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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution — Lithuania


Ellex Valiunas - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is one of the leading and most established disputes lawyers in Lithuania, who receives praise for "strategic thinking." Her broad litigation and international arbitration practice features significant shareholder and professional liability matters as well as enforcement of arbitral awards. She recently represented Skinest Baltija in a EUR2.5 million contractual dispute with the national railway company, Lietuvos gelezinkeliai.

Egidijus Baranauskas is a well-respected former judge who is recognised for his expertise in litigation cases, with a particular focus on contractual, public procurement, property and insurance-related matters. Sources note his "calm manner" and highlight his "good analytical skills," deep academic knowledge and "very practical" approach. His recent work includes advising Aviabaltika on its dispute with Ukio bank's bankruptcy administrator.

Raimundas Lideika is a senior practitioner who is especially known for his extensive track record and expertise in handling white-collar crime cases. He also focuses on civil disputes, covering professional liability and family law matters.

Miroslav Nosevič goes up the rankings in recognition of his growing market presence. He is active in civil litigation, boasting particular experience in advising on disputes involving banking and finance sector clients as well as shareholder conflicts. One client describes him as "a good strategist" with a "calm and persuasive style."

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Ellex Valiunas has earned the trust of top local and international companies during more than 25 years of the firm’s practice in the field of dispute resolution. Our experts are business-minded and support the pragmatic commercial considerations that are always prominent in clients’ dispute matters. 

We help our clients to gain a full understanding of the complexities of our local court system and aim to provide them with a big-picture framework of the case without forgetting small but important nuts and bolts. Our firm also has significant experience in arbitration handled outside of the country.

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Sorainen - Dispute Resolution Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Kęstutis Švirinas is lauded as one of the strongest disputes lawyers in Lithuania and recognised for his extensive litigation and international arbitration experience. He advises on a broad spectrum of civil cases and boasts a significant track record in handling white-collar crime disputes, including cross-border mandates. "He is a really talented lawyer and clients really have confidence in him. He has a good strategy and he presents it so well," a source says. He recently advised Frøslev Træ on a number of civil cases regarding GKF bankruptcy proceedings.

Žygimantas Pacevičius is a well-regarded figure who is particularly active in major restructuring and insolvency-related disputes. A client praises him for "arguing the case effectively."

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COBALT - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Rimantas Simaitis is recognised for his active litigation practice and also represents clients in international arbitration proceedings. He acts on a range of cases, with recent work including debt collection, regulatory and contractual disputes. One client describes him as "very co-operative and results-oriented."

Paulius Markovas is particularly noted for his expertise in restructuring and insolvency-related disputes and also handles general banking and finance litigation. His recent work includes defending UniCredit Leasing in a EUR4.5 million civil case concerning the termination of its credit agreement with Egvilta.

Managing associate Marius Inta enters the rankings due to positive feedback, with commentators recognising his experience in civil litigation as well as arbitration cases. His areas of focus include insurance disputes and private enforcement actions in competition law. Clients value his co-operative approach and active involvement in finding solutions.

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Motieka & Audzevicius - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Ramūnas Audzevičius rises to the top tier in recognition of his extensive track record and strong market presence. He is regularly instructed in litigation and international arbitration cases, with recent experience in areas such as competition, corporate and investor-state disputes. Sources praise his "hard-working and results-oriented" approach and "extraordinary presentation and examination skills." He recently represented Boslita in its EUR2 million Supreme Court case concerning the suspension of enforcement actions against former Ukio bank managers.

Jovitas Elzbergas assists clients with contentious real estate and construction matters. He recently represented Axis industries in its high-value dispute with Vilnius City Municipality regarding the public tender for Lithuania's National Stadium. He also frequently acts on white-collar crime related disputes.

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TGS Baltic - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Vilius Bernatonis is primarily known for his international arbitration work, boasting particular experience of representing clients in major energy-related arbitration proceedings. He also leads the team on litigation mandates, notably focusing on the banking and finance sector.

Lina Darulienė heads the department's litigation practice and has a solid track record in competition disputes. She recently advised Klaipėdos Nafta on a private competition enforcement case initiated by Krovinių Terminalas regarding allegations of a prohibited vertical agreement and abuse of dominance.

