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Corporate and M&A, Latvia

Introduction

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

At Eversheds 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 high quality of expertise 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 of minutes of shareholder meetings, joint venture set-ups, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and company dissolutions.

Our office has advised sellers and buyers, both foreign and domestic, in over 100 asset purchases, merger and acquisition 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.

Services

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

• Company formations
• General company advice
• Corporate governance
• Foreign investment
• Equity capital markets and shareholder interests
• Joint ventures
• Partnerships
• 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
• Corporate recovery and restructuring
• Corporate reorganizations and demergers
• Insolvency and debt collection
• Litigation in corporate matters

Our Experience

We pride ourselves in having represented our clients or having advised our clients in a number of significant transactions revolving around commercial and company law issues.  We have advised our clients in connection with almost 200 merger and acquisition transactions.  Our track record includes, among others, the following landmark transactions:  

Our law firm has acted for the largest Estonian electricity supplier in its contemplated investment in the renewable energy sector (wind parks) in Latvia.

We represented one of the largest Latvian oil transit companies in a multi-million transaction involving disposal of certain non-core assets.

We provided one-stop legal service to a domestic Latvian investment fund, acting in partnership with another New York Stock Exchange listed investment fund, in connection with a large-scale investment in leading IT, security and networking solutions company in Lithuania. This transaction was earmarked as the largest equity investment by US investors in Lithuania during the last 15 years.

We represented a leading Latvian tag-boats company in its multi-million sale and acquisition transaction of sea vessels and tag-boats.

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

We advised a number of domestic and overseas businesses operating within IT, manufacturing, transportation, financial services and nutrition industries with respect to a range of procurement, distribution, joint venture, franchising, licensing and general company law issues. 

 

Māris Vainovskis

  • Senior Partner
  • +371 6728 0102
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