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Cobalt has advised Italian company Italferr on its successful participation in the EUR 141.5 million Rail Baltica public procurement process for the provision of engineering consultancy and construction supervision services for the construction of the mainline in Latvia.

TGS Baltic has advised the Modus Asset Management-operated Clean Energy Infrastructure Fund on the acquisition of a 55-megawatt portfolio of solar projects in Latvia from developer Evecon, via the Clean Energy Investments special purpose vehicle. Sorainen reportedly advised Evecon on the deal.

Ellex Klavins has advised Merito Partners on the set up of its first alternative investment fund – the Merito Sustainable Energy Fund I AIF – and on its acquisition and development, together with Saules Energy, of seven photovoltaic power generation projects, two of which became operational in July and August 2023.

Wolf Theiss has advised Latvian private equity fund INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund and its portfolio company Eco Baltia on the acquisition of a 70% stake in Polish PVC recycler Metal-Plast. Ozog Tomczykowski advised the target's shareholders on the sale. Sorainen reportedly advised INVL and Eco Baltia as well.

During the Three Seas Initiative annual general meeting in Bucharest in September 2023, Austria's Dorda, Bulgaria's Boyanov & Co., Croatia's Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, the Czech Republic's Kocian Solc Balastik, Estonia's Ellex Raidla, Hungary's Lakatos Koves & Partners, Latvia's Ellex Klavins, Lithuania's Ellex Valiunas, Poland's Wardynski and Partners, Romania's Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Slovakia's Barger Prekop, and Slovenia's Selih & Partnerji announced they formed the Three Seas Legal Alliance, in recognition of the progress made by the Three Seas Initiative.

Njord has advised Latvia's University College of Economics and Culture on the topic of intellectual property protection issues related to student works created within the "Innovation grants for students in interdisciplinary fields of art, culture, economics, and IT (MaKE IT)" European Regional Development Fund project.

The EU Directives on Work-life balance and on Transparent and predictable working conditions were introduced into the Latvian national legislation in August 2022 and brought about significant changes and obligations for the employers. What do they mean for businesses?

At the end of 2021, the Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 7, 2020, on European crowdfunding service providers for business (EU Crowdfunding Regulation) entered into force. In light of the regulatory requirements, existing crowdfunding platforms with prior authorizations under national rules shall receive authorization under the new regulatory framework by November 10, 2023.

Cobalt has advised Latvian construction equipment rental company Storent Holdings on its EUR 10.5 million issuance of bonds with an 11% interest rate and December 2025 maturity as well as on their listing on the Baltic Bond List of Nasdaq Riga on June 27, 2023.