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Elijus Burgis heads Cobalt’s corporate transactions team, while recently promoted partner Juozas Rimas leads the M&A group. Recent highlights include advising Nets on acquiring Nordea Merchant Acquiring, and assisting Mid Europa Partners with selling BITĖ to Providence Equity Partners. New clients include AMIC Energy Management and Falck. Managing associate Maksimas Saveljevas leads the corporate and regulatory practice and is recommended along with managing partner Irmantas Norkus.

Ellex acted for Telia Company (formerly TeliaSonera) on its high-profile sale of Omnitel to Teo. New clients include Hubert Burda Media, Cognizant and Unifeeder. Dovilė Burgienė heads the department, which fields specialised teams: Žilvinas Zinkevičius leads the strategic and foreign M&A group, Ramūnas Petravičius leads on infrastructure projects and M&A matters, and associate partner Povilas Žukauskas heads the restructuring and bankruptcy team, and Robertas Čiočys manages private equity and venture capital M&A. Managing partner Rolandas Valiūnas is well regarded.

Algirdas Pekšys heads Sorainen’s corporate practice, with co-managing partner Laimonas Skibarka and Sergej Butov leading the M&A group. The practice acted as local counsel to advise Providence Equity Partners on its acquisition of BITĖ. Hitachi, Chevron and Hewlett-Packard are key clients. Skibarka and specialist counsel Mantas Petkevičius are the private equity team co-heads. Evaldas Dūdonis was promoted to senior associate.

TGS Baltic’s M&A practice head Marius Matonis recently assisted Lietuvos Energija with acquiring Eurakras and Tuuleenergia. Corporate team head Vidmantas Drizga is also recommended along with senior associate Aurimas Pauliukevičius and associate partners Deimantė Korsakaitė, Odeta Tručinskaitė-Šiušienė and Dalia Tamašauskaitė- Žilienė. Gediminas Lisauskas joined KPMG Law Firm.

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners ‘provides top-class service’ to clients, which include E.ON and MasterCard. Remigijus Jakutis advised Zabolis Partners and the Rakauskas family funds on restructuring a Baltic DIY stores joint venture between Rautakesko and Rakauskas. Practice head Paulius Gruodis stands out along with Kęstutis Jaskutėlis and associate partner Andrius Ivanauskas, who leads on private equity mandates.

In addition to handling cross-border restructuring and insolvency, bnt attorneys-at-law has been active in takeovers, M&A and other matters. Practice head and Germany-qualified partner Frank Heemann advises Klaipėdos Nafta on its joint venture with a gas and LNG company; he has a number of German clients and ‘builds bridges between German and Lithuanian mentality and law’. Yvonne Goldammer is also highly regarded.

At Dominas Derling, managing partner Gediminas Dominas handled Teo’s acquisition of Omnitel. Vaidotas Puklevičius is also recommended. Karolis Racevičius and Šarūnas Basijokas, formerly senior associates in the practice, have left the firm.

At Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland), managing partner and practice head Jonas Saladžius advises Fortum on its joint venture with Lietuvos Energija. Rimtis Puišys is another key contact. Its workload also includes group restructuring and establishing subsidiaries.

Motieka & Audzevicius handled Renagro’s and BaltCap’s sale of their controlling stake in Eurakras to Lietuvos Energija. Practice head Giedrius Kolesnikovas and senior associate Michail Parchimovič are well regarded.

Giedrė Dailidėnaitė and managing partner Robert Juodka, who are co-heads of the practice at Primus, Attorneys at Law, conducted the due diligence of Prekybos parkas on behalf of Zenith Capital Management in relation to a proposed deal to acquire a stake in the Nørdika shopping centre. Other clients include AECOM, East Capital and Teledema. Ernesta Žiogienė and Tomas Venckus are also names to note along with new of counsel Gintarė Trukšnytė, who joined from SEB to develop the firm’s corporate compliance practice.

As well as handling Danpower’s acquisition of Marivas, Triniti has been assisting Trans Baltic Oil with buying RSS motors UAB. Managing partner Linas Sabaliauskas and associate partner Sonata Krasauskienė are the main contacts.

Vilgerts opened its Lithuanian office in 2015. Practice co-heads Tomas Ivanauskas and Raimundas Moisejevas assisted Balcia Insurance during its sale to Vienna Insurance Group.

Managing partner Ligita Ramanauskaitė is Magnusson’s primary contact for M&A transactions and corporate strategy. The team advises Inter Car’s local subsidiary on its day-to-day operational needs.

PwC Legal handled the merger of Darija into Bennet distributors. Manager Ina Budelinaitė leads the corporate practice and is recommended with Lithuanian office head Rokas Bukauskas. Manager Džiuginta Balčiūnė joined from Avia Solutions Group and now leads the M&A group.

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