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Maris Liguts joins FORT legal as a partner

On 10, 05 2023 | No Comments | In Uncategorized | By Sandis Bertaitis

Law Firm FORT has expanded its pan-Baltic Banking & Finance team with the addition of attorney-at-law Maris Liguts as a partner in FORT’s Riga office. Maris Liguts joins FORT as from May 2023.

Maris Liguts specializes in Banking & Finance and regularly assists domestic and international financial institutions and corporate clients with banking & finance regulatory issues and various types of financing transactions. 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.

Maris received his Master of Law (LL.M) degree from Riga Graduate School of Law (2002) and earned a Bachelor of Law degree from University of Law, Faculty of Law (2001). In 2022 Maris successfully passed CAMS exam and obtained CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) certificate.

Prior to joining FORT, Maris for more than five years has been partner in law office Deloitte Legal and for more than four years has been practicing in pan-Baltic law firm TGS Baltics. During his career path Maris has been board member in the bank in Latvia, as well as has led the Legal and Compliance department of Danske Bank AS branch in Latvia.

The founding partners of FORT Janis Likops and Sandis Bertaitis comment: “We are delighted that Maris Liguts has joined our Banking & Finance team and the firm’s pan-Baltic partnership. We are sure that Maris previously gained expertise of banking and finance transactions, as well as AML and financial regulatory matters, makes him a great addition to FORT Legal pan-Baltic team. Maris is an excellent fit to strengthen our Banking & Finance practice and he will add considerable value to our firm’s further growth and our offering to clients.” Maris Liguts comments: “I am very pleased to join FORT and its great team of legal professionals, who all are results orientated and ready to provide tailored made and business-minded solutions for our clients. I highly appreciate that FORT values correspond with my values – to provide excellent service to the clients, build long term relationships with clients and step into shoes of the client to provide individual approach. I am confident that my previous experience in BIG4 law office, as well as experience from the banking industry, will contribute to the further growth of FORT and further enhance our offering to clients to show that helping clients is more than just business to us and the best interests of our clients are met at all times.”