Name
Gints Vilgerts

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. practice is mostly focused 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) for the last eight years he has participated in more than 50 transactions of total deal-size in excess of EUR 2 billion for clients from more than 10 jurisdictions. Gints Vilgerts has been guest lecturer in Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Riga Graduate School of Law and 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, 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

Providing legal assistance to a real estate investment fund in an ongoing litigation against one of the subcontractors for violations in design and construction process which afterwards caused partial collapse of shopping mall’s ceiling. The amount of claim EUR 8.5 Mio.

Advised the management of GroGlass in an MBO transaction from NCH Capital. The management team was supported by Kartesia. GroGlass is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of anti-reflective coatings on glass and acrylic for various industries. Our role was to advise the management team in respect of various corporate governance and transactional aspects with the involved parties including tax advice.

Acted for East Capital Baltic Property Fund III in acquisition of 24,300 m2 shopping center in downtown - Galleria Riga. VILGERTS provided 100% legal support in the process including financing arrangements.

Advised East Capital Baltic Property Fund III in acquisition of a newly built 13,800 square-meter A-Class logistics and industrial park near Riga. VILGERTS provided 100% legal support in the process including financing arrangements.

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