Mr Rimantas Simaitis > Cobalt > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute resolution, litigation, alternative dispute resolution (negotiation, arbitration, mediation), penal law and procedure, energy law, and transport law


Dr Rimantas Simaitis is Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department.

Dr Simaitis holds a Doctor’s degree of Social Sciences (Law) from Vilnius University, Lithuania. He is an Associated Professor at Vilnius University faculty of Law, recommended arbitrator at Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration and has been designated to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators by the Lithuanian Government. He has been, and remains, an active member and/or head of various working groups formed by the Ministry of Justice, the Judicial Council and the Parliament of Lithuania, and the Council of Europe.


Partner at COBALT Lithuania (since 2006)



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

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Rimantas SimaitisCobalt

Cobalt fields a deep bench of specialists with expertise in disputes involving bankruptcy, procurement and white-collar crime. Shareholder disputes, which are another area of strength, are primarily handled by practice head Rimantas Simaitis. He is supported by bankruptcy specialist Paulius Markovas, procurement expert Deividas Soloveičik and Mindaugas Bliuvas, who focuses on criminal law.  Clients of the firm include major companies operating in the banking, transport and energy sectors.  The firm is frequently sought out to handle mandates with a pan-Baltic flavour, as is illustrated by its work for Latvian clients such as Riga International Airport and AirBaltic. Marius Inta is also recommended.