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Employment — Lithuania


Ellex Valiunas - Employment Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading team offering advice on the full spectrum of employment matters. Highly skilled at handling transactional, advisory and contentious issues, including staff transfers, employment contracts, internal policy development and dismissals. Frequently assists leading domestic and international clients, including those in the finance, transport, IT, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. Works closely with other groups to provide a one-stop shop for businesses.

Strengths The team has been praised for its business-oriented approach, with one client praising it for offering "very practical rather than theoretical help, which really helped us find solutions to our problems."

Another client agrees that the team has a "very practical approach, probably the best in Lithuania right now."

Work highlights Advised the Investors' Forum on all matters relating to the effects of the new Lithuanian Labour Code.

Assisted Trustpilot with setting up operations in Lithuania which included a number of employment-related matters, such as the preparation of employment documents.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Ramūnas Petravičius is said to "never say that there is no solution," and clients appreciate that "he never gives up." He recently assisted Trustpilot with starting up its operations in Lithuania, which included a number of employment-related matters.

Rimantas Stanevičius is well known for handling a wide range of employment matters, with M&A-related issues being a particular specialism. Numerous clients praise him for his ability "to explain the law in a very client-friendly way." He was part of the team that assisted Sicor Biotech in connection with a number of employment issues related to its sale to Teva Pharmaceutical.

About the Team (content provided by Ellex Valiunas)

Ellex Valiunas has long experience in matters and disputes of both collective employment and traditional labour, thus we are ideally placed to advise, guide and represent clients domestically and internationally. We can effectively help transfer employees and executives to and from different jurisdictions. 

Our experts take our clients through the maze of administrative regulations, local legislation and EU policies related to relocation of employees and their families. Our clients range from startups to emerging multinationals and some of the biggest global brands.

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iLAW Professional Law Partnership - Employment Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Specialised labour law boutique with outstanding capabilities in representing both employers and employees. Draws on an experienced and dedicated team to handle issues such as temporary employment, non-competition and staff dismissals. Instructed by leading domestic and international clients from a wide range of sectors including banking, software, retail and education.

Strengths The team earns high praise from clients, one of whom says: "I would trust only them with employment matters."

Work highlights Successfully represented Rimi in a dispute relating to a violation of labour discipline, against a former employee.

Assisted Lietuvos paštas with a case regarding unfair dismissal of a former employee before the Vilnius District Court.

Notable practitioners

Tomas Bagdanskis is described by sources as "the most famous lawyer in the employment space." He advises on a wide range of employment issues, and recently represented Lietuvos paštas in a case regarding unlawful dismissal of a former employee.

According to clients, Vilius Mačiulaitis is "a real pleasure to work with and very easy-going." Well equipped to handle a host of employment issues, he recently represented Kauno Keliai in a district court case against an employee regarding non-pecuniary damage connected with a workplace injury.

Mantas Mikalopas is recognised for his work in the employment sphere, and is especially well known for handling contentious issues. He recently advised Rimi in a labour dispute regarding a former employee's violation of labour discipline.

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Sorainen - Employment Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly reputed employment outfit, assisting leading domestic and international clients from sectors such as manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, gaming and IT. Notable for its wide scope of practice across contentious and transactional mandates, including dismissals and redundancies, non-compete agreements, employee transfers and immigration issues.

Strengths The team is appreciated by clients for its responsiveness and are impressed by the team's capabilities in handling cross-border matters.

Work highlights Advised Palink on compliance with the requirements of the new Labour Code.

Assisted Outokumpu with all employment-related matters in regard to setting up operations in Lithuania.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Algirdas Pekšys is known for helping clients set up operations in Lithuania, as well as advising on a range of other employment matters. Recently he assisted Outokumpu with setting up its operations in Lithuania.

Senior associate Jurgita Karvelė mainly assists on employment disputes, as well as other employment-related matters. She was recently part of the team that represented Dujotekana in a dispute with a former employee regarding a severance compensation package amounting to approximately EUR1 million.

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TGS Baltic - Employment Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected employment department, especially active in transaction-related employee transfers as well as staff dismissals. Offers a comprehensive service on a range of non-competition, commercial secrets protection, health and safety, flexible work-time and employee benefits issues. Regularly acts for local and multinational clients from the energy, pharmaceutical, media and finance sectors.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team for being relatable, with one client mentioning they "had the ability to step into our shoes, which allowed them to really strive for the results that would best suit us."

The team is also praised for their flexibility, as according to one client the team "responded to the pressure we were under and they stepped up to the task."

Work highlights Assisted National Radio and Television of Lithuania with the implementation of a number of internal procedures and various day-to-day employment matters.

Represented Kauno Vandenys in a dispute with a former employee that included the preparation and submission of the cassation appeal.

Notable practitioners

Ieva Povilaitiene enters this year's rankings on the back of strong client feedback, with one in particular saying: "She pays attention to detail and always tries to understand the client better." She advised Stora Enso on a number of day-to-day employment issues that included preparation for the new Labour Code.

