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Cobalt Successful in Appeal of Permanent Residence Permit Denials

Cobalt Successful in Appeal of Permanent Residence Permit Denials

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Cobalt Latvia has advised two natural persons in an administrative appeal of a decision of Latvia's Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs denying them residence permits due to non-compliance with the provisions of the Immigration Law.

According to Cobalt, "the situations of both ... clients were characterized as unusual cases which the legislator had not foreseen when adopting the relevant regulation, as a result of which the OCMA was obliged to make proportionality considerations and apply consequences that would be adequate, proportionate, and fair."

Ultimately, Cobalt reports, the head of the OCMA revoked both unfavorable decisions and the two applicants were granted permanent residence permits.

Cobalt's team consisted of Associate Marija Berdova and Assistant Lawyer Alina Ustinova.

Cobalt at a Glance

COBALT is closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, making us one of the largest law firms in the Baltic market. 

COBALT is a trusted partner for daily matters and complex large-scale transactions and disputes. The firm’s broad spectrum of expertise and established position as the market leader give a comprehensive basis for providing advice on special areas of business law.

We advise top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, and the region’s most promising start-ups. We offer leading-edge solutions in key industry sectors: Consumer Products, Trade & Distribution, Real Estate & Construction, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Communications, Media & Technologies, Financial Services, Transport & Logistics.

COBALT has been named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 6 times. We were recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the IFLR European Awards in London. COBALT also won CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the overall Baltic Deal of the Year, at the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Awards. We have received multiple awards from the Chambers Europe, IFLR, The Lawyer and Mergermarket and we are regularly listed amongst the top performing M&A legal advisors in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket deal tables

More information on Cobalt can be found at www.cobalt.legal.