Finance

Industries Finance

“Banking and finance is a core area at TGS Baltic, which attracts an extensive client portfolio” thanks to “a high level of service and excellent response times.”

The finance sector is living a revolution. One of the biggest since the first coin was invented. That is changing the industry and the business models we were used to. The FinTech sector, in particular, is growing fiercely and turning the Baltics into a regional hub for the development of financial technologies.

We are ready for this game-changing environment with a multidisciplinary finance law team. Our experienced professionals are keen to transform your business challenges into advantages through extensive legal knowledge, in-house business understanding, and broad corporate and institutional networks.

We have the courage to lead a constructive dialogue with banks, FinTech companies, technology start-ups, institutions, regulators, and customers. Three of the four biggest Baltic banks and more than 40 local and international financial institutions already put their trust in us.

Major Deals

  • 13.09.2021

    TGS Baltic – together with White&Case – advised Avia Solutions Group on attracting EUR 300 million of investments from Certares Management LLC

    We advised Avia Solutions Group (ASG), a leading global aerospace services group, on entering into a strategic partnership with investment specialist dedicated to the travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors Certares Management LLC (Certares) through a EUR 300 million structured equity investment in the Group.

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  • 14.07.2021

    TGS Baltic advised a consortium of banks on approx EUR 265 million refinancing of Press Glass, a leading European producer of processed glass

    TGS Baltic, together with the cross-border Dentons team, advised a club of four banks, consisting of PKO Bank Polski, ING Bank Śląski, Santander Bank Polska and BNP Paribas Bank Polska, on approx EUR 265 million refinancing of the indebtedness of Press Glass and the financing of its further investments, including new production plants in Lithuania and Wales.

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  • 13.07.2021

    TGS Baltic advised the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania in EUR 750 million Eurobond issue

    We advised the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania in structuring and issuing a Eurobond issue worth EUR 750 million for a period of 30 years. This issue will bear 0.75% annual interest.

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  • 13.07.2021

    TGS Baltic advised the clients on the acquisition of a qualifying shareholding and voting rights in UAB Medicinos bankas

    We advised Mr. Konstantinas Karosas, Western Petroleum Limited and UAB MB valdymas in obtaining a decision of the supervisory authority not to object to the acquisition of the qualifying shareholding and voting rights in UAB Medicinos bankas (the “Bank”).

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  • 21.06.2021

    The Estonian Financial Supervision Authority granted a payment institution activity licence to Crowdestate

    The activity licence grants Crowdestate the right to execute payment transactions, including transfer funds to a payment account opened with a payment service provider.

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  • 17.05.2021

    TGS Baltic provided legal assistance to the European Central Bank on Latvian law matters related to appeals of the orders of the General Court of European Union dismissing as inadmissible actions for annulment of the acts declaring ABLV Bank and its subsidiary, ABLV Bank Luxembourg SA, as failing or likely to fail.

    TGS Baltic provided legal assistance to the representatives of the European Central Bank (ECB) on certain Latvian law matters related to rejection of the appeals of ABLV Bank AS and Mr. Ernests Bernis, Mr. Oļegs Fiļs, OF Holding SIA and Cassandra Holding Company SIA requiring setting aside of the orders of the General Court of the European Union of 6 May 2019, ABLV Bank v ECB (Case C‑551/19 P), and the order of 6 May 2019, Bernis and Others v ECB (Case C‑552/19 P), by which the General Court dismissed as inadmissible their actions for annulment of the acts of the ECB of 23 February 2018 by which the ECB declared that ABLV Bank and its subsidiary, ABLV Bank Luxembourg SA, were failing or were likely to fail.

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Awards & Recognition

  • IFLR 1000

    The team is “very creative and innovative in negotiations, structuring transactions and coming up with non-standard solutions”, “competent, service-minded and hands-on” and “has been important in cross-border transactions.”

    IFLR 1000
  • Chambers and Partners

    “Impresses clients with its full-service capability and strength in multi-jurisdiction deals,'' has “broad experience, including transaction finance, capital markets and banking regulatory work” and is “highly skilled in distressed loan restructuring and EU financing schemes.”

    Chambers and Partners

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