Eminent practitioner Valentinas Mikelėnas is a highly regarded figure in the market, with sources noting his superb knowledge of civil litigation. He is particularly sought out for his academic knowledge and is consulted by clients on major cases. "He understands clients' needs, objectively evaluates the situation and tells you about the possibilities," an interviewee reports.

Albertas Šekštelo moves up the rankings due to his notable work and active market presence. Commentators describe him as somebody with "strong experience in serious cases."

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DOMINAS DERLING - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Gediminas Dominas is a versatile and well-established practitioner who wins market credit as one of the leading individuals in arbitration cases. He is a sought-after arbitrator and also acts as counsel.

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LEADELL Balčiūnas & Grajauskas - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Gintaras Balčiūnas has experience of advising major local and regional companies on a range of disputes, including litigation and international arbitration. He recently represented Achemos grupė in a number of disputes with minority shareholders.

Managing partner Marius Grajauskas is commended for his "creative thinking" and ability to "see the broader view." He is especially experienced in advising banking and finance sector clients, recently acting for Vilniaus taupomoji kasa, an insolvent credit union, on a high-value case regarding debt recovery from a mortgage.

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Primus, Attorneys at Law - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Marius Devyžis advances in the rankings due to his growing market presence and positive feedback. He is praised for being "easy to communicate with and down-to-earth," with one client appreciating that he "always comes up with suggested choices for solutions." He assists with a variety of commercial disputes.

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TRINITI - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Vilija Viešūnaitė is described by sources as "one of the best in IP disputes." She has experience in representing domestic clients and major international brands in contentious IP rights protection cases.

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Eminent Practitioner

Valentinas Mikelėnas

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Valentinas Mikelėnas is a highly regarded figure in the market, with sources noting his superb knowledge of civil litigation. He is particularly sought out for his academic knowledge and is consulted by clients on major cases. "He understands clients' needs, objectively evaluates the situation and tells you about the possibilities," an interviewee reports.

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Band 1

Ramūnas Audzevičius

Motieka & Audzevicius

From the Chambers Global guide

Ramūnas Audzevičius rises to the top tier in recognition of his extensive track record and strong market presence. He is regularly instructed in litigation and international arbitration cases, with recent experience in areas such as competition, corporate and investor-state disputes. Sources praise his "hard-working and results-oriented" approach and "extraordinary presentation and examination skills." He recently represented Boslita in its EUR2 million Supreme Court case concerning the suspension of enforcement actions against former Ukio bank managers.

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Band 1

Kęstutis Švirinas

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Kęstutis Švirinas is lauded as one of the strongest disputes lawyers in Lithuania and recognised for his extensive litigation and international arbitration experience. He advises on a broad spectrum of civil cases and boasts a significant track record in handling white-collar crime disputes, including cross-border mandates. "He is a really talented lawyer and clients really have confidence in him. He has a good strategy and he presents it so well," a source says. He recently advised Frøslev Træ on a number of civil cases regarding GKF bankruptcy proceedings.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is one of the leading and most established disputes lawyers in Lithuania, who receives praise for "strategic thinking." Her broad litigation and international arbitration practice features significant shareholder and professional liability matters as well as enforcement of arbitral awards. She recently represented Skinest Baltija in a EUR2.5 million contractual dispute with the national railway company, Lietuvos gelezinkeliai.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Vilius Bernatonis

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Vilius Bernatonis is primarily known for his international arbitration work, boasting particular experience of representing clients in major energy-related arbitration proceedings. He also leads the team on litigation mandates, notably focusing on the banking and finance sector.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Gediminas Dominas

DOMINAS DERLING

From the Chambers Global guide

Gediminas Dominas is a versatile and well-established practitioner who wins market credit as one of the leading individuals in arbitration cases. He is a sought-after arbitrator and also acts as counsel.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Rimantas Simaitis

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Rimantas Simaitis is recognised for his active litigation practice and also represents clients in international arbitration proceedings. He acts on a range of cases, with recent work including debt collection, regulatory and contractual disputes. One client describes him as "very co-operative and results-oriented."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Egidijus Baranauskas

