Mr Elijus Burgis > Cobalt > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

M&A, banking, project finance and competition law matters


Elijus Burgis is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Corporate Transactions Department.
During the years of his practice Mr Burgis has been an adviser in a number of the largest M&A transactions and financing projects in Lithuania and has also advised clients on various matters related to corporate, banking and finance, securities and competition law.


Partner at COBALT Lithuania (since 2009)
Elijus Burgis has more than 20 years of experience in advising on different M&A, banking, project finance and competition law matters. 


Lithuanian, English, Russian


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


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

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Elijus BurgisCobalt

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 > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Elijus BurgisCobalt

Cobalt, which is ‘a leading law firm in the Baltics’, has a strong track record in major cross-border and domestic deals. It is notably active in corporate finance, capital markets transactions, loan portfolio transactions and regulatory matters. The team’s expertise in cross-border transactions and financings has seen it win work from international clients such as Citibank, Citadel and Swedbank. In 2020, the team advised Baltic bank Lumimor on its landmark €1bn sale to Blackstone, the largest pan-Baltic deal in that particular year. Heading up the team is Akvilė Bosaitė, who is a key name in the market for investment funds, project finance and corporate transactions involving the banking sector. She leads the team with Eva Suduiko, who has a distinct focus on capital markets and project finance work. Elijus Burgis is also recommended.

Lithuania > EU and competition

Cobalt is particularly highly reputed for merger control and antitrust investigations. Practice head Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė has expertise in heavily regulated sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals and aviation. She is supported by corporate partners Elijus Burgis and managing partner Irmantus Norkus, whose longstanding experience in M&A extends to merger clearance matters. Telecoms and sport are two other areas of interest.