Cobalt Lithuania has announced that former Glimstedt Partner Deividas Soloveicik has joined the firm to head its Public Procurement practice, bringing with him a team of five public procurement specialists.
According to Cobalt, "Deividas Soloveicik has over 15 years of experience practicing commercial law and is one of the most highly regarded Public Procurement law experts in the market.” He becomes the 10th Partner at Cobalt Lithuania and is joined at the firm by former Glimstedt lawyers Karolis Smaliukas, Karolina Kersyte, Dovile Jankauskyte, Neringa Basinskaite, and Kasparas Biliunas.
“I am delighted at the addition of another group of experienced lawyers, who will further enhance our professional team,” said Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner at COBALT Lithuania. "We are consistently growing as a firm, and our robust M&A, Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and other practices are highly valued in the market. The team led by Deividas has a wealth of experience and boasts a strong reputation as public procurement law experts. Its arrival will enable us to expand further and will add strength to our capabilities to efficiently serve our clients on the most challenging legal matters.”
Cobalt reports that Soloveicik "has represented clients before national courts at all instances and arbitral institutions, provided legal advice to Lithuanian and foreign private clients and contracting authorities, including the Commission of the European Union, on the legal aspects of public procurement and pre-commercial procurement.” According to the firm, "Soloveicik focuses his practice on civil and administrative litigation in the areas of public procurement, matters related to misuse of EU funds and application of financial corrections against beneficiaries of EU funds, and performance of public contracts.”
“The motivating factors in our decision to join Cobalt were its successful performance in recent years, its partner approach towards integrated services, its largest pool of talent and resources in the Baltic States and Belarus, and its excellent reputation in the field of public procurement,” Soloveicik said. "I am certain that our professional skills, experience and consistent work will contribute to the exceptional service delivery to Cobalt's and our mutual clients. We are joining our forces to create a market-leading Public Procurement practice group which is deeply experienced across all aspects of public procurement and able to offer legal services responsive to the needs of clients. Our joint efforts will deliver synergies and opportunities to grow as a team of professionals and to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients on significant projects.”
At Glimstedt, Soloveicik was replaced as head of the Public Procurement practice by Associate Partner Mindaugas Jablonskis (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on June 29, 2016).