The independent Legal 500 directory, recognised in over 100 countries, announced the latest ratings of Lithuanian law firm rankings, with law offices COBALT top ranked (Tier1) in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, EU and competition, dispute resolution and telecommunications, media and technology law. The firm has also been recommended in intellectual property, real estate and construction law.
The Legal 500 directory nominated Dr Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner of COBALT Lithuania office, Elijus Burgis, Partner and Head of Corporate Transactions Department, and Žilvinas Kvietkus, Partner and Head of General Commercial Law Department as leading legal experts in the elite leading lawyers list.
Directory ranked Dr Rimantas Simaitis, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution Department, Managing Associates Akvilė Bosaitė, Giedrius Murauskas, Aušrys Šliavas and Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė, Senior Associate Liudas Karnickas and Associate Julija Beldeninovienė as recommended lawyers in different practice areas.
The Legal 500 indicated that COBALT is the most active player in the market in various financing, refinancing, banking and investment fund projects. The firm was also highlighted as the major adviser in the process of temporary administration of Ūkio bankas, involving a complex transfer and assumption of assets, rights, transactions and liabilities valued at EUR 785 million. This was the largest transaction in Lithuania during several past years.
The ratings have also highlighted COBALT’ extremely active in the fields of real estate, insurance, trademark and copyright, public procurement, energy, bankruptcy and restructuring, information technology, media and pharmaceuticals projects, and the team is acclaimed for flexibility and delivery of accurate and professional advices.