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Cobalt, Dr Rimantas Simaitis, Vilnius, LITHUANIA

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Dr Rimantas Simaitis

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Dispute Resolution Practice Group


Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department. Specialises in litigation, alternative dispute resolution (negotiation, arbitration, mediation), penal law and procedure, energy law, and transport law, restructuring & insolvency.


2012 to date Partner, COBALT, Lithuania. 2006 - 2012 Associate, COBALT, Vilnius, Lithuania. 2007 to date LecturerJudicial Training Centre of the Republic of Lithuania. 2007 – 2008 Council of Europe, expert on mediation. 2004 to date Member and chairman of various working groups of the Judicial Council of Lithuania. 2002 to date Assistant, lecturer, associated professor, Vilnius University Faculty of Law. 2003 – 2006 Adviser to the Chairman of the Civil Cases Division, the Lithuanian Court of Appeals, Vilnius, Lithuania. 2000 – 2003 Assistant to judge of the Civil Division, the Supreme Court of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania. 2000 Lawyer, Lithuanian Students’ Association, Vilnius, Lithuania. 1998 – 2000 Member of the board, legal trainee, Vilnius University Law Clinic, Vilnius, Lithuania. 1999 Trainee, Law firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas & Partners / LAWIN, Vilnius, Lithuania. 1998 – 1999 Expert of Youth projects, State Youth Fund of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania. 1997 – 1999 President, ex officio Rector of Vilnius University, member of the Council and Senate, member of th eCouncil of the Lithuanian Students’ Association, Student Representation Organisation of Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania. 1997 – 1999 (from 03.1997 – Vice President; from 09.1997 – President; from 09.1998 –Chairman of the Examination Panel), ELSA Lietuva (National Lithuanian group of the European Law Students’ Association), (till 01.12.1997 called the Lithuanian Law Students’ Association), Vilnius, Lithuania.


Lithuanian, English, Russian.


On-line mediator of the Chamber of Arbitration Milan (RisolviOnline). Since 2008 Member of the Board and the Council of the Alumni Society of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University, Chairman of the Board (2003-2008) Since 2006 Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association Since 2006 Recommended arbitrator of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration


2006 Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, PhD. 2000 Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Master's degree in Law.


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Rimantas Simaitis - Cobalt

Within: Dispute resolution

At Cobalt, department head Rimantas Simaitis and managing associate Marius Inta, who leads the insurance disputes group, have been representing Riga International Airport in an appeal against a bankrupt Lithuanian air carrier, which had alleged anti-competitive actions by the airport. The firm is acting for Lithuanian Railways in a dispute with ORLEN Lietuva over freight transportation debts. New clients include Fresh Market and Pramonės energija. Paulius Markovas heads the bankruptcy and restructuring practice. Deividas Soloveičik, who has ‘extensive experience’, joined from Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners as public procurement head, replacing Jolita Rima Puškorienė, who left to found Law Firm Puškoriene, Kroliene, Paltanavicius.

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