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Cobalt Lithuania has advised KJK Sports on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Baltic Bicycle Trade UAB from Denmark's Asgaard A/S and Lithuania's Litcapital I. TGS Baltic advised Asgaard and Litcapital I on the sale, which remains contingent on competition clearance and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019. 

Ellex Valiunas has advised US private equity company Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, HKW, and its affiliated company Xirgo Technologies on their acquisition of a 100% stake in Baltic Car Equipment, a Lithuanian company which manufactures electronic equipment and develops IT solutions for transport and agricultural machinery.

Sorainen and Mannheimer Swartling have advised telecommunication company Bite on its agreement with Tele2 to create a shared radio access network in Lithuania and Latvia. TGS Baltic and Vinge advised Tele2.According to Sorainen, the partnership is expected to boost the 5G network development process and benefit for the development of modern economies in Latvia and Lithuania. It will also enable companies to increase service quality for their clients by offering a wider, stronger network and optimizing each party’s network infrastructure maintenance and development costs.

Dentons and TGS Baltic have advised the Republic of Lithuania on the issuance of EUR 650 million 0.500% Notes due 2029 and EUR 850 million 1.625% Notes due 2049. BNP Paribas and J.P. Morgan were the Joint Lead Managers on the issuance. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was international counsel and Sorainen acted as Lithuanian counsel to the underwriters.

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COBALT is closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, making us one of the largest law firms in the Baltic market. 

COBALT is a trusted partner for daily matters and complex large-scale transactions and disputes. The firm’s broad spectrum of expertise and established position as the market leader give a comprehensive basis for providing advice on special areas of business law.

We advise top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, and the region’s most promising start-ups. 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 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

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