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Egidijus Baranauskas is a well-respected former judge who is recognised for his expertise in litigation cases, with a particular focus on contractual, public procurement, property and insurance-related matters. Sources note his "calm manner" and highlight his "good analytical skills," deep academic knowledge and "very practical" approach. His recent work includes advising Aviabaltika on its dispute with Ukio bank's bankruptcy administrator.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Raimundas Lideika

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Raimundas Lideika is a senior practitioner who is especially known for his extensive track record and expertise in handling white-collar crime cases. He also focuses on civil disputes, covering professional liability and family law matters.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Jonas Masiokas of Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners recently represented Vilniaus Energija in its high-value claim against Lietuvos dujų tiekimas and Energijos skirstymo operatorius regarding overpayment for imported gas. He is a long-standing figure in the market with broad civil litigation experience encompassing areas such as insurance and white-collar crime.

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Band 4

Gintaras Balčiūnas

LEADELL Balčiūnas & Grajauskas

From the Chambers Global guide

Gintaras Balčiūnas has experience of advising major local and regional companies on a range of disputes, including litigation and international arbitration. He recently represented Achemos grupė in a number of disputes with minority shareholders.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Lina Darulienė heads the department's litigation practice and has a solid track record in competition disputes. She recently advised Klaipėdos Nafta on a private competition enforcement case initiated by Krovinių Terminalas regarding allegations of a prohibited vertical agreement and abuse of dominance.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Primus, Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Marius Devyžis advances in the rankings due to his growing market presence and positive feedback. He is praised for being "easy to communicate with and down-to-earth," with one client appreciating that he "always comes up with suggested choices for solutions." He assists with a variety of commercial disputes.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Jovitas Elzbergas

Motieka & Audzevicius

From the Chambers Global guide

Jovitas Elzbergas assists clients with contentious real estate and construction matters. He recently represented Axis industries in its high-value dispute with Vilnius City Municipality regarding the public tender for Lithuania's National Stadium. He also frequently acts on white-collar crime related disputes.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Marius Grajauskas

LEADELL Balčiūnas & Grajauskas

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Marius Grajauskas is commended for his "creative thinking" and ability to "see the broader view." He is especially experienced in advising banking and finance sector clients, recently acting for Vilniaus taupomoji kasa, an insolvent credit union, on a high-value case regarding debt recovery from a mortgage.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Jurgita Judickienė

Law firm J Judickiene and partners JUREX

From the Chambers Global guide

Jurgita Judickienė of Law firm J Judickiene and partners JUREX is a well-regarded litigator handling insurance, transport, corporate and public procurement disputes. She recently represented insurance company Gjensidige in its dispute with DFDS and DFDS Seaways regarding damage caused by an accident in the Baltic Sea.

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Band 4

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Paulius Markovas is particularly noted for his expertise in restructuring and insolvency-related disputes and also handles general banking and finance litigation. His recent work includes defending UniCredit Leasing in a EUR4.5 million civil case concerning the termination of its credit agreement with Egvilta.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Miroslav Nosevič

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Miroslav Nosevič goes up the rankings in recognition of his growing market presence. He is active in civil litigation, boasting particular experience in advising on disputes involving banking and finance sector clients as well as shareholder conflicts. One client describes him as "a good strategist" with a "calm and persuasive style." 

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Žygimantas Pacevičius

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Žygimantas Pacevičius is a well-regarded figure who is particularly active in major restructuring and insolvency-related disputes. A client praises him for "arguing the case effectively." 

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Vilija Viešūnaitė

TRINITI

From the Chambers Global guide

Vilija Viešūnaitė is described by sources as "one of the best in IP disputes." She has experience in representing domestic clients and major international brands in contentious IP rights protection cases.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing associate Marius Inta enters the rankings due to positive feedback, with commentators recognising his experience in civil litigation as well as arbitration cases. His areas of focus include insurance disputes and private enforcement actions in competition law. Clients value his co-operative approach and active involvement in finding solutions.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Albertas Šekštelo

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Albertas Šekštelo moves up the rankings due to his notable work and active market presence. Commentators describe him as somebody with "strong experience in serious cases."  

^ See whole ranking table