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    • Rokas DaugÄ—la - Cobalt
    • Rasa MikutienÄ— - Sorainen

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Ellex stands out for its experience in corporate structures involving international taxation and identifying potential cross-border tax risks. AistÄ— MedelienÄ— represented SEB bankas in a dispute before the CJEU concerning domestic thin-capitalisation rules and VAT deductions. The team, which includes senior assiociates Mindaugas Lukas and Antanas Butrimas, has also been involved in structuring a number of cross-border and heavily regulated corporate transactions. Gintaras BalÄŤius is another key contact.

Well known for its VAT and customs expertise, Sorainen is involved in a number of VAT disputes, but also maintains an active tax advisory and transactional practice. SaulÄ— DagilytÄ— has assisted multinational corporates and Lithuanian tech start-ups with employee share option plans, and also advised Lietuvos energija on the establishment of a DCM financing platform. Senior associate IndrÄ— Ĺ ÄŤeponienÄ— has held a position with the State Tax Inspectorate and senior associate Rasa MikutienÄ— is also recommended.

Cobalt’s tax group is regularly instructed by domestic corporates and investment funds in relation to corporate tax structuring and disputes with the Lithuanian tax authorities. In 2017, managing associate Rokas Daugėla assisted East West Agro with its IPO on Nasdaq First North, advised Linas Agro Group on cross-border employment taxation and handled the sale of a portfolio company for a Lithanian private equity fund.

The tax group at TGS Baltic has advised domestic and regional corporates on VAT disputes and corporate tax structures on a stand-alone basis and as part of larger transactions. Headed by Robertas Degesys, the team has unique expertise in venture capital taxation and provided tax advice regarding the establishment of an investment fund in the Baltic States. Loreta AntanaitienÄ— and Dainius Daugirda are experienced tax consultants.

Glimstedt Bernotas & Partners has demonstrable expertise in international taxation and experience advocating before the State Tax Inspectorate. Artūras Bakšys has advised various corporates on issues such as cross-border tax structuring and VAT exposure concerning the geographic expansion of certain businesses. Senior associate Edvard Gasperskij is another key figure in the team.

Motieka & Audzevicius is a boutique firm with considerable expertise representing CIS-based corporates and shareholders in complex tax disputes. Indeed, senior associate Mantas Juozaitis represented a multinational agriculture group in the first tax dispute in Lithuania to consider Lithuanian safety-net and triangulation rules in light of the EU VAT Directive. Giedrius Kolesnikovas and Ramūnas Audzevičius jointly head the tax practice.

Leadell Balčiūnas & Grajauskas specialises in representing domestic corporates and Lithuanian-based multinational affiliates in disputes with the State Tax Inspectorate. Additionally, practice head Marius Grajauskas has assisted clients such as Eoltas and Kautra with international corporate tax issues. Gintaras Balčiūnas is key figure in the department.

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