Banking and finance law

For performance of day-to-day operations and effective strategic planning, businesses must ensure availability and proper structure of internal and external financial resources. However, while still extremely lucrative, nowadays the banking sector is facing important challenges with regard to the creditworthiness of consumers, unstable property prices, and slow economic growth.

In order to tackle present challenges and ensure compliance with complex regulatory framework, we are working alongside market-leading experts from the PwC network in advisory, consultancy, tax, transaction, and human resource services in over 80 countries. We provide legal assistance to local, international banks, and other regulated institutions operating in the private and public sectors, as well as to individuals and legal entities related to banking services.

We assist our clients in setting up and winding up regulated entities, in the acquisition of qualifying holdings in financial institutions, attracting financial and syndicated loans, structuring finance and collaterals, and investing in funds. We help ensure effective risk management and compliance with anti-money laundering and terrorism financing rules, as well as to implement the regulations and guidelines issued by international organisations.

We offer a full spectrum of finance and banking-related legal services:

  • implementation of domestic and international regulatory framework rules;
  • establishment and liquidation of regulated entities and branches;
  • passporting;
  • acquisition and management of finances;
  • acquisition of qualifying holding;
  • mezzanine and subordinated finance;
  • syndicated loans;
  • negotiations and operations with domestic and cross-border loans, securities and guarantees;
  • advising on insurance, investments, pension and real-estate funds.

Contact us

Janis Lagzdins

Head of PwC Legal Latvia

Tel: +371 67094400

Maris Butans

Managing Senior Associate

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