competition Council.
Assisting a leading direct marketing business in a dispute with the Latvian DPA. We attained the best attainable result for the client.
Acting on behalf of Latvian Food Retailers' Association in lobbying process before the Parliament of Republic of Latvia regarding adoption of the Unfair Retail Practices Prohibition Law.