I am a partner and head of the firm’s Finance & Insurance practice group in the Baltic States and Belarus. Since 2004 I have advised many leading names in the international and local financial markets, as well as public institutions and multilateral financial organisations. I am also deeply interested in sustainable investing and finance, as well as ESG-related matters.
Transactions in the finance sector. My primary focus has lately been on leading legal teams working on large-scale transactions in the financial market: Nordea combining its Baltic businesses with DNB to create Luminor; Nasdaq merging its securities depository businesses in the Baltics to create the first CSDR-compliant cross-border CSD.
Restructuring. I have acted for banks in restructuring their operations in Latvia and advised on the first state bail-out of a private commercial bank in Latvia.
Competition. I have also represented clients in cases before Latvia’s Competition Council, including merger clearances and alleged antitrust violations, and have acted in antitrust litigation in Latvia.
Legislative initiatives. I have worked extensively in the Latvian regulatory environment in banking and securities law as well as PPP.
Compliance. I have helped clients to develop AML policies that require more than a legal perspective alone. I have also advised clients who were under compliance-related investigation, and represented them in relations with government authorities.
- University of Oxford (St Hugh’s College), UK (MJur in European and Comparative Law)
- University of Latvia, Latvia (lawyer’s qualification)
I am a member of
- Latvian Bar Association
- International Bar Association
Deals & Cases
Process of transformation of PrivatBankDeals & Cases
Encouraging investments in the Latvian aviation sectorDeals & Cases
Financing for 20 new low-floor trams in RigaDeals & Cases
Luminor signs an agreement to acquire MaksekeskusDeals & Cases
Sorainen advised lenders on Preses nams project financingDeals & Cases