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About us
Membership
Social responsibility
Recognition

THE FIRM

COBALT is one of the leading legal service providers in the Baltics, consisting of a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law firms in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and uniting more than 250 highly experienced professionals.

With over 30 years of history advising businesses, we have consistently been at the top of rankings in international legal directories and have held seven titles of Baltic Law Firm of the Year, demonstrating our ability to deliver added value to every client year after year.

THE CULTURE

At COBALT, we stand for values: respect, engagement, and fair play. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment with a sense of belonging and equality at all levels.

Our efforts extend beyond our own organisation: we work on legislative committees, before the constitutional courts and with public institutions to support causes we believe in. As the legal environment plays a vital role in society, our mission is to deliver messages and empower governmental and non-governmental organisations to transform our shared community into a better place.

AWARDS

COBALT was named Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year at the 2024 Chambers Europe Awards ceremony.
COBALT received the Latvian Diversity Award 2024 in the Diversity Champion category.
COBALT received the CEE Legal Matters 2023 Deal of the Year Award for Estonia and Lithuania.
COBALT was named Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year at ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2023.
COBALT was awarded Baltic Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year at the Managing IP EMEA Awards 2023.
COBALT was awarded Baltic Law Firm of the Year at the Women in Business Awards 2023.
At the Riga Pride 2023 Diversity Award Ceremony, COBALT received the award in the "Pioneers" category.
COBALT Estonia was awarded with the Responsible Business Index. Responsible Business Forum Estonia promotes responsible practices through its network and awards outstanding ESG performers.
COBALT was named Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 Chambers Europe Awards ceremony.
COBALT received the CEE Legal Matters 2022 Deal of the Year Award for Estonia and Latvia.
COBALT was awarded Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year 2020 by Chambers Europe.
COBALT was named Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year and Pro Bono Firm of the Year at ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021.
COBALT received CEE Legal Matters 2020 Deal of the Year Award for Estonia and Latvia.
COBALT was recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the International Financial Law Review European Awards in London.
COBALT was recognized as Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2019 at The Lawyer European Awards. The Lawyer is Europe’s leading legal magazine.
Rankings
Certificates

Rankings

COBALT is recognised in Legal 500 EMEA Green Guide 2024 for our leading role in the Baltic renewables sector, our focus and expertise in green energy transactions, and our commitment to sustainability and ESG issues. More information: www.legal500.com/editions/green-guide-emea-2024/
Chambers Europe Guide recognizes COBALT for its expertise as a tier 1 law firm in 18 practice areas. The rankings confirm COBALT’s broad, market-leading competence in all key practice areas in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Further information: www.chambers.com
COBALT is recommended as a top-tier law firm in 25 practice areas and has received 68 individual rankings from one of the most prestigious legal directories, The Legal 500. More information: www.legal500.com
World Trademark Review 2023 ranks COBALT as a Gold band IP law firm in Latvia, and a Silver band in Estonia and Lithuania. More information: www.worldtrademarkreview.com
In the IFLR1000 edition 2023, COBALT offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been ranked as a Tier 1 legal advisor in 4 practice areas. 27 of our lawyers have been recognized among leading practitioners. More information: www.iflr1000.com
Recognized as the number one top-of-mind law firm brand for the largest legal service buyers in the Baltics according to the Prospera Law Firm Review 2023, based on the results of client interviews.
In the IP Stars 2024 guide, COBALT has achieved a Tier 1 ranking in Latvia and a Tier 2 ranking in Lithuania in the general area of Intellectual Property, and has been recommended for both the Intellectual Property Disputes and Prosecution categories in Estonia. More information: www.ipstars.com

Certificates

COBALT Estonia is awarded with quality management certificate by the Estonia Bar Association.
COBALT Lithuania is recognized with 9001:2015 quality management system certified.
COBALT Estonia is recognized with ISO 9001 quality management system certified.

Membership

MINDFUL BUSINESS CHARTER
COBALT Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania offices are members of the Mindful Business Charter, committing to better working practices for mental health and wellbeing.
LEX MUNDI
COBALT Estonia is the exclusive member of Lex Mundi - the world’s leading network of independent law firms.
WORLD SERVICES GROUP
COBALT Estonia is the exclusive member of World Services Group - globally recognized as the premier resource for professionals to receive the highest quality service in the legal industry.
IUS LABORIS
COBALT Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania offices are longstanding affiliates of the selective international employment law firm network Ius Laboris.
INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION
COBALT is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) - the global association of trademark owners and professionals.
INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
COBALT lawyers are active members of the International Bar Association: the world's leading organisation of international legal practitioners.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance
COBALT is the exclusive member of the leading network of advertising lawyers in the world - GALA.

