|INTERNATIONAL VAT ASSOCIATION (IVA), is the world’s leading independent body on international VAT issues, representing the interests of businesses and advisers involved in VAT or equivalent turnover taxes around the globe. Globally, the Association covers all major international markets. (www.vatassociation.org).|
|LITHUANIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, is a public legal entity and may be legally characterized as an association. Association includes the Lithuanian advocates and their assistants, bailiffs, notaries, judges, prosecutors, statutory police officers, investigators (www.advokatura.lt).|
|ESTONIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, is a self-governing professional association acting on local government administration principles. The Bar Association (advocates) member list includes attorneys-at-law, senior assistants of attorney-at-law and assistants of attorney-at-law. Estonian Bar Association has a total of 965 members (www.advokatuur.ee).|
|MULTILAW, worldwide association of independent law firms with over 6000 lawyers in 150 commercial centers around the world (www.multilaw.com).|
|EUROJURIS, European association of independent law firms with over 630 different cities/locations covered in more than 40 countries (www.eurojuris.net).|
|UNITED TAX NETWORK, represents the website of a global network consisting of independent tax advisory firms all over the world (www.unitedtaxnetwork.com).|
|AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW ASSOCIATION (AIPLA), a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with more than 17,000 members (www.aipla.org).|
|DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (DRI), the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation (www.dri.org). Valters Gencs is the chairman of Latvian chapter and invites to join institute.|
INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION (IBA), the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. It has a membership of more than 40,000 individual lawyers and 197 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents (www.ibanet.org).
INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARK ASSOCIATION (INTA), a not-for-profit membership association of 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics, from more than 190 countries (www.inta.org).
EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION (ECTA), numbers approximately 1.500 members practicing in the field of trade marks, designs and related IP matters, coming from the Member States of the European Union with associate members from all over the world (www.ecta.org).
CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PATENT ATTORNEYS (CIPA), the professional and examining body for patent attorneys. It represents virtually all the 1,800+ registered patent attorneys in the UK, total membership is over 3,300 (www.cipa.org.uk).
INTERNATIONAL TAX PLANNING ASSOCIATION (ITPA), a multi-disciplined association of over 1000 bankers, trust officers, finance directors, accountants, lawyers and others with a practical interest in the tax aspects of cross-frontier transactions (www.itpa.org).
GERMAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (GRUR), approximately 5,000 members in Germany and abroad, the largest and oldest association in Germany that is devoted to the protection of intellectual property (www.grur.de).
THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF TRADE MARK ATTORNEYS (CITMA), the professional body representing those qualified to act for the owners of trade mark and other intellectual property rights, nationally and internationally. It now represents the vast majority of UK registered trade mark attorneys and all UK trade mark and design litigators (www.citma.org.uk).
LICENSING EXECUTIVES SOCIETY (LES), a professional society with nearly 5,000 members engaged in the development, use, transfer, marketing, and management of intellectual property (www.lesusacanada.org).
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ATTORNEYS (FICPI), an organisation working for the interests of Patent and Trademark professionals world-wide. Only association whose membership consists solely of intellectual property professionals in private practice (www.ficpi.org).
MARQUES, every single member is encouraged to make a contribution to the development of MARQUES as a global resource center by agreeing to share professional strengths with fellow members. (www.marques.org).
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (AIPPI), a politically neutral, non-profit organization, domiciled in Switzerland which currently has almost 9000 Members representing more than 100 countries. The world's leading International Organization dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property (www.aippi.org).
Our firm is member of AIPPI in Latvia. We provide patent filing, prosecution and enforcment in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
EUROPEAN PATENT INSTITUTE (EPI), the Institute being an international non-governmental public law corporation has its own by-laws and code of professional conduct. At present, the Institute which represents the first all-European patent profession comprises about 9700 members from 36 European countries, both from industry and free profession. (www.patentepi.com).
AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOICATION (AILA), is a voluntary bar association of over 13,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 38 chapters and over 50 national committees (www.aila.org).
