Corporate M&A

Ellex Klavins is an expert in various transactions, especially those that are sophisticated in nature and present unusual circumstances. We bring in 26 years of experience to craft innovative and practical solutions in order to close a deal.
Our team has advised on numerous deals of importance in the local market and globally, both as an independent advisor and by working closely with the best law firms in Europe and internationally.
We support our clients in the daily life of their business with corporate governance and compliance and liability advice, however, we are most heavily relied upon in the crucial moments – in business structuring and restructuring, strategic changes, new directions and crisis response.
Our corporate services are used by local and multinational companies with operations in the region. Our lawyers are proud of their role as trusted advisors to the key decision makers of our corporate clients.
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Key contacts

Raimonds Slaidiņš

Senior Partner

Head of Corporate and M&A practice
+371 6781 4848
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Filips Kļaviņš

Senior Partner

+371 6781 4848
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Pēteris Dalderis

Partner

+371 6781 4848
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Zinta Jansons

Foreign Counsel

Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, USA
Co-head of Finance & Tax Practice
+371 678 14848
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Ellex and Allen & Overy advise Blackstone on the acquisition of a majority stake in Luminor for EUR one billion
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We advised on Rabobank's Participation in Batterfisa's Debt Refinancing
Ellex Klavins advised on the case regarding Cooperatieve Rabobank U.A. refinancing of Latvian fishing company SIA Batterfisa's existing liabilities and working capital needs.
 
Besides financial law issues we provided legal support for registration of commercial pledges and ship mortgage.
 
Batterfisa was advised by Associate Partner Maris Brizgo and Senior Associate Anna Misneva.
We advised Brink's Company in a major acquisition of G4S cash operations
02.03.2020
 
The Brink’s Company has announced that it has agreed to purchase for approximately $860 million the majority of the cash operations of U.K.-based G4S plc, a global security and cash management company.
 
The acquisition includes cash management operations in 14 new markets: the Netherlands, Malaysia, Romania, Belgium, Ireland, Kuwait, the Czech Republic, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Cyprus, Indonesia, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
 
Ellex was the local legal advisor in the Baltics in cooperation with Allen & Overy. We advised Brink’s Company on due diligence matters in relation to G4S subsidiaries in the Baltics..
 
The client was consulted by Partner Sven Papp, Counsel Jaanus Ikla, Senior Associate Gerda Liik and Associates Reet Saks and Kairi Kilgi at Ellex in Estonia, Senior Associate Reinis Sokolovs and Senior Partner Raimonds Slaidins at Ellex in Latvia and Partner Žilvinas Zinkevičius, Senior Associate Edvinas Beikauskas, Associate Laura Paulaitė (Karalkevičiūtė) and Junior Associate Jomilė Baranauskaitė at Ellex in Lithuania.
 
The Brink’s Company is the global leader in total cash management, secure route-based logistics and payment solutions including cash-in-transit, ATM services, cash management services and international transportation of valuables.
 
We successfully advised Air Total International on sale and transfer of its shares in SIA Gulfstream Oil
Air Total International (ATI), Swiss-based company of Total group, together with all other shareholders sold and successfully transferred all of its shares in SIA Gulfstream Oil.
 
Ellex Klavins provided legal assistance to ATI throughout the transaction, from the negotiations in April 2019 until the closing in October 2019.
 
The client was advised by Associate Partner and head of Public Procurement practice Maris Brizgo.