Name
Vairis Dmitrijevs

Head of M&A

Languages

English, Latvian, Russian

Location

Latvia

Primary practices:

M&A, Real Estate & Construction

Secondary practices:

Banking & Finance, Corporate, Logistics, Restructuring & Insolvency

Contacts

+371 29 258 370

vairis.dmitrijevs@vilgerts.com

Contacts

+371 29 258 370

vairis.dmitrijevs@vilgerts.com

Primary practices:

M&A, Real Estate & Construction

Secondary practices:

Banking & Finance, Corporate, Logistics, Restructuring & Insolvency

Profile

Vairis Dmitrijevs, LL.M. leads the firm’s M&A and Corporate law practice. Vairis’ practice focus is on transactional work which includes M&A and Corporate, Real Estate & Construction, Private Equity, Finance, Joint Ventures, Commercial Lease, International Trade and other matters. He also advises clients on Corporate Governance as well as other business law related matters. The clients praise Vairis’ efficiency, responsiveness as well as negotiation and project management skills.

Vairis has recently advised such industry leaders as East Capital, Balcia Insurance, Air Baltic Corporation, Merks, Latio, Saliena and Valmieras Glass in their most demanding assignments and transactions. He is ranked in corporate and commercial area by Chambers & Partners Europe 2018 among the "associates to watch" and by Legal 500 2018 among the "next generation lawyers".

Legal 500 2014: “Brilliant lawyers with strategic skills.”

Legal 500 2016: “At VILGERTS, managing partner Gints Vilgerts now heads the practice with associate Vairis Dmitrijevs, who has strength in corporate governance, joint ventures and private equity work.

Chambers & Partners Europe 2018: “Clients praise the team’s service, describing the department as ‘customer-focused’ and ‘fast’ as well as ‘organised and efficient’.

 

Career

2016 / Senior Associate and Head of M&A, VILGERTS
2010 / Associate, VILGERTS

Education

2013 / University of Cambridge, LL.M. in Commercial law
2012 / University of Latvia, Mag. iur.
2009 / University of Rotterdam, Visiting student

Membership

2014 / Latvian Bar Association

Experience

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.

We assisted BPM Capital with legal due diligence and preparation of legal documentation in respect of financing of management buy-out and further development of Optometrijas Centrs SIA, the leading Baltic optics chain operating stores with brands as “Vision Express”, “Pasaules Optika” and “Optio."

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