Partner, CAMS


phone +371 6770 4080

mobile phone +371 2917 0088

Specialising in:

  • Anti-Money Laundering Prevention
  • State Aid
  • Capital Markets
  • Insurance
  • Venture Capital
  • Asset and Project financing
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Fintech
  • Sanctions
  • Tax Advisory
  • Compliance
  • Joint Ventures and Commercial Operation
  • Private Equity Corporate Law
  • Tax Structuring
  • Corporate Restructuring

Biography summary of a person

Maris Liguts is an attorney-at-law having experience of 21 years in providing legal assistance, which he has accrued practicing in leading international law firms of Latvia and being board member in the bank in Latvia, as well as leading Legal and Compliance department of large Scandinavian bank’s branch in Latvia. Maris is Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Maris has extensive experience and knowledge in the fields of banking & finance, project financing, AML and sanction compliance, corporate, M&A and litigation (international arbitration).

Maris on a regular basis assists various domestic and international financial institutions and corporate clients with banking & finance issues and various types of financing transactions, including project finance, syndicated loans, debt restructuring, M&A, and real estate deals. Maris has been involved in licensing financial institutions and the acquisition of qualifying holdings in financial institutions.

Maris has an exceptional expertise in anti-money laundering compliance and the financial regulatory area. During the past few years Maris has consulted local and international banks, payment institutions, other obliged entities and even the Latvian government on issues related to anti-money laundering.

International legal directories Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFRL1000 have mentioned Maris among leading experts in the field of banking and finance. Moreover, the legal directories have also recognized the professional experience of Maris in the fields of dispute resolution, corporate and M&A and tax.

Outside legal practice Maris is providing trainings for young football players in the football club JDFS Alberts.


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2019 Deloitte University, program – Being A Leader
2017-2018 Deloitte, Leadership Development Program
2001-2002 Riga Graduate School of Law, Master degree in European and International law (LLM)
1996-2001 University of Latvia, Bachelor degree in law (LLB)


Latvian Bar Association
Association of Latvian Track and Field Athletics, Member of the Board


Latvian, English, Russian


Liguts M. Recent AML and Sanctions Developments in Latvia’s Financial Services Sector
CEE Legal matters, 29 April 2020
Liguts M. Interview – Bilances Juridiskie Padomi, No.8, August 2018
Liguts M. The elimination of scheme making during auctions, Dienas Bizness, 23 January 2013