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MAGNUSSON CONTINUES EXPANSION IN BALTIC STATES WITH RIGA LAUNCH

2012-10-03

Magnusson launches an office in Riga, the capital of Latvia, as a part of its on-going expansion in the Baltic States. At the same time, Magnusson is further boosting its coverage in Belarus.

Magnusson launches an office in Riga, the capital of Latvia, as a part of its on-going expansion in the Baltic States. At the same time, Magnusson is further boosting its coverage in Belarus.

The opening in Riga is a response to client demand for integrated, seamless services throughout the Baltic Sea Region and this is a clear reflection of Magnusson’s recent dynamic growth. After the launch of offices in Malmö and Tallinn in January and April 2012 respectively, Magnusson expanded to Oslo in August 2012.

The new office is fully operational as of 3 October 2012 and includes eight lawyers including four partners, with prominent M&A lawyer Gints Vilgerts at the helm. Gints joins together with the Riga Varul team where he headed up Latvian operations.

Magnusson Riga advises domestic and international clients on corporate, M&A, competition, banking and finance, dispute resolution, tax and regulatory matters. The team members are highly ranked by independent standard setting publications, such as Chambers Europe 2012 and Legal 500 EMEA 2012.

At the same time, Magnusson is bolstering its presence in Minsk with the addition of two lawyers who have been cooperating with the Riga team on the Belarusian market.

“We are delighted to have Gints and his elite team join Magnusson,” says Senior Partner Per Magnusson, “The combination of our strategic focus on the Baltic Sea Region and the extensive experience of our new colleagues makes for a truly compelling proposition”.

“The Baltic Sea Region strategy of Magnusson enhances our ability to deliver integrated services to our clients outside the Baltic States,” says Gints Vilgerts, Managing Partner of the Magnusson Riga office. He adds, “The work and business of our clients is not limited to the Baltic States so we are thrilled to join Magnusson. We look forward to greater expansion across Latvia and the region, for the benefit of our clients”.

A clear strategy, consistent growth and the bold expansion of Magnusson have been recognised by the jury of The Lawyer European Awards which in September 2011 named Magnusson Law Firm of the Year: The Nordics. Magnusson has recently been shortlisted also for The Lawyer European Awards 2012 . Magnusson is the only law firm from Northern Europe that has consistently been one of the finalists of The British Legal Awards in the category of European Law Firm of The Year for four consecutive years (2009-2012). 

Background

Magnusson is a full-service, independent law firm with offices in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Malmö, Minsk, Moscow, Oslo, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn and Warsaw. The firm advises clients operating in the Baltic Sea Region. This includes local and international companies, as well as public authorities. Magnusson's reputation is regularly confirmed by independent standard-setting publications such as Chambers GlobalChambers EuropeLegal 500 EMEA.

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