Internal Investigations

As organisations are getting bigger, and legal relations and regulatory demands more complex, it is becoming even more complicated to obtain a detailed overview of the actual situation within the company. It may therefore be necessary to execute or develop a business plan or to determine whether there is a risk of non-compliance that may lead to fines of up to millions of euros or even in closure of the business in the worst-case scenario.

We have experience with matters ranging from a simple reviewing and revising of the internal regulations of a company to in-depth internal audits involving on-site visits, interviews with the management and key employees, and document analysis (bank accounts, e-mails, asset tracing etc.).

We involve top specialist lawyers to ensure that no stone is left unturned and that all the important questions are asked. Along with this personal touch, we have the ability to use cutting-edge software solutions to determine schemes that may otherwise be difficult to spot. We also train employees and carry out mock visits to prepare the company and its employees for any future dealings with the authorities.

The best internal investigation is done quickly and discreetly, is attorney-client privileged, and either enables the client to get confirmation that they are compliant or gives them enough time to become compliant. Such internal investigations have also led to unearthing intra-company breaches, enabling the company to rectify the deficiencies in their policies going forward, and if necessary, providing the basis for seeking rectification from the perpetrator by way of a civil or criminal action.


Chambers Europe 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
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Chambers Europe 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
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The Legal 500 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
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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.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Dispute Resolution, Latvia office
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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
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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.