Environment & Natural Resources

Environmental issues are at the top of the list of compliance matters for various businesses. These affect project development, production, trade and supply chains, and they must be considered in the context of many corporate and financing transactions.

Our experienced experts assist in dealing with environmental permits, reporting and daily compliance issues as well as emissions trading and other climate change related aspects. We also have extensive experience in handling issues related to environmental laws, due diligence and liability.

We have locally unmatched experience in advising clients who work in the natural resources industry. Along with hands-on experience in dealing with legal matters on behalf of our clients related to mining concessions and permits, we have been at the forefront of developing mining and hydrocarbons regulatory frameworks. We have drafted proposals on regulatory and tax solutions on behalf of clients who are pioneers in offshore hydrocarbon exploration in the Baltic sea, and we have acted on the basis of a governmental mandate to develop a regulatory framework for mining.

The Legal 500 Green Guide, ESG, Estonia office
“The Estonia office makes a key contribution to the Baltic-wide ESG practice group, with demonstrable expertise in advising international clean energy companies and domestic state organisations on their landmark renewables sector projects.”
The Legal 500 Green Guide, Energy, Latvia office
“The Latvian office is a key advisor to state and private clients in their green transition strategies, assisting with regulation and project developments which are vital to the country’s energy independence and nascent green power sector.”
The Legal 500 Green Guide, Energy, Lithuania office
“In Lithuania, COBALT makes a leading commitment to the growth of the region’s clean energy sector, advising investors, developers, and industry associations on their critical green projects.”
Chambers Europe 2022, Real Estate, Latvia office
One client enthuses: "You get the quality and highly ranked experts that will do things in the best possible way."
IFLR 1000 2016, Latvia office
“Their work is client-oriented, they always suggest different alternatives, deliver the best advice and optimal solutions and are reliable.”