Name
Gints Vilgerts

Managing Partner

Languages

English, Latvian, Russian

Location

Latvia

Primary practices:

M&A, Litigation & Arbitration

Secondary practices:

Corporate, Insurance, Real Estate & Construction, Shipping & Transport

Contacts

+371 29 107 768

gints.vilgerts@vilgerts.com

Contacts

+371 29 107 768

gints.vilgerts@vilgerts.com

Primary practices:

M&A, Litigation & Arbitration

Secondary practices:

Corporate, Insurance, Real Estate & Construction, Shipping & Transport

Profile

Gints Vilgerts, LL.M. is the founder and managing partner of the firm since 2008.  His practice focuses on all aspects of M&A, corporate restructuring, real estate and complex commercial dispute cases.

During his practice in Latvia and abroad (Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Estonia), since 2010, he has participated in more than 100 transactions of total deal-size in excess of EUR 2 billion for clients from more than 10 jurisdictions.

Gints Vilgerts has been a guest lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, the Riga Graduate School of Law and the Riga Business School.

Gints Vilgerts is a "Chambers & Partners Europe" and "Legal 500" recommended practitioner in Latvia in the areas of M&A, corporate, real estate, construction and finance.

Chambers and Partners Europe 2014: "He puts everything into a business perspective and has brilliant ideas for how to solve our problems. He comes up with amazing solutions."

Legal 500 2012: “Excellent negotiation skills.” “Vilgerts has always been impressive, and his work remains equally so, chiefly due to the level of service and quality of output.”

Gints is included in The Best Lawyers in Latvia 2016 in following practice areas - Banking and Finance law, Corporate and M&A law, Litigation, Real Estate law.

Career

2008 / Partner, VILGERTS
1997 – 2006 / Partner, Sorainen

Education

1996 / University of Wales, LL.M. in Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs
1995 / University of Latvia, Bac.iur.

Membership

2011 – 2015 / MRICS
2003 / Latvian Bar Association

Experience

VILGERTS assisted Summus Capital OÜ with the issue of unsecured bonds in the amount of EUR 10 million, arranged by Signet bank.  Summus Capital OÜ, established in 2013, is an Estonian-based investment company which has diversified commercial real estate portfolio in the Baltics. The group possesses a portfolio of cashflow generating commercial real estate properties in the retail, office, logistics and medical segments. The VILGERTS team included managing partner, Gints Vilgerts and senior associate, Kristīne Mora.  Other lawyers involved, included Kaido Loor.

Advising an Estonian insurtech start-up, Cachet OU, to enter the Latvian marketplace.

Advising ALTUM for the issuance of a mezzanine loan to OC Vision group in the amount of EUR 7 million.

Advising Summus Capital OU and Mirrow Institute OU in the acquisition of “Riga Plaza”, a shopping and entertainments center, as well as receiving EUR 40 million in financing from Luminor banka.

News

COVID-19 CONTRACT CLAUSE

by Gints Vilgerts, Managing Partner, Latvia

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