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.


  • "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)
  • "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)
  • "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)
  • "Head of the corporate transactions department,Elijus Burgis is described as "very fast, creative, dedicated and a strong negotiator." His scope of expertise also extends to M&A and competition. He attracts particular acclaim for transactional mandates." (Chambers Europe 2016, Banking and finance)
  • "Market commentators note Elijus Burgis for his visibility on high-end competition cases. Clients describe him as "very fast, creative, dedicated and a strong negotiator." His expertise includes merger clearance, cartels and abuse of dominance cases." (Chambers Europe 2016, Competition/Antitrust)
  • "Heading the corporate team, Elijus Burgis has extensive experience in transactional matters and is also a leading banking lawyer. He led the team advising state-owned EPSO-G on its acquisition of shares in Lietuvos dujos, Amber Grid and LESTO by EPSO-G and Lietuvos Energija." (Chambers Europe 2016, Corporate/Commercial)
  • "Versatile Elijus Burgis divides his time among financing, M&A and competition matters." (Chambers Europe 2015, Banking and finance)
  • "Elijus Burgis has significant experience in competition law and is also a highly recognised financing and corporate law expert." (Chambers Europe 2015, Competition/Antitrust)
  • "Observers call him [Elijus Burgis] “charismatic” and “exceptionally professional"." (Chambers Europe 2012, Banking and finance)