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Martin Simovart

Martin SimovartPartner, Head of Global Relations

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



Martins Aljens

Martins AljensSenior Associate

Linda Birina

Linda BirinaSenior Associate

Zane Bule

Zane BuleSenior Associate

Dita Busa

Dita BusaAssociate

Zane Caune

Zane CauneAssociate

Liga Fjodorova

Liga FjodorovaSenior Associate

Elina Locmele

Elina LocmeleSenior Associate

Ivo Maskalans

Ivo MaskalansAssociate

Irina Olevska

Irina OlevskaAssociate

Kristine Patmalniece

Kristine PatmalnieceSenior Associate

Janis Rusis

Janis RusisAssociate

Martins Tarlaps

Martins TarlapsSenior Associate

Inga Tenisa

Inga TenisaSenior Associate

Maija Tipaine

Maija TipaineSenior Associate

Ugis Zeltins

Ugis ZeltinsSenior Associate

Diana Zepa

Diana ZepaAssociate

Other Professionals

Edvins Danovskis

Edvins DanovskisAcademic Counsel

Toms Krumins

Toms KruminsOf Counsel

Andrejs Lielkalns

Andrejs LielkalnsSpecialist Counsel

Edgars Lodzins

Edgars LodzinsSpecialist Counsel

Edgars Pastars

Edgars PastarsOf Counsel

Sergejs Rundans

Sergejs RundansSpecialist Counsel

Andrejs Sabluks

Andrejs SabluksOf Counsel

Gabriela Santare

Gabriela SantareAssistant Lawyer

Sabine Vilka

Sabine VilkaAssistant Lawyer

Sabine Vuskane

Sabine VuskaneHead of Tax Advisory, Specialist Counsel

Sabine Zaula

Sabine ZaulaAssistant Lawyer

Kristine Zile

Kristine ZileSpecialist Counsel

Vadims Zvicevics

Vadims ZvicevicsAssistant Lawyer


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...

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