FINTECH LAW

As the financial technology (fintech) sector continues to grow rapidly in the Baltic states, businesses operating in this dynamic field face unique legal challenges.

FORT's team of experienced attorneys specialises in fintech law. In this fast-evolving industry, we offer comprehensive legal support to startups, established companies, and investors.

A deep understanding of the fintech landscape allows us to provide tailored solutions that address the distinct regulatory and legal issues that are encountered by both emerging and well-established fintech businesses.

Expertise in Key Areas of Fintech Law

FORT's fintech law practice covers a wide range of areas, including:

  • Regulatory compliance: We advise clients on the obtainment of necessary licenses, compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) and data protection regulations while adhering to evolving local and international legal requirements;
  • Payments and transactions: We guide clients through the legal aspects of developing and launching a wide range of products. These can include innovative payment services, digital wallets, and remittance platforms to name a few;
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies: FORT provides legal support in the development and implementation of blockchain technology. We help navigate the complex regulatory environment surrounding cryptocurrencies;
  • Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending: Our specialists assist clients with regard to legal aspects of establishing and operating crowdfunding platforms and peer-to-peer lending services;
  • Intellectual property protection: We always advise fintech businesses on how to better protect their innovative technologies, processes, and business models through patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Lawyers

Merit Lind

Partner

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Maris Liguts

Partner, CAMS

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Dr. Andrius Mamontovas

Managing Partner of FORT Vilnius office, attorney at law

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Dr. Gytis Kuncevičius

Senior associate, attorney at law

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Lithuania

Latvia

Estonia

Partners

Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff

Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff

Managing Partner of FORT Tallinn office

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Merit Lind

Merit Lind

Partner

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Minni-Triin Park

Minni-Triin Park

Partner

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Sandis Bertaitis

Sandis Bertaitis

Partner

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Janis Likops

Janis Likops

Partner

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Maris Liguts

Maris Liguts

Partner, CAMS

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Dr. Andrius Mamontovas

Dr. Andrius Mamontovas

Managing Partner of FORT Vilnius office, attorney at law

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Mindaugas Žolynas

Mindaugas Žolynas

Partner, attorney at law

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Rūta Radzevičiūtė – Meizeraitė

Rūta Radzevičiūtė – Meizeraitė

Partner, attorney at law

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Emilis Cicėnas

Emilis Cicėnas

Partner

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Rene Frolov

Rene Frolov

Counsel

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Ieva Pruse

Ieva Pruse

Senior Associate, AML specialist (CAMS)

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Roberts Prusis

Roberts Prusis

Senior Associate, Attorney at Law

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Vita Rancane

Vita Rancane

Senior Associate

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Santa Praulina

Santa Praulina

Senior Associate

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Vadimas Maksimenka

Vadimas Maksimenka

Senior Associate, assistant to attorney at law

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Aurelija Grigoravičiūtė-Rimeisienė

Aurelija Grigoravičiūtė-Rimeisienė

Senior Associate, attorney at law

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Dr. Gytis Kuncevičius

Dr. Gytis Kuncevičius

Senior associate, attorney at law

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Andreas Veeret

Andreas Veeret

Attorney at Law

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Margus Kõiva

Margus Kõiva

Attorney at Law

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Liina Käis

Liina Käis

Attorney at Law

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Riin Rehepapp

Riin Rehepapp

Attorney at Law

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Arturs Caics

Arturs Caics

Attorney at Law

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Mara Bekere

Mara Bekere

Attorney at Law

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Laila Pudule

Laila Pudule

Attorney at Law

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Laura Baumane

Laura Baumane

Attorney at Law

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Aldis Maldups

Aldis Maldups

Of counsel, Attorney at Law

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Agnė Mecelienė

Agnė Mecelienė

Senior Associate, attorney at law, mediator

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Ivo Vanasaun

Ivo Vanasaun

Specialist Tax Counsel

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Katrin Alliksaar

Katrin Alliksaar

Counsel

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Helena Kink

Helena Kink

Lawyer

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Vita Dvarionaitė

Vita Dvarionaitė

Associate

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Vytautas Pasvenskas

Vytautas Pasvenskas

Associate, assistant to attorney at law

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Imants Kreicmanis

Imants Kreicmanis

Legal Assistant

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Emilijus Livšicas

Emilijus Livšicas

Legal Intern

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Mariuss Raits Bergmanis

Mariuss Raits Bergmanis

Legal Assistant

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Niks Elksnitis

Niks Elksnitis

Legal Assistant

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Konstance Rute Krievina

Konstance Rute Krievina

Legal Assistant

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Daniels Jelisejevs

Daniels Jelisejevs

CEO

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Kadri Lensment

Kadri Lensment

Office manager

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Nadežda Paist

Nadežda Paist

Office Assistant (on parental leave)

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Birgit Viilukas

Birgit Viilukas

Office Assistant (on parental leave)

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Tatjana Vavilova

Tatjana Vavilova

Office manager

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Anna Austrina

Anna Austrina

Office manager

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Dominyka Auglienė

Dominyka Auglienė

Office manager

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Jurga Sirvidienė

Jurga Sirvidienė

Office manager

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Welcome to FORT

Welcome to FORT, a distinguished firm built on a team of highly qualified and experienced lawyers providing legal counsel since 2013. We place our clients’ interests at the centre of our focus, ensuring that their needs are met with excellence, dedication, and teamwork. The main mission at FORT is to provide the best client and talent experience in modern-day law, and we are committed to helping businesses in the Baltics reach their goals.

 

Our market-leading team of lawyers has gained extensive and versatile experience by working in leading law firms across Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. With a results-focused approach, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We understand that each client is unique, which is why we provide individualized attention and offer practical, business-minded solutions. Our full-scope legal services are of the highest quality and are provided in an efficient, ethical, and personal manner.

 

At FORT, we take the time to understand our clients' main aims and objectives. Through prompt and clear answers, we assist them in navigating legal complexities and finding comprehensive solutions. We believe in long-term cooperation and value evolving together with our clients, fostering a strong and lasting relationship. We evaluate the efficiency of our work and provide estimates of legal costs in advance, ensuring our clients receive value for their investment, and no unexpected surprises.

 

Furthermore, we understand that financial considerations are crucial. Therefore, we offer tailor-made financial solutions to accommodate our client's specific needs. Our aim is to deliver comprehensive legal services that not only meet expectations but exceed them. By choosing FORT, you can expect a dedicated team, unparalleled expertise, and a commitment to delivering exceptional legal counsel.

 

FORT look forward to partnering with you and providing the legal support you require for your continued success. Together, we can navigate the legal landscape and help you achieve your goals in the Baltics.