COBALT is among the largest law firms in the Baltic market. COBALT is a trusted partner for daily matters and complex large-scale transactions and disputes. The firm’s broad spectrum of expertise and established position as the market leader give a comprehensive basis for providing advice on special areas of business law.
We advise top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, and the region’s most promising start-ups. We offer leading-edge solutions in key industry sectors. COBALT has been named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 6 times. We were recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the IFLR European Awards in London. We have received multiple awards from the Chambers Europe, IFLR, The Lawyer and Mergermarket and we are regularly listed amongst the top performing M&A legal advisors in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket deal tables.
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.)
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Žilvinas Kvietkus 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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Jovita Valatkaitė has over 8 years’ experience of legal practice in the fields of Employment and Corporate law. Apart from advising on general employment law matters, Jovita provides advice on non-competition of employees, protection of confidential information as well as the EU social security system. She also has extensive experience in migration matters, including residence permits, work permits, secondments and transfers of employees.
Jovita holds a diploma in French legal course, issued by Vilnius University in cooperation with Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défence University. Prior to joining COBALT Jovita has been mostly dealing with French and Spanish speaking clients.
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.