Former Wolf Theiss Poland Co-Managing Partner Ron Given has joined Deloitte Legal as its CE Senior Legal Counsel, responsible for all of the firm’s offices in 19 Central and Eastern European countries.
Sorainen has advised Baltic private equity investment fund Livonia Partners on its acquisition of Klaasimeister, an Estonia-based glass processing company. The transaction remains contingent on the approval of the Estonian Competition Authority.
Sorainen's Estonian and Lithuanian offices have advised Nordea Bank and DNB on financing they provided to the Luminor Group to develop Luminor’s lending activities and group liquidity buffers and to refinance existing debt. Cobalt advised Luminor on the deal.
Sorainen has advised Livonia Partners and its portfolio company Thermory AS on the acquisition of a majority share in Siparila Oy, a Finnish wood-processing company specializing in exterior and interior panels and cladding.
Pohla & Hallmagi, Merkants, and Proventus Law have advised the shareholders of Nortire OU on the sale of 100% shares of the company to Global Rubber Industries Ltd. TGS Baltic reportedly advised GRI on the acquisition.
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COBALT has been named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 6 times. We were recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the IFLR European Awards in London. COBALT also won CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the overall Baltic Deal of the Year, at the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Awards. We have received multiple awards from the Chambers Europe, IFLR, The Lawyer and Mergermarket and we are regularly listed amongst the top performing M&A legal advisors in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket deal tables.