` Uģis Zeltiņš | COBALT

Uģis Zeltiņš

Partner / Latvia


Uģis Zeltiņš is the head of the Competition practice group at COBALT Latvia. He has extensive experience acting as a lead advisor in EU & Competition, State Aid and Public Procurement matters. Prior to joining COBALT Uģis was an advisor on European Law with the Constitutional Court of Latvia and currently he is in charge of constitutional law aspects of civil and administrative disputes handled by the office. Uģis has taught competition, EU and international law to undergraduates and has lectured on competition and state aid to judges.


  • Competition/Antitrust – Band 1, Chambers Europe 2024
  • EU and competition – Leading Individual, The Legal 500 2024
  • Dispute Resolution – Band 4, Chambers Global and Europe 2024
  • IP, IT and telecoms – Next Generation Partner, The Legal 500 2024
  • Intellectual Property – Patent star, IP STARS 2024


  • Latvian, English, French

Membership & education

  • Latvian Bar Association (since 2009)
  • LL.M in European Law, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (2007)
  • LL.B, University of Latvia, Faculty of Law (2005)

    E.R.B. Rail JV signs contract for the construction of Rail Baltica mainline in Latvia

    Latvijas Nacionālais sporta centrs receives additional funding to build a team sports hall in Riga

    BaltCap and Draugiem Capital to acquire majority in Pepi Rer, developer of the IGLU brand

    Following the final share buy-back, BaltCap becomes the sole shareholder of HansaMatrix

    Landmark case closed after almost 14 years: COBALT succesfully defends airBaltic and Riga International Airport against flyLAL

    COBALT advised Hili Properties on the EUR 20 million acquisition of Riga shopping centre

    COBALT represents Rīgas siltums in a settlement with Latvian competition authority

    COBALT advises Latvian banks on agreement to ensure accessibility of cash

    COBALT advised European Lingerie Group on raising a 27-million euro loan and investment

    COBALT helps AB Linas Agro Group obtain merger clearance in Latvia for the acquisition of Kauno grūdai group

    COBALT advised BaltCap on acquiring Baltic Ticket Holdings

    COBALT supports Latvian banking industry in reaching agreements on loan repayment moratoria

    COBALT advises Coffee Address Holding in acquisition of SIA Kafe Serviss

    COBALT advised STADA Arzneimittel on the acquisition of Walmark

    COBALT helps Kesko Senukai Latvia obtain clearance for lease of retail premises in Cēsis

    COBALT advised Moller Baltic Import SE on transportation and storage of vehicles

    COBALT advises AMIC Energy Management GmbH in the acquisition in the Latvian entity of SIA LUKoil Baltija R

    Latvian Supreme Court refuses recognition and enforcement of provisional measures against Riga International Airport

    The Constitutional Court: employer is entitled to recover amounts wrongly adjudged by court of lower instance

    COBALT achieves positive decision for employers in Constitutional Court

    The Constitutional Court satisfies SIA Hiponia constitutional petition

    Constitutional Court satisfies the request to stay the enforcement of court’s decision

    Balin Energy starts to drill the very first hydrocarbons exploration well in the Baltic sea

    We are driven by your recognition

    “Uģis has been a person to go to when testing complex situations and cases, and he always delivers. His advice is always crisp and clear and to the point.”
    Chambers Europe 2024, Competition/Antitrust
    “Uģis Zeltiņš has continuously shown deep understanding of EU and Latvian competition law and case law.”
    Chambers Europe 2024, Competition/Antitrust
    Uģis Zeltiņš represents clients in commercial and competition disputes. Clients value his ability to listen and pay attention to the smallest details which are very important for a positive outcome of the case.
    Chambers Europe 2021, Competition / Antitrust