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Leading individuals

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    • Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė - Averus
    • Vytas Ramanauskas - Ramanauskas and Partners
    • Gintautas Šulija - Šulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius

Next generation lawyers

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    • Giedrius Abromavičius - Cobalt
    • Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė - Averus
    • Vaiva Mašidlauskienė - Sorainen
    • Eduard Plešak - Šulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius

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Averus’ practice is led from Klaipėda by ‘top maritime lawyer’ Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė. ‘Very experienced and hardworking’ senior associate Ignas Kerbelis joined the same office from PC Lithuanian Shipping Company, which has instructed the firm on numerous matters, including its bankruptcy. Vilnius-based ‘aviation industry expert’ Laura Čereškaitė-Kinčiuvienė handled Magnetic MRO’s cross-border acquisition of an aircraft from Aviation Capital Group. Road transport and logistics sector clients include Vlantana and Girteka Logistics.

At Ellex, practice head Ramūnas Petravičius has been advising Rail Baltica and the Ministry of Transport and Communications on EU funding and inter-governmental negotiations for the Rail Baltica project. Aviation guru Gediminas Rečiūnas has been active in aircraft leasing and repossession cases, while Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan is representing ORLEN Lietuva in arbitration and court proceedings against Lithuanian Railways.

Cobalt added a number of new clients, including Sonora Ekspedīcija, Harmonic International and Jupiter Shipping and Trading. Practice head Vaidas Mackonis acted for Jupiter in a dispute with shipowners concerning bunker services and ship arrest. Legal counsel Dalia Foigt-Norvaišienė has experience of aircraft mortgage work and senior associate Giedrius Abromavičius is an expert in customs laws.

At Primus, Attorneys at Law, managing partner and practice head Robert Juodka is advising Lux Express on various matters, including new bus routes and temporary agency work. Other clients include Turkish Airlines and Rosgosstrakh. Tomas Venckus is recommended.

Klaipėda shipping expert Ramanauskas and Partners is defending Codan Forsikring, Odense Staalskibsværft and Svitzer against Gjensidige in a case which has gone to appeal and relates to a damaged pier in the Port of Klaipėda. Managing partner Vytas Ramanauskas is a leading practitioner.

Senior associate Vaiva Mašidlauskienė leads Sorainen’s practice, which is especially strong in transactional and dispute work in the maritime and aviation sectors, as well as regulatory matters. Mašidlauskienė and Renata Beržanskienė are representing PB Leasing UK in bringing a creditor’s claim against the bankruptcy administrator of Air Lituanica, regarding the early termination of a lease agreement for an aircraft. Klaipėda State Seaport Authority and Cat Cargo Logistics Lietuva are new clients.

At Šulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius, managing partner Gintautas Šulija has ‘deep expertise’ in aviation transactions involving the leasing, purchase or sale of aircraft. Outside of aviation, the practice is representing Lampe & Schwartze KG against Lithuanian Railways and PC Lithuanian Shipping Company in a dispute concerning payments that were allegedly not made to the insurer after it funded the release of a ship. Senior associate Eduard Plešak is ‘very professional’.

TGS Baltic is assisting State Enterprise Lithuanian Airports with a concession to transfer the responsibilities of three Lithuanian airports to a private party. Klaipėdos nafta and TransCAT Baltic are also clients. Vidmantas Drizga now heads the practice following Iraida Žogaitė’s departure.

bnt attorneys-at-law handles diverse matters, ranging from ship arrests to railway disputes. Frank Heemann produces ‘high-quality results’ and advises Stena Line on its Baltic Sea ferry line operations. Mindaugas Navickas co-heads the group.

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners excels in the fishery sector and ‘provides an exceptional level of service’ in ship arrests and bareboat charters, among other matters. Managing partner Egidijus Bernotas heads the practice and is recommended along with associate partner Marius Embrektas.

Leadell Balciunas & Grajauskas has been variously advising on postal services, transport-related corporate matters and construction of an air traffic control centre. Managing partner Marius Grajauskas, Gintaras Balčiūnas and senior associate Vaidas Radvila are key contacts.

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