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COBALT wins the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the overall Baltic Deal


We are proud to announce that this year at the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards COBALT won the Deal of the Year award in 4 categories – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and overall Baltics.

The firm was awarded for its successful representation of Luminor on Blackstone Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in Luminor in the September of 2018.

Finalists for the prestigious and peer-selected CEE Deal of the Year Awards were selected by panels of highly-regarded private practitioners in each country, with winners determined by a second group of prominent legal experts from across Central and Eastern Europe. Deals submitted for consideration were signed in the 2018 calendar year, and the panels based their determinations on deal complexity, market (and regional) significance, and value, among other factors. 

“COBALT played a significant role on the Blackstone Group/Luminor deal, which was widely reported as the largest M&A deal in the history of the Baltics,” said CEE Legal Matters Executive Editor David Stuckey. “The firm’s multiple awards, including for Baltic Deal of the Year, is well-deserved.”

More information about the awards and a complete list of winners can be found on the CEE Legal Matters website, here.