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Whenever you contemplate a strategic acquisition, plan setting up a subsidiary in another country or evaluate change in the size and composition of your management board, our lawyers will lead you through the maze of regulations and make sure that you achieve your objectives in the least cumbersome manner and within your optimal time frame.

At Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns we are dedicated to supporting our clients on a variety of corporate issues as they pursue business transactions both within Latvia and internationally. We provide practical advice on corporate matters to large listed companies, medium size enterprises and small businesses across all sectors and industries. In advising our clients, we strive to combine the extensive experience of our lawyers with a commercially pragmatic approach to problem solving.

We routinely assist clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including formation of limited liability and joint-stock companies and partnerships, corporate governance issues, share, stock and other equity-linked instrument issues and transfers, drafting minutes of shareholder meetings, joint venture set-ups, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and company dissolutions. We strive to provide innovative solutions by relying on a collaborative approach that draws upon extensive local experience and focus, and the global network of Eversheds offices servicing client needs world-wide.

Our office has advised sellers and buyers, both foreign and domestic, in over 200 M&A transactions, including cross-border share deals and asset transactions. Our ability to deliver accurate and timely advice adjusted to the operating model of your business can help you move faster and achieve your business targets smoothly and efficiently. Whenever practicable, we strive to obtain in-depth understanding of your business objectives. We deliver results by aligning the specific transaction to your business objectives and applying our on-the-ground experience.

Services We Offer

Our principal practice areas within commercial contracts and company law comprise:

  • Company formations
  • General company law advice  
  • Asset acquisitions and disposals by companies
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Equity capital markets and defense of shareholder interests
  • Joint ventures and partnership arrangements
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • IPO’s on domestic and foreign stock exchanges
  • Management buy-outs and management buy-ins
  • Private equity
  • Debt and equity instrument offerings and structured securities
  • Corporate recoveries and restructurings
  • Corporate reorganizations and demergers
  • Litigation in corporate matters

Our Experience

We pride ourselves in having represented or advised our clients in a broad array of transactions involving complex commercial and company law issues. We have advised clients in nearly 200 merger and acquisition transactions. Our track record includes the following landmark transactions: 

Strategic counseling to a leading Estonian electricity supplier in its contemplated investment in the renewable energy sector (wind parks) in Latvia.

Acting for a leading Latvian oil transit company in its multi-million disposal of several non-core assets.

One-stop legal service to a domestic Latvian investment fund acting in partnership with a New York Stock Exchange listed investment fund in connection with a large-scale investment in leading IT, security and networking solutions company in Lithuania. The transaction was earmarked the largest equity investment by US investors in Lithuania over the past 15 years.

Representing a leading Latvian tag-boats company in its multi-million sale and acquisition of several sea vessels and tag-boats.

Acting as counsel to a world leading water treatment and desalination device construction company in drafting and negotiation of all pertinent documentation in connection with its acquisition of 51% stake in a leading Latvian waste management enterprise.

Instrumental advice to a number of domestic and overseas businesses operating within IT, manufacturing, transportation, financial services and nutrition industries in connection with a plethora of procurement, distribution, joint venture, franchising, licensing and general company law matters.











Māris Vainovskis

  • Senior Partner
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