Social responsibility

PRO BONO

The knowledge and skills of our legal experts enable us to support and activate society. We develop innovative opportunities, foster best practices and provide life-changing pro bono legal services.

We provide legal assistance to the Lithuanian Association of Art Galleries on topical issues of art law to support the country’s artists and encourage their creativity. The association unites the most famous Lithuanian galleries, gallerists and art critics.
The different legal and tax environment in foreign countries not only poses difficulties for businesses, but also for organizations which are providing support to Ukraine. We provide Blue / Yellow with legal support by advising the organization on its activity in Ukraine and ensuring that the support complies with legal and tax requirements.
We're advising a non-profit organisation MTÜ Slava Ukraini in resolving legal issues to ensure that collected funds and needed supplies will reach the people in Ukraine. We set up a helpline to assist Ukraine refugees with pro bono assistance in settling in Estonia.
We provide legal assistance to the Children’s Athletics Academy FULLGAZZ ACADEMY. About 40 children are already attending trainings at the first Lithuanian Athletics Academy in Vilnius, which has opened its doors in 2022.
We are counselling the Arvo Pärt Centre since its foundation, including advice regarding the construction procurement for their new building. The Arvo Pärt Centre is a foundation responsible for maintaining the personal archive of world-renowned classical composer Arvo Pärt and operating as an information centre on the composer and his works.
We are proud to have contributed to a private initiative by Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry Association (IFPA) in Lithuania in providing essential individual protection measures for healthcare workers during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe.
We provide legal assistance to APEIRONS, a foundation advocating the rights of disabled persons in Latvia, on matters related to accessibility of environment and securing favourable work conditions for people with disabilities.
We advise the largest civic initiative platform of Latvia ManaBalss.lv on different domain and trademark protection issues. The platform provides a public voting tool for legislative initiatives to help strengthen democratic values and activate civic society in Latvia.
We advise the Good Deed Foundation on establishing the legal framework for Estonia’s first Social Impact Bond project. The Good Deed Foundation is the only venture philanthropy organisation in the Baltics that concentrates on supporting high-impact social initiatives (both social enterprises and non-profits) such as the issuance of social impact bonds.
We have advised producer and supplier of face shields for medical institutions Shield48, a start-up born in 48 hours during the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic at the virtual hackathon HackForce in Latvia. Shield48 was established to help tackle the shortage of effective protection tools for the medical community during the 2020 outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe.
As part of an initiative by Startup Estonia, we contribute to drafting model documents, which contain a total of 22 key contracts and documents that start-ups and investors need most. Startup Estonia is a government initiative aimed at supercharging the Estonian start-up ecosystem.
We support Lithuanian startups at the onset of their business. Together with Startup Lithuania, Unicorns LT, LT VCA and other Lithuanian lawyers, we develop a free publicly available platform offering a package of legal documents relevant to startups, which accelerate the development and provide maximum protection to the businesses.
We provide legal assistance to the Association of LGBT and their friends Mozaīka in Constitutional Court cases and legislative proceedings in the Ministry of Justice and Saeima, the legislator to prevent discrimination and to support the development of an inclusive and safe society in Latvia.
We are the official legal partner of the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL), which is the premier professional men’s basketball league in Lithuania. LKL is a perfect example of top-tier professionalism, excellent teamwork and leadership, which is also exactly what we stand for at COBALT.
We contribute to a legal aid centre established by the Latvian Association of Journalists to provide legal support to media organisations and journalists against attempts to influence the professional activities of journalists.
Let’s Do It! World is a global organisation and movement that tackles the environmental challenges related to the mismanaged solid waste crisis by mobilising millions of positive-minded people into coordinated local and global actions.
We have provided legal assistance to Jaunimo Linija – a free online emotional support provider. We have helped them to solve legal issues in corporate, administrative, regulatory, compliance and real estate areas. Jaunimo Linija is one of the largest charities providing free emotional support by telephone, email and online chat in Lithuania.
We have provided the Latvian Venture Capital Association and TechHub Riga with legal assistance in the process of amending regulations for share options in Latvia to facilitate the development of the start-up community, as well as to boost private equity investments in Latvian companies.
We contribute to the Friends for Life Day campaign by providing legal support in various areas, such as the establishment of the foundation, tax law and data protection in Estonia. The Friends for Life is an initiative launched in 2019 that aims to encourage men to take better care of their health and to invite men to devote more time and care.
We provide comprehensive legal assistance to the St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius City Municipality, which is a collective widely known for its versatility, professionalism, and artistic excellence.
We assist Jūrmala Protection Association (Jūrmalas Aizsardzības biedrība) on matters related to the zoning and development of the resort city of Jūrmala on the Gulf of Riga in a way that is advantageous and friendly for city inhabitants, cultural heritage and the coastal environment.
