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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

Žilvinas Kvietkus

Tel:
Work +370 5 250 0800
Email:
Cobalt

Work Department

General Commercial Law Practice Group.

Position

Partner, Head of the General Commercial Law Practice Group. Specialises in Commercial, Life Sciences & Pharmacy, Employment & Labor law, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, IT & telecoms, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).

Career

2004 to date Partner, Attorney at Law, COBALT, Lithuania. 1997 – 2004 Associate Partner, Attorney at Law, Law firm Bernotas & Dominas Glimstedt. 1994 – 1997 Senior Official, Ministry of Justice, Department of International Law and Human Rights. 1996 – 1997 Senior Legal Counsel, Legal advisor to the Government Agent before European Court of Human Rights.

Languages

Lithuanian, English, Russian.

Member

Since 2000 Member of Lithuanian Bar. Member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

1996 Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Master´s Degree in Law. 1996 Studies at Oxford University/George Washington University, Faculty of Law. 1995 Studies at University of Stockholm, Faculty of Law, Sweden.


Lithuania

Employment

Within: Employment

Cobalt’s team is often retained by international clients such as Marks and Spencer plc, Citco and Eli Lilly. Žilvinas Kvietkus and managing associate Maksimas Saveljevas routinely advise Western Union on labour issues and dismissals, among other matters. Legal counsel Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė is ‘very experienced’ and heads the practice.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Pharmaceuticals and life sciences expert Žilvinas Kvietkus heads the overall department at Cobalt, which hired senior associate Viltė Kristina Steponėnaitė as head of the IP, IT and data protection team; she joined from Ellex and was hired following Liudas Karnickas’ decision to leave to found Law firm Venckute&Karnickas. Kvietkus has been working alongside Steponėnaitė to handle patent infringement litigation for Abbvie. Paris Elysees, Bayer Cropscience and Allergan are also clients. Julija Beldeninovienė was promoted to senior associate.

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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Žilvinas Kvietkus - Cobalt

Within: TMT

Cobalt’s department head Žilvinas Kvietkus has ‘very good knowledge’ of life sciences and pharmaceuticals, and is advising on creating a National Medicines Verification Organisation and data repository for The Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry and Association of Manufacturers of Medicinal Products. New clients include Ergomed plc, Eldes and Minordija. Senior associate Viltė Kristina Steponėnaitė now heads the IP, IT and data protection group, having joined from Ellex. Liudas Karnickas left the firm to establish Law firm Venckute&Karnickas.

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