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August, 2018 - United States of America



Current WSG Member, COBALT, Expands Membership as the Exclusive Legal Member for Belarus


World Services Group (WSG) is pleased to announce that COBALT has expanded the global member network by adding Belarus as the exclusive legal services member for that region.

COBALT is a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices across the Baltics and Belarus, comprising more than 180 lawyers. Their legal professionals offer leading-edge solutions in all key areas of business law including: 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.

Partner and Head of COBALT Global Relations, Martin Simovart, commented: “We are proud to be part of this foremost global network and to grow our Belarus membership and representation. We look forward to continual cooperation and challenging cross-jurisdictional projects with all of our existing and new friends within the WSG network.”

“Due to recent liberalization processes Belarus becomes increasingly attractive to foreign investors which requires highly professional cross-border and local legal expertise. Becoming part of WSG network will facilitate the cooperation process and significantly expand the possibilities. COBALT’s Minsk office is happy to join the network and contribute as a newly emerging market.” added COBALT Belarus Managing Partner Darya Zhuk.

WSG Chairman Mark Harty commented, “On behalf of World Services Group, I would like to welcome our new legal member for Belarus. COBALT has been a valuable addition for WSG and I believe their new membership will provide members and clients alike with access to key resources and expertise in the region in addition to also representing WSG in the Baltics.”

COBALT is a full-service business law firm with a highly experienced team uniting more than 180 lawyers across the Baltics and Belarus. The law firm operates International Desks covering Fenno-Baltic, Russia/CIS and German-speaking countries. COBALT is awarded the highest ranking for Financial and Corporate work in all Baltic countries by IFLR1000 2017 and according to Mergermarket 2017 league table report COBALT has advised the highest number of transactions among Baltic law firms in 2017.

About WSG
World Services Group is a global membership network whose members are among the leading independent firms. Formed upon a unique approach to legal networks, WSG developed the idea that the premier independent law firm needed a more expansive and efficient global approach within the industry. The integration of knowledge, expertise and client service providers from the investment banking and accounting professions creates better opportunities for providers and clients alike. Additionally, through innovative access and technology, WSG offers members and clients immediate access to prospects, information and leading experts with a known record of superior, quality service.

WSG has been built on the expertise and experience of the over 19,000 professionals at its more than 130 member firms. WSG’s global representation includes more than 145 jurisdictions and operations throughout the world.


WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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