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Public and Administrative Law, Latvia

Introduction

In the last decade, state and governmental intervention in the economy has increased substantially. Recently, a lot of attention has been drawn to rescue plans for distressed banks, insurance, manufacturing and service companies and governmental action plans were put in place to boost national and regional projects across many sectors of industry.  The advent of regulation by state, governmental and administrative bodies has created the necessity of raising a variety of legal issues before governmental agencies and other public authorities, rather than in courts.  We can help you handle these tasks.

During more than a decade of legal practice, we have built strong relationships with Latvian public authorities which give us and our clients the benefit of direct access to key public decision-makers.  Our public and administrative law experts have advised public agencies, regulatory authorities and other public bodies.  Moreover, our lawyers have accumulated extensive experience in advising clients in relation to potential challenges to administrative decisions and statutory appeals.  We have been acting for both claimants and defendants.  Our advice in the area of public and administrative law is integrated with other practices of our law firm, such as corporate, finance and real estate, enabling us to cover the entire spectrum of issues of which public and administrative law forms the key element.

Services

Our principal practice areas within public and administrative law include:

  • Tender procedures and public procurement
  • Public finance
  • Advice on constitutional, administrative and local government issues
  • Advice on matters involving territorial zoning and grants of construction permits and licenses
  • Judicial review, contentious administrative proceedings and litigation
  • Representation in constitutional court proceedings

Our Experience

We pride ourselves in having represented our clients and having advised our clients on a number of transactions and matters involving public and administrative law issues. The track record of our public and administrative law practice includes, among others, the following landmark transactions:

We provided legal counselling in the area of public and administrative law to companies, individuals, governmental and municipal authorities.

Our lawyers represented several professional associations in administrative court proceedings in connection with appeals by the professional associations against decisions adopted by governmental and municipal authorities.

We assisted local governments in several complex litigation cases initiated before the Constitutional Court of Latvia.

Our law firm provided instrumental advice in connection with preparation of legal acts and regulations on public procurement.

We successfully represented several commercial entities in appeal proceedings against decisions adopted by the State Revenue Service.  The proceedings were held before the State Revenue Service and in administrative court.

We successfully represented our clients in connection with construction and development projects before administrative court.

We successfully represented a client in connection with landmark court ruling which has established the right of individual to receive certain medical information related to a deceased family member.

Ilze Kramiņa

Ginta Krūkle