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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution — Lithuania

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is considered a leading figure in the market with significant litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration experience. One source emphasises her client-oriented attitude and experience, adding she has a "good sense of humour."

Raimundas Lideika is a senior lawyer who is singled out for his reputation in white-collar cases. One client emphasises his ability to adapt to the situation, describing him as "accommodating to the case and situation."

Formerly a Supreme Court judge, Egidijus Baranauskas focuses on public procurement, contract, property and insurance law. He is noted for his profound academic knowledge.

Up-and-coming Miroslav Nosevič is especially active in banking and finance, shareholder and real estate disputes. Sources praise his ability to handle multiple cases. 

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Kęstutis Švirinas is "a litigation star in the firm." Clients say: "He is great with high-profile clients, understands the language and problems brought to him by a client." He handles arbitration, white-collar crime and commercial litigation.

Renata Beržanskienė is an experienced and well-recognised litigator and arbitrator, now increasingly well known in the sphere of IP disputes.

Stasys Drazdauskas is particularly respected as an arbitrator and is noted for his focus on IP, IT and data-related corporate conflicts.

Žygimantas Pacevičius receives numerous compliments from clients, with sources praising the service he provides: "I am pleased with his down-to-earth approach, responsiveness and ability to ascertain our needs." Another client notes his ability to argue "the case effectively." He represented Lietuvos oro uostai in a EUR10 million dispute with bankrupt FlyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Global guide

Vilius Bernatonis is a versatile lawyer who represents energy and financial institutions in strategic disputes, and is also actively involved in arbitration.

Head of competition and litigation Lina Darulienė is best known for her strong track record in competition disputes. One client enthuses about her proactiveness: "Sometimes, even when we do not have any issues on the table, she still phones to ask what is going on." She represented Ūkio Bankas in a dispute with Boslita over a USD14.6 million loan received from the bank.

Head of arbitration, mediation and ADR, Valentinas Mikelėnas is a renowned professor. He recently acted for Maxima Group and Franmax on a EUR313 million claim against former CEOs and board members as well as Mart Inn Food.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Global guide

Dispute resolution head Rimantas Simaitis is a well-respected litigator, described by sources as "very energetic and enthusiastic." He represented Lithuanian Railways in disputes against Orlen Lietuva concerning the reimbursement of an estimated EUR30 million in freight transportation debt.

Newly ranked Paulius Markovas is especially known for bankruptcy-related litigation. He represented Lithuania's retail chain Fresh Market in bankruptcy proceedings initiated by Vilnius County Court.

Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė has extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Global guide

Ramūnas Audzevičius represents clients in high-profile cross-border disputes and arbitration matters, often involving Russia and other CIS countries. He represented Boslita in three different claims in relation to the validity of Ūkio Bankas's transactions and loan agreements, as well as the bonds issued by the former bank's shareholders and executives. "I really like how he works. He is the one who always tries to understand and prepare for the case," a source says.

Jovitas Elzbergas focuses on public sector-related domestic litigation and is also known for his experience in criminal cases, especially white-collar crime. According to one client, "he is business-orientated and a maximum result seeker." He acted for Lietuvos Dujos in a dispute over allegedly fraudulent activity in setting gas prices.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Global guide

Gintaras Balčiūnas is a well-recognised litigator who is especially noted for acting on one of the largest shareholder disputes in Lithuania. He also handles labour disputes. 

Marius Grajauskas is adept at assisting financial institutions with contentious cases, having previously worked as an in-house lawyer for banks.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Global guide

Gediminas Dominas is one of the best-known litigators and arbitrators in Lithuania, as well as being an experienced banking and corporate lawyer. Sources praise his responsiveness and say he finds "what exactly is the core focus of any case."

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Global guide

Marius Devyžis acts on a broad range of litigation matters and has practical expertise in sports litigation issues. "I think he is a very good speaker in court," says a source. Another adds: "He looks three steps ahead and has a clear plan."

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Global guide

Vilija Viešūnaitė is especially well known as an experienced IP litigator, acting on various corporate disputes as well as arbitration matters. Sources praise her "analytical and quick thinking."

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Eminent Practitioner

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of arbitration, mediation and ADR, Valentinas Mikelėnas is a renowned professor. He recently acted for Maxima Group and Franmax on a EUR313 million claim against former CEOs and board members as well as Mart Inn Food.

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Band 1

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Kęstutis Švirinas is "a litigation star in the firm." Clients say: "He is great with high-profile clients, understands the language and problems brought to him by a client." He handles arbitration, white-collar crime and commercial litigation.

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Band 1

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is considered a leading figure in the market with significant litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration experience. One source emphasises her client-oriented attitude and experience, adding she has a "good sense of humour."

