IT & Communications

Information technologies and communications are an integral part of any business or industry. They make business and production processes easier, help to collect and process vast amounts of data, and link businesses with customers whilst also increasing efficiency and productivity. Meanwhile, the set of rules applicable to the IT and communications sector is becoming increasingly complex.

Our team of experts can advise you on all aspects related to IT and communications law, including:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Software development, licencing, distribution, and maintenance arrangements
  • Operating and hosting agreements
  • Cloud services and outsourcing
  • Software and hardware procurement
  • Information technology transactions
  • Electronic communications frameworks, including notifications and licencing
  • Data breach and liability issues
  • Copyright issues
  • Online terms, conditions, and privacy policies
Chambers Europe 2024, Intellectual Property, Lithuania office
“COBALT handles matters with a high level of attention and care.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
“The team at COBALT are extremely reliable, fast in their replies and are able to explain complex matters in an understandable way to the client.”
Gold tier at World Trademark Review 1000 2022, Latvia office
"An elite all-round performer with a highly specialised IP and regulatory team operating out of all three Baltic states, COBALT is one of the best in the business when it comes to safeguarding the intellectual assets of pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. The full-service outfit has also made a name for itself by tackling some of the most sophisticated briefs going."
The Legal 500 2022, IP, IT and Telecoms, Latvia office
"They are equally taking care of all requests in an uncomplicated way and are able of talking in the “client’s language”. There’s no need to run after deadlines or worry about anything as a client, which is extremely valuable."
The Legal 500 2021, Intellectual property, Lithuania office
"The collaboration with COBALT was genuine pleasure. COBALT has appropriate teams working in specific areas, thus you know that your question/issue will be dealt by lawyer, who specializes in that area."
Chambers and Partners 2021, Intellectual Property, Estonia
"The service was just ideal; we could not identify any points which would need to be improved," enthuses a client, who goes on to praise the team for being "very competent with regard to cross-border issues and able to advise promptly at any time."
The Legal 500 2020, IP, IT and telecoms, Latvia office
“COBALT is extremely reliable. All requests are fulfilled and everything is understood right away.”
The Legal 500 2020, TMT, Lithuania office
COBALT advises clients on the licensing of software and hardware, outsourcing arrangements, data protection and e-commerce issues.
Chambers Europe 2019, Intellectual Property, Latvia office
Sources highlight the team's approach, noting that the lawyers "think out of the box and come up with creative ways of doing things." "They listen to what we say."
World Trademark Review 1000 2017, Latvia office
“The firepower to cater to the needs of the most discerning enterprises.”
Chambers Europe 2017, Intellectual Property, Estonia office
Clients praise the practice for its impressive depth of expertise: "Their knowledge of dealing with internet privacy and data protection is second to none, the best in Estonia."
The Legal 500 2016
"The team at COBALT always looks for all possible ways to solve problems."
Chambers Europe 2015, Lithuania office
"Accomplished team experienced in trade secret protection, as well as registration and protection of copyrights, patents and trademarks."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Prominent practice advising clients from a broad range of sectors and industries.”
The Legal 500 2015, Latvia office
“As well as experiencing recent growth in IP registrations and in transactional and disputes related IP work, the team has also been active on the telecoms side […].”