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Cobalt Successful for Latvian Municipality in Constitutional Challenge to Pupils-per-Class Regulation

Cobalt Successful for Latvian Municipality in Constitutional Challenge to Pupils-per-Class Regulation


Cobalt has represented the Jaunjelgava Municipality of Latvia on its successful constitutional challenge to a Latvian regulation setting the minimum number of pupils in secondary school classes.

According to Cobalt, on June 29, 2017, "the Constitutional Court announced its judgment in case No 2016-23-03, holding that the Cabinet regulation which determines the minimum number of pupils in classes of secondary schools was issued in violation of the authorization granted by the legislator."

The firm reports that the Constitutional Court agreed with the Jaunjelgava Municipality that the contested provisions of Cabinet Regulation No 591 did not comply with Article 1 of the country's Constitution and thus that they were invalid. According to Cobalt, "the judgement of the Constitutional Court is final and not subject to appeal."

The Cobalt Public Law team was led by Senior Associate Edgars Pastars.

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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

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