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09.10.2017
Companies are obligated to inform the tax administration about any loans granted to the shareholders. According to the provisions of the Income Tax Act (Income Tax Act, § 502), that will enter into force from 1st of...
05.10.2017
From 1 August 2017, the Act amending the Income Tax Act and related other Acts entered into force, which amended the provisions relating to special benefits for company...
03.10.2017
Companies in Estonia shall be obliged to report to the commercial register about the ultimate beneficial owners of the company. As a result of the amendments to the Money...
23.11.2016
What is an A1 certificate? A1 certificate is a certificate proving the payment of social contributions in Estonia. The certificate concerns posted workers, and employees abroad and is not required while...
01.09.2016
One of the main reasons for trademark opposition in Estonia is identical or similar trademarks that have been registered earlier and, thus, can result in a likelihood of confusion. In order to avoid such disputes, it is useful to...
10.08.2016
Nejběžnějsí formou společnosti vyskytující se v Lotyšsku je společnost sručením omezeným...
04.07.2016
According to the Commercial Code there are five forms of business entities, which are created by entry into the Commercial Register: private limited company, public limited company, general partnership, limited...
26.05.2016
Buying property in the Baltics will qualify you for a residence permit in the country. For example purchase of a property will qualify you for receiving...
22.02.2016
EU trademark regulation No 2015/2424 As of the 23rd of March 2016 the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market will be renamed to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) by the Regulation (EU)...
25.01.2016
Part 3 State and the notary fees The notary fee is paid to a public notary in connection to the necessary legal and technical services, and its...
22.01.2016
Concluding a real estate pre-purchase agreement A pre-purchase agreement is usually concluded when a reason restricting the immediate conclusion of the...
18.01.2016
This article gives you an overview about the key requirements for purchasing or selling real estate in Estonia. This summary is not complete or exhaustive, since each particular...
25.11.2015
The WIPO (The World Intellectual Property Organization) has the Recommendation for the Protection of Well-Known Marks that is ’soft-law’, meaning that it is not a binding legal instrument. Majority of the...
14.10.2015
What is Safe Harbor Agreement? The EU Data Protection Directive provides that EU companies can transfer personal data to non-EEA countries only...
06.10.2015
Part two Termination By Parties’ Agreement The parties are entirely free to agree termination on any grounds they desire. Where the parties agree to terminate the employment, they are not required to obtain...
27.08.2015
Part fifth Compulsory Training Obligations There are no compulsory training obligations for employees generally, but obviously some trades/professions will impose their own standards/expectations. Employer is obligated...
06.08.2015
Part fourth -Maintaining The Employment Relationship Changes To The Contract In the event of changes in production, scope, technology or labour organisation, as well as in other cases of production necessity, an...
20.07.2015
The description of e-residency in Estonia E-residency is a digital identity, which Estonia has created for foreigners. In 2014 Estonia became the first country to offer electronics residency to foreigners. E-residents are issued...
02.07.2015
Upcoming changes in submission of annual accounts in Estonia The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Estonia has sent to the Government of Estonia a bill regarding changes in submission of the...
15.06.2015
Part three Types Of Agreement Employment contracts may be: non-term; fixed-term, temporary, seasonal; on additional work, secondary job; with home workers; on the supply of servicesand other. As a rule, an employment contract...
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