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Mikus Freimanis, Specialist Counsel

Mikus Freimanis

Specialist Counsel

Co-Head of Banking and Finance practice group, Head of Capital Markets practice group

Languages

Latvian, English, Russian

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital market law
  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Financial services and markets regulation

Practice notes

Mikus is leading Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns Banking and Finance practice group and our law office's capital markets team.

Mikus has extensive experience in banking and finance and capital markets related transactions such as financing matters, corporate and syndicated loans, establishment and transfer of security instruments, refinancing and restructuring of financial liabilities, escrow transactions, and asset sale and purchase deals.

As a consultant to attorneys at law in Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns, Mikus has acted in various matters related to financial services and capital market regulation, clearance of transactions with the competent regulatory bodies and obtaining of licenses for the operation of financial institutions, as well as regarding the white-collar crime and AML/CTF. He has established cooperation with the Financial and Capital Market Commission, Nasdaq Riga and Baltic stock exchanges, the Bank of Latvia, Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia (FIU Latvia) and other authorities in Latvia and abroad.

As part of the Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns Corporate and M&A practice group, Mikus has been involved in complex multimillion M&A transactions and insolvency and restructuring projects.

Mikus has obtained a social sciences professional degree Master of Laws (LL.M) and the qualification of Lawyer, as well as an LL.M degree in Law and Finance from the Riga Graduate School of Law.