Dr Juozas
Rimas
Partner / Lithuania
 
about

Dr Juozas Rimas is a Partner and the Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group at COBALT Lithuania, specialising in the fields of M&A (Private Equity) and Corporate Law. Juozas Rimas holds a PhD in Law (2010), which he received from Vilnius University for a thesis on corporate law issues in private equity transactions. Dr Rimas has led over 30 M&A projects where he was in charge of structuring, due diligence, negotiations and general project management, as well as over 10 projects of corporate restructuring (including business transfer, merger and spin-off procedures).

 
recognition
  • Corporate/Commercial - Band 3, Chambers 2020
  • M&A - Highly regarded, IFLR1000 2020
 
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Languages
Lithuanian, English, Russian

Education & membership
  • 2010 Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, PhD in social science, law
  • 2005 Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Master's in Law degree
  • 2000 Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University
  • Since 2010 Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association


Publications
 
experience
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  • 2018 — 09 — 07
    COBALT advised Furniture1, UAB on the sale of 30% of its shares to Bygghemma Group
  • 2018 — 08 — 08
    COBALT is advising AMC III on sale of shares in the refrigerated equipment manufacturer UAB Freor LT
  • 2018 — 01 — 12
    COBALT and CMS advised PFR TFI on the acquisition of a minority stake in UAB EMP recycling
  • 2017 — 10 — 24
    COBALT advised AB Rokiškio sūris on the acquisition of its 10% shareholding by strategic investor Fonterra
  • 2017 — 10 — 18
    COBALT advised on sale of MTG Baltic subsidiaries
  • 2017 — 03 — 20
    COBALT advises Santa Monica Networks on sale of its Finnish-Baltic subsidiaries
  • 2016 — 10 — 31
    COBALT advised Gjensidige on the completion of the merger of Baltic companies
  • 2016 — 09 — 16
    COBALT advised Cgates on its recent acquisitions of several telecommunication services providers
  • 2016 — 03 — 21
    COBALT advised INVL Technology in acquisition of Algoritmu sistemos
  • 2015 — 09 — 30
    COBALT client Gjensidige completes PZU Lietuva acquisition
  • 2015 — 09 — 18
    Advising Deutsche Bank as one of the providers of financing for the unprecedent acquisition of a loan portfolio from bankrupt AB bank Snoras
  • 2015 — 07 — 13
    COBALT advised Cgates on acquisition of 5 telecommunication companies
  • 2015 — 02 — 26
    COBALT represented BaltCap on the acquisition of the remaining shareholding in Ecoservice
  • 2015 — 02 — 19
    COBALT represented Mezzanine Management Group on its debut investment in the Baltics to UAB Freor LT
  • 2015 — 02 — 13
    COBALT advised shareholders of Cgates in the sale of their shareholding to East Capital
  • 2015 — 02 — 03
    COBALT advised Gjensidige on the acquisition of PZU Lietuva
  • 2014 — 11 — 20
    COBALT advised UAB Cgates on the acquisition of three Lithuanian cable TV and Internet providers
  • 2014 — 05 — 29
    COBALT advised Herkules Private Equity Fund II on the sale of Estrella Maarud
  • 2014 — 04 — 14
    COBALT advised BaltCap on the acquisition of shares in UAB Ecoservice
  • 2013 — 07 — 29
    COBALT advised UAB Fegda on the acquisition of controlling interest in UAB Tilsta
  • 2013 — 05 — 15
    COBALT led an unprecedented transfer of good bank assets to a major Lithuanian bank
  • 2013 — 01 — 11
    COBALT advised BaltCap on the investment in the chain of branded coffee shops Coffee Inn
  • 2012 — 10 — 11
    COBALT advised Eesti Post on the acquisition of Unipakas
  • "Juozas Rimas is known for his experience in advising domestic and international clients on a range of transactions. Sources applaud his business understanding, with one reporting: "His innovative attitude enables him to find creative ways to solve legal problems." Another client describes him as commercially-oriented and proactive."
    Chambers Global 2020. Corporate / Commercial
    "Juozas Rimas acts on a variety of domestic and cross-border matters, advising on the firm's key transactions. He commands a solid reputation in the market, with interviewees commending him for being "very fast in responses and clear in communication."
    Chambers Europe 2019, Corporate / Commercial