Telecom & Technology

Who We Are

Our team helps IT & Telecom companies with all kind of matters, including protection of intellectual property, GDPR, public procurement, employment and contract work. Our fintech and finreg lawyers are available.

Practice In Detail
  • Broadcasting
  • Data Centres
  • Data Privacy
  • Domain names
  • Electronic Media
  • IT Outsourcing
  • R&D Agreements
  • Software Licensing
  • Software Protection
  • Technology Transfer
  • eBusiness
Clients
  • Airdog
  • Autodesk
  • Baltcom TV
  • Bentley Systems
  • Camel Mobile
  • Datakom
  • DEAC
  • Fracht
  • HansaWorld
  • Latvijas Mobilais Telefons
  • Latvijas Pasts
  • Microsoft
  • QIWI
  • Sertex Software
  • Tele2
  • Tieto Latvia
  • Tilde

Experience

Bringing two direct actions on behalf of the client Proof IT SIA before the General Court of the EU. Both cases concern procurement procedures by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) for the award of IT services contracts. The actions seek annulment of EIGE’s decisions to reject the bids of VILGERTS’s client, as well as award of damages.

GDPR due diligece of a single business process of a financial sector entity in cooperation with Datakom, an IT company.

GDPR due diligence of a Latvian bank in cooperation with Datakom, an IT company.

GDPR due diligece of UniCredit Leasing Baltic operations in cooperation with Datakom, an IT company.

VILGERTS lawyers Katrīne Pļaviņa and Ineta Krodere with IT company Datakom help clients upgrade data protection procedures by 2018 through unique legal and IT due diligence, training and compliance programs.

Advising Baltcom Fiber (an optical subsea high capacity dark fibre cable owner) on various VAT and corporate income tax issues and drafting an advance ruling request to the Latvian tax authorities to clarify VAT and corporate income tax issues regarding the disposal of the asset in two jurisdictions and neutral sea waters.

Representing Microsoft Corporation (U.S.) in preliminary ruling procedure before the Court of Justice of the European Union initiated by the Riga Regional Court regarding the legal interpretation and application of the EU rules governing exhaustion in relation to reproductions of “original” computer programs.

Representing members of BSA/The Software Alliance (including Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), Autodesk Incorporated, Bentley Systems and others) in more than 20 criminal and administrative proceedings worth EUR 0.35 Mio, related to software counterfeit prosecution and litigation as well as protection of copyrights and trademarks.

Successfully represented Datakom, an IT service provider, in a game-changing public procurement dispute challenging manifest procedural breaches by the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau. The dispute stemmed from the Bureau’s prohibition for the client to cooperate with Hewlett Packard in a high performance computing system tender worth ca. EUR 0.3 Mio.

Won two Hansaworld Latvia’s, a business management software company’s, complaints regarding wrong choice of procurement procedures and discriminatory qualification criteria in government IT systems tenders.

Key Contacts

Jūlija Jerņeva

Partner

+371 29 131 597

julija.jerneva@vilgerts.comEmail

Ineta Krodere

Senior Partner

+371 29 223 774

ineta.krodere@vilgerts.comEmail

Katrīne Pļaviņa

Attorney-at-law

+371 26 164 110

katrine.plavina@vilgerts.comEmail

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