Incorporation, business set-up, relocation
Our Firm will help you to establish any form of company or branch in Latvia, will provide full legal assistance in all processes related to the establishment of a company – precise and comprehensive of corporate documents in Latvian, Russian and English, opening a bank account for share capital payment, registration of the company's legal address (including virtual office service), registration with the State Revenue Service, registration of the beneficial owner. We provide full support to foreign investors in the company's employees and management in immigration and relocation issues in Latvia. We will offer you with wide range of commercial and residential options for relocation and we have cooperation partners in all service areas needed for business activities.
Commercial Law and corporate governance
Following to foundation the company, we will provide full corporate support, both by making necessary changes to the company (changes of the board, amendments to articles of association, changes in share capital), and we will follow and inform you about the latest requirements and changes desired for your company.
The specialists of our Firm advise clients and prepare the necessary documentation for establishing relations between shareholders and investors, as well as represent the interests of investors to form a safe investment base and structure.
We provide consultations and legal support in the daily operation of every company - preparing employment contracts and ensuring the company's internal administrative management and employment issues.
Our clients represent wide range of business sectors and we offer advice and support in any commercial transactions and contracts, both in the preparation of commercial agreements and in representing clients' interests in transaction negotiations and commercial disputes.
Mergers & acquisitions, Investments
The Firm provides support to clients in the process of buying and selling companies, including due diligence, structuring of transactions, development of documentation, supervision, structuring and leading transactions. Our specialists regularly advise clients on the purchase and sale of multi-million real estate, acquisitions of shares and stocks, as well as mergers of companies both locally and internationally.
The office specializes in attracting and protecting foreign investors' financing in Latvian companies, investment projects and property acquisition.
Real estate transactions & Construction
The Firm specializes in various legal issues related to real estate. Our practice includes personal property issues, property management, rent, lease issues, as well as the acquisition, sale, development and distribution of commercial property. Our clients have entrusted us with real estate portfolio in Latvia reaching value of EUR 15 million.
Our clients highly value our real estate transactions due
diligence and real estate acquisitions and sales performed under our
supervision. We are also expanding our experience creating and supervising
first bulk estate real estate projects in Latvia.
The Firm’s practice is inextricably linked with construction issues, advising clients on their construction intentions, representing clients' interests in relations with builders, designers, suppliers and resolving disputes with those involved in construction process.
Litigation and arbitration
Rolands Valdemars, the founder of VALDEMARS Law Firm, has record of experience in almost 300 different legal proceedings and arbitration proceedings, defending the interests of his clients not only in business transactions, but also in solving problematic situations for clients in court proceedings.
Only by being familiar with current court practice and interpretation of controversial aspects of the transaction in court, it is possible to qualitatively defend the client's interests by eliminating undesirable risks from long-term litigation.
PPP & Public Procurement
We regularly advise clients on public procurement issues, both by submitting complaints on requirements of the tender rules, the results of the tender, we represent clients in negotiations with the customer, the Procurement Monitoring Bureau and in court.
We are one of the few Latvian attorneys participating in first local Public – Private Partnership procedures.
The founder of the office has defended the interests of clients in such innovative projects as the PPP Ķekava bypass project with a budget of 300 EUR million, in the Rail Baltica project, in various large-scale public transport procurements, as well as advised the Ministry of Culture on the Riga Concert hall PPP project.
E-commerce, advertising and consumer rights
We advise clients on the compliance of business plans and marketing activities, represent clients in disputes with consumers, as well as help to obtain the necessary permits and licenses for commercial activities in regulated sectors.
Our Firm provides a high level of tax advice and planning, which is an integral part of legal advice, especially in investment and international business and cross-border profit flows.
The Firm advises clients on various insurance issues and represents in disputes regarding the payment of insurance compensations both in negotiations with insurers and in legal proceedings. In our experience, there are cases that we resolve both by negotiating with insurers and reaching a favourable solution in court.
We represent clients' interests in insolvency proceedings, advising on transaction and business risks before the expected insolvency proceedings, we appeal against the actions of administrators and we represent clients in legal proceedings in insolvency proceedings. We have resolved complex cases on issues related to illegal actions of the Board, disputes regarding creditors' claims, claims for cancellation of transactions.
The founder of the Firm has gained extensive experience in providing legal assistance to state and municipal capital companies in matters of board liability, providing various opinions on public property management, public law principles, usefulness of participation in public capital companies and various controversial and politically sensitive issues. The founder of the office has provided legal assistance to such well-known companies as Rīgas Satiksme, Rīgas Ūdens, Getliņi Eko , Rīgas Namu Parvaldnieks
Criminal law and white collar crime
The Firm also provides representation and defence in criminal proceedings, both representing the interests of the victim and providing protection to clients in pre-trial investigations and court proceedings.