With effect from 1 July 2019, one of the leading law firms COBALT expands its management team with two new partners. The employees with long-standing careers in the law firm joined the Lithuanian team of partners, bringing the firm‘s total number of partners to 13 and of associate partners – to 3. Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė, Head of the Competition Law Practice Group, became a partner at COBALT and Marius Inta, Head of Commercial Disputes Practice Group, became an associate partner of the firm.

“This year is a year of rapid growth and development for COBALT. The conditions are predetermined by the market – the volume of the firm’s work is constantly escalating, customer expectations and needs are increasing, so we need to keep up – strengthen the team and always be one step ahead. Since January, 3 new partners and 3 associate partners have reinforced our team of managers, this year we have lost not a single lawyer, 8 new specialists joined our firm. During four months of this year, we grew by 10 percent, over the past 12 months – by 20 percent, this is probably the best result on the market”, says Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner at COBALT Lithuania.

COBALT is one of the leading Baltic law firms. From 1 July 2019, the management team in the Baltics and Belarus counts 35 partners and 3 associate partners.

Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė has been specialising in competition law for over 14 years and has substantial experience in energy, pharmacy, aviation and other regulated areas of law. Rasa has also broad experience in representing clients’ interests on competition law and State aid matters in the Competition Council and in courts, also in the European Commission and in EU courts. She is an active member of W@Competition platform uniting women professionals in the field of competition law from entire Europe and other countries.

Marius Inta has over 16 years’ experience in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management and focuses his practice on insurance disputes, represents clients in litigation matters involving damage compensation, competition law and intellectual property law violations. Marius is a litigation lawyer with a long track record of acting for clients in courts of general jurisdiction and administrative courts and alternative dispute resolution (negotiation, arbitration, mediation).

COBALT is one of the largest law firms in the Baltics which for the sixth time already was recognised as a top-tier Baltic law firm. COBALT lawyers are consistently ranked by the most prestigious legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR 1000. COBALT was recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the IFLR European Awards in London. COBALT won the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the overall Baltic Deal. Over 190 lawyers provide integrated services to local, regional and cross-border corporations, foundations, credit institutions, companies and individuals in all areas of business law.

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