Baltics

All change in the Baltics as Borenius offices move to Cobalt

There has been a significant amount of change in the Baltics legal market this year. Back in May pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Leijins & Norcous split up. LAWIN’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices teamed up with Raidla’s Estonian branch to create Ellex, while Raidla’s Latvian and Lithuanian teams joined up with Lawin’s Estonian office to […]

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Baltics shake-up continues as Cobalt merges with Borenius offices

Baltics firm Cobalt has announced it is merging with the Baltics offices of Borenius in a the latest stage of a major shake-up of the legal market in the region. Pan-Baltic firm Cobalt was formed earlier this year when the Latvian and Lithuanian offices of Raidla Lejins & Norcous joined forces with the Estonian office of […]

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Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region. LAWIN’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices have joined forces with Raidla’s Estonian office to form Ellex, while Raidla’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices, together with Lawin Estonia, are teaming up to set up Cobalt. […]

Magnusson opens China-Baltics trade route with Hong Kong launch

The path between China and the UK may be a well-trodden one, but the one between China and the Baltics is less so. That’s about to change if expansionist Swedish firm Magnusson, which has just added Hong Kong to its network after tying up with two-partner firm Odebjer Fohlin , gets its way. The launch […]

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The Baltics – A triple play

With economies conducive to investors and an appetite for growth among local businesses, cross-border work in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia is on the rise. Proximity to Russia might have proven problematic for many countries in the past year as sanctions to and from the state in the wake of the Ukraine crisis affected trade flows. […]

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Borenius and Lawin lead as Ask.com owner IAC acquires Ask.fm

Baltic firms Borenius and Lawin have taken the lead roles on the acquisition of social media site Ask.fm by questions and answers site Ask.com. LAWIN’s Riga office advised Ask.com parent IAC on the deal, which completed last week for an undisclosed amount. Borenius acted for Rubylight Technologies, which owned 40 per cent of Ask.fm. Rubylight […]

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Lawin triumvirate take steps towards becoming single pan-Baltic powerhouse

The three members of Baltic alliance Lawin are a step closer to a full merger after consolidating their management and creating firmwide practice heads. Strategic decisions for the three Lawin firms, based in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, will now be made by a six-member management board, with Filip Klavins, name partner at Latvian firm Klavins […]

Brown Rudnick in Baltic Oil fee claim

US firm Brown Rudnick has launched a High Court claim against Russian oil and gas business Baltic Oil Terminals. US firm Brown Rudnick has launched a High Court claim against Russian oil and gas business Baltic Oil Terminals. The claim, which was issued by Brown Rudnick partner Neill Shrimpton, alleges that Baltic Oil failed to […]

The Baltic triangle

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania may be viewed as one by outsiders, and indeed often act as one when it comes to business, but each brings something different to the table.

Baltic powerhouse in arbitration push

Pan-Baltic firm Lawin has added a litigation team led by Varul partner Andrias Smaliukas to its practice. Pan-Baltic firm Lawin has added a litigation team led by Varul partner Andrias Smaliukas to its practice. Smaliukas joined Lawin’s Vilnius office together with nine other lawyers. He was previously a partner at Varul, which shortened its name […]

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Baltic States: Energy craving

Law firms are waiting on tenterhooks for the Baltic States’ politicians to sort out their differences and give the go-ahead for a host of energy projects. With the Baltic States a hotbed of energy-related activity and practice areas such as M&A decidedly lukewarm, law firms in the region could be ­forgiven for hoping that several […]

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