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Sorainen's Latvia office has announced that the Latvian Competition Council decided not to initiate a case of possible abuse of dominant position in the activities of TV3 Latvia. The Latvian Lattelecom internet service provider and telecommunications company applied for the Competition Council's review. 

Spilbridge has announced its role in a dispute involving the appropriateness and effectiveness of a freezing injunction and receivership order by the English High Court.

The Latvian Spilbridge law firm has prevailed in the Kurzeme Regional Court in a case involving the Latvijas Naftas Tranzits company and the Ventbunkers oil products transfer terminal at Latvia's Ventspils port – one of LNS's major shareholders.

Sorainen's Latvia office has advised the Association Sabiedriba par atklatibu – Delna ("Delna"), the Latvian branch of the global coalition against corruption, Transparency International, in a pro bono matter concerning the Latvian authorities’ plans to purchase speed cameras outside of public procurement procedure boundaries.

The Lithuanian and Latvian offices of Sorainen have advised Novaturas on its acquisition of shares in Novaturas, the company's Latvian subsidiary, from the minority shareholders.

The Riga office of the Krodere & Judinsky law firm has joined the Baltic Fort law firm, formed at the end of 2013 by merger of the Estonian Nordeus and Latvian Adversus law firms, along with a team from the Lithuanian Pavlov & Mamontovas law firm.


Lawin Senior Associate Ivars Slokenbergs has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia (FICIL).

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