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One of the largest pan-Baltic law firms – Tark Grunte Sutkiene – from May 8th 2017 will be known by a new name – TGS Baltic. The new brand is being introduced after the successful merger of the leading law firms Tark Grunte Sutkiene and Varul Estonia, which will continue providing the full spectrum of commercial legal services in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. This identity change marks the final stage of integration for the internationally awarded pan-Baltic law teams.
“We have relentlessly aspired to justify the high expectations of our clients. Our promise to them goes beyond providing just legal advice – we help them to achieve business success, thus creating the ultimate value. Our new identity as TGS Baltic represents our enduring commitement to providing innovative solutions based on our deep business understanding and outstanding legal competences”, states Eugenija Sutkienė, Managing Partner of TGS Baltic in Lithuania.
The new single identity for TGS Baltic law offices in Llithuania, Latvia and Estonia symbolizes the assurance that clients can expect the same top-notch legal services no matter which office they choose. The primary advantage of TGS Baltic is its comprehensive list of commercial legal services which include dispute resolution, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, energy, real estate and competition law, employment law, as well as data protection law, intellectual property and tax consultations.
“TGS Baltic marks a new significant chapter in our firm’s 25 year history. We are further consolidating our position in the market while maintaining productive relationships with our clients and focusing on their business needs and challenges”, confirms Ivars Grunte, Managing Partner of TGS Baltic in Latvia.
TGS Baltic is highly-ranked by international legal directories, including Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and others. TGS Baltic has been widely recognized through international awards for Professionalism and client-centered focus. Furthermore, E. Sutkienė was recently awarded the European Managing Partner of the Year recognition in The Lawyer European Awards 2017.
The TGS Baltic team across all three Baltic countries includes 22 partners and over 140 lawyers. The firm has the most collective experience in business law throughout the Baltics. It has been advising international and local clients since the early 1990s and offers an unparalleled level of expertise for present and prospect customers.
”Our new common identity as TGS Baltic reiterates our shared values of team spirit throughout all three offices. We firmly believe that great things begin with an exceptional team - this is what our clients always expect from us. Leveraging everyone’s strength and extensive knowledge of the different markets, we are prepared to take bold, non-standard decisions in each specific case for the best possible result”, reiterates Martin Tamme, TGS Baltic Managing Partner in Estonia.
Being a true leader in commercial law, TGS Baltic has served over 1,500 local and international clients in the three Baltic countries and has successfully completed more than 3,000 projects during the period 2015-2016. In the last decade, TGS Baltic consulted in 80% of all IPOs or listings in the Baltic States and advised over 200 mergers and acquisitions with a total value of 5 billion EUR. In the last 5 years alone, TGS Baltic consulted on financing transactions with the total value of EUR 20 billion; for comparison, this amount is around 20% of the yearly GDP for all three Baltic countries combined.
Operating in all three Baltic countries, TGS Baltic continues to maintain its established long-term partnership with the largest law firm in Belarus – Vlasova Mikhel & Partners.
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