Former Baltic International Bank Management Board Member Maris Liguts has returned to private practice by joining the Riga office of Fort Legal as a Partner, starting May 2023.
Specializing in banking & finance, Liguts previously served as a Management Board Member at the Baltic International Bank from 2022 to 2023. Earlier, he spent over five years with Deloitte Legal from 2016 to 2022, having first joined as an Associate Partner and making Partner in 2017. Between 2012 and 2016, Liguts was an Attorney-at-law with TGS Baltic, and he also worked with Tamberga & Partneri from 2009 to 2012. Before that, he spent over five years with Danske Bank, first as a Corporate Lawyer, and later as Head of Legal and Compliance, and as a Member of the Management Committee from 2008. Liguts also worked for the Baltic American Enterprise Fund from 2002 to 2005, having first joined as a Mortgage Lawyer and being promoted to Head of the Enforcement Unit in 2004.
"We are delighted that Maris Liguts has joined our Banking & Finance team and the firm’s pan-Baltic partnership," Fort Legal Founding Partners Janis Likops and Sandis Bertaitis commented. "We are sure that Maris' previously gained expertise in banking and finance transactions, as well as AML and financial regulatory matters, makes him a great addition to Fort Legal's pan-Baltic team. Maris is an excellent fit to strengthen our Banking & Finance practice and he will add considerable value to our firm’s further growth and our offering to clients."
"I am very pleased to join Fort and its great team of legal professionals, who all are results orientated and ready to provide tailor-made and business-minded solutions for our clients," Liguts added. "I highly appreciate that Fort's values correspond with my values – to provide excellent service to the clients, build long-term relationships with them, and step into their shoes to provide an individualized approach."
Originally reported by CEE In-House Matters.