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Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

Market-leading team maintaining its leading position. A popular choice for large-scale public and private M&A transactions spanning a wide range of industries. Also handles complex and cross-border corporate governance, corporate restructuring and reorganisation matters. Further assists with setting up joint ventures. Advises prominent international and domestic names, with a strong client base in the life sciences and insurance sectors. Regularly assists with private equity deals.

Strengths

Clients describe the team as "thorough and pragmatic" and highlight the lawyers' manner of "responding rapidly and appropriately to clients."

Another client adds: "They are distinguished by the ability to find the most effective and customised solution."

Work highlights

Assisted Coffee Address Holding with acquiring Kafe-Serviss.

Notable practitioners

Dace Silava-Tomsone possesses a wealth of experience advising clients on M&A transactions, corporate governance matters and private equity deals. Silava-Tomsone has particular expertise handling mandates within the real estate and construction sectors.

Gatis Flinters assists clients from a variety of industry sectors with cross-border M&A and local deals. He also advises on corporate matters.

Guntars Zīle has significant experience handling M&A mandates and is regularly instructed by clients from the private equity, energy and pharmaceutical industries.

Indrikis Liepa advises clients on M&A transactions and setting up joint ventures. Liepa is particularly active in the pharmaceutical sector.

Toms Šulmanis assists domestic and foreign clients with M&A transactions and related due diligence matters. One client notes Šulmanis's know-how and attention to detail as well as his ability to work under time pressure.

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Overview

COBALT has a strong track record as lead counsel for local and international clients in the largest and most complex public and private M&A transactions. We provide legal support for major domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, private equity capital investments, joint ventures, management buyouts, and restructuring processes. The M&A team works seamlessly in four countries, covering the Baltics and Belarus.

We offer the full spectrum of legal services for private and publicly traded companies in relation to all legal aspects that affect relationships among corporate stakeholders.

Our team is present in an absolute majority of large transactions on the market in the role of counsel to sellers, buyers or providers of financing.

One of the most experienced team on the market dealing with stock exchange and public M&A matters.

Extensive experience in private M&A transactions in sectors of energy, utilities, insurance, financial services, logistics, forestry, health care, retail, oil products handling.

COBALT has a solid track record in financial restructuring - our team’s competence has been appreciated by major credit institutions in Latvia, including, Luminor, SEB and Swedbank.

More than 20 years of experience assisting numerous multinationals on daily Latvian corporate matters and restructurings.

Members

Flinters, Gatis (Head of Department)

Zīle, Guntars (Head of Department)

Berdova, Marija

Caune, Zane

Ločmele, Elīna

Lodziņš, Edgars

Tarlaps, Mārtiņš

Zepa, Diāna

Zvicevičs, Vadims

Clients

Abbott Laboratories Baltics

airBaltic

BaltCap

Danone

Entain

GlaxoSmithKline

HUGO BOSS

Kartesia

Lego Systems

Luminor Bank

Marguerite Adviser S.A

Moller Baltic Import SE

Neste

Pfizer

Pindstrup Latvia

Roche

Schindler

SEB Bank

Storent

Corporate/Commercial

COBALT

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Location

Marijas iela 13 k-2

Riga

Riga

Latvia

LV-10150

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Latvia

Corporate/Commercial


Dace Silava-Tomsone
Eminent Practitioners
Gatis Flinters
Band 4
Guntars Zīle
Band 2
Indrikis Liepa
Band 4
Toms Šulmanis
Band 4