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Real Estate — Lithuania


Sorainen - Real Estate Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of the department: Kęstutis Adamonis and Aušra Mudėnaitė
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Exceptional real estate offering that covers real estate investments, acquisitions and management mandates together as well as related zoning and environmental issues. Advises major domestic businesses as well as global investors, developers and creditors.

Work highlights Advised ABB Group on the sale of its office premises.

Acted for Lords LB Asset Management on the development of Konstitucijos 18, a major office and hotel complex.

Significant clients Vastint Group, Barclays Bank, MG Valda, Hesburger, SBA Group.

Notable practitioners

Kęstutis Adamonis regularly acts for international developers, investors and creditors. He is widely recognised for his proactive and commercial approach: "He is strategic and strong and really well known in Lithuania." He recently advised Dobrovolės logistikos centras II on the sale of a logistics building.

Aušra Mudėnaitė is one of the top real estate lawyers in Lithuania and is described by sources as a standout practitioner: "She is a step above everyone. She is the market leader." She advises clients on a broad range of real estate matters including planning, infrastructure, development and project financing. Clients praise her "good technical knowledge." She recently advised Misionierių namai on the development of a major residential project, including heritage protection and zoning issues.

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AKJ CONSULTUS - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Audrius Kairevičius
- 3 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique real estate and construction firm. Covers acquisitions, greenfield development, sales and leases. Specialist expertise in zoning, planning and PPP as well as regulatory matters, including environmental and heritage protection.

Strengths The team is visible and respected for it's focus. "They are well known and active in the market," a client reports. Another source adds: "They are fantastic, they are very specialised."

Work highlights Advised Litectus on potential territorial planning and design issues concerning a major acquisition.

Represented Newsec in the acquisition, management and development of real estate portfolio in Lithuania.

Significant clients Lidl, Danpower Group, VPH, Kaunas Free Economic Zone, Sweco Lietuva.

Notable practitioners

Audrius Kairevičius is in demand for the breadth of his expertise which encompasses advice on acquisitions, development and planning matters for well-known clients. He recently advised Danpower Group companies on the installation of biofuel boilers throughout the country.

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Since publication, Vidas Rudokas has joined RELEGAL

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COBALT - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of the department: Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė
- 1 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded for advising clients on contentious and non-contentious real estate matters as well as regulatory issues. Active in PPP projects and boasts an impressive client portfolio of leading infrastructure companies, institutional investors and developers.

Work highlights Advised Rail Baltica Statyba on the development of the EUR12 billion high-speed rail infrastructure project, Rail Baltica.

Advised VšĮ Investuok Lietuvoje on the relocation of Lukiškės prison from a central Vilnius location to Pravieniškės.

Significant clients EIKA, AGUS Capital Management, Lords LB Asset Management, Inreal, Northern Horizon Capital.

Notable practitioners

Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė regularly advises clients in the energy sector on property transactions and major infrastructure projects and also assists with real estate M&A. She recently advised DAO on its EUR50 million acquisition of a shopping centre in Vilnius.

Aušrys Šliavas is highlighted for his handling of PPP projects as well as leasing matters. His work includes acting for Rail Baltica Statyba on the development of the Baltic high-speed railway.

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Ellex Valiunas - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of the department: Indrė Jonaitytė-Gricė
- 1 partner
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding real estate offering. Regularly advises investors, retail developers and global corporations on multi-jurisdictional transactions and real estate project development. Additionally, advises on construction and environment matters. Active in the forestry and agribusiness sectors.

Strengths The team is widely recognised by sources as one of the market leaders: "They always provide you with top-quality advice."

Sources appreciate the team's speedy assistance. "They react very fast and the quality of work is really good."

Work highlights Advised Laurus Properties on its acquisition of several property portfolios comprising of real estate assets in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Assisted Lords LB Asset Management with the acquisition of the 200-room Comfort Hotel.

Significant clients Baltic Sea Properties, Deka Immobilien Group, East Capital, Litectus, MEAG.

Notable practitioners

Indrė Jonaitytė-Gricė advises on transactional real estate mandates and is highly visible on the firm's key instructions.

Evaldas Klimas advises clients on territorial planning and construction matters and recently assisted East Capital Explorer with the development of a large office building in Vilnius.

Donata Montvydaitė is building a profile and attracting praise as an up-and-coming lawyer in this space. She was part of the team that advised TK Development Lietuva on the development of a retail park.

Since publication, Simas Gudynas has left this practice.

Since publication, Tomas Milašauskas has left this practice.

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TGS Baltic - Real Estate Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Dainius Stasiulis
- 2 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong reputation for representing clients in the energy sector on regulatory and construction issues. Extensive experience of advising on property transactions as well as related litigation.

Work highlights Advised Schage Group on land planning and construction issues in relation to the EUR100 million development of Quandrum Business City.

