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Did You Know: 12-Month Dispute Leaderboard in CEE

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Did you know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, of the 88 law firm partners who have reported working on disputes in CEE over the past 12 months, only nine have reported working on more than one?

Litigation is an under-reported practice area, in large part as, generally, only the attorneys who win for their clients choose to report their work. In this context, it is perhaps particularly impressive that nine lawyers have reported working on multiple litigation matters since April 2023.

That group is led by CMS’s Kostadin Sirleshtov and Sayenko Kharenko’s Yaroslav Ognevyuk, both of whom reported working on four disputes concluded over the past year. Sirleshtov has been particularly busy in 2024, in fact, as three of the four disputes he’s worked on over the past 12 months were reported in the first three months of 2024.

Bogdan Gecic of Gecic Law, who has worked on three matters in the past twelve months (including two reported so far in 2024), is close behind in third place.

A total of six lawyers have reported working on two litigation matters over the past twelve months: Asters’ Julia Semeniy, Zivkovic Samardzic’s Kruna Savovic, Baker McKenzie’s Marcin Trepka, Ilyashev & Partners’ Mikhail Ilyashev, Gecic Law’s Ognjen Colic, and Cobalt’s Sandija Novicka.

Did you know you can learn more about which matters these litigation leaders have worked on, or explore the leaderboards in other practice areas, by yourself? Just visit the Activity Rankings section of the CEELMDirect website – the world’s only truly dynamic legal directory – and find out for yourself!

Cobalt at a Glance

COBALT is a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices across the Baltics, uniting more than 250 attorneys and support staff. During 25 years of experience, we have become a strategic partner to our clients in handling both daily matters and complex large–scale transactions and disputes.

The firm’s broad spectrum of expertise and established position as the market leader gives a comprehensive basis for providing full-service business law advice.

Top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, and the region’s most promising start-ups are among our clients. We offer leading-edge solutions in key industry sectors: Consumer Products, Trade & Distribution, Real Estate & Construction, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Communications, Media & Technologies, Financial Services, Transport & Logistics.

COBALT has been named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 7 times receiving Chambers Europe, IFLR, The Lawyer and Mergermarket awards, and we are regularly listed amongst the top-performing M&A legal advisors in the Bloomberg, Refinitiv and Mergermarket deal tables. Recognized as the No.1 Lithuanian law firm in the Prospera Law Firm Review 2021 and No. 1 law firm in Latvia in 2022, 2020, 2019, and 2018 client satisfaction surveys. We were recognized as a Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 Chambers Europe Awards ceremony and named the Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year and Pro Bono Firm of the Year at the annual ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021 ceremony. 

More information on COBALT can be found at www.cobalt.legal.