From small victories
to big results

We do our best to become better every day, so that we can help others succeed

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 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.
COBALT advised two winning deals of the 2022 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards.
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.
COBALT was named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2016 by International Financial Law Review, a publication focusing on the leading law firms in corporate finance worldwide.
Rankings
Certificates

Rankings

Chambers Europe Guide recognizes COBALT for its expertise as a tier 1 law firm in 16 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 23 practice areas by one of the most prestigious legal directories The Legal 500. 45 COBALT legal experts are recognized as leading lawyers in their fields of practice by the directory. 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.

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.
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."
Chambers FinTech Guide 2024, Lithuania office
"COBALT has been really responsive and was available even at short notice for team teleconferences, if required."
The Legal 500 2023, Tax, Lithuania office
"They have a number of qualified lawyers who have their areas of expertise and know those areas very well. Our clients appreciate that they can receive expert consultations on the most complex matters and in many cases very specific situations. The team also has a very positive and attentive attitude and are always very quick to react."
The Legal 500 2023, Tax, Latvia office
“They really dig into the specifics of the client’s business and do find a tailor-made solution. Intelligent, both intellectually and emotionally, resourceful, friendly and attentive. The team supplements each other perfectly. Billing is honest, estimates are reliable, value for every single euro you spend.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Banking & Finance, Estonia office
"The lawyers know the local market inside-out, which is very helpful because they can address a number of different queries in different practice areas. They are very good at coordinating with their colleagues."
Chambers Europe 2023, Dispute Resolution, Latvia office
“COBALT has a well-established dispute resolution team with highly respected team members, who are reliable in handling complex legal disputes.”
The Legal 500 2023, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
"Excellent firm, always living up to high expectations."
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Estonia office
"The client service at the firm is of a very high standard and they are always very quick to reply."
Chambers Europe 2023, Competition and Antitrust, Lithuania office
"COBALT attorneys are able to provide clear guidance in complex antitrust matters, providing both the relevant legal framework and the practical guidance taking into account local laws and authority practices."
Chambers Europe 2023, Employment, Estonia office
"The lawyers are capable of handling larger, complex cases."  
Chambers Europe 2023, Banking & Finance, Lithuania office
"The law firm has experts for every topic who have good availability and turnaround times. They understand what the client needs and wants."
Chambers Europe 2023, Employment, Latvia office
“COBALT provides quick and precise communication, suggesting different solutions as well as providing risk evaluations. The solutions provided by the law firm are clear and supportive.”
The Legal 500 2023, Projects and Energy, Lithuania office
"Team is completely focused on solving the client’s problem. It offers a variety of approaches and selects the most appropriate one."
Chambers Europe 2023, Employment, Estonia office
"COBALT always provide very detailed information on their recommendations, together with the alternative solutions."
The Legal 500 2023, EU and Competition, Lithuania office
"They are on top of their specialisation and efficient in providing this service."
Chambers Europe 2023, Real Estate, Latvia office
“Everyone in the team at COBALT is strong and knowledgeable and they offer a good service with strong response rates.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Corporate / Commercial, Lithuania office
"We value their approach to the problem at hand and efforts to solve each issue."
The Legal 500 2023, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Lithuania office
"Well-organised team. Great and effective cooperation allowing to deliver the relevant work in line with clients’ needs."
Chambers Europe 2023, Corporate / Commercial, Latvia office
“COBALT's team is efficient and works in a coordinated fashion to deliver breadth and depth. They provide very in-depth knowledge and show dedication to making things happen.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Banking & Finance, Estonia office
"The lawyers are available, flexible and very focused. They know the Estonian and Baltic market very well."
Chambers Europe 2023, Tax, Lithuania office
"COBALT's team has various specialists to go as deep as needed to solve the problem. The lawyers are very responsive and the services are outstanding."
Chambers Europe 2023, Banking & Finance, Estonia office
"The team can put you in direct contact with an expert, who then takes the lead and starts arranging calls, and they have a lot of skill sets."
The Legal 500 2023, Shipping and Transport, Lithuania office
"Great team that has wide knowledge of different fields of law."
Chambers Europe 2023, Competition / Antitrust, Latvia office
"COBALT delivers a high standard of work. There is no question that the bench strength is good."
The Legal 500 2023, Tax, Latvia office
“What makes them really different from their competitors is the attitude towards other team members and clients. Genuine respect and growth-fostering environment. They share know-how with the client freely, so to enable counterparts to understand the advice in detail. No arrogance, no eyebrow raising.”
The Legal 500 2023, Employment, Lithuania office
"Very friendly, very flexible, highly responsive, knowledgeable and experienced."
Chambers Europe 2023, Corporate / Commercial , Estonia office
"I appreciate the law firm's ability to cover the Baltics. It covers the region, regardless of the type of work. It is my first choice for this region."
The Legal 500 2023, Projects and Energy, Lithuania office
"The team has broad understanding of regulatory aspects, decision makers, processes and etc. Wide range of knowledge allows it to handle even the most complex tasks."