Martin Simovart is a Partner and the Head of Global Relations at COBALT. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of mergers, acquisitions and private equity transactions, ranging from large-scale privatisation transactions to complex private equity transactions that encompass leveraged financing and cross-border regulatory issues, as well as acting on behalf of institutional investors. Being an internationally recognised adviser, he has participated in most of the major M&A transactions in Estonia and the Baltics.
Martin is the Head of the Pan-Baltic COBALT M&A practice group.
Sample overview of projects: RSA-PZU, Naspers-Eesti Meedia, Premia-Food Union, Circle K-Premium 7 and TMB-Betonimestarit.

Martin is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Martin has been a member of the Estonian Bar Association since 1999.

  • Corporate/Commercial - IFLR1000 2015
  • Corporate and M&A - IFLR1000 2015
  • Corporate and M&A - Legal 500 2015
  • Corporate/Commercial - Chambers Europe 2015
  • Corporate/Commercial - Chambers Global 2015
  • Corporate and M&A - Chambers & Partners 2016
  • Corporate and M&A - Leading Lawyer, IFLR1000 2016
  • Corporate and M&A - Leading Individial, Legal500 2016
  • M&A - Leading Individual, Legal500 2017
  • Financial and Corporate - Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2018
  • Languages
  • Estonian, English, Russian
  • Education & membership
  • 1994 Queen Mary & Westfield College, London University, Diploma in International Arbitration and Project Finance
  • 1994 Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • 2011 European Regional Council, World Services Group
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • 1999 Estonian Bar Association
"Martin Simovart […] is praised by sources for having "high international standards."