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The Court of Appeal of Lithuania has granted the appeal of Fort's Vilnius office and has decided that the court of first instance increased the risk of different court decisions arising from similar circumstances by obliging 212 investors of the bankrupt Snoras bank to submit 212 separate claims instead of one joint claim.

Cobalt has advised the shareholders of UAB Sekargas Ir Kompanija — a Lithuanian provider of cargo supervision and quality inspection services — on the sale of 70 percent of the company’s shares to J.S. Hamilton Poland S.A. Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised J.S. Hamilton Poland on the transaction, which closed in February following clearance by Lithuania's Competition Council and Commission for Approval of Conformity of Potential Participants to National Security Interests. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.

After the adoption of amendments to the Civil Procedure Code by the Parliament of Lithuania on March 13, 2014, a modern and detailed regulation of class action lawsuits came into force on January 1, 2015. After two years of its application, it is interesting to evaluate why this regulation was adopted and how it works in practice.

Glimstedt has advised the IKEA Group on its acquisition of a 45 MW capacity wind farm in the Lithuanian district of Mazeikiai by purchasing the shares of the investment fund Orion Alternative Energy Fund (managed by the company Orion Asset Management) and the shares of Pamario Jegainiu Energija held by the investment fund Energy Investment Fund. The sellers were advised by Ellex Valiunas. 

Tark Grunte Sutkiene has successfully assisted LV Asset Management AIFP in its application for status as a registered alternative fund manager to Latvia's Financial and Capital Market Commission and AB INVL Baltic Real Estate on its transformation into a licensed Lithuanian special closed-end type investment company.

Sorainen, Valiunas Ellex, Klavins Ellex, and Cobalt have advised on Baltic elements of the acquisition by AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. of Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB from European private equity firm Bridgepoint and Swedish media group Bonnier Holding. The transaction — all-cash and valued at SEK 8.250 million (approximately USD 929 million) — is conditional upon antitrust clearance by the European Commission, which is expected in the first half of 2017.

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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

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