Cobalt has advised Italian company Italferr on its successful participation in the EUR 141.5 million Rail Baltica public procurement process for the provision of engineering consultancy and construction supervision services for the construction of the mainline in Latvia.
Ellex Klavins has advised Merito Partners on the set up of its first alternative investment fund – the Merito Sustainable Energy Fund I AIF – and on its acquisition and development, together with Saules Energy, of seven photovoltaic power generation projects, two of which became operational in July and August 2023.
Cobalt has successfully represented Germany's Bauer Spezialtiefbau before the Administrative District Court in a dispute related to a VAT refund for the company against the State Revenue Service of Latvia.
Wolf Theiss has advised Latvian private equity fund INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund and its portfolio company Eco Baltia on the acquisition of a 70% stake in Polish PVC recycler Metal-Plast. Ozog Tomczykowski advised the target's shareholders on the sale. Sorainen reportedly advised INVL and Eco Baltia as well.
During the Three Seas Initiative annual general meeting in Bucharest in September 2023, Austria's Dorda, Bulgaria's Boyanov & Co., Croatia's Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, the Czech Republic's Kocian Solc Balastik, Estonia's Ellex Raidla, Hungary's Lakatos Koves & Partners, Latvia's Ellex Klavins, Lithuania's Ellex Valiunas, Poland's Wardynski and Partners, Romania's Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Slovakia's Barger Prekop, and Slovenia's Selih & Partnerji announced they formed the Three Seas Legal Alliance, in recognition of the progress made by the Three Seas Initiative.
Cobalt has advised the Astor Group on its EUR 25 million loan from Rietumu Banka to support the development and operation of its hotel properties in Riga.
Cobalt has advised Change Ventures on leading a EUR 3.6 million investment round into Latvian advertising experience platform Monetizr, with the participation of Techstars and Ludus Ventures.
Njord has advised Latvia's University College of Economics and Culture on the topic of intellectual property protection issues related to student works created within the "Innovation grants for students in interdisciplinary fields of art, culture, economics, and IT (MaKE IT)" European Regional Development Fund project.
Cobalt has advised the BaltCap Private Equity Fund III and investment company Draugiem Capital on their acquisition of a majority stake in Latvia-based multi-sector production company Pepi Rer. RER Lextal reportedly advised Pepi Rer.
On August 2, 2023, Ellex announced that Eesti Gaas’s acquisition of Gaso from Latvijas Gaze (reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 28, 2023) had closed in July 2023.
At the end of 2021, the Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 of the European Parliament and of the Council of October 7, 2020, on European crowdfunding service providers for business (EU Crowdfunding Regulation) entered into force. In light of the regulatory requirements, existing crowdfunding platforms with prior authorizations under national rules shall receive authorization under the new regulatory framework by November 10, 2023.
Cobalt has advised AS Toode majority shareholder Amber Trust II SCA on the sale of its shares to Kingspan Group company Joris Ide NV.
Cobalt has advised Latvian construction equipment rental company Storent Holdings on its EUR 10.5 million issuance of bonds with an 11% interest rate and December 2025 maturity as well as on their listing on the Baltic Bond List of Nasdaq Riga on June 27, 2023.
Cobalt has advised Hepsor Latvia on its sale of the property located at Ulbrokas Iela 30 in Riga to the East Capital Real Estate Fund IV in a share deal. Vilgerts advised the East Capital fund.
Cobalt has advised BaltCap Private Equity Fund III on its acquisition of HansaMatrix via subsidiary SIA Emsco.