• US Desk

US Desk

US law, including U.S. international economic sanctions and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, is increasingly having an impact in foreign jurisdictions, in Latvia as well as in the Baltic region.  Financial institutions, corporations, and public and private individuals are seeking guidance on compliance with various U.S. laws having international effect, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (civil RICO), and others which may affect non-U.S. persons.

At the same time, companies operating in the Baltic region are seeking to expand into U.S. markets, to do business with U.S. partners, and to utilize U.S. banks and financial institutions.  Latvian and European-based organizations also seek relief via U.S. courts in connection with domestic civil and criminal proceedings, through 28 U.S.C. s. 1782 applications, temporary restraining and freezing orders, and the like. 

We advise Latvian and European-based companies and individuals on doing business in the U.S., with U.S. partners and various stakeholders, and with U.S. banks and financial institutions.  We also handle U.S. litigation and dispute resolution matters on behalf of Latvian clients involving questions of U.S. federal and state law, and advise on compliance issues arising out of U.S. legislation affecting Latvian companies and individuals.


US law, including U.S. international economic sanctions and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, is increasingly having an impact in foreign jurisdictions, in Latvia as well as in the Baltic region.  Financial institutions, corporations, and public and private individuals are seeking guidance on compliance with various U.S. laws having international effect, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (civil RICO), and others which may affect non-U.S. persons.