Commercial, corporate and M&A in Lithuania

Cobalt

A leading pan-Baltic firm, Cobalt is highly skilled in cross-border transactions, most recently assisting Aviva with the sale of its Lithuanian and Polish operations to Allianz. Juozas Rimas advised on that transaction and specialises in M&A and private equity transactions. Managing partner Irmantas Norkus has a similar focus on M&A and PE, with additional strengths in competition law. Corporate transactions are also a specialty of Elijus Burgis, especially within the banking and energy sectors.

Testimonials

‘Cobalt is a market leader in the Baltics (full service but with a particular focus on transactional work).’

‘Pro-business approach and commercial awareness at Cobalt are on a very high level since the beginning of the project (quotation and understanding of the background) through its implementation (structuring transaction in line with client’s business expectations) to its completion (corporate integration aimed at reaching ultimate business aim).’

‘We worked only with partner Juozas Rimas. He did an excellent job of working with the clients in parallel to manage their expectations regarding the scope, pricing, and overall project management. We are looking forward to having more joint projects (his commercial awareness adds efficiency to joint projects, especially in a cross-border context).’

Key clients

Mid Europa Partners

Johnson & Johnson

Aviva

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

KJK

Entain

INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund

Barings BDC

Moog Inc

Resource Partners

BaltCap

Nets

Lithuanian Railways

Hikvision

7Industries

Repharm

Work highlights

  • Advised Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of  platforms Pigu and Hobby Hall Group.
  • Assisted Aviva with the sale of its entire shareholding in Aviva Poland, with the Lithuanian subsidiary, to Allianz.
  • Advised  Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on the acquisition of Creditinfo Group in partnership with its founder and management team.

Ellex

Fielding a strong four-partner team, Ellex has recently advised on some of the largest deals in the market, most notably assisting Partners Group with its €800m acquisition of Fortum. Paulius Gruodis worked on that mandate and has a strong track record in advising on high-scale M&A deals. Managing partner Rolandas Valiunas is a key name for attracting foreign investment, and is chairman of the Board of Investors’ Forum in Lithuania. Zilvinas Zinkevicius‘ work has a similar emphasis on assisting foreign investors in Lithuania. Other figures include: Ruta Armone, who is also skilled in M&A, with additional expertise in securities law; Jaunius Gumbis, who is notably strong in the TMT sector; and Robertas Čiočys, who specialises in M&A and joint ventures.

Testimonials

‘Team has the advantage of having the widest composition of experts – new generation partners having good understanding about IT markets, together with the senior partners who gained valuable knowledge on strategic deals. For our IT business it is crucial for advisors to understand our language. The Ellex team certainly does.’

‘Ruta Armone was always quick to reach when needed, always understanding well the question and proactively suggesting the solution.’

‘Ellex is a clear legal market leader. M&A team is the largest in Lithuania and one of the big advantages of Ellex is that they develop unique and deep specializations which is needed for leadership in particular field. Ellex team is always number one choice in the vast majority of the largest and most difficult of our projects. One of the newest innovations Ellex has made, which is helping to work more comfortable, is their new document management system.’

‘The team has extremely good specialists and exceptional competencies. Compared to other firms, I would say Ellex is the absolute number one in Lithuania. We have been cooperating for a number of years and are not considering any changes. We give them the most important and the most complex projects and cases and are confident they will solve them in the highest possible way.’

‘Ellex always goes hand in hand with innovation. One of the recent examples is their newly implemented document management system, where you may work on the document online at the same time with the lawyers and even make changes on it.’

‘The whole corporate team has an exceptional competency. The managing partner Rolandas Valiunas is unparalleled in strategic matters and his partner Paulius Gruodis is the highest level lawyer in corporate matters.’

Key clients

Partners Group

Graanul Invest

Monnoyeur Group

Linas Agro Group

Alfa Laval

Thunderbolt Partners

VINTED

Baltic Classifieds Group

Telia Company AB

Quaero Capital SA

Accession Capital

Maxima Group / VP Market

BaltCap

Work highlights

  • Advised Baltic Classifieds Group on its IPO and listing on London Stock Exchange in the premium listing segment.
  • Advised Partners Group on the acquisition of a pan-Baltic district heating business from Fortum Corporation.
  • Advised Telia Company AB, a leading Swedish multinational telecoms company, on the Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian part of the sale of its international carrier business to Polhem Infra.

