Our Firm

Established in 1994, COBALT Latvia is one of Latvia's leading law firms and was again named in 2015 'Baltic Law Firm of the Year' by Chambers Europe, one of the world's leading independent legal analysts. The COBALT network consists of around 230 professionals; of whom 182 are highly educated lawyers and legal professionals advising in labour and employment law.

Consistently recognised as the law firm of choice in the Baltics and Belarus, our offices have several times received Chambers Europe, IFLR, the Lawyer and Mergermarket awards.


Our 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.

Our 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

Our People

Toms Sulmanis

Toms Sulmanis



Toms Sulmanis heads the Employment & Immigration practice group in COBALT Latvia. Toms has 15 years of experience in the fields of M&A, Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate and Employment, including representation of clients in acquisition and sale of trade centers, commercial and residential developments, advice on all aspects of construction process, drafting and negotiating of commercial leases. Toms has also represented clients in complex corporate and employment matters, like restructuring of operations, redundancies, dealing with trade unions.

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Ius Laboris

Ius Laboris is a global Alliance of leading employment, labour and pension law firms that provide companies employing an international workforce with first-class legal advice and support on all human resources issues.

We are passionate about all aspects of human resources law. From Mobility to Discrimination, and from Restructuring to Pensions, our local experts around the world provide deep market knowledge, wherever they are based.

We understand the challenges of managing an international workforce because that is our single focus. With over 1,400 employment lawyers in more than 160 cities worldwide, we always bring a genuinely cross-border perspective.

Ius Laboris firms have a distinctive global way of thinking, and with our trained team of project managers on hand to coordinate our offering around the world, we deliver a seamless integrated service to suit your requirements, wherever you need us.

Ours is a passionate, entrepreneurial and collaborative global community. Our culture of friendship and specialisation enables us to navigate all aspects of employing a workforce across borders with ease

Finally, and most importantly, we are all committed to excellence. With more ranked HR lawyers than our nearest rival (source Chambers Global Guide 2015), in more jurisdictions (source Legal 500, July 2015), Ius Laboris brings together more leading law firms than any other HR legal services organisation. That’s something we’re extremely proud of.