Represented 4energia and its Lithuanian subsidiary Silutes Vejo Projektai in the construction of a wind park valued at EUR119 million.

Significant clients Baltisches Haus, Asgaard Property, Pontos, MMM Projektai, Bankas SNORAS.

Notable practitioners

Donatas Zdanavičius has extensive experience advising domestic businesses and international corporations on real estate M&A as well as construction mandates.

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Commercial and industrial property transactions are the cornerstone of our real estate expertise, including development financing, acquisitions, co-investment arrangements, exits, changing of leverage level, workouts, sale and leaseback transactions and other. We will help you to buy and sell properties for development projects, commercial and residential properties.

We step beyond pure legal advice and take an active part in the transaction and project management process. Acting for the best interests of the client, we build an understanding of the values and risk points of the parties involved in order to concentrate the negotiation effort on the key issues.

We work on a continuous flow of major real estate transactions, both local and cross-border. Our clients include local and international real estate developers, institutional and private equity investors, property owners, joint ventures and co-investment parties.


ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION ON:

  • structuring of real estate acquisition
  • taxation of property and transactions
  • real estate due diligence
  • acquisition financing and refinancing
  • negotiation of advisory mandate contracts
  • co-investment arrangements
  • negotiation of transactions
  • warranty and indemnity insurance
  • operation and property management contracts
  • lease negotiations
  • sale and lease back arrangements
  • real estate investment restructuring


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Averus - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded team with considerable experience of handling real estate transactions and construction issues, including land planning matters. Increasingly active on PPP projects and related financing. Represents both local and international clients.

Strengths The team is praised by clients for its responsiveness: "They are available to deliver within short deadlines."

Work highlights Advised Marijampole Free Economic Zone on the negotiation of a potential investment project, including structuring and territorial planning.

Acted for KLASCO on all aspects of its lease of the new Klaipeda passenger and cargo terminal.

Significant clients Kaunas Free Economic Zone, Arvi Group, Advantec AS, M14 Invest, Artakija.

Notable practitioners

Povilas Karlonas assists clients with project finance and real estate transactions. "He is very honest, very hardworking and I feel safe when I work with him," a client reports. He recently assisted Advantec Lietuva with the construction of a production plant, including contentious construction matters and planning issues.

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Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of the department: Jonas Saladžius
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded group that advises clients on significant real estate investment mandates, cross-border portfolio management and fund structuring. Offers local expertise in combination with its global resources.

Work highlights Acted for Brenntag Lietuva on a high-value construction project involving a number of commercial buildings.

Advised VPH on a number of transactions concerning its Geneba real estate portfolio.

Significant clients Fun Guide, Fortum Group, Homburg Group, Lithuanian Football Federation, Samsung.

Notable practitioners

Jonas Saladžius is a key contact for clients.

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FORT - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of the department: Rūta Radzevičiūtė-Meizeraitė
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong focus on real estate M&A and also assists with real estate development. Represents domestic businesses, developers and real estate fund portfolio managers.

Strengths The practice is praised for its client-centric approach: "You can trust them, they give us a precise picture of every situation," a client says.

Work highlights Advised Capital Mill on its acquisition of a logistics centre.

Acted for EfTEN Capital on its acquisition of the Ulonų business centre.

Significant clients ELMORIS, V34 SPV, Sevcenkos SPV, Meteliu SPV, Jeruzales SPV.

Notable practitioners

Rūta Radzevičiūtė-Meizeraitė is a key contact for clients.

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Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of the department: Kęstutis Jaskutėlis
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Covers a broad range of real estate matters, including acquisitions, sales as well as leases. Also active in PPP projects. Handles planning and zoning matters. Represents clients in contentious cases.

Work highlights Advised CNIM on the EUR200 million construction of a new waste-to-energy power plant.

Represented Lords LB Asset Management in its EUR10 million acquisition of a hospital property, including territorial planning and cultural heritage issues.

Significant clients Marina Nida, FILTER, International American School of Vilnius, ARVI, Vastint Lithuania.

Notable practitioners

Kęstutis Jaskutėlis is highly regarded in the market for his expertise in real estate acquisitions. He recently advised the International American School of Vilnius on the construction of a EUR2.7 million sports centre, including negotiating with Vilnius City Municipality on heritage issues.

Egidijus Bernotas is a managing partner who is regularly involved in the firm's real estate practice. He advises clients on the financing and acquisition of energy infrastructure projects as well as real estate.

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LEADELL Balčiūnas & Grajauskas - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of the department: Gintaras Stankevičius
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable experience of acting for clients in the financial, construction and public sectors. Strong expertise in construction, planning and regulatory matters. Handles transactional and contentious cases.

Strengths Sources appreciate the team's dedication. A client says the lawyers are "responsive and hardworking."

