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At Cobalt, managing partner Irmantas Norkus and recently promoted managing associate Ieva Sodeikaitė are working as local counsel alongside an international law firm to represent Lithuanian Railways in a European Commission investigation relating to the company’s alleged abuse of its dominant position. Elijus Burgis heads the practice, which acts for clients such as Cgates, Deutsche Bank and Coca-Cola HBC Lietuva.

Ellex has a ‘high-quality’ practice, which has recently been active in Lithuanian Competition Council (LCC) investigations, state aid cases and private enforcement litigation. Pfizer and JCDecaux are key clients. Practice head Marius Juonys defended Guliverio kelionės and Zigzag Travel in a cartel matter. EU practice head Jaunius Gumbis is well respected, as is recently promoted associate partner Karolis Kačerauskas. Among the senior associates, Paulius Mencas was recently promoted, Giedrė Adomavičiūtė joined from Sorainen and Ilona Jančiauskaitė is an experienced figure.

Sorainen is handling merger clearance for Nordea as part of its merger with DNB. Practice head Daivis Švirinas reduced a fine imposed on Mantinga by challenging an LCC decision relating to its alleged participation in an illegal retail price maintenance (RPM) agreement with Maxima LT. Other clients include Forum Cinemas, BaltCap and Palink. Senior associate Monika Mališauskaitė and specialist counsel Paulius Koverovas are recommended.

Hailed as a ‘victorious litigator’ by his clients, Motieka & Audzevicius’ practice head Ramūnas Audzevičius has led various high-profile disputes and continues to act for Gazprom in its challenge against the LCC, regarding its decision to fine Gazprom over €35m for allegedly breaching a merger clearance condition concerning alternative gas supply. Giedrius Kolesnikovas is assisting Hampiðjan with gaining clearance to acquire a controlling stake in P/f Von.

TGS Baltic now has a dedicated EU law practice headed by Gintautas Bartkus, and which also includes associate partner Eglė Lauraitytė. Lina Darulienė leads on competition matters, and worked with lawyers from several firms to represent Maxima LT in an appeal pertaining to its alleged involvement in an RPM agreement with Mantinga. Senior associate Rasa Zaščiurinskaitė is another key contact.

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners advised Vienna Insurance Group on merger control aspects of its acquisition of BTA Baltic Insurance Company AAS. Associate partner Andrius Ivanauskas heads the practice, in which senior associate Feliksas Miliutis is another name to note.

Raimundas Moisejevas, who established Vilgerts’ Lithuanian office, recently acted for Gedarta in submitting an appeal against a recent LCC decision over the company’s alleged participation in an anticompetitive agreement for bid rigging. Tomas Ivanauskas leads EU and regulatory mandates.

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