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    • Tomas Bagdanskis - iLAW

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Cobalt¬†advises international clients and financial institutions on an array of matters such as employment structures, contracts and¬†dismissals. Led by Dalia Foigt-NorvaiŇ°ienńó, the firm has been assisting German pharmaceutical company Bayer with the¬†implementation of the new Labour Code. Clients include the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania. Assistant lawyer¬†Eglńó Gliaudelytńó¬†joined¬†the practice group from the District Court of Vilnius City. ŇĹilvinas Kvietkus¬†¬†is¬†a key figure.

Ellex¬†stands out as being the ‚Äėbest in the Baltic market‚Äô, according to one client, and is active in a range of employment matters, including cross-border transfers, dismissals and litigation. Led by Ramunas Petravicius¬†and¬†Rimantas Stanevicius, the team advised Uber on the employment aspects of its operations in Lithuania and conducted a review of its global incentives programme.¬†Petravicius also assisted longstanding client Sicor Biotech with the implementation of the Labour Code, which included reviewing HR documentation.¬†Audinga Liekyte¬†joined the team from Primus Derling. Clients include H&M and Revolut Technologies.

iLAW's niche practice group recently acted for the National Confederation of Officials' Trade Unions in a dispute with the Lithuanian Police Department over the failure to properly inform and consult with the client; the case¬†has now reached the Court of Appeal of Lithuania. The team is led by managing partner Tomas Bagdanskis¬†with the assistance of Vilius Mańćiulaitis¬†and Mantas Mikalopas.

Sorainen¬†handles contentious and non-contentious work for a¬†client base which spans national and international companies, including Barclays, Nasdaq and AIG. New practice head Agnietńó Venckienńó¬†and corporate and M&A head¬†Algirdas PekŇ°ys¬†are currently advising Continental Automotive on all employment matters connected with¬†its relocation to Lithuania from the US, including the preparation of contracts and documentation review. Senior associate¬†Jurgita Karvelńó¬†is recommended for her combined expertise in employment and dispute resolution matters.

Law firm Venckute&Karnickas¬†handles matters across the employment spectrum, including restructuring, litigation and HR strategy. Recent work includes representing Cognizant in a dispute over employment termination, as well as providing continuous advice on related matters. Danske Bank is a new client. Jurgita Venckutńó¬†heads the team, which welcomed two new associates: Sonata Kajotaite¬†and Augustńó Linauskaitńó,¬†who joined from bnt attorneys in CEE.

The team at¬†Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates is led by¬†Tomas Davidonis, with support from managing associates Gintarńó Stonienńó¬†and Monika ŇĹlabienńó. Recent work includes providing ongoing advice to the Lithuanian Agriculture Advisory Service on the implementation of the Labour Code and conducting a review of employment documentation. Clients¬†include¬†the American International School of Vilnius.

Loreta Andziulytńó¬†leads the team at ECOVIS ProventusLaw,¬†which also includes senior associate Brigida Bacienńó. It has been providing ongoing advice to various domestic clients on the implementation of the new Labour Code, covering contracts, dismissals and insolvency procedures. Clients include¬†deVere Group and¬†Glocash Payment.

Eversheds SaladŇĺius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)'s¬†international client base includes major technology and financial companies. Led by managing¬†partner Jonas SaladŇĺius, the team has experience advising on employment matters in the aviation and transport¬†sectors.¬†Rimtis PuiŇ°ys¬†is recommended for his expertise in restructuring, and senior associate¬†Neringa Bubnaitytńó specialises in business transfers.

Clients are 'impressed' by the team at¬†GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners,¬†which is led by AuŇ°ra Maliauskaitńó-Embrektńó. The firm has expertise in advising on the employment law aspects of cross-border transactions and¬†mergers. Recent highlights include advising Swedish technology company¬†DistIT on all employment matters related to its¬†acquisition of another company. Associate partners Inga KlimaŇ°auskienńó¬†and Karolina Baronaitńó-Birmontńó¬†are also recommended.

The key practitioners at Primus Derling¬†include Giedrńó Dailidńónaitńó¬†and managing partner Robert Juodka. The firm advised Polish energy company PKP Energetyka on all employment matters related to the establishment of its subsidiary in Lithuania. Other clients include¬†Ergo Insurance and¬†Finesta Baltic.

TGS Baltic's international client base includes major pharmaceutical companies and retail chains. The 'professional and clear' team is led by Ieva Povilaitienńó¬†and has expertise in advising on the employment aspects of cross-border transactions and acting for foreign employers. In recent work, it assisted Lithuanian National Radio and Television with implementing the Labour Code. Senior associate Vytautas ҆ilinskas¬†is recommended.

Magnusson's client base spans local and international companies across the technology, retail and construction sectors. Recent highlights include representing¬†Servico¬†in a damages claim against a former employee.¬†RŇęta Didikńó¬†leads the team, and¬†Kaunas-based Marius Endzinas¬†is a noted practitioner.

Vytautas ҆enavińćius¬†leads the group at¬†TVINS,¬†which has expertise in advising on employment documentation and¬†collective labour disputes. Managing partner¬†Tomas Talutis¬†is recommended.

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