SORAINEN represented the state-owned Latvian National Opera and Ballet (LNOB) in a dispute with the State Labour Inspectorate (SLI) to revoke a decision whereby an administrative penalty was imposed on LNOB. LNOB had concluded a service contract with a choral vocalist; however, SLI considered that an employment contract should have been concluded instead.

The decision at all court instances was that a service contract was appropriate, thus favouring LNOB, so that the SLI decision applying the administrative penalty was revoked as non-substantiated.

The client was advised by SORAINEN partner Agris Repšs and senior associate Andis Burkevics.