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TGS Baltic Announces New Board and Chair

TGS Baltic Announces New Board and Chair

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TGS Baltic has appointed Estonian Partners Kadri Kallas and Leonid Tolstov, Latvian Managing Partner Ivars Grunte and Partner Andra Rubene, and Lithuanian Executive Partner Marius Matonis to the firm's board and has elected Lithuania Managing Partner Vilius Bernatonis as Chair of the Board.

Vilius takes the role of Chair from Estonian counterpart Martin Tamme, who headed the Board since 2018.

TGS Baltic describes Vilius Bernatonis as "an internationally recognized expert with over 20 years of legal experience mainly in the Energy and Finance sectors, who also holds a Global Executive MBA from IESE, the leading business school worldwide according to the Financial Times." According to the firm, "the newly appointed Chair elected for a two-year mandate says his focus will rely on two main areas: regional integration and reinforcement of a business-oriented approach."

"The ability to provide comprehensive legal services in all Baltic countries is a benefit for a client allowing to receive all types of legal services from one hand, to save money and time as well as to better manage risks," said Bernatonis. "However, to ensure the highest possible quality of services, it is essential to enable a sharing culture within the organization, allowing an exchange of best legal practices, markets insights, and client feedback. Another priority of ours is providing highly business-centric services. The most innovative solutions we have come up with over the past years, as well as the key victories of our clients, are related precisely to that unconventional approach going beyond the legal, thus this is definitely the direction to go."

Lithuanian Knowledge Partner

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

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

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