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05
2014

High valuation of FORT by international legal rating agency Legal 500

On 08, 05 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Sandis Bertaitis

The international legal rating agency Legal 500 has published its latest edition The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014 where FORT is recognized as one of the top law firms in IP, IT and telecoms practice area (previously under Law Firm Krodere & Judinska name), as well as in real estate and construction, banking and finance, dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, shipping and transport and TMT, EU and competition practice areas across the Baltic States.

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05
2014

Highly regarded mediator joins FORT

On 08, 05 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

We warmly welcome Ilona Nurmela, a commercial mediator with a PhD from the University of Cambridge, to our fantastic team. As a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 1998 and a former General Counsel and Management Board member of a NASDAQ OMX listed company, Ilona has 12 years of experience in dispute resolution and prevention. Trained by CEDR on the rigorous and internationally recognised Mediation Skills Training Course and with a background in utilities, regulatory, contract management and IT, Ilona helps businesses and their legal advisors to conduct classical (non-legal) and adjudicative mediations of international as well as local disputes in Estonian, Russian and English.

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05
2014

Candidates for the supervisory board must be proposed prior to the general meeting of shareholders

On 05, 05 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

According to Estonian law, the shareholders of a public limited liability company (AS) who hold at least 1/10 of all votes (1/20 in case of a publicly traded company) may propose draft resolutions to be voted on at the general meeting of shareholders. Such draft resolutions must be submitted to the management board at least three days prior to the meeting. In its recent ruling, the Supreme Court confirmed that the same principle applies to setting up candidates for the supervisory board. If a candidate is not proposed at least three days prior to the meeting, his/her candidacy does not need to be put on a vote.

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04
2014

Team of FORT Vilnius is proud to represent 262 plaintiffs gathered by the Investors association in a class action seeking to declare that funds deposited for a non-registered share capital increase of Snoras Bank shall be treated as deposits falling under protection of deposit insurance scheme.

On 17, 04 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Law Office FORT

Team of FORT Vilnius is proud to represent 262 plaintiffs gathered by the Investors association in a class action seeking to declare that funds deposited for a non-registered share capital increase of Snoras Bank shall be treated as deposits falling under protection of deposit insurance scheme.
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04
2014

Partner Rūta Radzevičiūtė participated in the live broadcast of LRT televizija (Lithuanian national television), giving her comments on personal data protection issues

On 15, 04 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Law Office FORT

On 14 April 2014 Rūta Radzevičiūtė, attorney-at-law, partner of FORT, has participated in the live broadcast of LRT televizija (national television) „Laba diena, Lietuva“ (“Hello Lithuania“) and gave a comment on personal data protection.

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04
2014

New team of attorneys joins FORT

On 02, 04 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Sandis Bertaitis

Six colleagues from Law Firm Krodere & Judinska (Ieva Judinska-Bandeniece, Brigita Terauda, Ramona Tiltina, Uldis Judinskis, Edgars Turlajs and Inga Grauzina) merge with current partners of FORT in the Baltics, thus giving a boost of professional expertise in new areas. The changes result in FORT Riga Office uniting 18 professional lawyers whose specialization covers all crucial business sectors.

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03
2014

FORT Lawyer‘s Publication in Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law

On 27, 03 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

The publication Lithuanian Constitutional Court: The Eligibility Ban for those Removed under Impeachment Procedure. Ruling of 5 September 2012, case No 8/2012 of FORT lawyer‘s Aurelija Grigoravičiūtė (Vilnius) is published in Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (issue 1-2014). The journal is designated for the analysis of national constitutional traditions, assessing the latter in the light of international commitments made by states itself.

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03
2014

Effectiveness of a commercial pledge is considerably limited

On 24, 03 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

In practice, during some enforcement proceedings, a question of whether or not a notarized commercial pledge agreement containing a clause, whereby the debtor agrees to subject himself to immediate enforcement proceedings, constitutes an enforcement instrument that would be sufficient for the bailiff for instituting the enforcement proceedings. Read more…

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03
2014

Attention entrepreneurs, your joint venture may qualify as an investment fund

On 17, 03 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Kadri Lensment

An article by a Law Office FORT partner Mihkel Kolk was published in a business-news portal www.E24.ee, discussing the impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the AIFMD).

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03
2014

FORT Partners will speak at the international conference

On 03, 03 2014 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Sandis Bertaitis

FORT partners Sandis Bertaitis (Riga) and Andrius Mamontovas (Vilnius) will speak at the international conference „The Future of Renewables Support Schemes in Europe” organized in cooperation with law firms from Greece and Spain. Conference will be held on the 5th of March in Brussels, at Martins Hotel conference room. Read more…