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Security Police orders Riga City Council employees and councilmen to report their trips to Russia, other CIS countries

Security Police orders Riga City Council employees and councilmen to report their trips to Russia, other CIS countries


Riga City Council's Executive Director Juris Radzevics, following the Security Police's instructions, issued a decree on January 5 ordering Riga City Council employees and councilmen to hand in full information about their trips to Russia, Belarus, other CIS countries and China planned for this year, as well as their past official and unofficial visits to these countries, LETA found out this morning.

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Former Estonian Chancellor of Justice established Law Firm Teder

Former Estonian Chancellor of Justice established Law Firm Teder


Indrek Teder, attorney at law and former Chancellor of Justice, established Law Firm Teder together with partners Mariana Hagström, Pille Pettai and Marko Pikani. The new firm aims to innovate legal services and make them more accessible, informs BC Mariana Hagström.

Krievins proposes liquidation of Inter-Ministerial Coordination Center

Krievins proposes liquidation of Inter-Ministerial Coordination Center


The State Chancellery's Director Martins Krievins proposed at the government's meeting today that the Inter-Ministerial Coordination Center be liquidated, reported LETA.

The possibilities of obtaining Latvian citizenship

The possibilities of obtaining Latvian citizenship


Since the amendments to the Law on Citizenship of Latvia were adopted on October 1, 2013, which allow certain categories of people to obtain Latvian citizenship as a second (dual citizenship), the flow of willing to take this opportunity is not decreasing. It is not surprising!

About the upcoming changes in the micro tax in Latvia

About the upcoming changes in the micro tax in Latvia


On April 23, 2015, the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia passed several amendments to the Micro-enterprise Tax Law. One of the amendments shall enter into legal force on January 1, 2016, and the other on January 1, 2017.


Riga city District Court will make a decision in the case of Vladimir Vashkevich on June 19

After reviewing the case because of appeal of Vladimir Vashkevich on the decision of Sigulda city court on the civil suit on recall of information on affront of honour and dignity, Riga city District court took a break on 5 days, reported Gaida Matisone.


What a member of the board needs to know to reduce his/her responsibility in Latvia

Taking into account the continued relevance of the topic and a number of changes in the legislation in Latvia, we would like once again to discuss the responsibility of members of the board.


Register of Enterprises in Latvia. Execution of Documents and Use of Electronic Signature

Each company from time to time needs to register in the Register of Enterprises of Latvia the changes in the composition of shareholders or the board or any other information. Although the Register of Enterprises is trying to provide as much information and sample documents on its website as possible still one makes a great deal of mistakes while filling out the documents.


How to calculate and optimize immovable property tax in Latvia

We all wish to live well! Sooner or later a necessity to sell immovable property may arise and one would wish to save on tax payments. Our lawyer recommend how to do it right.


Divorce from a foreigner in Latvia – it has become easier

“Please help me to dissolve a marriage registered in Ireland!”, “I would like to dissolve a marriage with a foreigner here in Latvia, it is urgent!” – quite a number of clients call us regularly with similar requests. Since from February 1st, 2011 it has become possible to dissolve a marriage at the sworn notary we often receive calls and e-mails from women who married a foreigner in another country and now they are willing to dissolve their marriage in Latvia.


Japan Business Federation visits the Freeport of Riga

On July 14, 2014, after the meeting with the senior officials of Latvia Mr. Masayuki Oku, vice president of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and Head of the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and his accompanying delegation of eight members paid visit to the Freeport of Riga Authority, informs BC Press and Information Division jf port. The delegation was also accompanied by the Japanese Ambassador to Latvia Mr.Toshiyuki Taga.


How to organize business in Latvia

Every day our law firm receives enquiries from clients, both local and foreign, willing to organize their business in Latvia. We are capable of providing all kinds of necessary legal support for setting up a commercial or non-commercial structure on the territory of Latvia, and namely: limited liability company, joint stock company, branches and representative offices of foreign companies, partnerships etc.


How to obtain dual citizenship in Latvia

Owing to the amendments to the Citizenship Law dual citizenship has been allowed in Latvia starting from October 1, 2013. The term “dual citizenship” means a person's citizenship status in which a person is concurrently regarded as a citizen of more than one state under the laws of those states.


Russia halts pork import from EU

Russia announced this afternoon that a ban is on for pork and pork products crossing the border from European Union countries in wake of the swine fever outbreak in Lithuania, informs PRIME/LETA.


Euro changeover in Latvia requires changes in the company documents

Law firm INLAT PLUS draws your attention to the fact that due to the changeover to the euro in Latvia from January 1, 2014 it is necessary to make changes in the articles of association of existing companies and show equity capital in euro. It’s a mandatory procedure for all companies. Limited liability companies and joint stock companies must submit amendments to the Register of Enterprises till June 30, 2016.

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