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Fiscal Representative in Latvia

LEGAL NEWS • January 17, 2021

A fiscal representative in Latvia is required in case a company does not have a local presence in Latvia, but it carries out taxable services on the Latvian territory. Most common necessity for fiscal representative in Latvia arises when a company is VAT payer in Latvia - to file monthly VAT returns.

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EUIPO representation after Brexit

LEGAL NEWS • January 13, 2021

Since 1 January 2021, EUTM and RCD Regulations will no longer apply to the UK. As for representatives who have lost their capacity to act before the EUIPO as the result of the end of the transition period shall be 1.) automatically removed from all files in EUTM and RCD related proceedings, 2.) deleted from EUIPO’s database of representatives (if applicable, from the Office’s list of professional representatives), 3.) will not be able to send mail in relation to a file through the EUIPO’s “UserArea”. For proceedings initiated after 1 January 2021, UK companies shall appoint a European representative before the EUIPO. EU LAW FIRM is an EUIPO registered law firm with experience in IP matters all around the European Union and Baltic countries. EU LAW FIRM can act as your representative before the EUIPO in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

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Why to Choose a Lawyer in Latvia?

LEGAL NEWS • January 12, 2021

If you are looking for qualified lawyer in Latvia to resolve your disputes - EU LAW FIRM is a boutique law firm established in Latvia offering variety of legal services specifically tailored to the needs of the client.

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Residence-by- Investment in Latvia

LEGAL NEWS • January 7, 2021

Foreign nationals may apply for residence permit in Latvia through various options. One of the options is Residence-by -Investment Program discussed in this article. Latvian Residence-by-Investment Program is one of the fastest, cheapest and competitive programs in Europe. The Program requires real estate investment, or the investment could be made by making a subordinated loan (deposit) in one of the Latvian banks, through the purchase of interest-free government bonds determined for special purpose, or invest in the equity capital of a Latvian company.

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How to Get D Type Visa in Latvia

LEGAL NEWS • January 7, 2021

A visa is a certain sample sticker in a travel document, but it does not in itself give the right to enter the Republic of Latvia. On December 21, 2007, Latvia joined the Schengen Agreement and became a full member of the Schengen Agreement. Consequently, with a Schengen visa issued by Latvia, it is also possible to travel to other member states of the Schengen Agreement. A foreigner who needs to stay in Latvia more than 90 days in a half-year period depending on the circumstances should apply for a long-stay visa (or a residence permit).

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Covid-19 as force majeure clause in contract

LEGAL NEWS • January 6, 2021

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, discussions have been held very extensively in Latvia and the European Union on compliance with contractual obligations and deadlines during an emergency situation. The concept of force majeure has been mentioned several times in the Latvian Civil Code, but it can still be considered a general clause, because the concept is still not given a sufficiently clear explanarion. The main condition is that force majeure should be recognised as a circumstance serving as an exempt of claims for damages and of the fulfilment of certain obligations. An exception is permissible in cases where a party to the contract has on his own will assumed a responsibility for such a risk.