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Band 2

Motieka & Audzevicius

From the Chambers Global guide

Ramūnas Audzevičius represents clients in high-profile cross-border disputes and arbitration matters, often involving Russia and other CIS countries. He represented Boslita in three different claims in relation to the validity of Ūkio Bankas's transactions and loan agreements, as well as the bonds issued by the former bank's shareholders and executives. "I really like how he works. He is the one who always tries to understand and prepare for the case," a source says.

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Band 2

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Vilius Bernatonis is a versatile lawyer who represents energy and financial institutions in strategic disputes, and is also actively involved in arbitration.

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Band 2

DOMINAS DERLING

From the Chambers Global guide

Gediminas Dominas is one of the best-known litigators and arbitrators in Lithuania, as well as being an experienced banking and corporate lawyer. Sources praise his responsiveness and say he finds "what exactly is the core focus of any case."

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Band 2

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Dispute resolution head Rimantas Simaitis is a well-respected litigator, described by sources as "very energetic and enthusiastic." He represented Lithuanian Railways in disputes against Orlen Lietuva concerning the reimbursement of an estimated EUR30 million in freight transportation debt.

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Band 3

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Formerly a Supreme Court judge, Egidijus Baranauskas focuses on public procurement, contract, property and insurance law. He is noted for his profound academic knowledge.

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Band 3

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Renata Beržanskienė is an experienced and well-recognised litigator and arbitrator, now increasingly well known in the sphere of IP disputes.

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Band 3

TGS Baltic

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of competition and litigation Lina Darulienė is best known for her strong track record in competition disputes. One client enthuses about her proactiveness: "Sometimes, even when we do not have any issues on the table, she still phones to ask what is going on." She represented Ūkio Bankas in a dispute with Boslita over a USD14.6 million loan received from the bank.

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Band 3

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Stasys Drazdauskas is particularly respected as an arbitrator and is noted for his focus on IP, IT and data-related corporate conflicts.

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Band 3

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Raimundas Lideika is a senior lawyer who is singled out for his reputation in white-collar cases. One client emphasises his ability to adapt to the situation, describing him as "accommodating to the case and situation."

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Band 3

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Jonas Masiokas of Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners is a long-established lawyer, especially active in white-collar crime matters as well as insurance litigation.

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Band 4

LEADELL Balčiūnas & Grajauskas

From the Chambers Global guide

Gintaras Balčiūnas is a well-recognised litigator who is especially noted for acting on one of the largest shareholder disputes in Lithuania. He also handles labour disputes. 

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Band 4

Motieka & Audzevicius

From the Chambers Global guide

Jovitas Elzbergas focuses on public sector-related domestic litigation and is also known for his experience in criminal cases, especially white-collar crime. According to one client, "he is business-orientated and a maximum result seeker." He acted for Lietuvos Dujos in a dispute over allegedly fraudulent activity in setting gas prices.

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Band 4

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė has extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration.

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Band 4

LEADELL Balčiūnas & Grajauskas

From the Chambers Global guide

Marius Grajauskas is adept at assisting financial institutions with contentious cases, having previously worked as an in-house lawyer for banks.

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Band 4

Law firm J Judickiene and partners JUREX

From the Chambers Global guide

Jurgita Judickienė of Law firm J Judickienė and partners JUREX is a respected litigator who often handles contentious labour disputes. She also represents bankruptcy administrators. One source praises her "fast reactions and analytical mind."

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Band 4

COBALT

From the Chambers Global guide

Newly ranked Paulius Markovas is especially known for bankruptcy-related litigation. He represented Lithuania's retail chain Fresh Market in bankruptcy proceedings initiated by Vilnius County Court.

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Band 4

Sorainen

From the Chambers Global guide

Žygimantas Pacevičius receives numerous compliments from clients, with sources praising the service he provides: "I am pleased with his down-to-earth approach, responsiveness and ability to ascertain our needs." Another client notes his ability to argue "the case effectively." He represented Lietuvos oro uostai in a EUR10 million dispute with bankrupt FlyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines.

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Band 4

TRINITI

From the Chambers Global guide

Vilija Viešūnaitė is especially well known as an experienced IP litigator, acting on various corporate disputes as well as arbitration matters. Sources praise her "analytical and quick thinking."

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Up and Coming

Primus, Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Marius Devyžis acts on a broad range of litigation matters and has practical expertise in sports litigation issues. "I think he is a very good speaker in court," says a source. Another adds: "He looks three steps ahead and has a clear plan."

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Up and Coming

Ellex Valiunas

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming Miroslav Nosevič is especially active in banking and finance, shareholder and real estate disputes. Sources praise his ability to handle multiple cases. 

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