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Seminar: English Law in Commercial Transactions

  • Latvia

    22-05-2019

    The event is co-organized with The British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia.

    MONDAY 27 MAY

    English Law in Commercial Transactions

    Competitive advantages and use. View from practitioners in Latvia.

    In a number of cross-border commercial and financing transactions effected in Latvia, choosing English law as the governing law of the contracts is considered and applied by the parties involved in these deals.

    The seminar will focus on overall experience and practice of working with international partners and clients, which will be particularly relevant for:

    Companies involved in or preparing for exports, cross border trade and services

    Wide range of financial sector companies

    Strategic and financial investors, involved in mergers and acquisitions

    Most typical situations of English law application in the Baltics. Practical examples. What are the advantages of English law? Are counterparties sufficiently protected? UK as dispute resolution venue. Interpretation and understanding of most commonly used concepts in commercial contracts under English law. Similar and distinctive features of Latvian and UK legal systems. Brexit impact considerations.

    Māris Vainovskis, Deputy Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce, Senior partner at Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, will give a presentation outlining both legal and business aspects of the English law and moderate a discussion to touch upon business leaders and legal practitioners experience both in Latvia and internationally.

    Programme:

    10:00 – 10:30   Registration & coffee

    10:30 – 11:45    Presentation by Māris Vainovskis, Senior partner at Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns

    11:45 – 12:30   Discussion with John Tully (CEO of MikroTik),  Egons Piķelis (Partner& Co-head of Banking & Finance Practice Group at Ellex Kļaviņš)

    12:30 – 13:30   Networking & light lunch

     

    Venue: Grand Palace Hotel, Pils iela 12, Riga

    Time: 10:00 - 13:30

    Registration and more information here.

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