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Andrejs Lielkalns

Andrejs Lielkalns

Specialist Counsel


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Andrejs Lielkalns is one of the best know Latvian experts in the area of Banking & Finance and Capital Markets. He counts amongst his clients many local and international financial institutions, governmental institutions and companies. Andrejs experience includes advising on Latvian and EU regulatory matters, sale and purchase of banks, other financial institutions and financial institution assets, stock exchange listings (de-listings), financial services, financial transactions, derivatives transactions, payment services, payment cards and e-money matters, credit institution insolvency, EU Structural funds, cross-border finance and lending, as well as on numerous project finance, alternative financing, restructuring and refinancing arrangements.


LL.M., University of Michigan, Michigan, USA (1997)
LL.M. with distinction, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam School of International Relations, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (1996)
LL.B., University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (1994)
Latvian Bar Association (since 1998)
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIYA)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

COBALT advised Luminor on obtaining ECB approval for cross-border merger in the Baltics
COBALT advised Kartesia on its investment in Groglass®
COBALT advises Luminor on reorganising its management structure
COBALT advised Latvenergo on corporate governance matters related to the reduction of company’s share capital
COBALT advised DNB on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market
COBALT Advises Koha Capital with Investment in Tech Startup Giraffe360
COBALT advises DNB upon combining its operations with Nordea in the Baltics
COBALT advises Linstow Group on EUR 76 million financing from SEB and Danske Bank
COBALT advised Nets on its acquisition of Nordea Merchant Acquiring for EUR 230 million
COBALT advise the State Treasury in the sale of AS Liepajas Metalurgs to KVV Group
COBALT advises Invalda LT in acquisition of IPAS Finasta Asset Management
COBALT Advised Credit Suisse Securities on 4Finance High Yield Bond Offering

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