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  1. Shipping and transport
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next Generation Partners

Leading individuals

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    • Regina Derkintytė-Kaupienė - Averus
    • Vytas Ramanauskas - Ramanauskas and Partners
    • Gintautas Ć ulija - Ć ulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius

Next Generation Partners

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    • Giedrius Abromavičius - Cobalt
    • Laura ČereĆĄkaitė-Kinčiuvienė - Averus
    • Vaiva MaĆĄidlauskienė - Sorainen
    • Eduard PleĆĄak - Ć ulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius

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Averus is a 'sound adviser in transport law' and handles a wide range of contentious and transactional work in the shipping and aviation sectors. In recent work, Klaipėda-based practice head Regina Derkintyte-Kaupiene assisted Rail Baltica with a cross-border transaction that required specialist public procurement documentation. Aviation matters included Laura Čereơkaitė-Kinčiuvienė advising Heston Aviation on the acquisition of an Airbus A321 aircraft. The team has seen new associate Edita Antanauskienė, also based in Klaipėda, join from Law Office of R. Noreika. Povilas Karlonas is also recommended for his expertise in free economic zones.

Aviation and railway matters remain a specialty for Ellex's transportation practice group, which is led by Dovile Greblikiene. Miroslav Nosevic successfully represented Skinest Baltija in a claim for damages against Lithuanian Railways relating to a replacement contract. Ramunas Petravicius is advising RB Rail on the ongoing Rail Baltica megaproject and has also advised the Ministry of Transport on Lithuania's airport services. Laura Ziferman has left the practice to found WALLESS Burgienė, RečiĆ«nas and partners.

Cobalt has expertise in road, rail, air and transport infrastructure matters. Contentious highlights included Rimantas Simaitis representing Riga International Airport in an unfair competition case brought by a Lithuanian airline undergoing insolvency proceedings. Practice head Vaidas Mackonis represented Kuehne + Nagel in cargo damage and unpaid debt claims. Lithuanian Railways is another client, as is the Lithuanian National Road Carriers Association. Irmantas Norkus is recommended for his aircraft finance expertise and senior associate Giedrius Abromavičius is a key contact for regulatory work and maritime matters.

LEADELL BalčiĆ«nas & Grajauskas regularly acts on shipping and aviation matters, recently providing assistance to a state enterprise on the construction of the regional air traffic control building. Gintaras BalčiĆ«nas and senior associate Vaidas Radvila are leading the advice to Fitek on the automation of its postal transportation services across Lithuania. Aviation-related public procurement is another area of expertise.

Managing partner Robert Juodka leads the team at Primus Derling, which has particular experience in aviation law. The broad client base includes a number of Polish companies, such as PKP Energetyka and construction company Warbud. Associate partner Artƫras Gutauskas regularly advises clients in disputes related to the breach of transit procedures.

Klaipeda-based firm Ramanauskas and Partners has expertise in wet shipping litigation and arbitration. The firm, which also handles transactional work, advised Sung Shipping on its purchase of a vessel from the now-collapsed Lithuanian Shipping Company. Key practitioners include managing partner Vytas Ramanauskas, who also sits as an arbitrator, and Algirdas Gervaitis, who has road transport expertise.

Sorainen's team has particular strength in aviation finance and is led by Daivis Ć virinas. Recent highlights include Tomas Kontautas  and senior associate Irma Kirklytė assisting Uber with regulatory matters regarding its operations in Lithuania, which included licensing work. RB Rail is also a client. Senior associate Vaiva MaĆĄidlauskienė is recommended for her expertise in maritime matters, and counsel Vitalija TamavičiĆ«tė joined the team from Lithuanian Railways.

Ơulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius' transport practice has expertise in handling acquisition, financing and leasing matters related to aviation. The firm has a strong roster of clients including foreign companies and international private investors. Gintautas Ơulija advised a Lithuanian airline on the purchase of two aircraft engines, and in the maritime space, he continues to represent insurer Lampe & Schwartze in a dispute over the collapse of the purchase of a ship from Lithuanian Shipping Company. Senior associate Eduard Plesak is a key contact. Dovilė Vaičaitytė joined the firm from a private company.

TGS Baltic handles a wide range of aviation and shipping matters for domestic and international clients such as Lithuanian Railways. Practice head Vidmantas Drizga and Eglė Lauraitytė acted for Lithuanian Airports (the state enterprise operating Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports) on the transformation of its legal form to a public company. Vilius Bernatonis and Daiva Uơinskaitė-Filonovienė are also key practitioners in the group.

The shipping and transportation team at Eversheds SaladĆŸius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) handles a wide range of matters pertaining to aviation, rail and ports. Rimtis PuiĆĄys is a key practitioner and has expertise in cross-border disputes. Managing partner Jonas SaladĆŸius is also recommended. Rail Baltica is a client.

Managing partner Jurgita Judickienė and Jelena Cvirko co-lead the shipping and transport practice at Law firm J. Judickiene and Partners Jurex. The team handles a significant amount of cross-border projects related to the carriage of goods via rail and air. Marius TamoĆĄiĆ«nas advises liquid oil products terminal Mockava Terminal on transport and shipping law isssues.

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