Assisted INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund in acquiring controlling stake in Eco Baltia. VILGERTS team assisted in the whole process, including with legal due diligence, merger control, transaction advisory and negotiations.
Advising a leading retail chain in the Baltics on the EU competition aspects of a proposed joint purchasing agreement.
Drafted guidelines for medical waste management tenders on behalf of the industry association – Latvian Association of Waste Management Companies. The guidelines were drafted in close cooperation with the Latvian Procurement Monitoring Bureau and approved by them.
Legal assistance to a leading European producer of healthcare equipment in altering the established practice of the Latvian Procurement Monitoring Bureau in deciding industry’s disputes.
Proved to Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau that technical requirements for a ticket sales and distribution system unlawfully prohibited our client, Bilesu Serviss, from participating in a 0.1 Mio EUR tender.
Representing Stockmann in a trademark dispute with ELKOR regarding registration of a trademark which conflicts with the well-known trademark CRAZY DAYS owned by Stockmann. The Board of Appeal and the first instance court ruled to invalidate the conflicting registration. The case is subject to appeal.
Convinced the Procurement Monitoring Bureau to annul a requirement for computers to carry the EPEAT certificate, which would have been a game-changer on the market for government purchases. The requirement also prohibited the only Latvian producer of computers, AS Capital, to participate in this 5 Mio EUR tender.
Provided legal advice on the possible effect to the commercial activities of the client’s group companies in relation to OFAC sanctions imposed to Aivars Lembergs.
Assisted various legal service providing companies throughout year 2019 by developing their internal AML/KYC procedures.
Advised PLH Arkitekter, the architects of the Riga Central station for Rail Baltica, on negotiating and later withdrawing from the procurement agreement for consulting Eiropas Dzelcela linijas, who commissioned the station.