The Estonian office of Cobalt has successfully represented Astro Vara in a dispute with Kermon Hekta and Kermon, companies held by Kersti Kracht.
Sorainen and Greenberg Traurig have advised Allianz SE on its acquisition of life and non-life insurance operations and the pension and asset management business in Poland and Lithuania — including Lithuanian subsidiary Aviva Lithuania — from the Aviva Group. The Aviva Poland business also includes Aviva’s 51% shareholding in life and general insurance joint ventures with Santander: Santander-Aviva Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Na Zycie S.A. and Santander-Aviva Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen S.A. Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr, working with lead counsel Slaughter and May, advised Aviva on the deal in Poland, and Cobalt advised Aviva on Lithuanian aspects. Rymarz Zdort advised Santander.
The Latvian office of Cobalt, working alongside Clifford Chance, has advised joint lead managers Barclays, BNP Paribas, and Credit Agricole CIB on the issue of a ten-year EUR 1.250 billion Eurobond by the Republic of Latvia, setting a yield at 0.105% and a coupon of 0.000%. Allen & Overy reportedly advised the Republic of Latvia on the issuance.
Cobalt has advised Austrian railway and infrastructure constructor Swietelsky AG on winning a EUR 237 million contract to build the Rail Baltica station and related infrastructure at the Riga International Airport. The contract was awarded in a public procurement procedure by Eiropas Dzelzcela linijas SIA, the implementing body of the Rail Baltica project in Latvia.