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Linda Birina

Linda Birina

Senior Associate


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Linda is an expert in Intellectual property and IT. She is a leading expert on media and privacy rights as well as on data protection issues.

She has accumulated extensive experience by representing clients in proceedings about invoking false information, defamation and compensation for non-material damage. She provides legal assistance to local and foreign clients on data protection issues.

Linda holds seminars and delivers speeches at conferences related to journalistic and mass media rights, especially protection of journalists’ information sources. Linda has also participated in international research by preparing reviews on the data protection situation in Latvia, e.g., Data Protection: Laws of the world and Data Protection & Privacy – Jurisdictional Comparisons, as well as representing Latvia in global summits on European data protection – Annual European Data Protection Intensive.


Dr.iur. in progress, University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Riga, Latvia (since 2017)
Master’s degree in Law, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (2008)
Bachelor degree in Law, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (2006)
Latvian Bar Association (since 2008)
Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Member of the Ethics Committee of the Latvian Advertising Association
Lecture, Intellectual Property and Protection, Riga Technical University
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

COBALT advised Also Latvia on corporate and commercial issues
COBALT advised Michael Kors
COBALT advises Latvian National Television (LTV)
Legal advice daily to TNT Latvia
General legal assistance to Mylan
General legal assistance to GlaxoSmithKline
General legal assistance to Roche
General legal assistance to Abbott Laboratories
Legal advice to Microsoft
General legal assistance to Abbvie
Legal assistance to FedEx
Representation of AS Cits medijs in defamation lawsuits

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