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.

  • "Irmantas Norkus is a well-established figure in the market and is adept at handling a broad range of domestic and international transactions. "Irmantas Norkus is hard-working and ambitious." (Chambers Global 2020, Coporate / Commercial)
  • "Managing partner Irmantas Norkus is a highly respected figure in the market. He represents domestic and international clients from a variety of sectors including banking, telecommunications and entertainment. Sources praise his longevity and note that he has "earned his name and ranking." (Chambers Europe 2019, Corporate/Commercial)
  • "Managing partner Irmantas Norkus assists with the firm's key mandates, regularly advising on merger clearance, dominant position cases and anti-competitive agreements. He co-led the team representing Air Baltic in a claim for damages pertaining to an alleged infringement of national and EU competition law." (Chambers Europe 2019, Competition/Antitrust)
  • "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)
  • “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)
"Irmantas Norkus is a well-established figure in the market and is adept at handling a broad range of domestic and international transactions. Irmantas Norkus is hard-working and ambitious."
Chambers Global 2020. Coporate / Commercial