Gencs Valters Law Firm
 The Gencs Valters Law Firm is full service, general practice international business law firm with offices in Riga (Latvia) and Tallinn (Estonia) focused in tax, litigation, M&A, corporate, immigration, finance and intellectual property law. The firm provides legal, tax, corporate finance, managment consulting, evaluation and due diligence services.The firm now has a team of 14 lawyers and tax consultants and have grown steadily within the last years. The firm has particularly strong ties with Scandinavian clients.The firm is an active member with the Latvian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, the Latvian German Association of Enterprises in Latvia, as well as the Sterling member of the British Chamber of Commerce and Gold member of the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. The firm is accepted to represent clients in Munich (Germany) in front of the European Patent Office as well in Alicante (Spain) for Community trademarks and designs.Members of the firm has lectured on tax and commercial law issue with the Stockholm school of Economics in Riga, the Concordia University in Tallinn (Estonia) as well as the American Chamber of Commerce, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia and the Latvian German Association of Enterprises in Latvia. The firm's is representative clients comprise such multinational companies as well as medium size companies and entrepreneurial growth companies.As our client, you will be guaranteed unmatched service and commitment as well as access to our full service including counseling and client/attorney partnership.TAX- Tax planning and optimization- International cross-borders transactions- VAT- Social security- Corporate income tax- Withholding taxes- Personal taxation, including filling of annual tax returns for expatriates- Representation before tax authorities- Appeal of tax assessments- Preparation of declarations- Arranging residence certificates according to double taxation agreements- Property tax- Payroll taxes- VAT representations and registration- Excise tax- Packaging tax- Natural resource tax- State dues- Land transfer dues- Individual clients- Tax audits- Accounting consultingLITIGATION- Representation of clients with all the courts in the Republic of Latvia, including the Supreme Court- ArbitrationsBUSINESS LAW- Registrations with a Commercial register- Company establishments and start-ups- Company restructuring and reorganization, liquidations- Mergers and acquisition- Contracts- Real estate- Mortgages and pledges- Security interests- Work contracts- Registered office servicesIMMIGRATION- Arranging visas and residence permits for expatriates in Latvia- Arranging work permits for expatriates- Appealing decisions of immigrations authoritiesINSOLVENCY- Representing creditors within a company insolvency procedures- Purchases of assets from insolvent companies- Criminal proceedings against bad faith debtorsFINANCE- Arranging credit facilities- Representing borrowing and lending entities- Finance, including corporate finance- Management consultingINVESTMENTS- Securing for legal protections of foreign investment in Latvia- Application of investment protection treaties to dispute regarding changing of investment climate- Securing financial investmentsINTELLECTUAL PROPERTY- Registering patents, trademarks, designs and mask works with the Latvian Patent Office- Patent and trademark protection management within the Baltic States and the rest of the former USSR- Licensing and franchising of intellectual property- Unfair competitors and protections of know-how and trade secrets- Valuation of intellectual property- RoyaltiesDUE DILIGENCES- Tax due diligences before company acquisitions- Legal due diligence- Post-acquisitions tax due diligenceMANAGEMENT CONSULTINGCORPORATE FINANCE AND M&AASSISTANCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING

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