Sorainen

Sorainen’s forte is in handling large cross-border transactions, with a recent workload including pan-Batlic instructions as well as matters also involving the US and other EU countries. M&A specialist Sergej Butov oversees the team and has a particular interest in the energy and life sciences sectors. Fellow M&A expert and managing partner Laimonas Skibarka is another key name and focuses predominantly on the TMT sector. As well as M&A transactions, the team is also notably adept in private equity and venture capital, where Mantas Petkevičius is a key name of note. The team is also highly skilled in corporate governance work, largely owing to the expertise of Algirdas Pekšys. Senior associate Mindaugas Dominykas Baniulis, who has a particular interest in the TMT sector, is another key figure. Evaldas Dūdonis was promoted to the partnership in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Sergej Butov

Key clients

Bitė Group

PPG

INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund

Polhem Infra

Ignitis Group

Eight Roads

Mondelez

CGTrader

ConHostinger (Germany)

Seven Entertainment

ME Investicija

Dexcom

INVL Sustainable Timberland and Farmland Fund II

Odeon Cinemas Group

Harbortouch

Šiaulių bankas

Lietuvos geležinkeliai

Koinvesticinis fondas

Open Circle Capital

Allianz SE

Pigu

Ignitis Renewables

Work highlights

  • Advised Fortum on the sale of its district heating business in the Baltics to Partners Group.
  • Advised Allianz SE on the acquisition of life and non-life insurance operations, as well as the pension and asset management business, in Poland and Lithuania from Aviva Group.
  • Advised Eight Roads Ventures, Storm Ventures and Notion Capital on a Series A round investment.

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic is highly skilled in private equity transactions, advising major local investors such as BaltCap, INVL and MCI. The team also has a strong flow of M&A transactions, particularly within the healthcare and TMT sectors. The group is also highly skilled in the manufacturing sector, with Vidmantas Drizga being a key name in this sphere. Marius Matonis and Agnius Pilipavičius have been very active in the TMT space, counting the major local tech company Hostinger as a key client. Dalia Tamašauskaitė-Žilienė is a key name of note for the team’s work within the healthcare sector.

Other key lawyers:

Mindaugas Civilka

Testimonials

‘We work with TGS on various corporate matters. What stands out is the direct and continuous attention of the partners to our matters. We know them as leading experts in commercial agreements, labour and M&A matters. We like the response time and practical advice, as well as willingness to learn about our business.’

‘We work with Mindaugas Civilka, whom we know as a leading expert on corporate, commercial and TMT matters. Mindaugas keeps track on new developments and is an opinion leader in technology. Marius Matonis is our key contact for M&A matters and is a leading expert in the area.’

TGS Baltic team was able to manage and solve all issues with high proficiency.

‘Partner Agnius Pilipavicius was the leading lawyer from TGS preparing strategy in order to solve our issue. His exceptional experience in shareholders disputes psychology and in deep knowledge of various methods usually used in such disputes was very useful. Agnius’ advices always were business and result oriented.’

‘TGS partner Agnius Pilipavicius is very experienced in corporate law and his advice helps us to find out of the box solutions for most corporate and corporate governance issues we are facing. We appreciate not only legal advice, but understanding of management principle, company’s psychology and business oriented approach.’

‘TGS team is well staffed, they have lawyers specialising in all the fields we needed – corporate, data protection, general commercial issues, tax issues and specific IT / intellectual property related issues. I was happy with the responsivity of TGS’ team and their expertise and knowledge about our industry.’

TGS works like my internal team and I appreciate that.

‘Our main contact in TGS is partner Agnius Pilipavicius. He has very good expertise in corporate law. Agnius shares his knowledge openly and always provides consultations which are business oriented.’

Key clients

Tesonet

Vinted

Kilo Health

Hostinger

CityBee

Trobos.lt

Barbora

TechZity

Strive (TG Lab)

MobilePay

MCI

INVL Asset Management

BaltCap

LitCapital

Evernord Asset Management

Coinvest Capital Fund

Contrarian Ventures

Opera Limited

Cgates

The Bank of Lithuania (Lithuanian Central Bank)

The State Aid Fund for Business

AmerisourceBergen

Avia Solutions Group

Ignitis Group

Eesti Energia

Klaipėdos nafta

Lithuanian Post

State Enterprise Lithuanian Airports

EPSO-G

Light Conversion

Akropolis Group

Vilniaus prekyba

Ecoservice

SBA Group

Utenos trikotažas

Vilpra Group

Krekenavos agrofirma

Work highlights

  • Advised INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund on the merger of two leading private chains of healthcare service providers in Lithuania: the Medica Group and InMedica klinika.
  • Advised the founders of Light Conversion in connection with the sale of 25% of shares to 7-Industries.
  • Assisted Hostinger with attracting international investors who acquired more than 30% of the company’s shares.

