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Bratislava, Budapest, Minsk, Nuremberg, Prague, Riga and 3 more


Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

bnt attorneys-at-law

In addition to handling cross-border restructuring and insolvency, bnt attorneys-at-law has been active in takeovers, M&A and other matters. Practice head and Germany-qualified partner Frank Heemann advises Klaipėdos Nafta on its joint venture with a gas and LNG company; he has a number of German clients and ‘builds bridges between German and Lithuanian mentality and law’. Yvonne Goldammer is also highly regarded.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

bnt attorneys-at-law

bnt attorneys-at-law’s lawyers handle a range of cases, including shareholder and construction disputes. The team’s insolvency experts defended Commerzbank against the insolvent Ūkio bankas in a case concerning the return of security deposits. Other clients include ERGO Insurance, ALBA Ferrous Trading and Reifen Hinghaus. Frank Heemann has ‘a perfect understanding of his clients’ needs’ and is co-head of the practice with Mindaugas Navickas.

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 3

bnt attorneys-at-law

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.

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    Among other things, the recent amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act has broadened the rights of (what is termed) the "affected public". The affected public consists primarily of various citizens' initiatives pursuing environmental or public-health purposes. It may for instance file an appeal against a negative decision at the screening stage (i.e., a decision according to which the given project does not require the issuance of an EIA report), and seek its annulment in court. The affected public has been granted a stronger voice also in subsequent procedures in which the fate of a building project is being decided: zoning proceedings and the proceedings on the issuance of a building permit. Taken together, these legislative changes may make it more difficult to implement projects which require an EIA report; in particular, the length of permission proceedings may be substantially extended.
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    Law on Pledges over Movable Property in Commercial Transactions No. 6750 is published in the Official Gazette No. 29871 and dated October 28, 2016 and entered into force as of January 1, 2017. Law on Pledges over Movable Property in Commercial Transactions No. 6750 abolished the Commercial Enterprise Pledges Law No. 1447 and dated July 21, 1971 and introduced many new innovations to movable pledges. However, Commercial Enterprise Pledges Law No. 1447 will remain applicable for commercial enterprise pledges that are already established before 1 January 2017.
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