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Partner Reinis Sokolovs

Reinis Sokolovs
Juridiskie pakalpojumi

Profile

Reinis Sokolovs, Mag.iur., leads the Corporate practice group at VILGERTS.

Reinis has an invaluable track record across a broad range of Corporate and M&A matters. Reinis has extensive experience handling a variety of pan-Baltic transactions and cross-border M&A projects. Prior to joining VILGERTS, Reinis has advised on numerous high profile M&A deals, including, G4S’ cash handling business transfer to Brinks, Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent and Lavazza’s acquisition of Merrild, to name but a few.

Reinis advises clients across multiple jurisdictions, with a focus on, but not limited to, restructuring, corporate governance, shareholder relationships and general commercial issues. Prior to joining VILGERTS, Reinis has advised IKEA on entering the Latvian market, ABB on its business carve out, Orkla on its acquisition of NP Foods and Silverlake Axis Limited on its acquisition of X Infotech.

In addition to his expertise in Corporate and M&A matters, Reinis also has extensive knowledge of regulated industries such as, energy, aviation, ports, environmental services and publicly listed companies. Prior to joining VILGERTS, Reinis has advised Airbaltic on the sale of its minority shareholding sale, Uniper Ruhrgas on its sale of Latvijas Gāze and Conexus Baltic Grid, as well as due diligence project to Eco Baltia group.

Career

2023 / Partner, Head of Corporate, VILGERTS
2021 – 2023 / Partner, VALDEMĀRS
2013 – 2023/ Senior Associate, Ellex
2010 – 2013 / Associate, TGS Baltic
2009 – 2010 / Lawyer, Spīgulis & Kukainis
2008 – 2009 / Assistant Lawyer, Bigbank AS

Education

2012 / University of Latvia, Mag. iur.
2009 / University of Latvia, Bac. iur.

Membership

2012 / Latvian Bar Association

Juridiskie pakalpojumi

Publications

  • What are “options” and the possible types of option contracts?

    May 20, 2024

    by Reinis Sokolovs, Partner

    In the business world, as well as in everyday life, there are options and opportunities. If in life options and choices are dependent on various coincidences and they coincide with human actions, then in the business world options to choose can also be strengthened contractually by closing options co...

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  • Review of M&A deals in Latvia and the Baltic states for the year 2023

    February 5, 2024

    by Reinis Sokolovs, Partner

    The year 2023 witnessed a decline in the number and value of Latvian and Baltic M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions)  The war in Ukraine, energy risks, supply chain disruptions and inflation have continued to pose challenges for deals, as in previous years. Additionally, this year has seen new hurdles...

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