Gintautas Šulija

doctoral degree (summa cum laude) from Goethe University Frankfurt on Main. He was a DAAD scholar at the Goethe University Frankfurt on Main.

Prior to grounding the law firm, Dr Gintautas Šulija worked for a leading American law firm in London, focusing on corporate litigation and corporate investigations. During the preceding years before being admitted to the Lithuanian Bar Association he was at a large law firm in Vilnius where he worked on numerous international commercial transactions and other aspects of commercial law.

Dr Gintautas Šulija works in all areas of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on the aviation law. He also advises in relation to the formation of companies, partnerships, joint ventures as well as on structuring a wide variety of complex business transactions.

Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association since 2003.

Aviation Law Practice:

For a number of years, aviation has been the Law Firm’s strongest practice. The managing partner of the law firm has been listed as the single Lithuanian lawyer by the legal directory Who is Who Legal 2015 in the Transport – Aviation finance practice area.We handle the most significant aviation transactions in Lithuania and are often attracted to support the aviation transactions in the CIS region. We are dedicated to providing expert legal services to companies active in the aviation sector. Generally, we work on all matters relating to the trading and financing of aircraft as well as many forms of aircraft lease (dry lease, wet lease, and ACMI) and act as local Lithuanian legal counsel in complex cross-border aviation financing transactions. We also deal with aviation services, aircraft mortgages, and other sector-specific regulations (e.g. EASA) for obtaining an AOC, as well as in investigations undertaken by civil aviation authorities.Over the last years, we, in cooperation with the English solicitors, have been supporting an international lessor during the litigation process at the London Commercial Court; we also advised an airline in a dispute on revocation of the air operator’s certificate, advised airlines on the cancelled and delayed flighs and many other contentous aviation matters. Our industry specific knowledge is relevant to financial institutions, investors, lessors, lessees, airlines, airport companies, service providers and other stakeholders of the aviation industry.

Šulija Partners Law Firm:

We are committed to behaving responsibly, and put our clients’ interests before personal interests. Client by client, we strive to promote excellence, loyalty and trust in client service, and add real value to our clients’ business with pragmatic, solution-driven, and commercially-effective legal advice. We are committed to meet the demands of the constantly evolving legal environment and challenges ahead us. We do not seek to become just a law firm, but rather to be the law firm that is involved in solving of the most sophisticated and challenging legal problems and to work on the most significant business transactions to earn the reputation in the market, to recruit and train the brightest law graduates. Eventually, this would lead us to the top of the legal market, and be a model for the modern legal practice in Lithuania.

Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė

Dr. Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė chairs the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group at COBALT Lithuania. She has an extensive over 23 years of experience in advising clients on Employment, Corporate Law issues, and is a recognized expert on international and domestic arbitration. She provides both day-to-day counselling, as well as assists clients in more extensive projects and cross-border transactions. She has assisted numerous local and international clients upon choosing the best solution for establishing a business in Lithuania and upon setting up and operating these businesses including but not limited to employment matters. Dalia is frequently invited to share her experience and knowledge in international publications, conferences, seminars and trainings.

Before starting a private practice Dalia gained her PhD in the area of Environmental Law and continued her career as Senior Researcher and Associated Professor of Vilnius University. Dalia has also taken part in legislative work in Lithuania in the areas of Environmental Law and Litigation.

Dalia is active member of business community and maintains regular contacts with municipal and central government institutions while representing business community and seeking to improve business environment.

COBALT’s employment law practice is one of the leading players in employment-related legal matters, with years of relevant experience in providing a full range of counselling, litigation and compliance services to international and local clients.

Key services include:

  • Planning and establishing local employment structures
  • Drafting workplace policies
  • Negotiating and drafting individual employment contracts
  • Assisting in the implementation of disciplinary actions
  • Assisting with individual and collective dismissals
  • Drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements
  • Providing advice on compensation, benefits and taxes
  • Providing employment and labour law advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions
  • Drafting confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Representing clients in employment and labour disputes
  • Advising clients on immigration matters

COBALT Law Firm:

COBALT is a closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices across the Baltics and Belarus uniting more than 180 attorneys and lawyers.

The firm’s legal professionals offer leading-edge legal solutions in all key areas of business law: mergers & acquisitions, banking and finance, capital markets, EU law and competition law, dispute resolution, tax law, restructuring and bankruptcy, real estate & construction, energy and infrastructure, environmental law, IP & IT and employment law.