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GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners

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Alingsas, Falun, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Jonkoping, Kalmar and 11 more

The firm: GLIMSTEDT is one of Sweden’s oldest law firms, founded in 1935 by Ivar Glimstedt. From the second half of the 1990s, GLIMSTEDT has expanded by merging with other well-known Swedish law firms. From 1997 onwards, the firm has also established offices in the Baltic States.

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners is one of the top law firms in Lithuania, highly ranked by clients and directories with a solid portfolio of cross-border experience both in international projects and local deals in the Baltic region.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: apart from recent work on fintech, and credit union conversion into small banks in Lithuania, GLIMSTEDT’s expertise includes traditional products such as term loan facilities, subordinated loans, syndicated loans, bond issues, project funding, mortgage and pledge deeds and other secured financing. Through numerous years of practice GLIMSTEDT has also developed a portfolio of timely and effective solutions to help manage processes of bankruptcies, restructuring and financial rehabilitation.

Corporate, commercial and M&A: GLIMSTEDT is known for both large and medium-ticket deals managed with international legal standards, and smooth and non-aggressive deal making. GLIMSTEDT has been consistently ranked among the top law firms in Lithuania, reaching second in 2016 and third in the first half of 2017. The firm was recently involved in a large deal for the acquisition of a 45MW wind turbine park by a large international investor.

Competition and EU: GLIMSTEDT is experienced in handling a wide range of issues relating to competition law, from providing legal assistance in dealings with national and EU competition authorities to filing notifications and complaints. The firm assists clients in obtaining regulatory clearance from supervisory authorities and protects the interests of its clients in court whenever necessary.

Employment law: GLIMSTEDT has decades of experience working with global companies on international and cross-border workplace issues, and has developed a deep understanding of the legal approaches to labour and employment law and a finely-tuned sensitivity to the nuances and unique workplace issues. The firm has been very active in the legislation process of the new labour code of the Republic of Lithuania.

Energy and infrastructure: GLIMSTEDT’s professionals have expertise in all major practice areas in the energy sector, enabling the firm to provide clients with a full range of comprehensive legal services and keep them up-to-date on the latest energy trends. The firm constantly monitors the geopolitical situation and plays an active role in the evolution of the energy sector in the Baltic States.

Intellectual property: the practice spans many facets of the intellectual property field, from confidential information protection to the settlement of disputes on the implementation of intellectual property rights at an international level. The firm provides legal consultation and advice on handling the most challenging and complex intellectual property matters.

Dispute resolution: the main goal of any dispute is to create solutions that add value for clients and avoid fruitless conflicts which needlessly consume company resources. That is why the firm strives to find effective solutions that avoid the need for litigation. GLIMSTEDT’s team is committed to achieving the best results possible while maintaining flexibility in the face of changing circumstances.

Public procurement: GLIMSTEDT’s team helps clients to properly frame the terms and conditions for procurements, and manage the processes in order to achieve optimal results while avoiding disputes.

Public-private sector partnership (PPP): services rendered include the development of feasibility studies, partnership projects, draft contracts, consulting on PPP project implementation options, distribution of risk between the parties to the project, project implementation procedures, attracting sources of financing, etc.

Real estate: services include real estate transactions, PPP projects, territorial planning and zoning, construction, real estate restructuring and refinancing, as well as security interests. GLIMSTEDT is proud year-by-year to be engaging in some of the most prominent projects in Lithuania.

Tax: the firm’s approach to managing tax law is always to find tailored solutions that maximise growth potential and enable clients to effectively navigate the investment environment.

Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT): GLIMSTEDT advises a range of international clients on various issues relating to IT, data protection, communications and e-commerce, including the development and implementation of IT systems and tools.

Transport and shipping: GLIMSTEDT offers practical advice and assistance for the arrest of ships, enforcement procedures, collisions, charter parties, cargo claims, insurance, registration matters and all similar issues. The firm is a member of network.

  • Other offices

  • Riga

  • Stockholm (and 13 other cities in Sweden)

  • Tallinn

  • Number of lawyers: 250+
  • at this office: 49
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Lithuanian

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