Elijus
Burgis
Partner / Lithuania
 
about

Elijus Burgis is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Department. He has more than 20 years of experience in advising on different M&A, banking, project finance and competition law matters. International law directories have ranked him among the leading Lithuanian experts in M&A, Banking and Competition law. Elijus Burgis holds a Law degree from Vilnius University, Lithuania and a Master of European Law degree from Stockholm University, Sweden.

During the years of his practice Mr Burgis has been an adviser in a number of the largest M&A transactions and financing projects in Lithuania and has also advised clients on various matters related to corporate, banking and finance, securities and competition law.

 

 
recognition
  • Banking and finance - Band 3, Chambers 2020
  • Competition/Antitrust - Band 3, Chambers 2020
  • Corporate/Commercial - Band 2, Chambers 2020
  • Banking - Highly regarded, IFLR1000 2020
  • Competition - Highly regarded, IFLR1000 2020
  • M&A - Highly regarded, IFLR1000 2020
  • Project finance - Highly regarded, IFLR1000 2020
  • Banking, finance and capital markets - Hall of fame, Legal500 2020
 
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Languages
Lithuanian, English, Russian

Education & membership
  • Faculty of Law, Stockholm University, Sweden (Master of European Law) (2001)
  • Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Lithuania (Law degree) (1999)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) (since 2009)
  • Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association (since 2002)
  • Since 2002 Member of the European Young Bar Association, President (2005-2006)
  • Since 2000 Member of the Lithuanian Young Bar Association, President (2004-2009)