We defended the trademark registration of Latvian magazine publisher Cits Medijs AS in a cancellation action brought by a corporate raider to protect media freedom and support independent journalism in Latvia.
The Legal 500 2024, Shipping and Transport, Lithuania office
"The best thing comparing to other companies is human-to-human contact. There is a lot more creativity involved to find a perfect solution."
The Legal 500 2024, Shipping and Transport, Lithuania office
"Very personal approach with huge amount of focus on each individual issue. You don’t feel like working with a typical legal team where every minute is billed, but you feel the concern and care for the solution to be found ASAP."
The Legal 500 2024, Real Estate and Construction, Lithuania office
"COBALT`s lawyers are professional and follow the highest ethical standards. I am comfortable knowing that I will get professional support."
The Legal 500 2024, Real Estate and Construction, Lithuania office
"COBALT team understands my business and provides much wider support than just legal services. It is a great partner during a negotiation phase."
The Legal 500 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
"Excellent trial attorneys, also for complex pharmaceutical patent litigation."
The Legal 500 2024, EU and Competition, Lithuania office
"Qualified competition law experts who understand business, its processes, do tasks on time, and are available."
The Legal 500 2024, EU and Competition, Lithuania office
"Professionals in their field, responsibly performing their work, offering concrete solutions. They listen, pay attention, delve into each question."
The Legal 500 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
"COBALT is a unique, full-service law firm with considerable expertise as well as deep relationships in the various countries in which it operates. The firm consistently excels in its field and is a pleasure to work with. Their service standards are comparable to the best London firms."
The Legal 500 2024, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Lithuania office
"We’ve worked with COBALT on a number of M&A deals over the years, and they always deliver exceptional service. Their Corporate and M&A team is second to none, and they have a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in this space. We appreciate their responsiveness and attention to detail, and we know we can always count on them to provide the highest level of service."
The Legal 500 2024, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Lithuania office
"The team were very responsive and had good knowledge of the Venture Capital market in Europe and Lithuania."
The Legal 500 2024, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Lithuania office
"COBALT Banking team has excellent expertise in corporate finance field. Their main strengths are good listening to the client needs, orientation to the result. We like direct approach of the question at hand."
Chambers Europe 2024, Real Estate, Lithuania office
“The team is fully experienced with deep market knowledge. The law firm is a full-service provider.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Real Estate, Lithuania office
“It is a well-versed team that provides fast responses and is reliable.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
“COBALT handles matters with a high level of attention and care.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Employment, Lithuania office
“COBALT is strong and efficient in handling complex matters.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
“COBALT's diplomacy, strategic planning, perfection in implementation and unwavering dedication to client satisfaction are exceptional.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
“The lawyers are very thorough in the preparation of the facts, very strong in proposing clear guidance in complex cases and very experienced in presenting complex issues in an understandable manner.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Corporate and Commercial, Lithuania office
“The lawyers' responsiveness, clear communication and ability to anticipate challenges make the entire process efficient and remarkably stress-free.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Competition and Antitrust, Lithuania office
“I particularly enjoy the project management of COBALT.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Competition and Antitrust, Lithuania office
“I have always received well-argued answers to our questions.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Competition and Antitrust, Lithuania office
“The lawyers solve complex legal issues competently, efficiently and within the agreed time.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Banking & Finance, Lithuania office
“COBALT has strong lawyers in the banking and finance field, who are capable of taking on difficult tasks.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Banking & Finance, Lithuania office
“The team's key strength is to deliver solution-focused advice and driving matters forward.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Banking & Finance, Lithuania office
“COBALT's key strengths are its attitude and on-point discussions with good follow-through that are not wasting time.”
The Legal 500 Green Guide, ESG, Estonia office
“The Estonia office makes a key contribution to the Baltic-wide ESG practice group, with demonstrable expertise in advising international clean energy companies and domestic state organisations on their landmark renewables sector projects.”
The Legal 500 Green Guide, Energy, Latvia office
“The Latvian office is a key advisor to state and private clients in their green transition strategies, assisting with regulation and project developments which are vital to the country’s energy independence and nascent green power sector.”
The Legal 500 Green Guide, Energy, Lithuania office
“In Lithuania, COBALT makes a leading commitment to the growth of the region’s clean energy sector, advising investors, developers, and industry associations on their critical green projects.”
Chambers Fintech Guide 2024, Estonia office
"COBALT is solutions-oriented and always ready to delve deep into the heart of the matters."
Chambers Fintech Guide 2024, Estonia office
"We strongly rate COBALT's ability to handle complex and sophisticated legal matters."
Chambers Fintech Guide 2024, Estonia office
"We have been thoroughly impressed by the quality of work COBALT has delivered to us."