CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

A strong foundation of corporate governance is vital to the success of almost any organisation. Corporate governance encompasses a lot. It covers policies, procedures, and practices. All of them guide the management and oversight of a company, ensuring that it operates in a responsible, ethical, and legally compliant manner.

Effective corporate governance is essential in promoting trust and confidence among shareholders, employees, customers, and regulators.

Strong legal partners help improve and streamline corporate governance processes.

When is Corporate Governance Needed?

Every company, regardless of its size or industry, must adhere to some form of corporate governance. It is particularly crucial for:

  • Publicly traded companies - they have a legal obligation to comply with strict governance regulations and to disclose relevant information to shareholders and regulators;
  • Private companies – if they seek to attract investors, partners, or customers, who often require assurances of sound governance practices before engaging in business;
  • Companies undergoing major transitions – this includes M&As, restructuring, or changes in leadership, which may necessitate a review and update of governance policies and procedures.

How Professional Attorneys Handle Corporate Governance

Professional attorneys play a vital role in ensuring that organisations maintain effective corporate governance practices.

Attorneys help organisations establish robust governance frameworks that address key areas such as board structure and composition, director responsibilities, risk management, and disclosure requirements. FORT’s attorneys also guide companies in meeting their legal and regulatory obligations.

Our team can also advise companies on effective communication with shareholders, including the proper handling and preparing documentation for annual meetings, proxy statements, and shareholder proposals.

Also, we must not forget that FORT can assist organisations in navigating challenging situations, such as PR crises, shareholder disputes, or regulatory investigations, and can represent them in litigation when necessary.

Choose a Trusted Partner for Your Corporate Governance Needs

All executives should know that corporate governance is critical to the long-term success and sustainability of your organisation. By partnering with professional attorneys, you can ensure that your company maintains a strong governance framework. It will protect the interests of all stakeholders and help comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

Lawyers

Kuldar-Jaan Torokoff

Managing Partner of FORT Tallinn office

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Minni-Triin Park

Partner

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Janis Likops

Partner

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Mindaugas Žolynas

Partner, 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.