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  • Latvia: New responsibilities for employers

    Publication / Andis Burkevics, Ērika Bužinska

    As of 19.11.2020, employers must establish the contact persons of a person infected with Covid-19 in the workplace. According to Cabinet of Ministers order no. 655 of 06.11.2020 “On the declaration of a state of emergency” from 06.11.2020 employers must appoint a responsible person for limiting the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace. According to […]

  • UK insurance intermediaries after Brexit: entry to the EU market by establishing a company in Lithuania

    Publication / Simona Vaicekauskaitė, Indrė Pelėdaitė

    The UK is known as the largest insurance industry in the EU and the 4th largest in the world. According to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA), GBP 7.8 billion of European revenues are written or managed in London through Lloyd’s and the company market. So, up until now, the UK has been a leading […]

  • Government communication on masks controversial and confusing

    Publication / Allar Jõks / ERR

    Our partner and former justice chancellor Allar Jõks criticized controversial and ambivalent messages from the government over whether wearing a mask is mandatory, recommended or a guideline starting next week. Making mask-wearing mandatory would require amending the Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control Act post haste, Jõks finds. The government sent three different messages during press […]

  • Thomas Reuters: “World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies”, Release 2020-5

    Publication / Ieva Andersone

    “Latvian laws related to intellectual property recognize several types of intellectual property: copyright, patents, trademarks, plant varieties and industrial designs. In addition, know-how and trade secrets can be protected. All of these types of intellectual property are covered under individual national laws.” Our partner Ieva Andersone shares knowledge regarding Intellectual property rights and not only. […]

  • Government support in Latvia to companies suffering from the Covid-19 outbreak

    Publication / Eva Berlaus, Lūcija Strauta

    While Covid-19 restrictions continue, the government has decided on support measures to companies suffering from Covid-19. The government has approved the following support measures: Compensation for working capital turnover This support will be available to taxpayers, micro-, small and medium companies, as well as large companies (performers of economic activity) registered at the State Revenue […]

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