Dr Juozas Rimas is a partner and head of M&A/Corporate practice group at COBALT Lithuania. He joined the firm after working for Nordea bank, and holds a PhD in Law (2010) received from Vilnius University for a thesis on corporate law issues in private equity transactions. Dr Rimas has led over 40 M&A projects (in particular in TMT, finance and manufacturing sectors), over 15 projects of corporate restructuring as well provided corporate / transactional advice to GE, Moog Inc., Deutsche Bank, Johnson&Johnson, Samskip, Gjensidige, Atea, Estrella, Carlsberg, Gallaher, SPI Group, Citigroup, Neste, WPP and many others. Dr Rimas has been active in the academic sphere and authored scientific articles on stock options as a means to align the interests of the private equity investor and target managers as well as on the boundaries for relaxation of financial assistance prohibition.
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