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Competition & EU law

In this area we consult our clients on the following:

European and national competition law

We advise our clients on competition and anti-trust compliance, assessment of economic concentrations, design of efficient structures and approaches, representation before the Latvian competition council.

We offer full assistance and representation in front of the competition council, in relation to obtaining clearance for an economic concentration occurred from various acquisitions, including initial advice and preparation of the notification application.

We likewise analyze various contracts, including distribution agreements, from the perspective of the legal framework regulating vertical and horizontal arrangements.

Within the framework of competition law we consult our clients on the issues related to the state aid, including preparing reports and representing the clients at state authorities.

European trade and customs law

We advise our clients on the issues related to international transactions as well as to commercial and regulatory matters. On the regulatory side, we assist clients on a broad area of issues regarding customs law and practice including, but not limited to clearance procedures, transit of goods, tariffs and duties, competition policy, regulation of free economic zones and the application of international treaties.

European procurement law, including public private partnership issues

Our services include assistance during all the procurement procedure, starting from the preparation and submission of the tender until awarding the contract. We work on the review of tender regulations, tender procedure and assist our clients on the conclusion of procurement contracts. Upon requirement of a client we prepare claims to the procurement commission and the Latvian Procurement Monitoring Bureau as well as represent our clients in the complaints’ examination commission of the bureau.

Attorneys of Deloitte legal department have taken part in the process of implementing PPP principles in Latvia by participating as experts in different conferences and seminars, as well as assisting clients on the PPP projects.

Our clients in the above mentioned issues are both: entrepreneurs and contracting authorities.

Intellectual property law

Deloitte Legal Department cooperates with the office for harmonization in the internal market in respect to the european trade mark issues. We assist our clients in the process of registration of the european trade marks, including submission of application, opposing against concurring applications etc.

Employment Law

We assist clients - companies and private individuals – on the matters related to the EU employment regulations, including issues regarding the transfer of the seat of companies to another country, mergers and acquisitions, free movement of workers, trade unions.


Our attorneys represent clients in the preliminary ruling proceedings. We assist our clients on preparing the application to the european community court and representing the clients in the court proceedings.