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

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.

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How to calculate and optimize immovable property tax in Latvia

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

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

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

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.


Kekava school in Latvia shut down after information that building not cleared for use

In what could be described as extreme caution since the November 21 supermarket tragedy [under investigation] in Riga, many entities are checking, double checking, and in many cases, questioning the quality of building construction, and all required paperwork thereof. A case in point surfaced today as the Plavniekkalna Primary School was ordered closed by the Keklava Region Council after it found out that the building had not been through final inspection following renovation, informs LETA.


Assistance obtaining dual citizenship in Latvia

The amendments to the Citizenship Law of the Republic of Latvia came into force as of 1 October 2013, which supplements the law with the provisions on dual citizenship. Now, upon occurrence of certain circumstances, the law permits dual-citizenship when applying for a Latvian passport through naturalization or on the other grounds.


On liability for triggering in Latvia hatred on the world wide web

Question: Is it possible to hold a person liable in Latvia for offensive behavior, spamming and triggering hatred on the world wide web?


Finmin to resolve issues of bank Ukio

Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius delegates Minister of Finance Rimantas Sadzius to resolve issues of bank Ukio Bankas, informs LETA/ELTA.


On termination of employment contract in Latvia

Question: The director has offered me to resign voluntarily due to crisis in Latvia and company’s impossibility to maintain previous number of employees. In this regard he offered to sign the agreement for termination of employment relation as of tomorrow. Are such activities legal on the part of the employer? What shall I do?


On period of guarantee in Latvia

Question: I was refused guarantee service in a company which sold me a TV-set one and a half year ago in Latvia. The motive was that the guarantee period for that TV model is only 1 year. However I’ve heard that the guarantee period in Latvia may not be less than 2 years. Is it so?


On insolvency proceedings of a legal person in Latvia

Question: I’m facing a situation which is quite common nowadays in Latvia. I own a company, which is unable to settle its debts: my clients have failed to pay and the company has no means to settle accounts with suppliers. I’ve heard that upon certain circumstances a company has an obligation to submit insolvency application. What could be those circumstances?

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