Employment, Management Agreements

Our dedicated employment law team works on behalf of a wide range of clients in numerous sectors. We have extensive experience in advising our clients on issues involving all aspects of domestic and international employment law. We provide expertise in all of the following: planning and setting up local and pan-Baltic employment and management structures, conducting negotiations when a client is looking to appoint or dismiss an employee or member of management, preparing agreements for management and employees, advising on non-competition and other restrictive covenants, advising on incentive schemes, drafting standard policy documents for employers, advising on dismissals, handling collective issues, conducting employment law due diligence, assisting in disputes and litigation, handling employment issues related to corporate transactions and reorganisations, assisting in processing and transfers of employee data, and advising on employment taxes.

COBALT is an affiliated member of Ius Laboris (www.iuslaboris.com), an exclusive international network of leading law firms providing specialist services in employment and labour law, pensions and employee benefits, covering all legal services related to HR. Membership enables us to help our clients find the best employment law assistance from among the members of this organisation and offer combined solutions.


2022 - 12 - 16
2016 - 08 - 08
2015 - 07 - 06
Chambers Europe 2024, Employment, Lithuania office
“COBALT is strong and efficient in handling complex matters.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Employment, Estonia office
"The lawyers are capable of handling larger, complex cases."  
Chambers Europe 2023, Employment, Latvia office
“COBALT provides quick and precise communication, suggesting different solutions as well as providing risk evaluations. The solutions provided by the law firm are clear and supportive.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Employment, Estonia office
"COBALT always provide very detailed information on their recommendations, together with the alternative solutions."
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.”
The Legal 500 2023, Employment, Lithuania office
"Very friendly, very flexible, highly responsive, knowledgeable and experienced."
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 2023, Employment, Lithuania office
"The firm's work is of high quality, information is provided in advance and explained if necessary. Various ways of solving situations are offered."
The Legal 500 2022, Employment, Latvia office
"Professionals working at COBALT are experts in the field and provide a personal approach and supportive communication with clients."
The Legal 500 2022, Employment, Latvia office
"Associates within the labour law department are supportive, efficient, fast and present in all cases we have had to use their expertise."
The Legal 500 2022, Employment, Latvia office
"Collaboration with COBALT has been flawless so far. It has been very easy to work with them in terms of communication, billing, service itself and timeliness."
The Legal 500 2021, Employment, Lithuania office
"Highly professional team, with great attention to detail. Compared to other teams, COBALT stands out for its high ethical standards, politeness, attention to nuances, diplomacy. Complicated cases are led (supervised) by highly experienced partners."
The Legal 500 2020, Employment, Latvia office
“The service is personal and always on time.”
The Legal 500 2020, Employment, Latvia office
“COBALT always provides business-friendly solutions and detailed risk verification. It provides full information for us to make risk assessment on our business.”
The Legal 500 2020, Employment, Lithuania office
COBALT assists international clients with a broad cross-section of employment matters.
Chambers Europe 2020, Employment, Latvia office
Sources praise the team's results-focused attitude, particularly with regards to cross-border issues: "They are very good at providing pan-Baltic solutions; they are responsive and flexible."
Chambers Europe 2019, Employment, Lithuania office
Clients highlight the confidence that the team inspires. One explains: "They always inform at what stage the process is, so you feel safe that everything will be done in time and a correct way."
Chambers Europe 2019, Employment, Latvia office
Clients appreciate the team's communication style, describing the lawyers as "open, flexible and helpful."
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."
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
„Excellent practice advising foreign investors entering the Estonian market. Focuses on representing employers in a wide range of employment issues […].”
Chambers Europe 2015, Lithuania office
"Experienced labour practice advising on a broad range of employment issues. Assists with disputes, particularly related to outsourcing and employee transfer. Popular with international clients."