WALLESS

WALLESS has been particularly active in the technology sector, and counts major crypto company SimplexCC as well as the cloud server operator RackRay among its client roster. Povilas Zukauskas, who is highly skilled in M&A, joint ventures and general corporate matters, leads the team alongside Laura Ziferman, who focuses on regulatory and competition issues. Managing partner Dovile Burgiene is another key figure and draws on over 20 years' experience in M&A and corporate governance. Recently promoted partner Arturas Grimaila, who is skilled in corporate, PE and VC deals, is also noted. Andrius Ivanauskas  was a new arrival in April 2022.

Testimonials

‘The team is highly competent, hands-on, delivering on time and with the highest quality.’

‘Povilas Žukauskas – truly great lawyer with deep market and juridical knowledge, bringing out-of-box suggestions and delivering great results.’

‘The team with its lead Indre Jonaityte-Grice ahead is exceptional with work quality and fast delivery, conceptual view and business orientated solutions; the team has well diversified knowledge of main fields and can provide fast and trusted advice on all commercial, tax and legal questions.’

‘Indre Jonaityte-Grice is exceptional with work quality and fast delivery, conceptual view and business orientated solutions.’

‘They are dashing, energetic team with a lot of potential. Skillful and experienced individuals.’

‘Povilas Žukauskas has good knowledge of M&A matters. He is experienced and solid in his field of work. Always trying to find the best possible solutions. He has great communication and analytical skills.’

‘Key team’s strengths are reliability and competence. WALLESS always helps us to create strategies for our business development that are both actionable and compliant with our goals. For example, this year we worked with WALLESS Commercial team while launching our new business platform (car lease via mobile app). WALLESS team offered irreplaceable support to us and their communication was very attentive. We are very happy that our partnership allowed us to focus on daily legal issues while WALLESS took this matter into their hands and mastered it. We believe that the success of the project was also related to the fact, that all questions (from corporate to commercial and competition) were curated by one key person responsible for the effective organization of the project and risk management of legal issues in overlapping areas’

‘In general, I believe Walless is the most innovative, flexible and diverse team among Tier 1 legal firms in Lithuania.

‘What I exceptionally value is the attitude of Walless lawyers, who are totally oriented towards the result (and not the process). That benefits the client, as we receive faster result, better quality, and lower bills.’

‘Dovile Burgiene – one of the most competent M&A and corporate lawyers I’ve ever worked with. She perfectly knows how to drive the process and is extremely useful in tough negotiations, as she always possess deal-closing, not deal-breaking attitude.

Key clients

Vilnius City Municipality Administration

Kaunas City Municipality Administration

Affidea Group

Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide UAB

KINZE Manufacturing, Inc.

Huracán Coffee

DAO Family

Blockchain.com

Booking.com

Modus Group

Kotryna Group

SumUp

LEONHARD WEISS OÜ

Alwark

Bank of America; J.P. Morgan; Morgan Stanley; Swedbank and UBS

UAB Urban Invesment and UAB GS Invest

Evli Growth Partners

UAB Vertės technologija

Sapiens International Corporation

Press Glass

Inchcape

Work highlights

  • Advised the syndicate of international banks – Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Swedbank and UBS – as Joint Bookrunners on Ignitis Group’s entry to stock markets in Lithuania and the United Kingdom.
  • Advised Simplex, a payment solution provider to the cryptocurrency industry, on an acquisition transaction with Nuvei, a Canadian-based payment technology company.
  • Advised and represented shareholders of RackRay (major technology and cloud servers company) in sale of 100% shares to Meralm Bidco AB.

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners is notably adept at advising on private equity and venture capital investments, with additional strengths in advising on the local aspects of global M&A deals. Aušra Maliauskaitė-Embrektė, who has a background in PE, VC and M&A deals, leads the team. Andrius Ivanauskas left the firm.

Testimonials

Flexibility, good speed, effective collaboration with the client and other advisers.

