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    • Tomas Bagdanskis - iLaw

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Ellex handles a comprehensive range of employment matters, including dismissals, litigation, high-profile legislative advice and employee transfers following cross-border transactions; team head Ramūnas Petravičius and labour law expert Rimantas Stanevičius assisted Sicor Biotech with employee transfers after part of Allergan’s business was sold to Teva. The practice also acts for employers such as Michael Kors, Barclays and Bloomberg.

Recognised for its unique focus on temporary agency work, iLaw’s specialist practice recently advised one of Lithuania’s largest corporations on implementing the requirements for the new Labour Code. The team is led by managing partner Tomas Bagdanskis and Vilius Mačiulaitis, while Mantas Mikalopas, who was promoted to partner in 2017, has been active in labour disputes; he successfully defended Rimi against a former employee’s claim of unfair dismissal.

Law firm Venckute&Karnickas undertakes work across the employment spectrum, including HR strategy, restructuring and litigation. Team head Jurgita Venckutė is representing Achema in three innovative court disputes. Cognizant and Acme are also clients.

Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė leads Cobalt’s practice, which regularly advises international clients; Žilvinas Kvietkus assisted Western Union with dismissals, trainee arrangements and the revision of its employment contracts, and also advised Lidl on the employment issues surrounding the opening of its first Lithuanian store. Managing associate Maksimas Saveljevas is also a name to note.

Recent work for Deloitte Legal Law Firm Davidonis ir partneriai includes advising Cognizant on the secondment of Indian specialists to its Lithuanian subsidiary, handling migration law issues for Oracle and assisting Saint-Gobain Statybos Gaminiai with its Lithuanian Labour Code preparation. Gintarė Stonienė leads the team and Tomas Davidonis is also recommended.

At Ecovis ProventusLaw, practice head Loreta Andziulytė and senior associate Brigida Bacienė advised the Lithuania Radio and Television Centre on employee dismissals and subsequent union action, and assisted Skanėja with its creation of a wage payment system and an equal opportunities policy. Big Trans, Origama and deVere E-Money are also clients.

Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)’s international client base includes Oracle and Iron Mountain; Rimtis Puišys advised the latter on the employment issues surrounding its Baltic subsidiaries. Department head Jonas Saladžius also assisted the British Embassy in Vilnius with employment documentation.

Aušra Maliauskaitė-Embrektė leads Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners’ group; her expertise includes TUPE and cross-border transactions. Associate partner Inga Klimašauskienė and senior associate Karolina Baronaitė-Birmontė are also recommended; Baronaitė-Birmontė led advice to DistIT on the employment elements of its acquisition of Sominis Technology.

Key names at Primus, Attorneys at Law include Giedrė Dailidėnaitė and managing partner Robert Juodka. Dailidėnaitė advised Mimaki Engineering on employment issues following its acquisition of a Lithuanian business and Juodka assisted LHV Pank with the closure of its Lithuanian office. Assa Abloy and Nippon Auto are also clients.

Sorainen’s client roster spans national and international companies including Palink, Pepco and Barclays. In a recent highlight, practice head Algirdas Pekšys advised HP on the Lithuanian elements of its merger with CSC; he also acted for Outokumpu on its establishment in Lithuania and assisted Lietuvos Draudimas with changes to its remuneration policy. Senior associates Agnietė Venckienė and Jurgita Karvelė are also recommended.

Under the leadership of Vytautas Šenavičius, TVINS’ recent work includes advising Grafija on amendments to its employment documentation and representing ES Security in a dispute with a former employee. Clients also praise Tomas Talutis, who is handling changes to the description of employee functions in contracts for Dovre Forvaltning.

At Triniti, associate partner Nerijus Kasiliauskas is representing trade unions in collective labour disputes and handles advisory mandates related to the new labour code. The firm’s clients have included SEB, Palink and Lithuanian Railways.

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