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Cobalt

LVOVO 25, 09320 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Tel:
Work +370 5 250 0800
Fax:
Fax +370 5 250 0802
Email:
Web:
www.cobalt.legal
Minsk, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

Elijus Burgis

Tel:
Work +370 5 250 0800
Email:
Cobalt

Work Department

Corporate Transactions Department

Position

Partner, Head of the Corporate Transactions Department. Specialises in Company and Commercial law, Banking & Finance, Competition law, EU law, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).

Career

2009 to date COBALT, Partner. 2008 – 2009 Law Firm Bernotas & Dominas Glimstedt, Partner. 2004 – 2008 Law Firm Bernotas & Dominas Glimstedt, Associate Partner. 1999 – 2003 Law Firm Bernotas & Dominas Glimstedt, Lawyer. 1997– 1999 Law Firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas & Partners, Assistant Lawyer. 2003 – 2006 Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Lecturer of EU Law.

Languages

Lithuanian, English, Russian.

Member

Since 2009 Member of the International Bar Association (IBA). Since 2002 Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association. Since 2002 Member of the European Young Bar Association, President (2005-2006). Since 2000 Member of the Lithuanian Young Bar Association, President (2004-2009).

Education

2001 Faculty of Law, Stockholm University, Sweden (Master of European Law). 1999 Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Lithuania (Law degree).


Lithuania

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Elijus Burgis - Cobalt

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Cobalt’s pan-Baltic team covers all aspects of banking and finance, and also ‘demonstrates constant high quality’ in the private equity and venture capital sectors. Notably, it is also handling DNB’s merger with Nordea. Practice head Akvilė Bosaitė and managing partner Irmantas Norkus acted for Deutsche Bank, which formed part of a consortium of international institutional investors, on financing the acquisition of a loan portfolio from Bank SNORAS. Bosaitė has ‘deep knowledge’ and is recommended along with ‘strong negotiatorElijus Burgis. Eva Suduiko was promoted to managing associate.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Elijus Burgis - Cobalt

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Elijus Burgis heads Cobalt’s corporate transactions team, while recently promoted partner Juozas Rimas leads the M&A group. Recent highlights include advising Nets on acquiring Nordea Merchant Acquiring, and assisting Mid Europa Partners with selling BITĖ to Providence Equity Partners. New clients include AMIC Energy Management and Falck. Managing associate Maksimas Saveljevas leads the corporate and regulatory practice and is recommended along with managing partner Irmantas Norkus.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

At Cobalt, managing partner Irmantas Norkus and recently promoted managing associate Ieva Sodeikaitė are working as local counsel alongside an international law firm to represent Lithuanian Railways in a European Commission investigation relating to the company’s alleged abuse of its dominant position. Elijus Burgis heads the practice, which acts for clients such as Cgates, Deutsche Bank and Coca-Cola HBC Lietuva.

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