Extremely responsive and flexible team!

A legal advice by Glimstedt is always actionable. I.e. they indicate risks and options yet a clear actionable path is always visible.

Key clients

GE Capital

Centerbridge Partners

Precia Molen

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Lutze International Europe GmbH & Co

Addendum Solutions

Generali

Rubbintec, Inc

CGP Management

Libra Vitalis (Igepa Group company)

Iron Wolf Capital

Next Road

Corvus Capital

Asseco Lithuania

Litcapital Asset Management

Eskimi

Sitra Group

Investment and Innovation Fund

Lektransa

Work highlights

  • Advised GE CAPITAL (General Electric group company) on the acquisition of a stakeholding in Green Charge from E energija, and the funding and development of 70MW wind farm project in Lithuania
  • Advised Walgreens Boots Alliance on the sale of its worldwide distribution business to AmerisourceBergen.
  • Advised on the sale of Kardiolita and MediCA, the largest private clinics chain in Lithuania, to Latvian Repharm group.

Motieka & Audzevicius

Motieka & Audzevicius is a highly innovative firm in the market and recently launched its own investment fund in a show of its commitment to clients, where the firm becomes an investor in the client it represents. M&A expert Giedrius Kolesnikovas leads the practice and has additional strengths in restructuring and competition law. He is supported by senior associates Rokas Jankus and Laurynas Ramonas, who ‘will do everything for a solution‘.

Practice head(s):

Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Other key lawyers:

Rokas JankusLaurynas Ramonas.

Testimonials

‘Well respected team, offering a variety of legal services so that you can get a legal opinion on different kind of topics in one place’

‘We love Motieka’s “skin in the game” approach, as their investment fund is one of our early investors, allowing us to trust that they are highly motivated to achieve the best results in providing services to us, as it directly affects themselves.’

‘Flexible on tasks, available with even short notice, always trying to help and think broader’

‘Motieka & Audzevicius handles all of our most complex legal issues, starting from corporate day-to-day issues, disputes, ending with representation in our funding rounds. We are confident that we are provided with top-notch legal services not only in Lithuania, Eastern Europe, but probably in the whole of Europe.’

‘Motieka & Audzevicius‘ team is delivery-focused and always ensures the interests of the clients being satisfied according to all the needs. Therefore, we trust them not only with legal issues but with some project management as well, for instance, supervising our foreign lawyers.’

‘The firm provides the comfort of offering fixed prices for the project, which allows us to plan our budget and evaluate the pricing even before the work commences. We are well familiar with their developed billing system, which we find transparent and efficient.’

‘We love Motieka’s “skin in the game” approach, as their investment fund is one of our early investors, allowing us to trust that they are highly motivated to achieve the best results in providing services to us, as it directly affects themselves.’

‘Giedrius Kolesnikovas is a business-oriented attorney, who is always up to date on what is happening with his clients’ businesses, what are the trends and what are the current ups and downs. He has also grafted this mindset to his team, as you can always expect small talk and business-oriented questions prior to every meeting from Rokas Jankus and Laurynas Ramonas as well. Both Rokas and Laurynas are our go-to team, demonstrating not only deep knowledge and commercial understanding of M&A peculiarities, but also understanding of our business sphere, thus successfully assisting us with industry-specific issues and contracts.’

‘Motieka & Audzevicius demonstrated not only deep knowledge and commercial understanding of venture investment peculiarities but also a deep understanding of our business sphere, thus successfully assisting us with industry-specific issues and contracts.’

‘The firm suggests a flexible and transparent fee structure agreed for each project for our comfort, which we have rarely seen in our experience with other firms. The firm, to our experience, is always up to date with technology that facilitates and speeds up the processes for us as well.’

Rokas Jankus was the lead in investment transaction and covered all items from A to the Z smoothly, we were impressed by his experience and legal knowledge.’

‘Motieka’s legal team before giving legal advice wants to understand the business and industry of the client. “One-size-fits-all” approach does not exist to Motieka & Audzevicius. Furthermore, the firm stands out with their solutions for and proactivity in dead-end situations, which are controlled with their explicit negotiation skills. When a transaction is about to crash the lawyers always seem to find the right way and deliver the successful closing.’

