Gatis
Flinters
Partner / Latvia
 
about

Gatis Flinters heads the Corporate & Commercial Law practice group at COBALT Latvia, advises on M&A transactions and is recognized for his particular expertise in energy and insolvency law. He brings over 15 years of field experience and has a proven record of success in large-scale investment and reconstruction projects while advising local and also foreign companies.

Gatis is an active member of the Professional Association for European Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners (INSOL Europe) and the honorary advisor to the British Ambassador in Latvia on legal issues.

 
recognition
  • Corporate/Commercial - Band 4, Chambers Global 2021
  • Corporate/Commercial - Band 4, Chambers Europe 2021
  • M&A - Highly regarded, IFLR 1000 2020
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Leading individual, Legal 500 2021
  • Shipping and Transport - Leading individual, Legal 500 2021
 
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Languages
Latvian, English, Russian, German

Education & membership
  • Master’s degree in international law, University of Exeter, United Kingdom (2007)
  • Lawyer’s qualification, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (2005)
  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2005)
  • INSOL Europe
  • Nordic-Baltic insolvency network


Publications
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experience
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  • 2019 — 01 — 23
    COBALT advised agricultural company SIA Palsa on its inclusion into AS Eves Agro
  • 2019 — 01 — 04
    COBALT advised Luminor on cross-border merger
  • 2018 — 10 — 30
    COBALT advised Astor Group in the acquisition of Radisson Blu Daugava hotel
  • 2018 — 10 — 19
    COBALT advises BaltCap Infrastructure Fund in acquisition of biomass CHP in the Riga region
  • 2018 — 07 — 04
    COBALT advised Luminor on obtaining ECB approval for cross-border merger in the Baltics
  • 2018 — 06 — 29
    COBALT successfully represented a creditor in legal dispute with an insolvency administrator
  • 2018 — 06 — 20
    COBALT represented Inter IKEA in franchise matters
  • 2018 — 03 — 20
    COBALT advises on the sale of a private eye clinic in Latvia
  • 2018 — 02 — 23
    COBALT advises Luminor on reorganising its management structure
  • 2018 — 01 — 08
    COBALT advises B2KAPITAL in acquiring a non-performing loan portfolio from SIA Hiponia
  • 2017 — 11 — 24
    COBALT advised HUGO BOSS on expanding its business operations in Latvia and Estonia
  • 2017 — 11 — 24
    COBALT advised Latvenergo on corporate governance matters related to the reduction of company’s share capital
  • 2017 — 11 — 17
    COBALT advised 4finance on its corporate governance structure
  • 2017 — 10 — 25
    COBALT advised a global pharmaceutical company on corporate governance and individual liability of board members
  • 2016 — 12 — 01
    COBALT Advises Koha Capital with Investment in Tech Startup Giraffe360
  • 2016 — 08 — 09
    COBALT manages to refute alleged discrimination of an employee
  • 2016 — 03 — 31
    COBALT advised Geneba in sale of Baltic real estate portfolio to Laurus
  • 2015 — 09 — 09
    COBALT advises Latvian Wind Energy Association
  • 2015 — 07 — 02
    COBALT advised AS SEB banka on Latvenergo AS green bond issue
  • 2015 — 04 — 07
    COBALT advised SIA Technological Solutions in construction of a CHP facility with a power of 4 MWel
  • 2015 — 03 — 26
    COBALT advised Estonian renewable energy firm Nelja Energia AS on issuance of the green bonds
  • 2015 — 03 — 19
    Legal advice daily to TNT Latvia
  • 2015 — 02 — 20
    COBALT represents SIA Empower in the biggest cartel case in recent Latvian antitrust history
  • 2015 — 02 — 02
    COBALT advises Eolus SIA in development of wind farms in Latvia
  • 2014 — 04 — 15
    COBALT advises AS Danske Bank on compliance issues
  • 2014 — 03 — 25
    COBALT advises secured creditor in insolvency proceedings of AS Liepājas Metalurgs
  • 2014 — 03 — 04
    COBALT advises Canadian stock listed company within implementation of a restructuring plan governed under Canadian CCAA rules in the Baltics
  • 2014 — 02 — 20
    COBALT advises SUEK Polska sp. z o.o. on distribution matters
  • 2014 — 01 — 08
    COBALT advises Norwegian company B2Holding AS in acquisition of leading debt recovery service provider SIA Creditreform Latvija
  • 2013 — 12 — 18
    COBALT advises leading partner on acquisition of controlling block of stock in AS NORVIK BANKA
  • 2013 — 10 — 24
    COBALT represents AS Danske Bank at the Satversme Court (the Constitutional Court of Latvia)
  • 2013 — 09 — 20
    COBALT advises Norwegian company B2 Holding in acquisition of loan portfolio from Latvijas Krājbanka
  • 2012 — 05 — 15
    Representation of IKI chain stores operator SIA Palink in insolvency proceedings and restoration of solvency
  • 2012 — 01 — 19
    COBALT advises AS DNB Banka
  • 2009 — 01 — 14
    COBALT advises Estonian wind farm operator 4 energia
  • Clients praise Gatis Flinters for his responsiveness and clear advice, describing him as "very solution-oriented and skilful at finding solutions".
    Chambers Global 2018, Corporate/Commercial