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Krišjānis Bušs

Senior Associate / Latvia


Krišjānis Bušs is an expert in Banking and Finance, AML/CFT and international sanctions compliance matters. He is a member of the Supervision and Control Commission of the Latvian Bar Association and a contact person for Nasdaq First North Certified Adviser programme.

Krišjānis has extensive experience in advising both Latvian and international clients in large-scale cross-border financing, M&A (including cross-border bank merger) and capital markets transactions, such as the issuance and listing of bonds, share buy-backs, authorisation of financial institutions, drafting of AML/CFT internal control system documents, representing the clients before the national competent authorities, and applying AMLD, MiFID, PSD, AIFMD and other EU and Latvian regulatory frameworks.

Krišjānis has acquired legal education from top law schools in Latvia, the Netherlands and the United States. He has written a significant number of scholarly publications, including a commentary on the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, and has taught law at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He is a recipient of the prestigious J. William Fulbright scholarship.




  • Latvian, English

Membership & education

  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2016)
  • Fulbright Association (since 2014)
  • LL.M., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, USA (2015)
  • LL.M., University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (2014)
  • LL.B., University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (2012)
  • Visiting scholar, Utrecht University School of Law, the Netherlands (2011)

    airBaltic issues EUR 340 million bonds

    Storent Holding bond offer oversubscribed, raising EUR 8.7 million

    Mapon issues a EUR 3 million bond

    Amber Beverage Group Holding enters the Nasdaq Baltic Bond List

    Storent Holdings raises EUR 10.5 million in bond offer

    Following the final share buy-back, BaltCap becomes the sole shareholder of HansaMatrix

    COBALT advised Amber Beverage Group on issuance of EUR 30 million bonds

    COBALT advises on the issuance of EUR 50 million Latvenergo AS green bonds

    COBALT advised LHV Asset Management and LHV pension funds on the financing of Dimedium Group deal

    COBALT advised Nordea in selling its shareholding in Luminor

    COBALT advises on issuance of EUR 100 million Latvenergo AS green bonds

    COBALT advises on issuance of EUR 100 million Augstsprieguma tīkls AS green bond

    COBALT advises on issuance of EUR 20 million ALTUM bonds

    COBALT advised Luminor and Swedbank as joint lead managers in relation to issuance of EUR 50 million green bonds by Latvenergo AS

    COBALT advised Swedbank on evaluating structural changes at the Baltic level

    COBALT advised New Nordic Ventures on establishment of alternative investment fund and registration of the manager

    COBALT advised Luminor, Nordea and DNB on closing transaction with Blackstone

    COBALT advises airBaltic on issue of EUR 200 million bonds

    COBALT advised Luminor on cross-border merger

    COBALT advised Luminor on EUR 1 billion majority stake acquisition by Blackstone

    COBALT advised Luminor on obtaining ECB approval for cross-border merger in the Baltics

    COBALT advises Storent Investments on issue of EUR 10 million bonds

    COBALT advised Buildit Latvia in respect of its registration as manager of alternative investment funds

    COBALT successfully defends Ir Nauda trademark

    COBALT advises Luminor on reorganising its management structure

    COBALT advised Latvenergo on corporate governance matters related to the reduction of company’s share capital

    COBALT advises managers of the Baltic entities of pharmaceutical wholesale company Oriola in management buy-out

    COBALT advised DNB on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market

    COBALT advises AS Storent Investments on the acquisition of Cramo operations in Latvia and Kaliningrad