Akvilė
Bosaitė
Partner / Lithuania
 
about

Akvilė Bosaitė is a Partner and Co-Head of the Banking and Finance Practice Group. She has specialised in banking, finance, investment funds, project financing, restructuring of financing, securities and M&A for over fourteen years. Akvilė Bosaitė is a recommended expert in finance law by international law firm directories. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from Vilnius University and an LL.M. from Erasmus University, Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

During her legal practice, Akvilė Bosaitė has led a number of the largest financing, investment funds, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions projects both in Lithuania and foreign jurisdictions. She acted as an adviser in numerous banking-related assignments (including lending, refinancing and loan portfolio sale), one of the few initial public offerings of equity and debt securities in Lithuania, structuring and formation of various funds (including venture, seed and UCITS) and other finance law related projects.

 
recognition
  • Banking and finance - Band 2, Chambers 2020
  • Fintech legal - Band 3, Chambers 2020
  • Banking - Market leader, IFLR1000 2020
  • M&A - Market leader, IFLR1000 2020
  • Banking, finance and capital markets - Next generation partners, Legal500 2020
 
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Languages
Lithuanian, English, Russian

Education & membership
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Postgraduate LLM in Business, Corporate and Maritime Law (specialisation Corporate Law) (2008)
  • PhD studies at the Faculty of Law, Vilnius University (2004-to date)
  • Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Master’s degree in Law (2004)
  • European and Comparative Law studies at University of Gent, Belgium (2003)
  • Member of the Lithuanian Bar (since 2009) 


Publications
 
experience
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  • 2020 — 10 — 27
    COBALT advised on the sale of UAB TVC Solutions shares to the Broadcast Solutions Group
  • 2020 — 10 — 15
    COBALT advised Practica Capital on completing the €28.5M fundraising
  • 2019 — 02 — 18
    COBALT advised ValorPay UAB in obtaining a payment institution licence
  • 2018 — 06 — 29
    COBALT advised KEVIN EU, UAB in obtaining a licence of a payment institution
  • 2018 — 05 — 31
    COBALT advised Morgan Stanley in connection with the financing of the acquisition and takeover bid of Olympic Entertainment Group shares
  • 2018 — 05 — 10
    COBALT advised Wallter, UAB in obtaining a licence of an electronic money institution
  • 2018 — 03 — 15
    COBALT advised Practica funds on the sale of their shareholding in UAB NanoAvionika to AST&Science
  • 2018 — 01 — 15
    COBALT is advising Agrosfera UAB on the sale of a shareholding in UAB ICOR
  • 2017 — 12 — 19
    COBALT advised UAB GlobalNetint in obtaining a licence of an electronic money institution
  • 2017 — 10 — 20
    COBALT advises managers of the Baltic entities of pharmaceutical wholesale company Oriola in management buy-out
  • 2017 — 05 — 25
    COBALT represented a syndicate of banks in granting Telia Lietuva a syndicated loan of EUR 60 million
  • 2017 — 05 — 15
    COBALT advised Mobilūs mokėjimai in obtaining a licence of an electronic money institution
  • 2017 — 05 — 02
    COBALT represented East West Agro in its preparations for an IPO
  • 2016 — 11 — 17
    COBALT advised Practica Capital on its investment in Rubedo sistemos
  • 2016 — 10 — 05
    COBALT advised UAB Bitė Lietuva in obtaining a licence of an electronic money institution
  • 2016 — 05 — 25
    COBALT advised 4finance Group on issue of EUR 100 million corporate bonds
  • 2015 — 05 — 15
    COBALT advised Practica Capital on its investment to TRAFI
  • 2015 — 03 — 23
    COBALT acted for AB Bobutės paskola in admission of its bonds to trading on First North market
  • 2014 — 12 — 03
    COBALT advised AB Invalda LT on the acquisition of Finasta Group
  • 2014 — 05 — 27
    COBALT advised UAB EPSO-G on the acquisition of shares in AB Amber Grid from E.ON Ruhrgas International
  • 2014 — 05 — 19
    COBALT advised UAB Ūkio Banko Investicinė Grupė bankruptcy administrator on the sale of Hearts Football Club
  • 2014 — 01 — 02
    COBALT advised Practica Capital on its investments in Cheap Data Communications
  • 2013 — 12 — 20
    COBALT advised Practica Capital on its first investments under the JEREMIE initiative
  • 2013 — 12 — 15
    COBALT advised Practica Capital on the establishment of business accelerator Startup.lt
  • 2013 — 10 — 28
    COBALT advised UAB Martesa on the acquisition of 100% shares in UAB PONTEM
  • 2013 — 05 — 15
    COBALT led an unprecedented transfer of good bank assets to a major Lithuanian bank
  • 2013 — 01 — 16
    COBALT advised LKAB Klaipėdos Smeltė in relation to EUR 65 million credit facilities
  • 2013 — 01 — 14
    COBALT advised AB Linas Agro Group on the acquisition of Jungtinė ekspedicija
  • 2012 — 08 — 09
    COBALT advised AB Linas agro group on the acquisition of the remaining shareholding in UAB Dotnuvos projektai
  • 2012 — 07 — 27
    COBALT contributed to the establishment of two Practica Capital funds
  • 2012 — 06 — 07
    COBALT contributed to the establishment of the real estate fund Lords LB Baltic Fund III
  • 2012 — 03 — 28
    COBALT contributed to the establishment of the umbrella hedge fund ORION PORTFOLIO FUND
  • "Akvilė Bosaitė has received widespread recognition from market sources for her efficiency and availability. She has extensive experience in transactional and regulatory issues, and also advises clients on venture capital matters."
    Chambers Europe 2019
    "Led by Akvilė Bosaitė, the Banking & Finance team excels in the full scope of banking matters, including handling high-profile banking industry transactions and litigation."
    Legal 500, 2019
    "Banking team head Akvilė Bosaitė is a well-respected name on the market. "I think highly of her," one source says, adding: "She is smart and organised."
    Chambers Europe 2016, Banking and finance
    "Akvilė Bosaitė is excellent; very smart, efficient and proactive."
    IFRL1000 2016