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On the 4 September 2017 the daily newspaper Diena published an article by Pavels Tjusevs – an associate in TGS Baltic. The article concerned the current state of arbitration within the legal system of Latvia, as well as the influence and effectiveness of the arbitration reform initiated and completed by Ministry of Justice. The article evaluates both the public opinion in Latvia towards the use of arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution method, as well as the recent amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
On the 4th of September, 2017, an article was published on the internet journal iTiesibas by Inese Rendeniece – a senior associate in TGS Baltic. The article consisted of an evaluation of the most important changes to the Labour law of Latvia that came into effect on the 16th of August, 2017. The author examines the changes made to areas such as the calculation of hourly wages, compensation for overtime work, changes in prohibition of competition for current and past employees, as well as other significant amendments.
Internet magazine ITiesības in its 22 August 2017 issue published an article by TGS Baltic lawyer Reinis Grunte on the new restrictions to the Commercial Law with respect to the transactions with related parties. Amendments to the Commercial Law, which came into force on 13 July 2017, prescribe for essential changes to the transactions with related parties. The new amendments are meant for strengthening the protection of minority shareholders, as well as ensuring transparency in the conclusion of transactions by companies.
Internet magazine ITiesības, in its 8 August 2017 issue, published an article by Kalvis Krūmiņš, Associate Attorney at Law of TGS Baltic, on new exceptions to the procedure for registration of the acquirer of shares in a limited liability company, which came into effect on 13 July 2017. Those amendments to the Commercial Law are essential, since there have been dispute in practice in cases, when the shares were purchased by using a commercial pledge, while the management board refused making an entry in the shareholder register.
Magazine ITiesibas in its 22 June 2017 issue published an article by Inese Rendeniece, Senior Associate at TGS Baltic, on the most recent insurance case law. Inese reviewed the conclusions of the Civil Case Department of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia with respect to the burden of proof in case of refusal of payment of insurance indemnity, as well as the conclusions of the Civil Case Department regarding payment of the insurance indemnity in case of breach of insurance agreement on the part of the insured.
Law Office TGS Baltic, the author of the subscription edition, included the information on the start-up companies and the available state aid in the current supplements to the edition. The subscription edition contains comments on the requirements specified in the Law on Aid for the Activities of Start-up Companies, which should be observed by start-up companies and their investors to qualify for the state aid programmes.
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