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Cobalt Advises Hanslink in Acquisition of Bank M2M Europe

Cobalt Advises Hanslink in Acquisition of Bank M2M Europe


Cobalt has advised Latvian investor Hansalink SIA on its acquisition of a direct qualifying holding in Bank M2M Europe.

On September 20, 2017 the European Central Bank and the Financial and Capital Markets Commission granted permission to a new group of shareholders - Signet Global Investors Ltd (25%), Hansalink SIA (22.3%) and Fin.lv SIA (8.79%) — to acquire a majority shareholding in Bank M2M Europe AS.

Cobalt advised and assisted Hansalink in preparing the documentation for its filing for acquisition of the qualifying holding in Bank M2M Europe, and represented Hansalink in liaising with the ECB and FCMC in the application review process. The firm's banking and finance team was led by Managing Partner Lauris Liepa.

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COBALT is closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, making us one of the largest law firms in the Baltic market. 

COBALT is a trusted partner for daily matters and complex large-scale transactions and disputes. The firm’s broad spectrum of expertise and established position as the market leader give a comprehensive basis for providing advice on special areas of business law.

We advise top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, and the region’s most promising start-ups. We offer leading-edge solutions in key industry sectors: Consumer Products, Trade & Distribution, Real Estate & Construction, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Communications, Media & Technologies, Financial Services, Transport & Logistics.

COBALT has been named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 6 times. We were recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the IFLR European Awards in London. COBALT also won CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the overall Baltic Deal of the Year, at the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Awards. We have received multiple awards from the Chambers Europe, IFLR, The Lawyer and Mergermarket and we are regularly listed amongst the top performing M&A legal advisors in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket deal tables

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