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    • Kńôstutis Adamonis - Sorainen
    • AuŇ°ra Mudńónaitńó - Sorainen

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Cobalt's specialised real estate and infrastructure practice is led by Simona OliŇ°kevińćiŇętńó-Cicńónienńó¬†and acts for leading Lithuanian and international companies and public sector institutions. The¬†team advised¬†the¬†RB Rail joint venture on the Rail Baltica project to connect Warsaw to Tallinn via a standard-gauge railway. Other traditional real estate work¬†includes a number of freehold deals for institutional investors. AuŇ°rys ҆liavas¬†is recommended.

Ellex¬†is the 'clear firm of choice'¬†for international development companies and¬†private equity real estate investors, advising on matters spanning multiple jurisdictions. Associate¬†partner Dovile Stanńćikaitńó¬†advised Danske Bank on the leasing of a 12,000-square-metre office building in Vilnius. Ramunas Petravicius¬†is advising LitGrid on the design and reconstruction of several major transformer stations as part of a state energy project. Other clients include¬†Hollister Incorporated and East Capital. Evaldas Klimas¬†has now left the firm for WALLESS Burgienńó, ReńćiŇęnas and partners, and¬†former practice head¬†Indrńó Jonaitytńó-Gricńó¬†and¬†Tomas MilaŇ°auskas¬†departed for in-house roles.

Sorainen¬†undertakes a broad range of work related to property transactions, including acquisitions and disputes.¬†Kńôstutis Adamonis¬†advised¬†Rockcastle on the ‚ā¨124.6m acquisition of a shopping centre in Vilnius.¬†AuŇ°ra Mudńónaitńó¬†regularly acts on contentious property matters. Other key practitioners in the team include senior associates Simonas Skukauskas¬†and Lina BarniŇ°kienńó. New clients include¬†Decathlon and¬†Continental.

Averus'¬†client base includes real estate developers and investors and free economic zone managers. The team acted as legal counsel on the development of the Rail Baltica project, as well as¬†advising a bidder on a nationally significant construction project. Klaipńóda-based¬†Raimondas Kivylius¬†handles construction disputes. Clients include Capital City Group and¬†Northtown Technology Park.¬†Former practice head Povilas Karlonas¬†has departed the firm and joined SPC Legal.

At FORT, the team regularly advises real estate investors on transactional work and finance. Led by Ruta Radzeviciute, the group advised Eften Capital on the purchase of a company with assets including a warehouse in Kaunas and a business centre in Vilnius. Andrius Mamontovas¬†advised Elmoris on purchasing a built-to-suit factory. Mindaugas ŇĹolynas¬†is another name to note for heavyweight transactional work. Newly promoted partner Emilis Cicńónas¬†joined the firm from the private sector.

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners¬†handles a range of real estate transactions, including the acquisition of buildings. Practice head Kńôstutis Jaskutńólis¬†is advising Marina Nida on the construction¬†of hotels in Lithuania, covering tax matters and drafting documentation.¬†Associate partner¬†Eivydas Sadauskas¬†is a noted practitioner.¬†Paulius Gruodis¬†departed the firm for Ellex¬†and¬†Vytautas Birmontas joined Ernst & Young Baltic AS.

At Primus Derling, Robert Juodka¬†leads the practice group, which caters to a range of local and international clients including Ibis hotel company. Juodka and Marius DevyŇĺis¬†acted for Ergo Insurance in a property insurance dispute pertaining to the collapse of a supermarket roof in Latvia in 2013, which was settled for ‚ā¨5.34m.¬†The team has been strengthened by new associates Karolis Diska¬†and Ieva Strunkienńó,¬†who joined from Triniti. Ernesta ŇĹiogienńó¬†is a noted¬†practitioner, as is Tomas Venckus.

TGS Baltic¬†undertakes transactional and advisory work for real estate projects and developers. Practice head Dainius Stasiulis¬†acted for Lithuanian Airports on¬†the reconstruction of the runway of Vilnius Airport.¬†The team also advised a scientific laser producer on the acquisition of a manufacturing complex in Vilnius.¬†Associate¬†Dominykas UŇĺkurnys¬†joined the firm from LEADELL BalńćiŇęnas & Grajauskas. Senior associate Sandra Bliuvaitńó-҆ulcienńó¬†remains a key name to note.

AKJ Consultus is a boutique specialising exclusively in real estate and construction law issues, including consultations on land transactions, issuance of permits and litigation. Audrius Kairevicius is advising Tele2 on land lease matters. Other clients include Kaunas Free Economic Zone and Lidl.

CEE Attorneys¬†conducts a wide range of real estate work, such as consulting on joint venture agreements for the acquisition of land and representing clients in sale and purchase transactions. Kristina Sabaliauskienńó¬†has acted on significant mandates including representing Hanner, Lithuania‚Äôs leading real estate developer, in a dispute¬†regarding the termination of a lease of public land. Other contentious matters include Inga Kostogriz-Vaitkienńó¬†acting for Leonhard Weiss in a cross-border dispute with Lithuanian¬†Railways over the performance of contractual obligations. Daina Senapńódienńó¬†is also a key figure in the team.

At¬†Eversheds SaladŇĺius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland), Jonas SaladŇĺius¬†and Rimtis PuiŇ°ys¬†advise on a wide range of construction and real estate matters, including cross-border acquisitions and construction projects.¬†Senior associate Ana ńĆepinskienńó¬†is recommended.

LEADELL BalńćiŇęnas & Grajauskas¬†handles a variety of work, including assisting with marine-related infrastructure projects.¬†Senior associate Gintaras Stankevińćius¬†leads the practice group, which advised Klasco on the¬†construction of a new petroleum and petrochemical products terminal in the Port of Klaipeda. Gintaras BalńćiŇęnas¬†is a key figure.

Motieka & Audzevicius has core strengths in contentious procurement and construction matters. Led by the 'strong and strategic' Jovitas Elzbergas, the team represented Axis Industries in a procurement dispute with the Vilnius municipal government concerning the proposed new national stadium. Other highlights included advising Realco on the construction of an office complex in Vilnius, as well as representing a well-known construction company in a dispute before the Court of Appeal of Lithuania.  Donatas Lapinskas is also recommended.

At Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates, former Ellex¬†partner Simas Gudynas¬†leads the real estate practice group, which has been advising¬†Skemas¬†on the construction of a building in Vilnius. Associate Ieva VaŇ°kinńólytńó¬†is recommended.¬†Marius Kovalenkovas left the firm for KPMG.

At ECOVIS ProventusLaw, Kńôstutis Kvainauskas¬†acts on contentious and non-contentious matters relating to real estate construction and financing. Recent highlights include representing Vilniaus Parkai in a lease termination dispute regarding land in Bernardinai Park. Paulius Gavelis¬†is recommended.

At Magnusson, highlights included¬†Ligita Ramanauskaitńó¬†advising Cetarium on leasing over 5,500 square metres of office space to Festo, and acting for a retail client on establishing its Lithuanian operations, including the purchase of land plots for the development of shopping centres. Kaunas-based Evaldas Rapolas¬†represented a client in negotiations for the acquisition of 20,000 square metres of commercial property. Marius Endzinas¬†advised Kalstata, as the subcontractor, on the construction of a window and door factory in Marijampolńó.¬† Dalia StakvilevińćiŇętńó¬†is also noteworthy.

TVINS' Vytautas ҆enavińćius¬†handles a range of real estate matters, particularly in the agricultural sector. The team also has experience in real estate financing and development work. Key figures in the team include managing partner Tomas Talutis.

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