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Firm Profile

Ellex Valiunas

Firm Profile

Vilnius

  • Jogailos 9
  • Vilnius
  • Vilnius
  • Lithuania
  • LT-01116

Firm profile submitted by Ellex Valiunas

Managing Partners: Rolandas Valiunas (Lithuania), Filips Klavins (Latvia), Ants Nõmper / Jüri Raidla (Estonia)
Number of partners: 19 in Lithuania, 34 across the Baltics
Number of lawyers: 99 in Lithuania, 182 across the Baltics
Languages:English, Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian


Ellex is a circle of pre-eminent law firms from the Baltic States. Ellex brings together three strongest firms from each state: Ellex Raidla in Estonia, Ellex Klavins in Latvia, and Ellex Valiunas in Lithuania. Ellex Valiunas is the largest specialised legal team in Lithuania, with a solid portfolio of cross-border experience both in international and landmark local projects, since its formation in 1992. With nearly 100 legal professionals and the variety of practice areas, the firm is ideally positioned to provide clients with top expertise and specialisation. Ellex Valiunas is the first Baltic business law firm to establish a permanent presence in Brussels back in 2012, to better serve clients with legal advice on a broad range of EU laws.



Banking & Finance:
2 partners, 11 fee earners
■ Advising Swedbank on legal regulation of Euro adoption in Lithuania and on changes in Prime pricing.
Partner: G Reciunas
■ Representing DNB in litigation re miss-selling of structured products and public interest protection.
Partners: G Reciunas, E Baranauskas
Key Clients: SEB Bank, Swedbank, DNB Bank, Nordea, Danskebank, Pohjola Bank.
Contact: Gediminas Reciunas
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Commercial & Compliance:
1 partner, 10 fee earners
■ Assistance in LNG terminal development and its operation as a legal counsel. Partner: J Gumbis Implementation of the EU financed IPA Project 'Development of an EU acquis-compliant electricity legislative framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina'
Partner: J Gumbis
Key Clients: Dalkia Group, Nord Pool Spot AS, IBM, Coca-Cola, TeliaSonera, Pfizer, TEVA.
Contact: Jaunius Gumbis
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Corporate / M&A:
4 partners, 19 fee earners
■ Advised Jiangsu Linyang Electronics Ltd. on acquisition of UAB Elgama-Elektronika shares.
Partner: Z Zinkevicius
■ Advising on all aspects of Lithuanian State’s takeover of three strategic energy companies from E.ON and GAZPROM
Partner: R Petravicius
Key Clients: RSA Insurance Group, Kyocera Unimerco, Government of Lithuania, SEB Venture Capital.
Contact: Dovile Burgiene
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
4 partners, 16 fee earners
■  Represented Republic of Lithuania in a dispute with Gazprom consisting of three separate cases
Associate Partner: I Martinkute
■  Represented Lithuanian State in investment dispute under UNCITRAL arbitration rules against Luigi Bosca regarding alleged discrimination in the privatisation of a major Lithuanian sparkling wine and spirits producer AB 'Alita' Partner: V Vaitkute Pavan
Key Clients: The Lithuanian state, Siemens Osakeyhtio, Alita AB. Contact: Vilija Vaitkute Pavan
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
1 partner, 5 fee earners
■  Active participation in liberalisation of labour laws and improvement of employment environment
Partner: R Petravicius
■ Advising Omnitel in conclusion of complex employees’ outsourcing contract in the light of Lithuanian law on employees’ lease. Partner: R Petravicius
Key Clients: Abbott Laboratories, Omnitel (TeliaSonera), Intermedix Lietuva, UAB (Intermedix Corporation), Orlen Lietuva, Sicor Biotech.
Contact: Ramunas Petravicius
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

EU & Competition:
1 partner, 14 fee earners
■ Representing Douglas perfumeries in relation to anti-trust case against CHANEL and its local distributor Partner: M Juonys
■ Clearance of the highest value state aid in Lithuania for development of the first LNG terminal in the Baltic States
Partner: M Juonys
Key Clients: TEO LT (TeliaSonera), Svyturys – Utenos alus (Carlsberg), Lietuvos draudimas AB (RSA insurance group), JCDecaux.
Contact: Marius Juonys
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

IP & IT:
2 partners, 9 fee earners
■  Representing Lithuanian Neighbouring Rights Association in a case against 95 hotels and their association re. determination of remuneration paid to performers and phonogram producers for the the public broadcast of phonograms in hotels
Partner: V Mizaras
■ Advising Pixelmator on protection and management of its international distribution network, as well as on various daily matters.
Partner: J Gumbis
Key Clients: Lithuanian Neighbouring Rights Association, TeliaSonera, Siemens, IBM, Lenovo.
Contact: Vytautas Mizaras (IP)
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jaunius Gumbis (IT)
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Environment:
1 partner, 16 fee earners
■ Advising Northern Horizon Capital as the leading legal counsel on sale of a Baltic and Polish real estate portfolio.
Partner: T Milasauskas
 ■ Advising Ingleby Farms and Forest A/S and its Lithuanian subsidiaries on the largest farmland transaction in Lithuania Associate
Partner: S Gudynas
Key Clients: Northern Horizon Capital; FELIT (IKEA); Lords LB Asset Management; TK Development. Contact: Tomas Milasauskas Tel: +370 5 268 1888 Email: [email protected] Tax: 7 fee earners
■ Advising Provident Polska S.A. subsidiary 'Provident Finansai' on tax matters regarding set-up of consumer credit business in Lithuania
■ Assisting the leading US manufacturers of farm equipment on tax matters on setting up the subsidiary in Lithuania
Key Clients: Kinze Europe, PHIZER, Volvo, Sicor Biotech, Munich RE.
Contact: Aiste Medeliene
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

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