Our Firm

Established in 2001, COBALT Lithuania is one of Lithuania's leading law firms and was again named in 2015 'Baltic Law Firm of the Year' by Chambers Europe, one of the world's leading independent legal analysts. The COBALT network consists of around 230 professionals; of whom 182 are highly educated lawyers and legal professionals advising in labour and employment law.

Consistently recognised as the law firm of choice in the Baltics and Belarus, our offices have several times received Chambers Europe, IFLR, the Lawyer and Mergermarket awards.
 

Expertise

 

Our employment law practice group is one of the leading players in employment-related legal matters, with years of relevant experience in providing a full range of counselling, litigation and compliance services to international and local clients.

Our services include:

  • Support in day-to-day employment matters;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating Employment Agreements;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating Management Agreements;
  • Preparing Bonus schemes, incentive and option plans;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating Confidentiality, Non-competition and Non-solicitation Agreements;
  • Drafting and reviewing Internal Work Regulations and Policies;
  • Drafting and reviewing Collective Bargaining Agreements, relations with trade unions and employee representatives, information and consultation procedures;
  • Advising on Transfer of undertaking, reorganization and restructuring;
  • Assisting  in Termination of employment relations, collective redundancies;
  • Assisting in Transfer of employees, work permits;
  • Advising on Personal data protection;
  • Assisting in Labour disputes;
  • Advising on collective actions (strikes etc.)

Our People

Dr Irmantas Norkus

Dr Irmantas Norkus

Partner

Office:
Vilnius
Languages:
Lithuanian
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Russian
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English

Dr Irmantas Norkus is the Managing Partner of COBALT Lithuania, with over 15 years of extensive experience in private and public M&A, competition, banking and finance. During his career Dr Norkus has led numerous landmark cross-border and domestic transactions and projects and has handled some of the most complex antitrust matters of recent times. He has represented a broad range of high-profile corporate clients, investment funds, issuers, financial institutions and institutional investors. Dr Norkus’ exceptional and impeccable service has earned him a reputation as a leading lawyer in his areas of practice.

Žilvinas Kvietkus

Žilvinas Kvietkus

Partner

Office:
Vilnius
Languages:
Lithuanian
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English
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Russian

Žilvinas Kvietkus is a Partner of Cobalt Lithuania and has a well-established practice and reputation in the areas of Life sciences and Pharmaceutical law, Corporate and Intellectual property and related Dispute resolution. During more than 15 years legal practice he has advised on a wide range of pharmaceutical work and possesses extensive experience in the Lithuanian and EU pharmaceutical sector. Mr Kvietkus has acted for numerous clients in many significant cases related to copyrights, trademarks and patents, in addition he has provided extensive counselling in M&A transactions involving pharmaceutical, telecoms and other regulated sectors. Other specialisations include labour and commercial laws.

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Ius Laboris

Ius Laboris is a global Alliance of leading employment, labour and pension law firms that provide companies employing an international workforce with first-class legal advice and support on all human resources issues.

We are passionate about all aspects of human resources law. From Mobility to Discrimination, and from Restructuring to Pensions, our local experts around the world provide deep market knowledge, wherever they are based.

We understand the challenges of managing an international workforce because that is our single focus. With over 1,400 employment lawyers in more than 160 cities worldwide, we always bring a genuinely cross-border perspective.

Ius Laboris firms have a distinctive global way of thinking, and with our trained team of project managers on hand to coordinate our offering around the world, we deliver a seamless integrated service to suit your requirements, wherever you need us.

Ours is a passionate, entrepreneurial and collaborative global community. Our culture of friendship and specialisation enables us to navigate all aspects of employing a workforce across borders with ease

Finally, and most importantly, we are all committed to excellence. With more ranked HR lawyers than our nearest rival (source Chambers Global Guide 2015), in more jurisdictions (source Legal 500, July 2015), Ius Laboris brings together more leading law firms than any other HR legal services organisation. That’s something we’re extremely proud of.