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Dr Juozas Rimas

Partner / Lithuania


Dr Juozas Rimas is a Partner and the Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group at COBALT Lithuania, specialising in the fields of M&A (Private Equity) and Corporate Law. Juozas Rimas holds a PhD in Law (2010), which he received from Vilnius University for a thesis on corporate law issues in private equity transactions. Dr Rimas has provided transactional and corporate advice to GE, Moog Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Gjensidige, Deutsche Bank, Samskip and many other clients.


  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Leading Individual, The Legal 500 2024
  • Corporate/Commercial – Band 3, Chambers Global 2023
  • M&A – Highly regarded, IFLR1000 2020
  • Corporate/Commercial – Band 3, Chambers Europe 2023


  • Lithuanian, English, Russian

Membership & education

  • Since 2010 Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association
  • 2010 Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, PhD in social science, law
  • 2005 Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Master’s in Law degree
  • 2000 Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University

    Wood pellets manufacturer UAB Granulita becomes part of GreenGroup

    Sygnity S.A. acquires Edrana Baltic, UAB

    Venture capital firm Highland Europe invested in PVcase

    An international group is entering the Lithuanian educational publishing market: it will help create more modern tools for schools

    COBALT advised the seller on sale of SBS Group to ARKANCE

    COBALT advised Kongsberg on its acquisition of NanoAvionics

    COBALT advises MEKO on the acquisition of Koivunen

    COBALT advised Avena Nordic Grain on selling its grain trade business to Scandagra Group

    COBALT assisted Aviva in the successful closing of the sale of Aviva Poland and Lithuania to Allianz

    COBALT advises on the sale of the Apotheca pharmacy chain

    COBALT advised Novian group on acquisition of Elsis PRO

    COBALT advised a strategic investor on the acquisition of 25% shares of Light Conversion

    COBALT advised Aviva on the sale of its shareholding in Aviva Poland and Lithuania to Allianz

    COBALT advised Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on acquiring Creditinfo

    COBALT advised AGACAD shareholders on the sale of its shares to the French company ARKANCE

    COBALT advised the shareholder of Engagecraft on the sale of its shares to Fan19

    COBALT advised Iron Wolf Capital in its investment in Integrated Fiber Optics

    COBALT advised STADA Arzneimittel on the acquisition of Walmark

    COBALT advised Silberauto on selling its business in Estonia and Lithuania

    COBALT advises BaltCap on selling Fitek

    COBALT advised Dasos Capital on its acquisition of Euroforest’s Lithuanian forest assets

    COBALT advises Cgates on the acquisition of telecommunications services provider Splius

    COBALT represented Debifo in its merger with the Dutch company Factris

    COBALT advised Furniture1, UAB on the sale of 30% of its shares to Bygghemma Group

    COBALT is advising AMC III on sale of shares in the refrigerated equipment manufacturer UAB Freor LT

    COBALT and CMS advised PFR TFI on the acquisition of a minority stake in UAB EMP recycling

    COBALT advised AB Rokiškio sūris on the acquisition of its 10% shareholding by strategic investor Fonterra

    COBALT advised on sale of MTG Baltic subsidiaries

    COBALT advises Santa Monica Networks on sale of its Finnish-Baltic subsidiaries

    COBALT advised Gjensidige on the completion of the merger of Baltic companies

    COBALT advised Cgates on its recent acquisitions of several telecommunication services providers

    COBALT advised INVL Technology in acquisition of Algoritmu sistemos

    COBALT client Gjensidige completes PZU Lietuva acquisition

    Advising Deutsche Bank as one of the providers of financing for the unprecedent acquisition of a loan portfolio from bankrupt AB bank Snoras

    COBALT advised Cgates on acquisition of 5 telecommunication companies

    COBALT represented BaltCap on the acquisition of the remaining shareholding in Ecoservice

    COBALT represented Mezzanine Management Group on its debut investment in the Baltics to UAB Freor LT

    COBALT advised shareholders of Cgates in the sale of their shareholding to East Capital

    COBALT advised Gjensidige on the acquisition of PZU Lietuva

    COBALT advised UAB Cgates on the acquisition of three Lithuanian cable TV and Internet providers

    COBALT advised Herkules Private Equity Fund II on the sale of Estrella Maarud

    COBALT advised BaltCap on the acquisition of shares in UAB Ecoservice

    COBALT advised UAB Fegda on the acquisition of controlling interest in UAB Tilsta

    COBALT led an unprecedented transfer of good bank assets to a major Lithuanian bank

    COBALT advised BaltCap on the investment in the chain of branded coffee shops Coffee Inn

    COBALT advised Eesti Post on the acquisition of Unipakas

    We are driven by your recognition

    “Juozas provides prompt assistance on a wide range of topics in the Baltics.”
    Chambers Europe 2024, Corporate and Commercial
    "Juozas Rimas is always available and very prompt."
    Chambers Europe 2023, Corporate and Commercial
    "Juozas Rimas is hard working, competent and solutions oriented."
    The Legal 500, 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A
    "Juozas Rimas is known for his experience in advising domestic and international clients on a range of transactions. His innovative attitude enables him to find creative ways to solve legal problems." Another client describes him as "commercially-oriented and proactive."
    Chambers Europe 2020, Corporate and Commercial