Corporate Governance

An evolving regulatory environment, shareholder expectations, and investor scrutiny require companies to achieve the highest standards of corporate governance. We advise management and shareholders in connection with a broad array of corporate governance and related matters.

We help to design best practice governance structures and board and committee structures, advise on liability and insurance issues for directors and officers, prepare board regulations and other internal policies, plan and conduct annual and extraordinary general meetings, advise on the legal, regulatory, and tax aspects of corporate social responsibility and sustainability projects, and counsel on sensitive corporate matters, strategic transactions, and internal investigations.

Chambers Europe 2024, Corporate and Commercial, Lithuania office
“The lawyers' responsiveness, clear communication and ability to anticipate challenges make the entire process efficient and remarkably stress-free.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Corporate / Commercial, Lithuania office
"We value their approach to the problem at hand and efforts to solve each issue."
Chambers Europe 2023, Corporate / Commercial, Latvia office
“COBALT's team is efficient and works in a coordinated fashion to deliver breadth and depth. They provide very in-depth knowledge and show dedication to making things happen.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Corporate / Commercial , Estonia office
"I appreciate the law firm's ability to cover the Baltics. It covers the region, regardless of the type of work. It is my first choice for this region."
Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/Commercial, Latvia office
Another clients adds: "I really like working with them," praising the firm's transactional offerings.
Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/Commercial, Latvia office
A client appreciates the team's high level of knowledge and says the firm is “client-oriented”.
The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Latvia office
“They are distinguished by the ability to find the most effective and customised solution.”
Chambers Global 2020, Corporate/Commercial, Latvia office
Clients highlight the team's responsiveness and deep bench. Sources also note the team's understanding of international client needs.
Chambers Europe 2019, Corporate/Commercial, Lithuania office
"Outstanding practice focusing on high-value transactions and complex corporate structuring matters, including market exit, entry and joint ventures. Advises corporate as well as financial institutions on M&A and investments in Lithuania and assists with compliance issues. Also regularly acts on behalf of prominent domestic clients."
Chambers Europe 2019,Corporate/Commercial, Latvia office
Sources laud the team's offering in the Baltic region and its "good cross-border co-operation."
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
“Experienced transactional practice group advising clients on complex domestic and cross-border M&A deals.”
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
“The people I have worked with are very professional, dedicated and committed […].“The lawyers are pragmatic, modern and professional." "I would highlight the firm's breadth of expertise."