Asset & Project Financing

Our asset and project financing team provides a full range of legal advice to financiers, financial arrangers, owners, lessors, specialized insurers, developers, manufacturers, and operators in relation to medium and big-ticket asset and project financing transactions. Our lawyers have extensive experience in financial techniques, including secured and unsecured lending, capital markets, equity finance, mezzanine finance, leasing, structured finance, project finance, export credits, and receivables financing, crowdfunding, crowdlending, other innovative financial techniques, and structuring and implementation of different project-related financial vehicles and arrangements.

Our legal team bases its advice on the understanding of various tax, administration, supervision, regulatory, enforcement, insolvency, moral hazard, and other potential risks in the relevant transactions. Our extensive experience in structuring investment instruments enables us to take into account the needs of the client and their investment program, providing the critical guidance that is necessary for clients to successfully negotiate the fundraising process. Our pan-Baltic presence allows us to provide an international perspective to any fundraising, as well as local legal advice on the full range of tax and regulatory issues that arise in connection with private funds in the region.

 

Recognitions
Chambers Europe 2023, Banking & Finance, Latvia office
“COBALT has a very strong understanding of the commercial aspects of financial services. The lawyers are understandable, pleasant, and always timely in communication. The team is very smart, responsive, and commercial."
The Legal 500 2022, Banking & Finance, Latvia office
"COBALT will always point out to the client the critical places in the agreement we need to pay our attention to and will come up with the solutions that would be both beneficial for the client and acceptable to the banks and financing institutions."
The Legal 500 2022, Banking & Finance, Latvia office
"COBALT works in a very flexible way. Extremely client and service oriented."
Chambers Europe 2022, Banking & Finance, Latvia office
A source describes the team as "very forward-thinking" and "entrepreneurial.
The Legal 500 2021, Banking & Finance, Latvia office
"An engaged, responsive team with good knowledge of the market standards."
Chambers and Partners 2021, Banking & Finance, Estonia
"They explain issues well and help us to understand complicated legal matters, to make sure our interests are well handled and taken care of," adds another impressed client.
Chambers and Partners 2021, Banking & Finance, Estonia
Clients describe the team as "extremely impressive, very commercial and very responsive," and single out the group for its "great communication and project management skills."
Chambers Europe 2021
"Outstanding firm with an enviable portfolio of mandates, providing a well-integrated service across the Baltic region, regularly advising buyers. Highly active in all three jurisdictions, advising on high-profile M&A matters, corporate structuring and financial transactions. Particularly active in the energy, pharmaceutical and media sectors."
The Legal 500 2021, Banking, finance and capital markets, Lithuania office
"Excellent knowledge of the subject matter and level of attendance to the client’s needs."
Chambers Europe 2020, Banking & Finance, Latvia office
Sources regularly praise the team for its proficiency, describing the lawyers as "knowledgeable and enthusiastic" as well as "willing to support and help in the best possible way."
Chambers Europe 2019, Banking & Finance, Latvia office
The team is praised for the quality of its advice and its dedication to clients. "Good teamwork and good knowledge in all kind of legislation," "client- and service-oriented."
Chambers Europe 2018, Banking & Finance, Estonia office
"They are very committed and know what they are doing. They explained things very clearly and the drafting of the documentation went very smoothly."
Chambers Europe 2018, Banking & Finance, Estonia office
"Their lawyers have the right approach. When you need something, they are available and deliver work within a tight timeframe."
Chambers Europe 2018, Banking & Finance, Estonia office
"We were impressed with their precision, diligence and ability to work quickly."
IFLR1000 2017, Banking and finance, Lithuania office
“They provided clear advice on very technical matters.”
IFLR1000 2017, Banking and finance, Lithuania office
“It is a group of experienced professionals.”
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“[…] it is widely regarded as one of the top-performing practices in Latvia.”
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“The firm is absolutely excellent,” says one client. “Very professional, fast and solid in all areas of corporate laws, M&A and antitrust legislation.”
Chambers Europe 2016, Latvia office
"The job is done very quickly and with a relatively competitive price. They have always delivered in time."
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“COBALT were very good,” says one senior finance client. “The result of the work is 100% reliable and accurate. They offered highly-professional advice, strong ethical standards and are certainly client oriented.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
”The lawyers were highly professional, had great negotiation skills and were quick to respond with accurate answers."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Strong banking and finance practice assisting international clients and major domestic banks with a wide range of transactional and advisory mandates.”
IFLR1000 2015, Lithuania office
"Clients described the firm’s banking and finance team as excellent, highlighting its ability to get to the point on projects and praising the way it is able to manage cases."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Significant expertise in project finance, securitisation and cross-border financings.”