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Professional associations:


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. (


  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 (
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 (
itsg ITSG is a network of tax specialists with members in over 50 countries around the world. (
member of eurojuris EUROJURIS, European association of independent law firms with over 630 different cities/locations covered in more than 40 countries (
members of united tax network latvia lithuania estonia UNITED TAX NETWORK, represents the website of a global network consisting of independent tax advisory firms all over the world (
member of dri law form latvia estonia lithuania DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (DRI), the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation ( Valters Gencs is the chairman of Latvian chapter and invites to join institute.
 law firm member of international bar association latvia lithuania estonia  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 (
member of inta law firm latvia lithuania estonia INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARK ASSOCIATION (INTA), a not-for-profit membership association of 5,900 trademark owners, professionals and academics, from more than 190 countries (
member of ecta law firm lawyer in latvia lithuania estonia 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 (
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 (
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 (
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 (

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 (
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. (

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. (


AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (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 (



     NCBA – THE NATIONAL CREDITORS BAR ASSOCIATION is a nationwide professional trade association of over 600 creditors rights law firms. Our firm provide services of debt collection and creditors rights in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.        (       



Trade chambers:


Chambers of Commerce in Latvia


Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (

Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (


British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (


Danish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (


Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (


German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (


Netherlands-Latvian Chamber of Commerce (


American Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (



Chambers of Commerce in Lithuania


Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (


Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (


British Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania (



Chambers of Commerce in Estonia


Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia (






LEGAL 500,
Within Tax, Gencs Valters Law Firm is a first tier firm -"Gencs Valters Law Firm handles domestic and cross-border matters including tax planning, audits and litigation, and its expertise includes VAT and corporate taxation. Clients include Hyosung Corporation and Snickers Workwear AB. Valters Gencs is well regarded.."(

Within Tax, Gencs Valters Law Firm is a first tier firm - "Gencs Valters Law Firm handles domestic and cross-border matters including tax planning, audits and ligitation, and its expertise includes VAT and corporate taxation. Clients include Hyosung Corporation and Snickers Workwear AB.". (


"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." (


"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.” " (





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.


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