About the Team (content provided by TGS Baltic)

We will advise you on any issues related to hiring employees, structuring their bonuses and incentives, dismissals and collective bargaining agreements.

Our attorneys advise organisations and executives on all employment matters, including disputes and litigation. We prioritise preventive work to avoid employment disputes and employer’s liability. We work with a number of multinational corporations and have a good understanding of their standards and expectations.

Our lawyers actively participate in academic research on employment law and contribute to legislative processes.

The team has won numerous landmark cases that set precedents in employment law.

ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION ON:

  • recruitment
  • contractual relations
  • immigration formalities
  • employee benefits
  • share incentives
  • redundancies/terminations
  • occupational health/ safety
  • internal rules and policies
  • disciplinary matters
  • executive compensation
  • non-competition
  • executive termination
  • confidentiality of information
  • other employment issues

BROAD INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

  • aviation
  • banking, finance, insurance
  • energy
  • hi-tech and innovation
  • life sciences
  • manufacturing and food
  • real estate
  • retail and wholesale
  • telecommunications
  • and others

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COBALT - Employment Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established employment offering with strong capabilities in areas such as employee termination and non-compete issues. Also well placed to handle a variety of other matters, such as those related to TUPE regulations, employment contracts, immigration issues, litigation matters and redundancies. Acts for an impressive roster of leading international clients.

Strengths A client appreciates how informative the team is, saying: "They are great at making us aware of the changes that have taken place in Lithuania."

Another client adds that "co-operation with the COBALT office was very professional and positive."

Work highlights Assisted Marks & Spencer with a group redundancy of more than 30 employees following the closure of a local store.

Advised Lidl on adapting the employment documents that it uses across Europe in order to comply with Lithuanian law, as well as advising on business migration issues.

Notable practitioners

Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė is a key contact at the firm.

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TRINITI - Employment Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid employment group, particularly focused on contentious mandates. Draws on strong trade union expertise to advise on collective bargaining disputes as well as handling employee dismissal cases. Acts for important Lithuanian and regional clients from a range of industries.

Notable practitioners

Nerijus Kasiliauskas is known for his work dealing with collective bargaining matters, especially on behalf of trade unions. Market sources recognise him as a "big name in employment law," and for his involvement in the formation of the new Labour Code in Lithuania.

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Band 1

iLAW Professional Law Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomas Bagdanskis is described by sources as "the most famous lawyer in the employment space." He advises on a wide range of employment issues, and recently represented Lietuvos paštas in a case regarding unlawful dismissal of a former employee.

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Band 2

Nerijus Kasiliauskas

TRINITI

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nerijus Kasiliauskas is known for his work dealing with collective bargaining matters, especially on behalf of trade unions. Market sources recognise him as a "big name in employment law," and for his involvement in the formation of the new Labour Code in Lithuania.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Vilius Mačiulaitis

iLAW Professional Law Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to clients, Vilius Mačiulaitis is "a real pleasure to work with and very easy-going." Well equipped to handle a host of employment issues, he recently represented Kauno Keliai in a district court case against an employee regarding non-pecuniary damage connected with a workplace injury.

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Band 2

Ramūnas Petravičius

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Ramūnas Petravičius is said to "never say that there is no solution," and clients appreciate that "he never gives up." He recently assisted Trustpilot with starting up its operations in Lithuania, which included a number of employment-related matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Rimantas Stanevičius

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Rimantas Stanevičius is well known for handling a wide range of employment matters, with M&A-related issues being a particular specialism. Numerous clients praise him for his ability "to explain the law in a very client-friendly way." He was part of the team that assisted Sicor Biotech in connection with a number of employment issues related to its sale to Teva Pharmaceutical.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Jurgita Venckutė

Venckute&Karnickas

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jurgita Venckutė of Venckute&Karnickas is highly regarded for her expertise, and one client says: "We will continue working with her because she is in a small firm that can offer an extremely bespoke service."

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Band 3

Sorainen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Algirdas Pekšys is known for helping clients set up operations in Lithuania, as well as advising on a range of other employment matters. Recently he assisted Outokumpu with setting up its operations in Lithuania.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Ieva Povilaitiene

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ieva Povilaitiene enters this year's rankings on the back of strong client feedback, with one in particular saying: "She pays attention to detail and always tries to understand the client better." She advised Stora Enso on a number of day-to-day employment issues that included preparation for the new Labour Code.

^ See whole ranking table

Associates to watch

Sorainen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Senior associate Jurgita Karvelė mainly assists on employment disputes, as well as other employment-related matters. She was recently part of the team that represented Dujotekana in a dispute with a former employee regarding a severance compensation package amounting to approximately EUR1 million.

^ See whole ranking table

Associates to watch

iLAW Professional Law Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

Mantas Mikalopas is recognised for his work in the employment sphere, and is especially well known for handling contentious issues. He recently advised Rimi in a labour dispute regarding a former employee's violation of labour discipline.

^ See whole ranking table