Litigation is one of the cornerstones of COBALT’s legal practice. We actively develop dispute management and litigation strategies, advise and represent clients in out-of-court settlement negotiations, represent clients in civil and arbitration courts, administrative and criminal proceedings, as well as before constitutional courts.
While understanding the commercial context, we help clients to ensure the optimal resolution of disputes. Our experienced dispute resolution teams cooperate with COBALT’s other practice groups to also help clients prevent conflicts from arising in the first place.

We assist clients in all business-related legal conflicts, including complex commercial, corporate and M&A disputes, real estate, construction, public procurement, trademark, copyright, patent, pharmaceutical, data protection, media and technology disputes, restructuring and insolvency, competition, employment, insurance, tax, financial services disputes, specific private wealth related disputes, including matrimonial and inheritance disputes, as well as assisting clients in white-collar cases and internal investigations.

Our international contacts with leading law firms, membership in Lex Mundi and the World Services Group, and COBALT’s own pan-Baltic cooperation enables us to effectively handle cross-border disputes.

We have accumulated unique experience in representing clients in the supreme court institutions in Europe: the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Cases handled by our lawyers have become a part of the jurisprudence of these courts. Our litigators have regularly been involved in novel and precedent-setting cases in front of national supreme courts.


The Legal 500 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
"COBALT is a unique, full-service law firm with considerable expertise as well as deep relationships in the various countries in which it operates. The firm consistently excels in its field and is a pleasure to work with. Their service standards are comparable to the best London firms."
Chambers Europe 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
“COBALT's diplomacy, strategic planning, perfection in implementation and unwavering dedication to client satisfaction are exceptional.”
Chambers Europe 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
“The lawyers are very thorough in the preparation of the facts, very strong in proposing clear guidance in complex cases and very experienced in presenting complex issues in an understandable manner.”
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.”
The Legal 500 2023, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
"We are very happy with COBALT‘s Disputes team. We retain them for a large number of civil cases and they are able to handle them. COBALT goes not only into the law, but also into the facts: they try to understand the issues from the technical point of view and we value that."
Chambers Europe 2023, Dispute Resolution, Latvia office
“COBALT respects short deadlines and its legal opinions are always detailed, elaborated and justified.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
"COBALT's lawyers went deep into different aspects of the case and found ways to help us to reach our targets."
The Legal 500 2022, Dispute Resolution, Latvia office
"COBALT team was exceptional in working with the LGBTQ issues. We can also say that they were brave in taking a clear stand for equality, diversity and LGBTQ rights in the environment, which is still partly hostile towards the LGBTQ issues."
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
Sources attest to the team's commercial approach, with a client reporting: "The advice is always very clear: what are the options, what are the pros and cons."
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."
The Legal 500 2020, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
COBALT strong credentials in dispute resolution are underpinned by its 'deep knowledge of the law in the Baltic region'.  
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.
Chambers Europe 2019, Dispute Resolution, Estonia office
"Highly regarded team with practical experience in solving a variety of regulatory and commercial disputes. Maintains a notable track record acting for public bodies and private companies."
Chambers Europe 2019, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
Clients praise the team's dedication, stating: "All possible scenarios are thoroughly examined and discussed in detail with the client."
Chambers Europe 2018, Dispute Resolution, Estonia office
Commentators note the team's court experience and its significant size, with one source recognising that "they have good resources."
The Legal 500 2018, Dispute Resolution, Estonia office
"COBALT offers the highest quality of services, quick response times and is very thorough, often going into the smallest of details to get the right outcome."
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
“The firm's lawyers possess all the necessary qualities to offer premium services. They are knowledgeable, accurate, quick and trustworthy."
Chambers Europe 2015, Estonia office
"An experienced team highly recommended for construction and real estate disputes, as well as planning and development. Very professional, dutiful and diligent. The lawyers work hard to find a solution."
Chambers Europe 2015
"It is a delight to work with them. We get rational and deeply analysed advice. The team has some great lawyers and is easy to deal with."
The Legal 500 2015
"What stands out is an ability to deal with difficult business issues, showing a responsive approach, keeping clients updated, being totally professional."
The Legal 500 2015, Lithuania office
"COBALT Lithuania has developed expertise in areas including collective litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative proceedings against public bodies."
Chambers Europe 2015, Latvia office
“Active dispute resolution team with significant experience in arbitration and cases before constitutional courts. The team is noted for its industry-specific knowledge [...].”