Chambers of Commerce in Latvia
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (www.scc.lv)
Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (www.nccl.lv)
British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (www.bccl.lv)
Danish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (www.dcc.lv)
Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (www.fccl.lv)
German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (www.ahk-balt.org)
Netherlands-Latvian Chamber of Commerce (www.nlcc.lv)
American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (www.amcham.lv)
Estonian Business Chamber in Latvia (www.eesti.lv)
Chambers of Commerce in Lithuania
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (www.swedish.lt)
Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (www.nlcc.lt)
British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (www.bccl.lt)
French Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (www.cci-fr.lt)
Latvian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (www.lccl.lt)
Chambers of Commerce in Estonia
Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (www.swedishchamber.ee)
Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (www.necc.ee)
Danish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (www.decc.ee)
German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (www.ahk-balt.org)
American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (www.amcham.ee)
Finish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (www.fecc.ee)
Spanish-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (www.secc.ee)
Within Tax, Gencs Valters Law Firm is a first tier firm -"The versatile Valters Gencs at Gencs Valters Law Firm’s strong tax expertise was demonstrated at the highest level in representing client Alstom Power Hydro in the ECJ on a €100m VAT refund case. The firm also previously advised the European Commission on Latvian law in reviewing national tax laws amongst member states. New clients include chemicals company Sika, cosmetics company L’Oréal and auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s."(www.legal500.com).
Within Shipping and transport, Gencs Valters Law Firm is a first tier firm -"Valters Gencs of Gencs Valters Law Firm expanded his shipping and transport practice, with the firm now representing Maersk Moller, the world’s biggest container company in the Baltics, as well as a number of shipping agents and Latvian-flagged shipping companies." (www.legal500.com).
TAX DIRECTORS HANDBOOK 2012,
Within Tax, Gencs Valters Law Firm is a first tier firm - "The versatile Valters Gencs at Gencs Valters Law Firm's strong tax expertise was demonstrated at the highest level in representing client Alstom Power Hydro in the ECJ on a €100m VAT refund case. The firm also previously advised the European Commission on Latvian law in reviewing national tax laws amongt member states. New clients include chemicals company Sika, cosmetics company L'Oreal and auction houses Sotheby's and Christie's". (www.taxdirectorshandbook.co.uk).
"In many regards, Latvian lawyer Valters Gencs is the archetypal modern Baltic lawyer – US educated, willing to take a commercial risk with his own firm, and eager to embrace Western business methods. Having established two successive law offices by the age of 34, his practice now boasts a client roster that rival firms would envy: these include France’s L’Oreal, Sweden’s TeliaSonera, Finland’s Kesko, Norway’s Statoil as well as global brands such as Coca-Cola, McDonalds and General Motors." (www.martindale.com).
CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS,
"In addition to its strength in corporate tax, expatriate taxation is a significant facet of the practice, with the team regularly advising private individuals from the Nordic countries. The lawyers successfully represented Alstom Hydro France before the ECJ in a case concerning VAT refunds, and have achieved further favourable rulings for Suomen Rehu and Alstom Power Generation. The team offers tax planning and advisory services to other Nordic clients such as Det Norske Veritas and Aldaris. Leading partner Valters Gencs is a well-known tax practitioner who is recommended as “exceptionally knowledgeable.” " (www.chambersandpartners.com).
GLOBAL IP ATTORNEYS, (http://globalipattorneys.com).
PRACTICAL LAW COMPANY/ WHICH LAWYER?, (http://whichlawyer.practicallaw.com).
Practical Law Company (PLC) is the leading provider of legal know-how, transactional analysis and market intelligence for lawyers. Mr. Valters Gencs is recommended in Tax field by PLC Which lawyer for several years. Recognised in Banking and Finance, Competition/Anti-trust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Corporate real estate, Restructuring and Real estate.
EU LAWYERS & SOLICITORS DIRECTORY, (www.lawfirmslawyers.eu).