Who We Are

M&A is the core focus of our law firm and we have been highly praised by the market. Our M&A lawyers' team is highly specialised with amazing capacity. We have assisted clients in largest Latvian transactions and also pan-Baltic projects. Our tax and corporate teams ensure smooth transaction process with the best tax solutions for the sellers and the buyers.

Practice In Detail
  • Investment Banking
  • Joint Venture Disputes & Litigation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • M&A Disputes & Litigation
  • M&A Real Estate
  • M&A of SOE
  • MBO
  • Merger Control
  • Negotiated Private Transactions
  • Private Equity
  • Private M&A
  • Public M&A
  • Shareholders' Agreements
  • Takeovers
  • Tax Due Diligence
Clients
  • AirBaltic
  • Balcia
  • BAO
  • Bergvik Skog
  • BPM Capital
  • CICC EHealthcare Fund
  • Dayton
  • East Capital Real Estate
  • GroGlass
  • MG Valda
  • Rīgas dome
  • RIMI
  • Saliena
  • SmartLynx Airlines
  • Swedbank

Experience

Helped Latio, a leading real estate broker, to sell its subsidiary which owns and operates a commercial property (offices) in prime location in Riga.

We regularly assist a leading mobile telecommunications operator in Latvia, including review of commercial and co-operation agreements as well as merger of one of its subsidiaries.

Consulted a leading Estonian real estate development company, Hepsor, on various corporate and real estate matters related to its new development projects in Latvia. We drafted standard agreements for selling apartments and lifted a stay on works pending court proceedings.

Advised a virtual reality company with EUR 1 Mio in second funding round, on transfer of shares to a UK entity and becoming its subsidiary. We also helped client to develop employee stock option plan and ensure its compliance with Latvian tax laws by liaising with the State Revenue Service.

Advised the management of GroGlass,  one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of anti-reflective and other high-performance coatings on glass and acrylic, in an management buyout from NHC Capital.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Advised BTA Insurance Company SE in sale of shares in BTA Baltic Insurance Company AAS, one of the leading insurance companies in the Baltics, to Vienna Insurance Group AG. We were involved in preparation of transaction documentation and negotiations.

Key Contacts

Gints Vilgerts

Partner, M&A

+371 29 107 768

gints.vilgerts@vilgerts.comEmail

Vairis Dmitrijevs

Head of M&A

+371 29 258 370

vairis.dmitrijevs@vilgerts.comEmail

Jūlija Jerņeva

Partner

+371 29 131 597

julija.jerneva@vilgerts.comEmail

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