Civil damages awards are one of the primary – and often most important – remedies for infringements of intellectual property rights. Damages serve both as compensation to the right holder for the economic detriment that results from an infringement and as a specific and general deterrent to would-be infringers. – The European Observatory on Counterfeiting and Piracy, “Damages in Intellectual Property Rights” (2009/2010).
Cobalt has advised AS Storent Investments, a rental equipment company operating in Baltics, Finland, and Sweden, on its acquisition of Cramo operative companies in Latvia (SIA Cramo) and Kaliningrad (OOO Cramo Kaliningrad) consisting of seven rental depots with 43 employees. Storent was advised on Russian aspects of the deal by Alrud, and Cramo Plc was advised by KPMG.
The Latvian and Lithuanian offices of Ellex have advised the Lithuanian investment company UAB Prosperus Strategic RE Fund on its acquisition of the 7250-square meter Mezciems shopping center in Riga and a 1,650 square-meter store in Vilnius. The Ecovis law firm advised the sellers on the Latvian sale.
Eversheds Sutherland Bitans in Latvia and Eversheds Ots & Co in Estonia have represented the Republic of Estonia (in the form of the Estonian Road Administration) in connection with the recognition and enforcement of an Estonian arbitral award in Latvia against a prominent Latvian road construction company, recovering EUR 4.6 million for their client in the process.
Sorainen Estonia has advised NEFCO, an institution established by the five Nordic countries to finance green investment projects in Eastern Europe, on its subscription agreement with BaltCap for a EUR 3 million equity investment in the EUR 100 million BaltCap Infrastructure Fund, which will focus primarily on investments related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and transport, as well as social infrastructure projects in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. BaltCap was advised by the Deca Legal law firm.