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Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė Joins COBALT as Head of the Firm’s Competition Law Practice


Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė has joined COBALT Lithuania to head the Competition Law Practice Group, one of the firm’s highly regarded and internationally recognised practices. Prior to joining COBALT, Rasa was an Associate Partner at TGS Baltic.

For over 13 years, Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė has concentrated her practice in competition law and has substantial experience in energy, pharmacy, aviation and other regulated areas of law. During her legal career, she has advised clients, both local and international, on competition law and other commercial law matters.

In addition, Rasa has acted for clients in commercial and administrative disputes involving various aspects of European Union law, state aid, competition, aviation, energy, and healthcare law.

“Competition law is highly relevant in today’s business setting. Our team has earned international recognition and has a wealth of experience representing clients in a great number of major Lithuanian competition proceedings. I am delighted to welcome the arrival of a competition law expert who is highly valued, experienced and well known in the market. Rasa will add to our expertise, and our team will continue to work together to meet the expectations of our clients for premier legal services,” Dr Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner at COBALT Lithuania, said.

Competition lawyers at COBALT Lithuania represent both local and foreign companies before the European Commission, Lithuanian public authorities, the Competition Council and courts of all instances and assist them in obtaining merger clearance in complex M&A transactions. Among their clients are DNB bankas, Viking Malt Oy, the largest malt producer in the Baltic and Nordic region, AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai, UAB AMIC Lietuva, Riga International Airport, AB Rokiškio sūris, UAB Marijampolės pieno konservai, and many others.

On joining the firm, the new Head of COBALT’s Competition Law Practice said: “I am excited to become part of the competition team with a reputation for innovative approach and excellence in the market. Our priority will remain to deliver top-notch legal services and offer pioneering legal solutions to our clients”.

Rasa has a Master’s degree in Law from Vilnius University and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in EU Competition Law from King’s College London. She has also gained valuable knowledge of EU competition law through attendance of numerous international and national conferences.

Rasa has delivered presentations at local and international EU law conferences and has been contributing articles on EU competition law to various publications.