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Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Recently established practice handling a range of banking and finance mandates. Handles refinancing, project and acquisition financing mandates. Also advises on licensing issues. Represents private companies, private equity funds and financial institutions. Well placed to handle cross-border work.

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Work highlights

Advised UAB Blender Lithuania on securing additional USD 22 Million loan facility to finance its business.

Notable practitioners

Gediminas Rečiūnas regularly assists clients with complex financing transactions. He also advises on bond issuances and regulatory issues.

Joana Baublytė-Kulvietė acts on financing transactions as well as regulatory and licensing matters. She often advises on matters related to the fintech industry.

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Overview

WALLESS has an outstanding team of professionals with extensive knowledge in commercial lending, refinancing as well as loan portfolio transfers and securitizations. We represent banks and borrowers in a wide range of secured finance, acquisition and asset finance, project finance and trade finance transactions across the Baltics. The team is also known for its financial regulatory expertise as well as work on debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Deals:

  • Advised private funds of Blackstone in relation to acquisition of a controlling stake in Luminor Bank
  • Advised international banks on several Eurobond issuances as well as the largest ever IPO of Ignitis Group
  • Advised Inbank in obtaining authorization to open a bank branch in Lithuania
  • Assisted the shareholders of R&D insurance brokers, the largest insurance intermediary in Latvia, in attracting strategic investor
  • Advised Sakret Holding, one of the leading manufacturers of building mixes, in a bond issuance
  • Advised international bank on commodity financing matters involving shipping and storage of various oil products in Estonian seaports
  • Advised regional financial institution on EUR 27m facility extended to a Nordic industrial group operating in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Assisted Funderbeam in obtaining an authorization of an investment firm from the Estonian FSA



Clients

Swedbank, Danske Bank, Luminor Bank, Ria, Unicredit, BTA

Industries

Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Capital Markets, Investment Services and Derivatives, Funds, Insurance, Fintech, Aviation and Aircraft Finance

Banking & Finance

WALLESS

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Location

Upės str. 23

Vilnius

Vilnius

Lithuania

08128

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Lithuania

Banking & Finance


Gediminas Rečiūnas
Band 1
Joana Baublytė-Kulvietė
Band 3