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Firm Profile

Ellex Valiunas

Firm Profile

Vilnius

  • Profile
  • 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, 42 across the Baltics
Number of lawyers: 94 in Lithuania, 213 across the Baltics
Languages:  English, Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian

Firm Overview:
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.



Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 11 fee earners
■ Assisting Revolut when applying for a banking license
Key Clients: ING Bank, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, HSBC Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, SEB Bank, Swedbank, Danske Bank, Luminor.
Contact: Gediminas Reciunas
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Commercial & Compliance:
3 partners, 10 fee earners
■ Continuous advice to Lithuanian Basketball Federation on all day-to-day contentious and non-contentious legal matters
Key Clients: Amway, IBM, Teva, Siemens, Nestle, Coca-Cola, HBS.
Contacts: Jaunius Gumbis, Laura Ziferman
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Corporate / M&A:
4 partners, 19 fee earners
■ Helped UAB Rimi Lietuva to acquire 100% of shares in UAB Palink from a consortium of six shareholders. This M&A deal has become a game changer in the local market and will create a leading player by store count
Key Clients: UAB RIMI LIETUVA, KESKO, AB Telia Lietuva, Auga Group, East Capital, Livonia Partners.
Contact: Dovile Burgiene
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
6 partners, 16 fee earners
■ Represented East Capital (Lux) Baltic Fund in a pending court dispute against the management of Rokiskio suris AB over unlawful financial aid to its main shareholders
Key Clients: AB ORLEN Lietuva, East Capital (Lux) Baltic Fund, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania, national gas transmission system operator AB Amber Grid.
Contacts: Ramunas Petravicius, Giedre Aukstuoliene
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Emails: [email protected] [email protected]

Employment:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
■ Advised UAB Sicor Biotech (Teva group company) on implementation of the global business sale-purchase transaction whereby part of Allergan group business was sold to Teva group
Key Clients: Investors’ Forum, association uniting the largest foreign investors in Lithuania, RESOURCE SOLUTIONS EUROPE LIMITED Lithuanian branch, Kinze Europe, UAB, Trustpilot A/S, Uber Technologies, Inc., Shire, Intervistas Consulting B.V. Contact: Ramunas Petravicius
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

EU & Competition:
1 partner, 14 fee earners
■ Ellex Valiunas notified to the European Commission the joint venture between the largest Lithuanian telecom operators Telia Lietuva, Tele2 Lietuva and Bite Lietuva. The transaction was cleared by the European Commission. This was the first Lithuania – related merger clearance where filing was performed by the Lithuanian law firm
Key Clients: Vilniaus energija (part of Veolia group), Orlen Lietuva, AB (national subsidiary of PKN ORLEN, oil refinery), Klaipėdos Nafta (operator of LNG terminal), AB Panevėžio statybos trestas (one of the largest construction companies), UAB Rimi Lietuva, AS Eesti Meedia, Swedbank (largest bank in Sweden and the Baltic region in terms of number of customers).
Contact: Marius Juonys
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

IP & IT:
2 partners, 5 fee earners
■ Representing a Lithuanian affiliate of Exeltis, a globally well-known pharmaceutical company in a complex pharmaceutical patent litigation before the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania
■ Represented the respondent Telia Lietuva in an unprecedented case in Lithuania against the plaintiff Asociacija LATGA (a copyright collecting society) regarding a blocking injunction to be issued for a torrent website linkomanija.net
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:
11 fee earners
■ Assisted BRP in pooling of Kesko Latvian and Estonian real estate assets operated by Kesko- Senukai DIY stores into one pan-Baltic portfolio. Further, represented BRP in reshaping their lease agreements, and the shareholders of Baltic Retail Properties in selling of 70% of such pan-Baltic portfolio to W.P. Carey and 10% to Kesko (also represented by Ellex)
Key Clients: Northern Horizon Capital; FELIT (IKEA); Lords LB Asset Management; East Capital, Deka Immobilien GmbH.
Contact: Indre Jonaityte-Grice
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
1 partner 7 fee earners
■ Represented AB SEB Bankas in sophisticated tax dispute which involved both complex national tax issue and application of international tax rules. The part of dispute regarding VAT has reached a European dimension
Key Clients: AB SEB BANKAS, UAB Baltic Champs Group, Pfizer Group, Rimi Baltic Group, Carlsberg Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics, AB Telia Lietuva.
Contact: Dr. Aiste Medeliene
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

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