‘Giedrius Kolesnikovas and Rokas Jankus are our contact persons in the M&A department. Giedrius is a professional with solid experience in mergers and acquisitions comparing with other well-known corporate lawyers in the pan-Baltic region. Alongside his legal knowledge, Giedrius is familiar with the peculiarities of business industries which helped us find a common language with counterparties in M&A transactions. Rokas Jankus has explicit legal knowledge in the M&A sector and economically focused legal mindset while advising on investment issues.’

Key clients

Linas Agro Group, AB

Avia Solutions Group PLC

Hostinger, UAB

Eneba Holdings Limited

Turing College, UAB

Energia Futura, UAB

RE Verum, UAB

Žabolis ir partneriai, UAB

Orion Private Equity Fund I

Brolis Sensor Technology, UAB

Pharnasanta Group, UAB

Boslita ir Ko, UAB

Nandi Finance, UAB

Sevenways Group, UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Linas Agro Group on its acquisition of Kauno Grūdai Group.
  • Advised DG21 on the acquisition of companies operating the largest arena in Vilnius Siemens Arena.
  • Advised long-term shareholders on the sale of a 31% stake in Lithuanian web and cloud hosting company Hostinger.

bnt attorneys in CEE

bnt attorneys in CEE has a significant number of clients from Germany and German-speaking countries, thanks in part to practice head Frank Heemann's training in Germany. The team regularly advises on M&A transactions and commercial agreements, particularly within the tech, transport and pharmaceutical sectors.

Practice head(s):

Frank Heemann 

Testimonials

‘Strong knowledge of Lithuanian- and German-regulated environments.’

‘Very thoughtful towards clients’ needs and focusing on every detail.’

‘I really appreciated the hands on mentality of the partner I worked with. He immediately recognized the problem at hand and suggested several solutions. After we agreed on the strategy, the partner went to work and we solved the problem. Also, the fact that the partner spoke fluent German helped a lot in the communications.’

Key clients

Post CH AG

Katek GmbH

Metadynea Austria GmbH

REWE-ZENTRALFINANZ eG

Bavarian Nordic A/S

Anšilas UAB

Decor Handelsmaatschappij B.V.

Leevanni, UAB

LogPay Transport Services GmbH

ProBaltika Ressourcen Union, UAB

Rosenbauer International AG

Saulės sprendimai, UAB

Vaillant Group International GmbH

Baker & McKenzie Amsterdam N.V.

Baker & McKenzie LLP (Chicago)

Clifford Chance LLP (London)

DK Investicijos UAB

FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Co. OG

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Kurt König Baumaschinen GmbH

Pietro Filipi LT UAB

Schmitz Cargobull Baltic, UAB

Stengel Beteiligungs GmbH and related companies including Stengel Transport LT UAB

TUPAG-Holding-AG

M+H FarmConsult UAB

Ceres Agrar UAB

VBH Holding GmbH

Vereinigte Hagelversicherung VVaG

Vertiqal AG

Undritz, Sven Holger as insolvency administrator of the German Tief- und Rohrleitungsbau Meyer & John GmbH & Co. KG

LPP Equipment AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Swiss Post CH AG on the acquisition (share deal) of a German-Lithuanian structure consisting of four companies in the transport, logistics and freight-forwarding sector. Work includes transactional as well as post-merger integration advice.
  • Advised Katek GmbH on the acquisition of a German-Lithuanian-Swiss structure of various companies in the electronics sector.
  • Advising M+H FarmConsult International UAB and related operating companies on the expansion of their agrobusiness in Lithuania, including due diligence on eight target companies and their assets in the past 12 months with complex negotiations, where the sell-side is in financial distress in seven out of eight cases.

Magnusson

Magnusson is particularly skilled in shareholder’s agreements, with additional strengths in M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. Managing partner Ligita Ramanauskaitė heads the team and alongside corporate and commercial work also handles tax and governance issues. She is supported by Lina Darulienė, who was recently promoted to senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Ligita Ramanauskaitė

Other key lawyers:

Lina Darulienė 

Testimonials

‘Collaborating with Magnusson for many years already, I am confident that there will always be someone in the Magnusson team capable of resolving my problem.’

‘Strong involvement of partners, quick but thoughtful outcome, response even outside office hours, respect a fixed price regardless of unforeseen circumstances.’

Able to work online and able to perform tasks with e-signature signed documents. Helps clients to work online, explain the benefits, and take care of the security of information exchange.

‘Ligita Ramanauskaitė- has excellent knowledge of corporate and transaction law, deep knowledge of corporate finance, very strong negotiator.’

