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GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners

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Andrius Ivanauskas

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Banking & Finance; Competition & EU Law; Venture Capital; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity


Partner Andrius Ivanauskas is one of the top competition experts in Lithuania, currently leading the firm’s Competition and EU Law, and Venture Capital and Private Equity practise. Since 2004 Andrius Ivanauskas has been advising on M&A and banking and finance transactions, as well as competition law. He is active in transaction advisory and corporate finance field. Andrius is also the member of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the Lithuanian Venture Capital Association.


Andrius joined GLIMSTEDT in 2004. He has been promoted to become partner at the Vilnius Office as  from the beginning of 2017.


Lithuanian, English


Lithuanian Bar Association; Legal and Regulatory Committee of the Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association


2006-2007 University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Faculty of Law, LL.M. in European Private Law (cum laude) 2000-2005 Vilnius University (Lithuania), Faculty of Law, Master of Law


Football, cross-country skiing, arts & museums


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Next Generation Partners

Andrius Ivanauskas - GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners impresses clients with its 'professional and pragmatic approach' and expertise in M&A transactions and private equity and venture capital investments . Led by Andrius Ivanauskas, the firm recently advised private equity leader LitCapital on all aspects of its investment into a public company. Longstanding clients include the Open Society Institute and the Business Angels Fund. Associate Simona Butkutė joined from Magnusson.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

At GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners, merger control and competition damages cases remain a specialty for the practice group, which is led by the 'experienced and highly competent' Andrius Ivanauskas. Recent work includes advising longstanding client Mastercard on the potential competition law risks of launching new products. The team also counts Invest Lithuania and Compensa as clients. Jurgita Zakarauskienė joined the team from Icor Group. Senior associate Feliksas Miliutis is noted for his expertise in EU procurement law.

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Within: TMT

Giedrė RimkĆ«naitė-Manke leads the group at GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners, which advises domestic corporations, mostly in the agriculture sector, on data protection. Senior associate Raminta Stravinskaitė has expertise in assisting clients with GDPR compliance. Andrius Ivanauskas is also a key practitioner to note.

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