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WALLESS

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

WALLESS houses a robust and integrated team that is active on a range of regulatory and day-to-day issues. It also provides support on financing transactions, including advice on facilities agreements and capital markets matters. The law firm assists companies with loan transactions and is also regularly instructed on cross-border mandates. Diverse client roster includes domestic and international banks, government authorities and corporates.

Work highlights

WALLESS assisted Creditinfo Eesti with obtaining a payment service provider licence from the Estonian FSA.

Notable practitioners

Andres Siigur advises on capital markets and project finance transactions, in addition to regulatory matters and finance disputes.

Hannes Vallikivi acts on regulatory matters and shareholder disputes, in addition to capital markets transactions, including those involving securities and derivatives.

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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

Liivalaia 45

Tallinn

Harjumaa

Estonia

10145

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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.

Estonia

Banking & Finance


Andres Siigur
Band 4
Hannes Vallikivi
Band 1