Edgars
Lodziņš
Specialist Counsel / Latvia
 
about

Edgars has more than 15 years of professional experience in Banking & Finance, capital markets and M&A field. During his practice Edgars has successfully advised some of the most significant financing, capital markets and M&A transactions in the region (both Latvian and cross-border) and has earned an excellent reputation for being one of the top specialists in the field. His clients include major international and local credit and financial institutions, private equity and venture capital funds and investors. Edgars is also a member of the Legal Committee of Latvian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Before joining COBALT, Edgars was working as an in-house counsel at Swedbank.

 
recognition
  • Banking & Finance - Band 2, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Banking, finance and capital markets - Next generation partner, Legal 500 2021
  • Banking - Highly regarded, IFLR 1000 2021
 
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Languages
Latvian, English, Russian

Education & membership
  • Master’s degree in Law, Turiba School of Business Administration, Riga, Latvia (2007)
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, BA School of Business and Finance, Riga, Latvia (2007)
  • Lawyer qualification in law, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (2005)
  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2010)


Publications
 
experience
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  • 2019 — 07 — 24
    COBALT advises airBaltic on issue of EUR 200 million bonds
  • 2019 — 06 — 20
    COBALT advised Latvian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association regarding amendments to the AIF regulation in Latvia
  • 2019 — 05 — 31
    COBALT advised AB SEB bankas on ALTUM bond issue
  • 2019 — 05 — 29
    COBALT advised joint lead managers on issue of additional 30-year Eurobond by the Republic of Latvia
  • 2019 — 02 — 25
    COBALT advised joint lead managers on issue of 30-year Eurobond by the Republic of Latvia
  • 2018 — 08 — 06
    COBALT advised SEB and Swedbank in extending a EUR 185 million financing to EUROAPOTHECA group
  • 2018 — 07 — 02
    COBALT advises Storent Investments on issue of EUR 10 million bonds
  • 2018 — 06 — 27
    COBALT advised Buildit Latvia in respect of its registration as manager of alternative investment funds
  • 2018 — 05 — 31
    COBALT advised joint lead managers on issue of dual-tranche Eurobonds by the Republic of Latvia in a total amount of EUR 650 million
  • 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 — 24
    COBALT advised Kartesia on its investment in Groglass®
  • 2017 — 11 — 24
    COBALT advised Latvenergo on corporate governance matters related to the reduction of company’s share capital
  • 2017 — 10 — 20
    COBALT advises managers of the Baltic entities of pharmaceutical wholesale company Oriola in management buy-out
  • 2017 — 10 — 15
    COBALT advised AB SEB bankas on ALTUM green bond issue
  • 2017 — 06 — 13
    COBALT advises joint lead managers on dual tranche Eurobond taps by the Republic of Latvia
  • 2017 — 05 — 15
    COBALT advises 4finance Group on issue of USD 325 million bonds
  • 2017 — 05 — 08
    COBALT advised Estonian Development Fund and SmartCap on transfer of venture capital portfolio to private fund manager Tera Ventures
  • 2017 — 04 — 04
    COBALT advises AS SEB banka and Danske Bank A/S Latvia Branch in financing of AS Valmieras stikla šķiedra
  • 2017 — 02 — 20
    COBALT Advised Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs un Société Générale on Issue of an Inaugural 30-year Eurobond by the Republic of Latvia
  • 2016 — 10 — 12
    COBALT advises Barclays Bank, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Goldman Sachs International on issue of 10-year notes by the Republic of Latvia
  • 2016 — 05 — 25
    COBALT advised 4finance Group on issue of EUR 100 million corporate bonds
  • 2016 — 05 — 18
    COBALT advised Joint Lead Managers on issue of 20-year bonds by the Republic of Latvia
  • 2015 — 09 — 25
    Latvia issued 10-year bonds in amount of 500 million euros
  • 2015 — 07 — 20
    COBALT advises European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on multiple loans totalling EUR 60 million
  • 2015 — 07 — 02
    COBALT advised AS SEB banka on Latvenergo AS green bond issue
  • 2014 — 08 — 11
    COBALT advised ZGI Capital, FlyCap and Expansion Capital in respect of their registration as managers of alternative investment funds
  • 2014 — 04 — 28
    COBALT provides legal assistance in establishing and registering alternative investment fund in the Baltics
  • 2014 — 04 — 21
    COBALT advises Barclays Bank Plc, Deutsche Bank AG and Natixis on issue of EUR 1 billion 10-year notes by the Republic of Latvia
  • 2014 — 04 — 11
    COBALT advised Livonia Partners on establishment of alternative investment fund and registration of the manager
  • 2014 — 03 — 25
    COBALT advises secured creditor in insolvency proceedings of AS Liepājas Metalurgs
  • 2013 — 12 — 18
    COBALT advises leading partner on acquisition of controlling block of stock in AS NORVIK BANKA
  • 2013 — 12 — 18
    COBALT provided corporate advice to SIA Yeoman Latvia
  • 2013 — 09 — 20
    COBALT advises Norwegian company B2 Holding in acquisition of loan portfolio from Latvijas Krājbanka
  • 2013 — 07 — 25
    COBALT advises Citigroup Global Markets Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Société Générale on establishing Latvia’s first GMTN programme
  • 2013 — 05 — 20
    COBALT advises V.M.H.Y. Group shareholder in acquisition of AS Latvijas Biznesa Banka
  • 2013 — 01 — 28
    COBALT advises AS SEB Banka on AS Latvenergo bond issue
  • He receives praise from market sources, marking him out as ‘one to watch’. Clients say: ‘I have the best relationship with him - he has the speed and quality of work that I look for and is very responsive.
    Chambers Europe, Banking & Finance