Arbitration & Mediation

Mediation and conciliation are our preferred methods for alternative dispute resolution, but when these approaches are not feasible, we successfully represent our clients before arbitration tribunals. We excel in resolving complex commercial and multi-jurisdictional disputes. Our portfolio relates to both local and international issues, as well as to a wide variety of legal areas.

Our team represents corporate and governmental clients in local and international arbitration proceedings. We have gained extensive experience under the rules of ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, SCC, LCIA, and the chambers of commerce of Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The key to our success has been our unique team approach, offering our clients a combination of high-level arbitration skills and expertise in the relevant area of the law. Our membership in Lex Mundi and the World Services Group, and our own pan-Baltic cooperation enables us to effectively handle arbitration disputes involving many jurisdictions.

Our work includes assistance and representation at the contract drafting stage right through to the actual resolution of disputes, including advice on formulating arbitration clauses and the choice of arbitral institutions, seat and governing law, the provision of legal opinions about procedures and the subject matter of the dispute anticipated or under review, the representation of clients in arbitration court proceedings, and disputing or obtaining of recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards. Our team members also act as arbitrators.


The Legal 500 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
"COBALT is a unique, full-service law firm with considerable expertise as well as deep relationships in the various countries in which it operates. The firm consistently excels in its field and is a pleasure to work with. Their service standards are comparable to the best London firms."
Chambers Europe 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
“COBALT's diplomacy, strategic planning, perfection in implementation and unwavering dedication to client satisfaction are exceptional.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
“The lawyers are very thorough in the preparation of the facts, very strong in proposing clear guidance in complex cases and very experienced in presenting complex issues in an understandable manner.”
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, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
"We are very happy with COBALT‘s Disputes team. We retain them for a large number of civil cases and they are able to handle them. COBALT goes not only into the law, but also into the facts: they try to understand the issues from the technical point of view and we value that."
Chambers Europe 2023, Dispute Resolution, Latvia office
“COBALT respects short deadlines and its legal opinions are always detailed, elaborated and justified.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
"COBALT's lawyers went deep into different aspects of the case and found ways to help us to reach our targets."
The Legal 500 2022, Dispute Resolution, Latvia office
"The practical experience, technical strength and strategic insight of COBALT lawyers is unmatched. From the very first meeting I felt very well informed and supported – on a human level, in terms of my rights and in terms of what settlement would be workable and fair. Highly recommended."
Chambers and Partners 2021, Dispute Resolution, Estonia
Sources attest to the team's commercial approach, with a client reporting: "The advice is always very clear: what are the options, what are the pros and cons."
The Legal 500 2021, Dispute resolution, Lithuania office
"There are many litigation experts, however, we have been working with COBALT for some time now. What makes them exceptional in this field is that even having advised us for many years, they still have many ideas, they brainstorm, they find solutions and their creativity is admiring."
The Legal 500 2021, Dispute resolution, Lithuania office
"The service we have received from COBALT has been outstanding so far. The advice is always promptly received, strategy has been agreed in advance and the different scenarios and potential outcomes clearly explained. The work put in by COBALT has also been reflected in terms of the court decisions to date."
Chambers Global 2020, Dispute Resolution, Latvia office
Clients appreciate the team's dedication to clients and market understanding, highlighting the team as one of the best in Latvia.
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
“The firm's lawyers possess all the necessary qualities to offer premium services. They are knowledgeable, accurate, quick and trustworthy."
Chambers Europe 2015
"It is a delight to work with them. We get rational and deeply analysed advice. The team has some great lawyers and is easy to deal with."
The Legal 500 2015
"What stands out is an ability to deal with difficult business issues, showing a responsive approach, keeping clients updated, being totally professional."
The Legal 500 2015, Lithuania office
"COBALT Lithuania has developed expertise in areas including collective litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative proceedings against public bodies."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Active dispute resolution team with significant experience in arbitration and cases before constitutional courts. The team is noted for its industry-specific knowledge [...].”