Notable practitioners

Gintaras Stankevičius is a key contact at the firm.

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TRINITI - Real Estate Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of the department: Vytautas Kalmatavičius
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Garners considerable respect for its real estate, construction and PPP advice. Significant experience of representing clients in the public sector on regulatory issues, in addition to its notable roster of domestic and international corporate clients.

Strengths The team is praised by clients for the speed and quality of its advice: "They gave us very good service and were prepared to come up with answers quickly when we asked questions."

Work highlights Advised Molėtų švara on the redevelopment of 28 residential buildings, including the drafting of construction contracts and complex insurance issues.

Represented Focus Investments in negotiations with the designers and contractors of a major residential development.

Significant clients Kalnenai Land, Graajaer, Baltika Lietuva, Mazeikiai Regional Municipality.

Notable practitioners

Vytautas Kalmatavičius advises domestic businesses and international corporations on major construction and PPP projects. Clients praise him for his impressive depth of expertise: "He was very good in the subject of construction contracts."

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Band 1

Kęstutis Adamonis

Sorainen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kęstutis Adamonis regularly acts for international developers, investors and creditors. He is widely recognised for his proactive and commercial approach: "He is strategic and strong and really well known in Lithuania." He recently advised Dobrovolės logistikos centras II on the sale of a logistics building.

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Band 1

Aušra Mudėnaitė

Sorainen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aušra Mudėnaitė is one of the top real estate lawyers in Lithuania and is described by sources as a standout practitioner: "She is a step above everyone. She is the market leader." She advises clients on a broad range of real estate matters including planning, infrastructure, development and project financing. Clients praise her "good technical knowledge." She recently advised Misionierių namai on the development of a major residential project, including heritage protection and zoning issues.

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Band 2

Deloitte verslo konsultacijos, UAB

From the Chambers Europe guide

Simas Gudynas joined Deloitte verslo konsultacijos in late 2017 from Ellex Valiunas. He has a focus on agribusiness and is praised by clients for his pragmatic approach: "He is very hardworking."

Vidas Rudokas of RELEGAL is singled out for his expertise in PPP projects and related financing as well as planning matters. He also advises on transactions. 

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Band 2

Kęstutis Jaskutėlis

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kęstutis Jaskutėlis is highly regarded in the market for his expertise in real estate acquisitions. He recently advised the International American School of Vilnius on the construction of a EUR2.7 million sports centre, including negotiating with Vilnius City Municipality on heritage issues.

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Band 2

Audrius Kairevičius

AKJ CONSULTUS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Audrius Kairevičius is in demand for the breadth of his expertise which encompasses advice on acquisitions, development and planning matters for well-known clients. He recently advised Danpower Group companies on the installation of biofuel boilers throughout the country.

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Band 2

RELEGAL

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vidas Rudokas

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Band 3

Egidijus Bernotas

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Egidijus Bernotas is a managing partner who is regularly involved in the firm's real estate practice. He advises clients on the financing and acquisition of energy infrastructure projects as well as real estate.

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Band 3

Indrė Jonaitytė-Gricė

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Indrė Jonaitytė-Gricė advises on transactional real estate mandates and is highly visible on the firm's key instructions.

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Band 3

Vytautas Kalmatavičius

TRINITI

From the Chambers Europe guide

Vytautas Kalmatavičius advises domestic businesses and international corporations on major construction and PPP projects. Clients praise him for his impressive depth of expertise: "He was very good in the subject of construction contracts." 

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Band 3

Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė

COBALT

From the Chambers Europe guide

Simona Oliškevičiūtė-Cicėnienė regularly advises clients in the energy sector on property transactions and major infrastructure projects and also assists with real estate M&A. She recently advised DAO on its EUR50 million acquisition of a shopping centre in Vilnius.

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Band 3

COBALT

From the Chambers Europe guide

Aušrys Šliavas is highlighted for his handling of PPP projects as well as leasing matters. His work includes acting for Rail Baltica Statyba on the development of the Baltic high-speed railway.

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Band 3

Donatas Zdanavičius

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Europe guide

Donatas Zdanavičius has extensive experience advising domestic businesses and international corporations on real estate M&A as well as construction mandates.

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Up and Coming

Averus

From the Chambers Europe guide

Povilas Karlonas assists clients with project finance and real estate transactions. "He is very honest, very hardworking and I feel safe when I work with him," a client reports. He recently assisted Advantec Lietuva with the construction of a production plant, including contentious construction matters and planning issues.

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Associates to watch

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Evaldas Klimas advises clients on territorial planning and construction matters and recently assisted East Capital Explorer with the development of a large office building in Vilnius.

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Associates to watch

Donata Montvydaitė

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Donata Montvydaitė is building a profile and attracting praise as an up-and-coming lawyer in this space. She was part of the team that advised TK Development Lietuva on the development of a retail park.

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