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Firm Profile

COBALT

Firm Profile

Vilnius

  • Profile
  • Lvovo 25
  • Vilnius
  • Vilnius
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320

Firm profile submitted by COBALT

Chairman: Dr Irmantas Norkus
Managing Partners: Dr Irmantas Norkus (Lithuania) Dace Silava-Tomsone (Latvia), Lauris Liepa (Latvia), Jaanus Mody (Estonia), Darya Zhuk (Belarus)
Number of partners: 32 (Lithuania - 10)
Number of lawyers: 182 (Lithuania - 70)
Languages: English, French, German, Lithuanian, Russian



COBALT is a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices across the Baltics and Belarus uniting more than 180 attorneys and lawyers. The firm’s legal professionals offer leading–edge legal solutions in all key areas of business law: banking and finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, EU law, competition, dispute resolution, restructuring and bankruptcy, real estate and construction, energy and infrastructure, employment, IP, IT and regulatory, environmental law, transportation and tax.



Banking & Finance:
3 partners; 7 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Advising DNB Bank on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market
■ Advising the EIB in the provision of a MEUR 190 loan to UAB Vilniaus kogeneracinė jėgainė, a subsidiary of Lietuvos energija, UAB, to finance Lietuvos Energija Vilnius CHP Project, guaranteed by Lietuvos energija, UAB
Key Clients: DNB Bank, Deutsche Bank, Luminor bank, EBRD, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, SEB
Contact: Akvilė Bosaitė, Partner, Elijus Burgis, Partner
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Competition/Antitrust:
2 partners, 4 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Together with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Brussels assisted the historical monopolist of the Lithuanian railways in the investigation currently conducted by the European Commission
■ Advising DNB Bank on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market. This transaction is one of the largest mergers in the Baltic region
Key Clients: Gjensidige, Luminor bank, Deutsche Bank AG, Viking Malt Oy, Bayer, UAB Coca-Cola HBC Lietuva, AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways)
Contact: Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė, Managing Associate
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/Commercial:
4 partners, 13 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Advising Modern Times Group (MTG), a Swedish digital entertainment company, on the sale of its Baltic subsidiaries to Providence Equity Partners
■ Advising Gjensidige, the second largest Nordic and Baltic insurance group, which has finalised the merger of its companies in the Baltic States
Key Clients: Luminor Bank, Gjensidige, Johnson and Johnson, Coca-Cola HBC, Santa Monica Networks Group, Modern Times Group, Zentiva group a.s.
Contact: Dr Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner, Dr Juozas Rimas, Partner
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
4 partners, 24 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Representing a major Latvian airport as a Respondent in a case initiated by former one of the biggest air carriers in Lithuania which is currently under bankruptcy proceedings.
■ Representing Lithuanian Railways in cases against the largest petroleum refining company in Baltic States AB Orlen Lietuva regarding reimbursement of debt for freight transportation.
Key Clients: Riga international airport, AB Lietuvosgeležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways), Veolia group companies in France and Lithuania, Enercon GmbH, SIA UniCredit leasing, Lithuanian subsidiary, East-West United Bank S.A.
Contact: Dr Rimantas Simaitis, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
1 partners, 4 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Providing on-going advice regarding complex labour law issues in connection with operation of local subsidiary (data centre) of Western Union
■ Undertook the revision of all standard employment documents used by the client, LIDL Sti ung & Co. and advised the client on their conformity to the employment law requirements of the Republic of Lithuania
Key Clients: Western Union, LIDL Stiftung & Co. KG, Eli Lily, Bayer, Marks & Spencer, Danone, CITCO, DHL, Gjensidige
Contact: Dr Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė, Legal Counsel
Email: [email protected]

Energy:
3 partners, 8 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Advising Rail Baltica statyba UAB, a subsidiary of the state enterprise Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos geležinkeliai AB) on the development of the strategic infrastructure project Rail Baltica
■ Advised Vilniaus energija UAB, one of Lithuania’s largest heat and power producers and suppliers, in the civil case against Lesto AB regarding remuneration for the public services obligations for production of electricity power in combined heat and power plants
Key Clients: Rail Baltica Statyba, AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways), DANPOWER Baltic UAB, Lords LB Asset Management, LITGRID AB, Höegh LNG.
Contact: Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
1 partner, 3 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Have represented Bayer Schering Pharma AG before the Lithuanian Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court in a complex landmark litigation relating to the infringement of several pharmaceutical patents
■ Advised and represented Courtwall GmbH, one of the three leading international providers for squash and racquetball court construction, in a complex European Union trade mark infringement matter against VS Sport, a local sports equipment wholesale company
Key Clients: Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Hospira Inc., Bayer Cropsience AG, Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Novartis Pharma AG, Goodyear, Roche
Contact: Žilvinas Kvietkus, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
2 partners, 8 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Advising different parties to joint venture of Rail Baltica project on the development of the strategic infrastructure project Rail Baltica
■ Representing Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat Ve Taahhut As, major role player in the construction industry at both domestic and international markets, a leader in rail system projects, infrastructure projects and industrial projects in Turkey, also its subsidiary in Poland, in preparations to participate in the biggest PPP project in Lithuania - Vilnius Multifunctional Complex
Key Clients: Rail Baltica Statyba, RB Rail AS, LCN capital Partners, EIKA UAB, Lords LB Asset Management UAB, AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways), Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat Ve Taahhut As
Contact: Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
1 partner, 4 fee earners based in Vilnius
■ Advised East West Agro on all tax matters related to an IPO on the Nasdaq First North market. The client required careful structuring prior to preparation for the IPO process as well as detailed consultations on tax matters throughout the IPO
■ Advised Linas Agro Group on taxation of top management cross-board employment in Lithuania and Latvia. Consulting services included identification of relevant tax risks, as well as recommendations on the elimination thereof and the creation of a detailed step plan for the implementation of a new structure
Key Clients: Linas Agro Group, LIDL Lietuva, Gjensidige Forsikring, EAST WEST Agro, Orkla Foods Lietuva, Bennet Distributors.
Contact: Rokas Daugėla, Managing Associate, Head of Tax
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • Pärnu mnt 15,
  • Tallinn,
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10141
  • Tel +372 665 1888
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pärnu mnt 15,
  • Tallinn,
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10141
  • Tel +372 665 1888
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pärnu mnt 15,
  • Tallinn,
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10141
  • Tel +372 665 1888
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pärnu mnt 15,
  • Tallinn,
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10141
  • Tel +372 665 1888
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pärnu mnt 15,
  • Tallinn,
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10141
  • Tel +372 665 1888
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pärnu mnt 15,
  • Tallinn,
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10141
  • Tel +372 665 1888
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pärnu mnt 15,
  • Tallinn,
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10141
  • Tel +372 665 1888
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pärnu mnt 15,
  • Tallinn,
  • Harjumaa
  • Estonia
  • 10141
  • Tel +372 665 1888
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Marijas iela 13 k-2,
  • Riga,
  • Latvia
  • LV-10150
  • Tel +371 6720 1800
  • Fax +371 6720 1801
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Lvovo 25,
  • Vilnius,
  • Lithuania
  • LT-09320
  • Tel +370 5 250 0800
  • Fax +370 5 250 0802
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Pobediteley ave, 100-207,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220020
  • Tel +375 2962 45915
  • Email : [email protected]