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Global Guide

Corporate/Commercial — Lithuania

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Irmantas Norkus is considered one of the leading lawyers in the corporate and M&A field. He advised a consortium of international investors, including Deutsche Bank, on the EUR169 million acquisition of a loan portfolio from the bankrupt bank Snoras. One source remarks that "besides his loyalty and transparency, he is a very charismatic personality."

Head of the corporate team Elijus Burgis is a well-rounded lawyer with extensive experience in transactional matters, as well as banking, project finance and competition law. He led the team on Nets's acquisition of Nordea Merchant Acquiring, valued at EUR230 million.

Žilvinas Kvietkus specialises in the regulatory sphere, especially in the life sciences and IT sectors. He advises clients on IP, data protection and commercial issues.

Head of M&A Juozas Rimas advances in the rankings as a result of his growing reputation. He acted for INVL Technology on the EUR2.4 million acquisition of Algoritmu sistemos. According to one source, "he is very good at understanding clients' needs."

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Rolandas Valiūnas is a well-established name in the Lithuanian market, focusing on assisting clients with strategic issues in M&A, joint venture and corporate governance matters. He recently led the transaction that centralised Rautakesko Oy's Baltic operations in Senukai, which involved the sale of stake and control transfer over Rautakesko DIY stores in Latvia and Estonia to Senukai. 

Dovilė Burgienė heads the corporate group and acts on some of its market-leading instructions. She represented Telia Company on the EUR220 million sale of Omnitel to Teo LT. She is described by clients as "flexible and innovative" with "strong negotiation skills."

Heading the firm's commercial and regulatory practice group, Jaunius Gumbis is seen as an experienced lawyer who "sees both the broad scope of the problem as well as details." He assisted Amway with a host of commercial issues, including customer claims, product certification and contractual issues.

Ramūnas Petravičius is head of the firm's infrastructure investments M&A group and specialises in energy matters. He acted for Hubert Burda Media, which together with Accel and Insight Venture Partners provided funding valued at USD27 million to a Lithuanian start-up online clothing exchange, Vinted. He is deemed to be "very organised."

Žilvinas Zinkevičius is the head of the strategic and foreign M&A group, and focuses on large cross-border M&A transactions. He has many years of experience in M&A and corporate matters.

Associate partner Robertas Čiočys enters this year's rankings as an up-and-coming lawyer, increasingly visible in the Lithuanian market. He specialises in M&A, private equity and corporate governance, among other areas, advising leading private equity funds.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Laimonas Skibarka is active on cross-border M&A, private equity and corporate transactions. He advised a Lithuanian e-commerce company, Pigu Group, on the sale of a majority stake to the Polish private equity group MCI. TechVentures 1.0. One client enthuses: "He's very business-oriented, more than other lawyers."

Kęstutis Adamonis is best known for his in-depth expertise in real estate and construction matters. He assisted Bridgepoint with its EUR500 million acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group.

Heading the team's corporate group, Algirdas Pekšys is a recognised name known for his expertise in commercial, regulatory and capital markets instructions. He advised Hilding Anders on the acquisition of Mingridas. Clients are full of praise for his skill, experience and reliability. One source says: "He knows exactly what is important in a transaction."

Sergej Butov heads the corporate and M&A team. He advised Olympic Entertainment Group on its acquisition of sports betting company Orakulas. "He has a commercial perspective," a source says.

Specialist counsel Mantas Petkevičius heads the private equity team and joins the rankings as a result of his increasing market visibility. He regularly assists private equity and venture capital funds on fund formation and portfolio management.

Specialist counsel Liudas Ramanauskas heads the firm's food, agriculture and forestry practice group. One source remarks: "He inspired confidence in answers to our questions."

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner and eminent practitioner Eugenija Sutkienė assists with strategic M&A, corporate and commercial issues. 

Marius Matonis is one of the top transactional lawyers, with broad experience across a variety of sectors. He recently acted for Snoras in the sale of its loan portfolio to an international investors' consortium led by Deutsche Bank. According to one client, "he has good understanding and flexibility to look for extraordinary solutions."

