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Technology and Telecommunications

For nearly three decades, the technology and telecommunications sectors of the economy both in Latvia and internationally remain a catalyst of expansion and inward investment by major global businesses, institutions and funds. These industries continue transforming the world.

De-regulation has played a considerable role in this process to spur the unprecedented growth in both sectors. In a world of rapidly evolving database and telecommunications technologies, internet-based technologies, wireless and satellite communications, fast-paced markets and continuously evolving regulatory framework, companies and individuals find themselves in need of reliable legal advice by experienced professionals who understand these novel industries and follow the trends along which they continue evolving.

We have the resources to assist clients in addressing the important role played by new technologies in business settings. We strive to develop a thorough understanding of modern technologies which enables us to achieve the right mix of industry insights and experience in the area of technology and telecommunications transactions.

Our practitioners are ideally positioned to assist both public and private sector clients as they seek to tackle the many-fold challenges emerging as a result of convergence of telecommunications and information technology. Our law office emphasizes conceptualized, creative and practical solutions to legal issues that arise in complex technology transactions, both domestically and internationally.     

Services We Offer

Our principal practice areas within technology and telecommunications include:

  • Purchase and transfer of communications and consumer electronics equipment
  • Legal aspects of e-commerce
  • Infrastructure access, interconnections and rights of way
  • Supplier and customer contracts within technology and telecommunications
  • Technology outsourcing arrangements
  • Systems implementation and integration
  • Advice on regulatory framework and compliance
  • Litigation and dispute resolution in technology and telecommunications

Our Experience

We pride ourselves in having represented or advised clients on a number of transactions involving technology and telecommunications law issues. The successful track record of our Technology and Telecommunications Practice includes the following transactions:

Drafting support and legal counseling to the largest national fixed line telecommunications operator on a broad array of matters, including litigation on matters falling within the domain of competition law and compliance with EU state aid regulations.

In collaboration with one of the Big 4 audit accounting offices, provision of instrumental advice to the Latvian State Procurement Office in setting up and development of its e-procurement system.

Successful representation in a court of first instance of the local subsidiary of a leading IT and global software outsourcing company in its claim for payment of a software license fees.

Strategic advice to a leading global digital television broadcasting services provider in connection with project finance issues relevant to its technical support operations in Latvia.

Legal counselling to a leading global hardware and software manufacturer and developer in connection with roll-out of its products on the Latvian market and development of service packages specifically targeting the local market.


Māris Vainovskis

  • Senior Partner
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