Law firm Spridzans has been founded in 2015 by Ansis Spridzans who has spent 17+ years as a leading lawyer for various banking and finance, capital markets and M&A transactions, many of which has been first of its kind or had a landmark importance in Latvia. In 2012-2014 he has served as a Chairman of Privatisation Agency of Latvia being responsible for management of state assets exceeding 1 billion EUR and has been Chairman of Hiponia, distressed asset manager with 100 million EUR under management. During the financial crisis in 2008 Ansis assisted to a major restructuring of the second largest private bank in Latvia – Parex bank. Ansis has organized and assisted to many capital market transactions, among those are several listings of bonds in London Stock Exchange and restructuring 750 million EUR of syndicated debt. His experience in M&A transactions includes the sale of Citadele bank to a group of international investors under the lead of Ripplewood Advisors in 2014.