Mr Žilvinas Kvietkus > Cobalt > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Life sciences and Pharmaceutical law, Corporate and Intellectual property and related Dispute resolution


Žilvinas Kvietkus is a Partner at COBALT Lithuania and Head of Corporate Transactions Department.
During more than 20 years legal practice Žilvinas Kvietkus has advised on a wide range of pharmaceutical work and possesses extensive experience in the Lithuanian and EU pharmaceutical sector. Mr Kvietkus has acted for numerous clients in many significant cases related to copyrights, trademarks and patents, in addition he has provided extensive counselling in M&A transactions involving pharmaceutical, telecoms and other regulated sectors. Other specialisations include labour and commercial laws.


Partner at COBALT Lithuania (since 2004)


Lithuanian, English, Russian


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


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

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Employment

The ‘highly professional‘ team at Cobalt leverages the size and scale of the practice to handle the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters for clients. Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė, who chairs the employment practice, is notably strong in international arbitration cases. She is also skilled in handling day-to-day issues, as well as the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Corporate lawyer Žilvinas Kvietkus has a strong focus on employment and labour law, and has advised on TUPE transfers, immigration and whistleblowing issues. Elsewhere in the team, clients have highlighted ‘amazing‘ senior associate Jovita Valatkaitė for praise.

Lithuania > TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Žilvinas KvietkusCobalt

Cobalt is well regarded for regulatory and data protection work, with its client roster including household names such as Apple, Huawei and Volkswagen. Žilvinas Kvietkus, who leads the practice, has a particular strength in advising pharmaceutical giants on data protection issues and new technologies. Eglė Bakštytė now works in-house at Tesonet.

Lithuania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Cobalt is one of biggest law firms in The Baltics region and has a sizeable corporate offering, handling major M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. Managing partner Irmantas Norkus is a key name for cross-border M&A, with expertise in complementary areas such as competition and banking and finance. Elijus Burgis, who leads the corporate transactions team, is distinguished by his strong background in the energy and healthcare sectors. Žilvinas Kvietkus is noted for his expertise in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. Juozas Rimas heads up the M&A team, and is also strong in other areas, such as private equity and restructuring.

Lithuania > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

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Cobalt is distinguished through its strong track record in handling patent litigation and parallel imports disputes in the life sciences sector, with notable clients including Novartis, Merck Sharp and Dohme. Practice head Žilvinas Kvietkus (who specialises in the life sciences sector) has handled cases relating to trade mark and copyright law, among other areas. Senior associate Julija Beldeninovienė is another name to note.