White Collar

Complex business relations, the ever-changing regulatory environment, as well as volatile competition conditions have created a demand for a highly competent white-collar legal practice. The latter in conjunction with our team of leading lawyers with industry-specific knowledge and experience creates a strong force.

We understand that when defending or counselling our clients in such matters, the clients prefer the case to be handled and terminated quickly, preferably achieving the needed result without unnecessary public attention. We believe that success in achieving these goals comes from well-considered pro-active strategies. Broad industry-specific knowledge helps us in understanding the client’s business in each sector and in communicating with the State Prosecutors Office, Internal Security Service, FSA, FIU, Competition Authority and other authorities, local courts or the European Court of Human Rights. Our white-collar specialists have dealt with a wide range of investigations starting with financial crimes, such as fraud, embezzlement, breach of trust, and ending with crimes against the state, such as money laundering and bribery.

Regardless of whether it is defending and representing clients in criminal investigations, regulatory (administrative) misdemeanour investigations, or pursuing a case as counsel for the victim, our white-collar specialists have extensive experience and track record. Moreover, we are well aware that the best criminal or regulatory case for our client is a non-existent case. Therefore, we seek to educate and advise our clients in everyday business aspects to prevent your organisation from committing crimes and different offences, including preventing crimes being committed inside or against your organisation. We assess and minimise the different risks facing our clients’ businesses and organisations by drafting or evaluating different internal policies, guidelines and procedures, and also by providing training in different fields for companies and their employees.


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 2024, Dispute Resolution, Lithuania office
“COBALT's diplomacy, strategic planning, perfection in implementation and unwavering dedication to client satisfaction are exceptional.”
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 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
“COBALT respects short deadlines and its legal opinions are always detailed, elaborated and justified.”
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."
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 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 [...].”