Funds & Asset Management

Clients regard partner Vidmantas Drizga as “the person to go to” for Baltic capital markets expertise. (Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000)

With markets maturing, the fund and asset management sector is steadily growing in the Baltics. We advise investment funds and asset managers on all aspects of their business. That includes fund creation and operation as well as representation before regulators. We also assist on a wide range of matters pertaining to the protection of investors’ interests.

We are proud to have worked on many innovative projects, such as the establishment of the first algorithmic fund, an EIB holding fund, and a private equity fund under the EIF Jeremie initiative. Our team also regularly helps to draft Baltic securities and investment legislation and contributed to the local application of EU finance laws.

  • “A broad-based practice that stands out for its capital markets expertise.” (Legal 500)
  • “One of the most experienced legal M&A and private equity teams” in the region, “very creative and innovative in negotiations, structuring transactions and coming up with non-standard solutions.” (IFLR 1000)
  • Assisted the European Investment Bank in implementing the EUR 227 million JESSICA Holding Fund.
  • Advised BaltCap on establishing the first venture capital fund in Lithuania – part of the EIF-managed Jeremie initiative.
  • Helped Orion Securities create the first algorithmic-trading alternative investment fund.
  • Advised Nasdaq OMX on issues related to a foreign government's pension system reform.

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Advice and representation on:

  • fund formation and governance
  • asset/investment management
  • acquisitions and divestitures
  • recapitalisations
  • funds of funds
  • fund portfolio and fund manager transfers
  • infrastructure funds transactions
  • portfolio company mandates
  • private funds
  • derivatives
  • securities and exchange compliance
  • regulation and enforcement
  • structured debt and securitisation
  • other fund-related matters