Publications
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experience
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  • 2019 — 10 — 30
    COBALT advised the shareholders of Danpower Baltic on the sale of 90% of their shares to Idex
  • 2019 — 07 — 18
    COBALT advised Practica Capital on its investment in Oxipit
  • 2019 — 06 — 18
    COBALT represented the shareholders of UAB Vėjų spektras in the sale of its shares to the Swiss investment fund Quaero European Infrastructure Fund
  • 2019 — 05 — 17
    COBALT advised Alna Group companies on the sale of a stake in its holding company to a fund managed by UAB Orion Asset Management
  • 2019 — 01 — 31
    COBALT advises Resolution Holdings on the acquisition of Luminor būstas
  • 2019 — 01 — 04
    COBALT represents SEB bank in allocating EUR 80 million financing for the development of Klaipėdos Smeltė
  • 2019 — 01 — 03
    COBALT represented BaltCap Fund in its acquisition of 100% of shares in Pardavimo automatai
  • 2018 — 12 — 18
    COBALT advised Practica Capital on the launch of new venture capital fund Practica Capital Venture II
  • 2018 — 11 — 23
    COBALT has successfully defended the interests of the Luxembourg-based bank East West United Bank S.A. in a EUR 44 million claim
  • 2018 — 10 — 12
    COBALT represents INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund in its indirect acquisition of the InMedica chain of medical clinics
  • 2018 — 08 — 14
    COBALT is consulting Stemma Group, UAB on the sale of shares in two subsidiaries to Lietuvos energija, UAB
  • 2018 — 01 — 29
    COBALT successfully defended the German energy company Danpower in an extraordinary case against the Ministry of Energy
  • 2018 — 01 — 26
    COBALT advised UAB Gaudrė on the sale of 100% of the shares to the global concern Würth Group
  • 2018 — 01 — 26
    COBALT is advising UAB Lords LB Asset Management on the merger of UAB Parkdema and UAB Unipark
  • 2017 — 10 — 23
    COBALT advised Otravo on the acquisition of UAB Interneto partneris
  • 2017 — 09 — 20
    COBALT obtains a fine reduction for UAB Ministerium by more than a half
  • 2017 — 09 — 19
    COBALT is advising UAB Media bitės on the acquisition of UAB Žurnalų leidybos grupė
  • 2017 — 07 — 05
    COBALT advises Livonia Partners on the acquisition of Cgates
  • 2016 — 12 — 12
    COBALT advised Lords LB Special Fund III on its acquisition of UAB Vilniaus miesto projektai
  • 2016 — 12 — 12
    COBALT advised Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund on the acquisition of UAB Čiurlionio tiltas
  • 2016 — 09 — 26
    COBALT advised AB Amilina on the acquisition of shares in AB Lignoterma
  • 2016 — 06 — 17
    COBALT advised UAB Amberwind in connection with the development of the largest wind park in the Baltics
  • 2016 — 04 — 08
    COBALT advised Practica Venture Capital on its investment in UAB Softneta
  • 2016 — 04 — 07
    COBALT advised Practica Venture Capital in granting a loan to UAB East West Agro
  • 2016 — 04 — 06
    COBALT advised GECO Investicijos on competition law matters
  • 2016 — 04 — 05
    COBALT assists Viking Malt Oy in a merger clearance procedure
  • 2016 — 03 — 17
    COBALT advised Nets on its acquisition of Nordea Merchant Acquiring for EUR 230 million
  • 2016 — 01 — 05
    COBALT advises UAB 3 RILL on the acquisition of shares in UAB Putokšnis
  • 2015 — 12 — 28
    COBALT advises Mid Europa Partners on its sale of Bite
  • 2015 — 11 — 18
    COBALT advises BaltCap in acquiring Baltic operations of financial automation company OpusCapita
  • 2015 — 09 — 04
    COBALT acted for a syndicate of banks in a major financing transaction with AS Graanul Invest
  • 2015 — 07 — 10
    COBALT represented Amberwind in the acquisition by Kamineros grupe of joint control in the company
  • 2014 — 05 — 27
    COBALT advised UAB Kelprojektas on the acquisition of controlling interest in UAB Kelvista
  • 2014 — 05 — 27
    COBALT advised UAB EPSO-G on the acquisition of shares in AB Amber Grid from E.ON Ruhrgas International
  • 2014 — 03 — 21
    COBALT advised UAB LTk capital and UAB G Capital on the sale of 100% interest in UAB Kruzas Nordic Cosmetics Distribution
  • 2013 — 10 — 01
    COBALT advised UAB Future Retail on attracting financing from a venture capital investor
  • 2013 — 07 — 31
    COBALT advised UAB Kelprojektas, controlled by BaltCap, on the acquisition of controlling interest in UAB Urbanistika
  • 2013 — 04 — 12
    COBALT advised Small Planet Airlines‘ executives on the acquisition of shares in the company
  • 2012 — 07 — 27
    COBALT contributed to the establishment of two Practica Capital funds
  • 2012 — 03 — 19
    COBALT represented creditors of bank Snoras in relation to an investment dispute against the Lithuanian government
  • 2012 — 02 — 25
    COBALT successfully assisted in the dairy cartel case
  • "Elijus Burgis has extensive experience in advising clients on transactions from a number of sectors including banking and energy. Interviewees praise him for his in-depth M&A expertise."
    Chambers Global 2020, Corporate / Commercial
    "Elijus Burgis advises clients from a number of industries on transactional and investment work. Observers appreciate his knowledge of the sector and his negotiating skills, with one source noting that he "remains calm" and "maintains a good tone" throughout the process."
    Chambers Europe 2019, Corporate / Commercial
    "Elijus Burgis is a versatile practitioner, frequently assisting clients with merger control matters. Clients are impressed by his""business understanding and advice."" He assisted Lords LB Asset Management with merger clearance pertaining to its acquisition of Unipark."
    Chambers Europe 2019, Competition / Antitrust
    "Head of the corporate transactions department Elijus Burgis assists clients with financing transactions and securities matters. Clients note his dedication and diligence."
    Chambers Europe 2019, Banking & Finance
    "Cobalt displays a "high level of intelligence, professionalism and promptness" in the wide range of services it provides for corporate and private clients. Practice co-head Elijus Burgis and managing partner Irmantas Norkus led the advice to DNB on combining its operations with Nordea in the Baltics states, which included all aspects of the planning of the transaction and regulatory and merger control matters. It continues to advise the newly combined bank Luminor."
    Legal 500, 2019