‘Good high skill service according to client’s needs.’

‘Ligita Ramanauskaitė and her team advised us very well with an acquisition project. Seamless co-operation and good customer orientated attitude.’

Key clients

OW OFFSHORE S.L.

CGP Management UAB

FlixMobility Gmbh

Elektrėnų energetikos remontas UAB

Depo DIY UAB

Baltic Film Services UAB

Juodoji audinė UAB

Salpronė UAB

Clinic DPC UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised PB Holdingas, UAB on the acquisition of the control in the chain of Camelia pharmacies.
  • Advised a consortium of offshore wind operators on a joint bidding project with state-owned energy company Ignitis for the joint investment into AN offshore wind farm project.
  • Advised FlixMobility GmbH on the expansion of its operations in the Baltics.

PRIMUS Law Firm

PRIMUS Law Firm focuses on M&A, restructurings and spinoffs, with particular strengths in the manufacturing, real estate and IT sectors. Energy is another key area of focus with managing partner and practice head Robert Juodka a key name in this field. Also leading the team is Giedrė Dailidėnaitė, who focuses on corporate, M&A and regulatory compliance work.

Key clients

Dobeles Dzirnavnieks AS

GrECo International Holding AG and UADBBSagauta

Zwewa Environment BVBA

Disrupta UAB

PK Invest UAB

Resolution Holding UAB

Adventica UAB

DIFF FUND I

ER.IN, UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Dobeles Dzirnavnieks on its acquisition of “BALTIC MILL” Group.
  • Advised GrECo International Holding AG on the acquisition and post-acquisition merger of two Lithuanian insurance brokerage firms.
  • Advised Disrupta UAB on the acquisition of a 90% stake in one of the largest Baltic leisure activities portals UAB NoriuNoriuNoriu (web).

Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates

Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates has a notable focus on the TMT, retail and agriculture sectors, and is particularly strong on the tax side of M&A transactions. Tomas Davidonisand  and managing associate Tomas Mieliauskas lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Tomas Davidonis; Tomas Mieliauskas

Testimonials

Client devoted team, which solves your problems with big passion.

Tomas Davidonis – always tries to see whole picture, rather that focusing on single question.

Tomas Mieliauskas – passionately focuses on the matter at hand without letting any detail slip away.

Very professional and dedicated.

Key clients

Alcon,

Aurora Cannabis Inc.

BASF

B.Braun Group

Bernard Krone Holding

Biovela Group

BHG Group

Deltrian

Direct Machining Control

IDOM SA,

Invest Lithuania

JD Sports Fashion PLC

Johnson&Johnson,

Fedex / TNT,

Happymagenta,

Hoerbiger,

Lytagra group

Maersk

Moller Auto

Peek&Cloppenburg

Siemens Gamesa

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Unilever,

Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors BV

Work highlights

  • Advised Aurora Cannabis Inc. on its exit from Lithuanian subsidiary Aurora Hemp Europe UAB.
  • Advised Hoerbiger (a leading player in the fields of compressiontechnology, drive technology and hydraulics) on the cross-border merger of its Lithuanian entityHoerbiger LT UAB into its Austrian entity Hoerbiger Wien.
  • Acted as client’s lead counsel and advises founders of Direct Machining Control, UAB in sale of25% of shares in the company to TecInvest Holding AG (SCANLAB Group).

Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) is skilled in M&A, reorganisations and commercial agreements, with the ability to draw upon its international network. The team is jointly led by Jonas Saladžius, a ‘highly experienced business lawyer, with great commercial and M&A skills’, and Rimtis Puišys, has a particular focus on the TMT sector, particularly in relation to commercial agreements.

Testimonials

Unique technical capability of the team. I found that staff are extremely well trained. Highly innovative (e. g. innovative value billing, strong use of technology in particular during the pandemic). They  always pay high attention to us, and are extremely collaborative and proactive. What I like most  is their great business understanding!’

‘Jonas Saladzius is a highly experienced business lawyer, with great commercial and M&A skills.  He is extremely well connected in the business community.’

 ‘All team members are highly professional having strong technical skills and extremely collaborative.

