Dr Irmantas Norkus is the Managing Partner of COBALT Lithuania, with over 20 years of extensive experience in private and public M&A, competition, banking and finance. During his career Dr Norkus has led numerous landmark cross-border and domestic transactions and projects and has handled some of the most complex antitrust matters of recent times. He has represented a broad range of high-profile corporate clients, investment funds, issuers, financial institutions and institutional investors. Dr Norkus’ exceptional and impeccable service has earned him a reputation as a leading lawyer in his areas of practice.

  • “Managing partner Irmantas Norkus is valued by clients for his strategic advice on significant cases, including merger-related competition issues. He also stands out for his knowledge of cartels and restrictive agreements.“ (Chambers Europe 2016, Competition/Antitrust)
  • "Versatile Irmantas Norkus has strong previous experience in the practice area and is highly involved in the firm's strategic cases." (Chambers Europe 2015, Competition/Antitrust)
  • "Dr Irmantas Norkus at COBALT "combines a wealth of experience and relevant contacts in Lithuania with a sound knowledge of EU law"." (Legal 500 2015, EU and competition)
  • "Dr Irmantas Norkus takes a hands-on approach on the firm's highlight mandates. Sources describe him as a "top lawyer who is still very much involved at every stage of the transaction"." (Chambers Global 2015, Corporate/Commercial)
  • “One of the leaders in the field, Irmantas Norkus impresses clients with his negotiation skills and technical prowess. [...] “He always sees the bigger picture, tells you what you need and provides quality solutions”.” (Chambers Europe 2012, Corporate)
“A leading presence in the corporate and M&A field, managing partner Irmantas Norkusis appreciated for his proactive approach: "He likes working hands-on, he is a face on big deals."He was a lead partner advising Gjensidige Forsikring on its acquisition of PZU Lietuva for EUR54 million. He is also a market-leading competition expert.“
Chambers Global 2016, Corporate/Commercial