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COVID-19 Government Support Measures Latvia (as of 7 December 2020)
Ellex Klavins, December 2020

I Banking and Finance The Government of Latvia has approved a business support program that provides for financial measures ensured in cooperation with state development agency Altum. The program is planned to continue until mid-2021. Depending on individual needs, companies, regardless of industry, can use six crisis alleviation programs: Working capital loan – a liquidity support for companies, whose activities have been affected by Covid-19...

The Buzz in Latvia: Interview with Raimonds Slaidins of Ellex
Ellex Klavins, July 2020

Published in CEE Legal Matters “In terms of national politics, when it comes to Latvia, the word of the day is ‘stability,'“ says Raimonds Slaidins, Senior Partner at Ellex Klavins in Riga...

Impact of Covid-19 on the Rental Housing Market and Latest Trends
Ellex Klavins, May 2020

In order to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia the emergency situation is extended until 9 June 2020. Until then restrictive measures established by the Government that have serious impact on all sectors of the national economy shall be in effect. The rental housing market is no exception and has encountered a sharp drop in rent and significant changes to the situation on the lease market...

Commercial Lease at Shopping Centres and Impact of COVID-19
Ellex Klavins, April 2020

Modus Operandi for a Tenant who has Become a Hostage of Covid-19 Pandemic The pandemic of Covid-19 disease has turned everybody’s life upside down both professionally and personally...

Coronavirus - Assisted/Support Programs for the taxpayers
Ellex Klavins, April 2020

In light of the state of emergency declared in the Republic of Latvia as a result of the spread of COVID-19 infection, we have summarized the most essential aspects of the government business support programs.The aggregated information is based on the Act on Measures for Prevention and Management of National Threats and Their Consequences in Relation to COVID 19 Proliferation, in force (amendments) on 05.04.2020 (available here) and other legal acts...

COVID-19 and Data Protection: Sample Privacy Policy
Ellex Klavins, April 2020

Associate Partner Sarmis Spilbergs and Associate Mikijs Zimecs have prepared a sample of a Privacy Policy that may help employees to process data related to COVID-19 in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation...

The COVID- 19 Infection and the Rights and Duties of an Employer in Latvia
Ellex Klavins, March 2020

Considering the state of emergency declared in the Republic of Latvia as a result of the spread of the Covid-19 infection, we have summarized the most important matters to be considered by employers at this time...

COVID-19 and Force Majeure: How to Handle Existing Contractual Liabilities and Enter into New Contracts
Ellex Klavins, March 2020

Force Majeure clauses are used in many contracts in the most diverse business areas. These contractual provisions are rarely invoked in practice in Latvia, as the parties usually do not face any circumstances that could qualify as Force Majeure...



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