Competition

Competition law is one of COBALT’s core business areas. Our team of competition law experts assists local and international clients with all aspects of national and EU competition laws. We understand the economics of competition law and are familiar with sector–specific regulations. Our multilingual team draws on decisional practice across Europe. Our services in this area cover:

  • Horizontal practices, including cartels
  • Vertical agreements
  • Dominant position
  • Merger control
  • Self-assessment and individual exemptions
  • Relevant market analysis with the purpose of determining the market shares of businesses
  • Compliance (compliance programs, audits, trainings, review of standard agreements)
  • Public enforcement
  • Private enforcement
  • Competitive neutrality
  • Superior bargaining power
  • Unfair competition
Publications
Recognitions
Chambers Europe 2024, Competition and Antitrust, Lithuania office
“I particularly enjoy the project management of COBALT.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Competition and Antitrust, Lithuania office
“I have always received well-argued answers to our questions.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Competition and Antitrust, Lithuania office
“The lawyers solve complex legal issues competently, efficiently and within the agreed time.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Competition and Antitrust, Lithuania office
"COBALT attorneys are able to provide clear guidance in complex antitrust matters, providing both the relevant legal framework and the practical guidance taking into account local laws and authority practices."
The Legal 500 2023, EU and Competition, Lithuania office
"They are on top of their specialisation and efficient in providing this service."
Chambers Europe 2023, Competition / Antitrust, Latvia office
"COBALT delivers a high standard of work. There is no question that the bench strength is good."
Chambers Europe 2022, Competition/Antitrust, Latvia office
One client lauds COBALT as "a big law firm with versatile practitioners with different areas of expertise," further highlighting: "It is very good internationally".
The Legal 500 2021, EU and competition, Latvia office
"The team is highly knowledgeable and dedicated to its mission to support clients. The team maintains exceptional ethical standards, keeping a humble and positive attitude. They also are keen to learn about the client’s business to offer better service. The managing partners are very well connected in the country and understand the legal, political and business aspects of cases."
Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/Antitrust, Latvia office
A client enthuses that the team's "ability to explain matters in a business and commercial context is just unsurpassed."
Chambers and Partners 2021, Competition, Estonia
An impressed client endorses the "business-oriented" team, who are "strong on the subject matter and up to date on developments in the market," going on to add: "Another quality that stands out is their proactivity, in giving heads up to the clients on matters which may interest them."
Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/Antitrust, Latvia office
A client lauds the firm's business-oriented approach, noting: "The lawyers know us, know our priorities and are very helpful."
Chambers 2020, Competition/Antitrust, Lithuania office
A client praises the firm for providing the "highest standards of service," adding that the "firm has experts who are skilled in different fields of law, meaning they are able to assist with any issue of the client."
Chambers Europe 2019, Competition/Antitrust, Lithuania office
"Well-reputed competition group with a strong focus on disputes, particularly related to abuse of dominance and anti-competitive agreements, including cartel cases. Additionally experienced in state aid-related cases. Also well placed to handle non-contentious merger clearances and advisory issues."
Chambers Europe 2019, Competition/Antitrust, Estonia office
"Market-leading team with a reputation for its comprehensive offering across transactional and contentious matters."
Chambers Europe 2018, Competition, Estonia office
Clients highlight Competition department's "business values and expertise on state tendering law disputes."
Chambers Europe 2018, Competition, Estonia office
Clients particularly value advice that concentrates "not on what we can't do but what we can – the opportunities and the risks."
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“[…] it is widely regarded as one of the top-performing practices in Latvia.”
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“The firm is absolutely excellent,” says one client. “Very professional, fast and solid in all areas of corporate laws, M&A and antitrust legislation.”
IFLR1000 2016, Latvia office
“COBALT were very good,” says one senior finance client. “The result of the work is 100% reliable and accurate. They offered highly-professional advice, strong ethical standards and are certainly client oriented.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Leading firm with a well-established group of competition law practitioners. Held in high regard for its representation of clients at European Commission level.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Lithuania office
"Distinguished team advising major corporate clients on local and EU-related competition issues. Noted for its capacity to handle complex court proceedings."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“[COBALT] maintains a particularly strong reputation for its work regarding dominance, merger clearance and compliance cases.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
“A committed team providing a fast response time and detailed work." "The team has a highly professional attitude and creates a very positive impression."
The Legal 500 2015, Latvia office
“Lauded for its ‘excellent value for money and ability to deliver on time in spite of complexities’ […].”