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TGS Baltic

QUADRUM BUSINESS CITY, EAST BUILDING 8TH FLOOR, KONSTITUCIJOS AVE. 21A, 08130 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Tel:
Work +370 5 251 4444
Fax:
Fax +370 5 251 4455
Email:
Web:
www.tgsbaltic.com
Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius

Vidmantas Drizga

Tel:
Work +370 5 251 4444
Email:
TGS Baltic

Work Department

Practices:
Private Equity & Venture Capital / Capital Markets / Corporate Law / Restructuring & Insolvency / Commercial Law / Shareholders Disputes

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate and Commercial (Lithuania)

Career

  • Since 2003 Partner at the law firm Sutkienė, Pilkauskas & Partners (now TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE)
  • 1999 – 2004 Head of Enforcement Department of the Securities Commission of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 1996 – 1999 senior specialist at Enforcement Department of the Securities Commission of the Republic of Lithuania

Languages

English, Lithuanian, Russian

Member

  • Member of the Lithuanian Bar Association

Education

  • 1999 Vilnius University, Faculty of Law (Master of Law)


Lithuania

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

TGS Baltic’s impressive range of clients includes new client wins Imlitex, EstateGuru and IBS Lithuania. It has sector-specific expertise in energy, infrastructure and aviation; team head Vilius Bernatonis acted for Lietuvos Energija and its subsidiary Vilniaus Kogeneracinė Jėgainė on securing €190m from the EIB for the greenfield construction of power plants. Vidmantas Drizga heads the capital markets and corporate departments and acted for listed company INVL Technology on its conversion to a special closed-ended investment company. Jūratė Kūgytė left the firm.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

At TGS Baltic, Marius Matonis heads the M&A practice while Vidmantas Drizga leads on the corporate side. Dalia Tamašauskaitė-Žilienė was part of the team that acted for Swedbank on its acquisition of Dankse Capital Investicijų Valdymas and fellow associate partner Aurimas Pauliukevičius was part of the team acting for Storebrand on the sale of its stake in its Lithuanian operations to the US IT company Cognizant. Odeta Tručinskaitė-Šiušienė and Deimantė Korsakaitė have both moved to in-house positions.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Mindaugas Civilka heads the department at TGS Baltic, while Lina Darulienė is the key name for IP litigation; she recently represented Virtuvės Mitų Griovėjai in a trade mark dispute and acted for Identa Dental Material in trade mark litigation. Other clients include Viasat, BBC Worldwide Productions and Philip Morris Baltic. Vidmantas Drizga and senior associate Indrė Barauskienė are also names to note.

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Shipping and transport

Within: Shipping and transport

TGS Baltic handles aviation and shipping matters, with a strong roster of public sector clients. Vilius Bernatonis and Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė continue to advise Lithuanian Railways on the procurement issues regarding the Rail Baltica project. Vidmantas Drizga is assiting Lithuanian Airports with procurement matters. In the private sector, Lina Darulienė represents CMA CGM in a cross-border dispute over allegedly lost cargo. The firm also handles aircraft leasing work.

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TMT

Within: TMT

The TMT department at TGS Baltic is instructed by domestic and international corporates to assist with regulatory issues and data protection. Headed by Vidmantas Drizga, the department handles data protection for clients such as GlaxoSmithKline and Microsoft. Senior associate Darius Miniotas advised Lithuanian Radio and Television on cyber-security issues following a suspected cyber attack. Eugenija Sutikenė heads the life sciences group and Mindaugas Civilka specialises in data protection.

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