2016 — 04 — 21
COBALT Winner of IFLR Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2016 Award

COBALT has been recognized for its work in the field of finance and corporate as winner of IFLR’s Baltic Law Firm of the Year award. The awards ceremony took place in London on the evening of 21st April, 2016. IFLR national firm awards are given to law firms with the best track record in 2015, recognizing the region’s most innovative deals and outstanding achievements of the law firms involved. Awards are given on the basis of the contribution and influence of the relevant law firms to the legal practice.

COBALT has one of the leading finance and corporate practices in the Baltic region. The team of lawyers practicing in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania regularly handles the biggest and most complex financial transactions in the region, assisting leading banks and other financial institutions, as well as corporates on all aspects of buying and selling companies and businesses, often involving a cross-border element.

Managing Partner of COBALT Lithuania, Dr Irmantas Norkus states: “Finance and corporate are some of the back-bone practices of COBALT and we are delighted to see that our team gets a well-deserved recognition from IFLR. Given our core strategic focus, reputation for innovation is very important to us.”

“The finance practice run by Girts Lejins and Lauris Liepa in Latvia, Elijus Burgis in Lithuania, Marina Tolmatshova and Kristel Raidla-Talur in Estonia has a sterling reputation on the market. The team is outstanding in the area of complex finance, corporate, competition and M&A transactions”, says Martin Simovart, Partner of COBALT Estonia and Head of Global Relations.

“We are of course thrilled of winning this prestigious award. The award is an acknowledgment of the strong position COBALT enjoys in the Baltic region, being on the top of the market  for more than twenty years”, says Lauris Liepa, Managing Partner of COBALT Latvia.

IFLR (International Financial Law Review, a Euromoney publication) is the leading source of information on legal developments for banks, financial institutions, corporations and law firms worldwide. As the only publication to focus exclusively on international finance law, IFLR's Annual Awards are the benchmark of excellence in the field.