Key clients

G4S

Magnum Veterinaaria

Miss Group

Kelprojektas

UP Invest

Sonepar Group

RB Rail

Fortum Heat Lietuva

Fortum Klaipėda

MOFFATT & NICHOL

Work highlights

  • Advised the buyer Magnum Veterinaaria on the purchase of the shares of minority shareholder of UAB “Magnum Veterinarija” in Lithuania.
  • Represented the buyer Miss Group on the acquisition of 100% of UAB “Interneto vizija”, headquartered in Vilnius in Lithuania, including its subsidiary company UAB “Rakrėjus“.
  • Advised UP Invest on the acquisition of Forum Cinemas.

FORT

FORT has a notably strong presence in the real estate sector, and is very experienced in property-related transactions and commercial agreements. Mindaugas Žolynas heads the team and has over 20 years' experience in corporate law and M&A transactions. Managing partner Andrius Mamontovas, who has expertise in real estate transactions, is another name of note.

Practice head(s):

Mindaugas Žolynas

Other key lawyers:

Andrius Mamontovas

Testimonials

‘FORT clearly understands our business and needs.’

‘The composition of the team completely suits our needs – both commodities and sophisticated advising. Partners are involved in lawyering, flat structure helps to avoid unnecessary billing.’

‘Mindaugas (partner) is dedicated for out M&A and corporate matters.’

‘Speed, quality, really good value for money, always available, very creative’

‘Mindaugas Žolynas – very experienced, very client oriented, open minded, practical advice, creative solutions, very client friendly delivery.’

Key clients

EfTEN Capital AS

mogo LT UAB

Baltic Amadeus UAB

Devold AMT UAB

Capital Mill OU

IDAVANG UAB

Elmoris UAB

Litcargus UAB

EIKA UAB

Švykai UAB

STEVILA UAB

Eika Asset Management UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised EfTEN on the acquisition of three industrial buildings and long-term leases with Arginta group.
  • Advised Broadcast Solutions GmbH on the acquisition of shares in TVC Solutions.
  • Advised EIKA on the acquisition of the Audi and Volkswagen dealership buildings in Vilnius housing the long-term tenant Moller Auto UAB.

LEADELL Balciunas ir Grajauskas

LEADELL Balciunas ir Grajauskas‘ team has a strong emphasis on the energy sector, with additional strengths in the TMT, transport, pharmaceutical and financial services industries. Gintaras Balčiūnas co-heads the team and is notable for corporate transactions and public law. Managing partner Marius Grajauskas also leads the team and is a generalist lawyer who often handles corporate mandates. The firm also well placed to handle cross-border work through its ‘Leadell’ connection with other countries and memberships of the international TAGLaw alliance.

Key clients

UAB „Roche Lietuva“

UAB “Renerga”

UAB Concern “Achemos grupė”

AB “Klaipėdos jūrų krovinių kompanija” (KLASCO)

UNIFIEDPOST, UAB

UAB “Agrochema”

Info S, UAB

UAB EOLTAS

UAB Kogus

UAB „Roche Lietuva“

UAB “Renerga”

UAB Concern “Achemos grupė”

AB “Klaipėdos jūrų krovinių kompanija” (KLASCO)

UNIFIEDPOST, UAB

UAB “Agrochema”

Info S, UAB

UAB EOLTAS

UAB Kogus

Work highlights

  • Advised ROCHE on all corporate issues.
  • Advised Achema Group on purchasing the trading business and elevator network form one of the largest agro groups in the Baltics.
  • Advised UAB “Renerga” on acquiring a company that is developing a 300MW onshore wind farm.

Triniti Jurex Law Firm

Triniti Jurex Law Firm advises on M&A, private equity and investment transactions, with a particular focus on Lithuania’s burgeoning start-up scene. Giedrė Čiuladienė and Evaldas Pocevicius oversee the team, with Ciuladiene specialising in venture capital investments and Pocevicius focusing on general corporate transactions.

Key clients

Idex INFRA SAS

OU Utilitas

Jiangsu Linyang Energy Co.

Groa Real Estate Fund I

Columbus Group

UAB Alpra LT

UAB Spektramed

UAB Millo Appliances

UAB Eddy Travels

UAB Biomatter Designs

UAB Droplet Genomics

UAB Emocinis balansas

UAB Attention Insight

Work highlights

  • Advised OU Utilitas on its acquisition of a wind farm.
  • Advised Groa Real Estate Fund I on its acquisition of ten subsidiaries.
  • Advised Jiangsu Linyang Energy Co on the acquisition  of Elgama – Elektronika.