Vidmantas Drizga is best known for his strong experience in representing clients from the financial services sector, having led the famous bankruptcy cases of Ūkio and Snoras banks. He recently also advised City Service on the creation of a European company and the admission of its shares for trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Gintautas Bartkus is a recognised academic, acting on complex and strategic corporate law issues. He is widely respected for his in-depth knowledge of company law.

Since publication, Deimantė Korsakaitė has left this practice.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Global guide

Gediminas Dominas is a well-rounded, highly experienced practitioner who divides his time among M&A, banking and international arbitration matters. He recently acted on some landmark deals, representing Teo LT on its EUR220 million acquisition of Omnitel from Telia Company. Sources describe him as a "seasoned professional" who is "very responsive and has good understanding of business." 

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Jonas Saladžius is a long-established name in the Lithuanian legal market, where he has worked on key transactions across a variety of sectors, including automotive, real estate and energy. A client reported that he is "business-oriented" and "seeks solutions which are good for both sides."

Rimtis Puisys is a key lawyer on the firm's notable transactions and is the firm's key hands-on force on the ground. 

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Global guide

Remigijus Jakutis often acts for private equity funds and also advises on general M&A transactions.

Kęstutis Jaskutėlis is a highly experienced lawyer focusing on real estate and M&A transactions. He is praised as an "effective negotiator."

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Global guide

Giedrius Kolesnikovas assists with corporate and transactional issues and is highly valued by clients, who praise his "non-standard thinking and multitasking capabilities." He advised Publicum Group on a joint venture with the shareholders of Lithuanian digital agency Socialus Marketingas.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Robert Juodka is known for his strong experience in cross-border work involving Estonia. He is a native speaker of Estonian and chair of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania. Clients praise his management and organisational skills.

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Eminent Practitioner

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner and eminent practitioner Eugenija Sutkienė assists with strategic M&A, corporate and commercial issues. 

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Eminent Practitioner

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Rolandas Valiūnas is a well-established name in the Lithuanian market, focusing on assisting clients with strategic issues in M&A, joint venture and corporate governance matters. He recently led the transaction that centralised Rautakesko Oy's Baltic operations in Senukai, which involved the sale of stake and control transfer over Rautakesko DIY stores in Latvia and Estonia to Senukai. 

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Band 1

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Dovilė Burgienė heads the corporate group and acts on some of its market-leading instructions. She represented Telia Company on the EUR220 million sale of Omnitel to Teo LT. She is described by clients as "flexible and innovative" with "strong negotiation skills."

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Band 1

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Marius Matonis is one of the top transactional lawyers, with broad experience across a variety of sectors. He recently acted for Snoras in the sale of its loan portfolio to an international investors' consortium led by Deutsche Bank. According to one client, "he has good understanding and flexibility to look for extraordinary solutions."

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Band 1

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Irmantas Norkus is considered one of the leading lawyers in the corporate and M&A field. He advised a consortium of international investors, including Deutsche Bank, on the EUR169 million acquisition of a loan portfolio from the bankrupt bank Snoras. One source remarks that "besides his loyalty and transparency, he is a very charismatic personality."

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Band 1

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Laimonas Skibarka is active on cross-border M&A, private equity and corporate transactions. He advised a Lithuanian e-commerce company, Pigu Group, on the sale of a majority stake to the Polish private equity group MCI. TechVentures 1.0. One client enthuses: "He's very business-oriented, more than other lawyers."

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Band 2

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the corporate team Elijus Burgis is a well-rounded lawyer with extensive experience in transactional matters, as well as banking, project finance and competition law. He led the team on Nets's acquisition of Nordea Merchant Acquiring, valued at EUR230 million.

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Band 2

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Remigijus Jakutis often acts for private equity funds and also advises on general M&A transactions.

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Band 3

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Kęstutis Adamonis is best known for his in-depth expertise in real estate and construction matters. He assisted Bridgepoint with its EUR500 million acquisition of Nordic Cinema Group.

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Band 3

DOMINAS DERLING

From the Chambers Global guide

Gediminas Dominas is a well-rounded, highly experienced practitioner who divides his time among M&A, banking and international arbitration matters. He recently acted on some landmark deals, representing Teo LT on its EUR220 million acquisition of Omnitel from Telia Company. Sources describe him as a "seasoned professional" who is "very responsive and has good understanding of business." 

