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Although the coronavirus has effected the Baltics like everyone else, Sorainen Country Managing Partner for Lithuania Tomas Kontautas says, it hasn’t, at least in the short term, resulted in any slow down in work, and he reports that commercial lawyers in Lithuania are “not only busy – but much busier than normal” in the week and a half since the country’s borders were closed on March 16, 2020. “There’s been a lot of activity on hotlines, and lots of questions for law firms,” he reports, “both in contract performance and employment matters, and in many other areas as well.”

Sweden's Per Magnusson, the co-founder of the Magnusson law firm, which has offices in seven countries — including four in CEE — has left the firm to launch an advisory business in Stockholm.

TGS Baltic Successful for Orlen Lietuva in Dispute Over Ownership of Leftover Oil in Pipeline

TGS Baltic has successfully represented Orlen Lietuva before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania in a dispute regarding Polocktransneft Druzhba's claim for damages of over USD 70 million.

SPC Legal Successful for Baltic Environmental Forum in Vilnius Administrative Court

SPC Legal has successfully represented the non-profit Baltic Environmental Forum in Vilnius' Administrative Court in its claim that the State Service for Protected Areas unlawfully suspended the expansion of Lithuania's Punia pinewood reserve.

Pohla & Hallmagi Advises SEED on Sale of Lithuanian Subsidiary

Pohla & Hallmagi has advised Norway's Selvaag Eastern European Development Fund OU on the sale of its 100% shareholding in its LIthuanian subsidiary, UAB Parkavimo Paslaugos, to UAB Baltexpro.

Ellex and Cobalt Advise on Fan19's Acquisition of Engagecraft

Ellex Valiunas has advised Fan19 on its acquisition of 100% of shares of Engagecraft. Cobalt advised the unidentified seller on the deal, and financial details were not disclosed.

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm successfully protected the interests of Ukrainian manufacturers and members of the Ukrainian Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Producers Association in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports of gas-concrete blocks originating in the Republic of Belarus.

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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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