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Main Contacts

Martin Simovart

Martin SimovartPartner, Head of Global Relations

Darya Zhuk

Darya ZhukManaging Partner

COBALT's Overview

COBALT is a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices across the Baltics and Belarus. Our team of 180 experienced lawyers offers leading-edge legal solutions in all key areas of business law: mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, EU law and competition law, dispute resolution, tax law, restructuring and bankruptcy, real estate & construction, energy and infrastructure, environmental law, IP & IT and employment law.

With our deep expertise and unrivalled resources we serve as a strategic partner to our clients in handling both daily
corporate matters and complex and large-scale projects spanning jurisdictions.

COBALT offices are all established and recognised top players in the Baltic and international legal market and have a strong track record of advising top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments. COBALT offices and attorneys are consistently ranked in the top tier by the most prestigious legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal500 and IFLR 1000, and have been recipients of many awards.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 180

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative & Constitutional Law
  • Arbitration
  • Asset & Project Financing
  • Blockchain Task Force
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition
  • Compliance
  • Construction
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection
  • Employment
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environment
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Funds
  • Immigration
  • Infrastructure & PPP
  • Insurance
  • IT & Communications
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Natural Resources
  • Patents, Trademarks & Industrial Designs
  • Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Private Equity
  • Privatisation
  • Product Liability & Consumer Protection
  • Public Procurement
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Start-ups
  • State Aid
  • Tax Disputes & Litigation
  • Tax Structuring
  • Transport Law
  • Venture capital
  • White Collar


Darya Zhuk

Darya ZhukManaging Partner


Anastasia Bykowskaya

Anastasia BykowskayaSenior Associate

Anastasia Gorbat

Anastasia GorbatJunior Associate

Anna Gritskevich

Anna GritskevichJunior Associate

Darya Maroz

Darya MarozJunior Associate

Ivan Simanovsky

Ivan SimanovskySenior Associate

Other Professionals

Vadim Dubitsky

Vadim DubitskyOf Counsel

Vital Kalyada

Vital KalyadaOf Counsel

Aleksandr Vinogradov

Aleksandr VinogradovAssistant Lawyer


Back to School with Data
COBALT, September 2019

One of the latest and widely discussed GDPR fines in the amount of approximately EUR 20,000 was imposed in Sweden for face recognition in schools. The municipality tried using the new technology to make monitoring the attendance of schools easier. Nevertheless, it failed to ensure a legal basis and proper impact assessment for such data processing. This case is interesting not only because it was the local authority that was punished but because it goes beyond classical processing of children’s personal data. This case is not the only one related to how educational institutions face challenges related to processing personal data of their students...

Belarus is About to Become a Major Crypto Hub
COBALT, April 2018

“Belarus will become the first government in the world that opens wide opportunities for the use of blockchain technology”, said in a statement on the official website of the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko, who signed the new law of the land, believes that his county “has every chance of becoming a regional center in this area.” The Presidential Decree of the Republic of Belarus No. 8 "On the development of digital economy" came into force begining of this year...

All articles submitted by COBALT


COBALT advised DiDi Chuxing in relation with an investment round of Taxify
COBALT Estonia, June 2018

Taxify, a ride-hailing startup born in Estonia closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation to the $1 billion mark. Daimler, the German automotive giant which owns Mercedes-Benz among other things, led the round. COBALT Estonia advised Taxify&s shareholder, the world’s leading ride-hailing platform DiDi Chuxing in relation with an investment round of Taxify led by Daimler. “We’re on a mission to build the future of mobility, and it’s great to have the support of investors like Daimler and Didi,” said CEO and co-founder Markus Villig in a statement. “This is just the beginning as more and more people give up on car ownership and opt for on-demand transportation...

The merger of law firms Borenius and COBALT in Latvia is now complete
COBALT Estonia, January 2016

Law firms Borenius and COBALT have completed their merger in Latvia and, as of today, operate jointly under the name of COBALT. This is the final step of the complex process of merging of COBALT and Borenius Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian and Belarusian operations, resulting in creation of the biggest legal team in the region with more than 180 attorneys and lawyers. Managing Partner of COBALT Latvia, Dace Silava-Tomsone states: “In this fast-changing world with companies constantly facing new challenges of business environment, a demand is growing for specialized, tailored and immediate legal solutions...

All press submitted by COBALT Estonia

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