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Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

Latvia experiences an unprecedented influx of finance and expansion of capital markets. We strive to keep our extensive experience in legal banking and finance expertise up to date to accommodate this trend.

Our lawyers have successfully represented top tier banks and financial institutions in a number of groundbreaking business transactions, regulatory matters and litigations. We provide instrumental advice to banks and financial institutions in resolving complex development endeavors, such as reshaping service lines, launch of new products and services, structuring of financial and derivative products, including liaison with financial and capital market regulators.

When you work with us, you will find yourself working with a team of talented and highly experienced banking and finance lawyers who have a profound familiarity with the local market, and in-depth knowledge of the banking, capital markets and fintech industries. We will turn this experience to your advantage.

Services We Offer

Our key services within banking, finance and capital markets include:

  • Banking & financial institutions
  • Debt and equity capital markets
  • Financial services regulation
  • Acquisition finance
  • Collateral Agent services
  • Securitization
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Asset management and investment funds
  • Payments and digital commerce
  • E-money and payment institutions
  • Secured lending
  • Corporate banking
  • Insurance-related services
  • Venture capital
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Our Experience

We take pride in having represented or assisted clients with professional advice in a number of landmark banking, finance and capital markets related transactions. They include:  

Representation of several commercial banks and financial institutions regarding regulatory and AML matters and compliance before the Latvian Financial and Capital Markets Commission (FCMC).

Advice to a subsidiary of a Swiss-licensed asset management company on obtaining license for asset management company and brokerage operations in Latvia.

Advice to a global shipping management services company listed on the Baltic Main List of Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange on its public offering of 400 million closed share issue to existing shareholders.

Full spectrum legal assistance to one of the leading Nordic and Baltic hi-tech product development and manufacturing companies on the preparation of the company for an IPO via private placement, its listing on Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange and an associated equity fund raise.

Advice to the largest non-Nordic owned universal bank in Latvia on the launch of a complex structure IPO and admission of up to 100 000 000 ordinary shares to Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange, along with global depositary receipts (GDRs) representing such shares to the standard segment of the London Stock Exchange.

Advice to a leading Latvian commercial bank on its on its EUR 40 million first unsecured subordinated bonds programme and EUR 25 million second unsecured subordinated bonds programme and issuance, public offering in Latvia and Lithuania, as well as the listing of subordinated bonds on the Baltic Bond List of Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange.

Advice to a joint stock company listed on Nasdaq Riga Stock Exchange on secondary fund raising via new share issue and public offering.

Provision of a collateral agent services to an independent investment firm based in Estonia on its over EUR 6 million subordinated and commercial property-backed note issue and listing on Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange.

Provision of a collateral agent services to Latvian consumer financial service provider on its EUR 10 million secured note issue and private placement.

Representation of a leading global energy trading company and shipping fleet operator in all matters arising before the Latvian Financial and Capital Markets Commission (FCMC).

 

Māris Vainovskis

  • Senior Partner
  • +371 6728 0102
  • E-mail

Mikus Freimanis

  • Specialist Counsel
  • +371 6728 0102
  • E-mail