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Band 3

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Vidmantas Drizga is best known for his strong experience in representing clients from the financial services sector, having led the famous bankruptcy cases of Ūkio and Snoras banks. He recently also advised City Service on the creation of a European company and the admission of its shares for trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

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Band 3

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Heading the firm's commercial and regulatory practice group, Jaunius Gumbis is seen as an experienced lawyer who "sees both the broad scope of the problem as well as details." He assisted Amway with a host of commercial issues, including customer claims, product certification and contractual issues.

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Band 3

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Kęstutis Jaskutėlis is a highly experienced lawyer focusing on real estate and M&A transactions. He is praised as an "effective negotiator."

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Band 3

Motieka & Audzevicius

From the Chambers Global guide

Giedrius Kolesnikovas assists with corporate and transactional issues and is highly valued by clients, who praise his "non-standard thinking and multitasking capabilities." He advised Publicum Group on a joint venture with the shareholders of Lithuanian digital agency Socialus Marketingas.

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Band 3

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Heading the team's corporate group, Algirdas Pekšys is a recognised name known for his expertise in commercial, regulatory and capital markets instructions. He advised Hilding Anders on the acquisition of Mingridas. Clients are full of praise for his skill, experience and reliability. One source says: "He knows exactly what is important in a transaction."

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Band 3

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Ramūnas Petravičius is head of the firm's infrastructure investments M&A group and specialises in energy matters. He acted for Hubert Burda Media, which together with Accel and Insight Venture Partners provided funding valued at USD27 million to a Lithuanian start-up online clothing exchange, Vinted. He is deemed to be "very organised."

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Band 3

TRINITI

From the Chambers Global guide

Linas Sabaliauskas of TRINITI is a well-regarded name in the corporate and M&A market. He is known for representing start-up companies in Lithuania and recently assisted a start-up financial services company GoSystems with obtaining EUR2.3 million investment. Clients are full of positivity, saying: "As a person, he is down-to-earth, doesn't talk too legal, supportive and helpful." He is also fluent in German and has practical experience of representing German-speaking clients.

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Band 3

Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Jonas Saladžius is a long-established name in the Lithuanian legal market, where he has worked on key transactions across a variety of sectors, including automotive, real estate and energy. A client reported that he is "business-oriented" and "seeks solutions which are good for both sides."

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Band 3

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Žilvinas Zinkevičius is the head of the strategic and foreign M&A group, and focuses on large cross-border M&A transactions. He has many years of experience in M&A and corporate matters.

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Band 4

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Gintautas Bartkus is a recognised academic, acting on complex and strategic corporate law issues. He is widely respected for his in-depth knowledge of company law.

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Band 4

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Sergej Butov heads the corporate and M&A team. He advised Olympic Entertainment Group on its acquisition of sports betting company Orakulas. "He has a commercial perspective," a source says.

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Band 4

Primus, Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Robert Juodka is known for his strong experience in cross-border work involving Estonia. He is a native speaker of Estonian and chair of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania. Clients praise his management and organisational skills.

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Band 4

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Žilvinas Kvietkus specialises in the regulatory sphere, especially in the life sciences and IT sectors. He advises clients on IP, data protection and commercial issues.

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Band 4

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Specialist counsel Mantas Petkevičius heads the private equity team and joins the rankings as a result of his increasing market visibility. He regularly assists private equity and venture capital funds on fund formation and portfolio management.

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Band 4

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of M&A Juozas Rimas advances in the rankings as a result of his growing reputation. He acted for INVL Technology on the EUR2.4 million acquisition of Algoritmu sistemos. According to one source, "he is very good at understanding clients' needs."

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Up and Coming

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Associate partner Robertas Čiočys enters this year's rankings as an up-and-coming lawyer, increasingly visible in the Lithuanian market. He specialises in M&A, private equity and corporate governance, among other areas, advising leading private equity funds.

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Up and Coming

Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

From the Chambers Global guide

Rimtis Puisys is a key lawyer on the firm's notable transactions and is the firm's key hands-on force on the ground. 

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Up and Coming

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Specialist counsel Liudas Ramanauskas heads the firm's food, agriculture and forestry practice group. One source remarks: "He inspired confidence in answers to our questions."

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