Criminal liability related to the activities of legal persons

The application of coercive measures to legal persons within the framework of criminal proceedings for various criminal offences related to commercial activities is becoming increasingly widespread in Latvia. In practice, the companies are subject to fines valued in millions of euros for criminal offences such as trading in influence, bribery, tax avoidance, breach of construction regulations, environmental pollution in relation to intentional infringements or inadequate internal controls. Our team's experts have extensive knowledge and experience both in the introduction of complex legal measures allowing a preventive reduction of the risks of merchant and management responsibility, and in defending the interests of customers before law enforcement authorities, if the breach has already occurred.