TMT in Lithuania

Ellex

Ellex advises a wide variety of clients, which range from Silicon Valley and China-based tech giants to local players in the Baltics, such as Bolt and BoredPanda. Practice head Jaunius Gumbis is experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, as well as providing regulatory advice and handling competition work. He is particularly knowledgeable about areas such as gambling, freedom of speech, e-commerce and data protection. Vytautas Mizaras is noted for his work in relation to media and privacy law, as well as his intellectual property expertise. Associate partner Tomas Kamblevicius is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jaunius Gumbis

Other key lawyers:

Vytautas Mizaras; Tomas Kamblevicius

Testimonials

‘Highly appreciate the quick and qualified advice/support.’

‘Speed, quality and flexibility.’

‘Ellex is our trusted partner for legal consultancy and support for business contract/public tenders, local legislation and other issues/questions.’

‘Top-level knowledge and understanding of client’s needs and business.’

Key clients

AbbVie

Amway

Baltic Media Holding

Biogen

BMW

Bolt

BoredPanda

BSH Home Appliances

Carlsberg Group

Couche Tard (Circle K)

CityBee

Coca-Cola HBC

Cognizant

Continental

Creditinfo

Danske Bank

Dassault Systemes

Dokobit

Douglas

Eli Lilly

Elisa

Enterprise Holdings

Euroapotheca

Finance Group

Fresenius Kabi

Glerborg

IBM

Ignitis

IKEA

Iveco

Johnson & Johnson

Kesko

Lietuvos krepsinio federacija (Lithuanian Basketball Federation)

Lithuanian Post

LNK

Mary Kay

Maxima Grupe

MO muziejus

Modus Group

Neoparta

Newsec

Nikulipe

Novartis

Orlen

Pfizer

Prime Leasing

Quaero Capital

Sanobiotec

Siemens

Swedish Match

Telia Company

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Viabill

Vilkyskiu pienine

Volvo

Witty Global

Yellow Film & TV

Work highlights

  • Advising Biogen on a pan-European supply chain restructuring.
  • Advised BOLT, on the launch of its food delivery service called Bolt Food.
  • Advised IBM on a handful of multi-million-euro public tenders.

Sorainen

Sorainen has very broad capabilities across the media, IT and telecoms spheres. Its team includes Daivis Švirinas, who advised HBO on its filming of hit series Chernobyl in Lithuania. Managing partner Laimonas Skibarka is a key name in the telecoms market, most recently advising on the roll-out of 5G, as well as on space technology. Stasys Drazdauskas has expertise in commercial issues concerning cloud services, AI and IT business services. Senior associate Jonas Kiauleikis has built up a strong track record in TMT-related corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Laimonas Skibarka; Stasys Drazdauskas; Jonas Kiauleikis

Key clients

Bitė Lietuva

Microsoft

HBO

Google

Uber B.V.

All Media Baltics

CGTrader

Rocket Software

Barclays

Deeper

NanoAvionika

Airbnb Ireland UC

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)

Koinvesticinis fondas

Open Circle Capital

Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris

Lithuanian Film Centre

Work highlights

  • Advised Bitė Group and indirect majority shareholder Providence Equity Partners on €700m refinancing completion
  • Advised Airbnb Ireland UC on issues related to pandemic situation and restrictions introduced due to COVID-19 in respect of travel and transport activities in Lithuania
  • Defended the interests of NASCAR in disputes over registration of the NASCAR trade mark in the Baltics

Cobalt

Cobalt is well regarded for regulatory and data protection work, with its client roster including household names such as Apple, Huawei and Volkswagen. Žilvinas Kvietkus, who leads the practice, has a particular strength in advising pharmaceutical giants on data protection issues and new technologies. Eglė Bakštytė now works in-house at Tesonet.

Practice head(s):

Žilvinas Kvietkus

Key clients

Huawei Technologies (Vilnius), UAB

EngageCraft, Ltd.

Lidl

Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry

BAIP UAB

Johnson & Johnson Poland Sp. z o.o.

JYSK

Ferrero Polska Sp. Z.o.o

Bayer Schering Pharma AG

Novartis

Ipsen Pharma

AstraZeneca AB

Sanofi-Aventis

Herbalife

Lundbeck

Alcon Pharmaceuticals

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Hnit-Baltics UAB

Otsuka

Cgates UAB

JCDecaux Lietuva UAB

Eldes UAB

Minordija UAB

Fleet Complete Lietuva, UAB

Luminor AB

Hoegh LNG Klaipėda, UAB

Western Union Processing Lithuania, UAB

Betonika, UAB (Consolis group)

Forum Cinemas, UAB

Elektrum Lietuva, UAB

Monetų namai

Finolita Unio, UAB

Wallter, UAB

Fox Networks Group (UK) Limited.

Work highlights

  • Advised Apple on data protection enforcement issues.
  • Advised Volkswagen on the enrolment of on-demand functions of mobile online services and connected services in VW vehicles.
  • Advising Huawei on the Lithuanian regulations related to 5G development.

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic is highly experienced in the telecoms market, as was recently illustrated by its advice to Tele 2 on a landmark agreement to share networks across Lithuania and Latvia. IT contracts are another core area of focus; the team advises major tech companies like Microsoft on commercial agreements with public institutions, including those concerning the use of cloud services. In the media sector, the firm counts state broadcaster LRT as a key client. Practice head Mindaugas Civilka is highly skilled in data protection, cybersecurity, commercial contracts and software licensing.

Practice head(s):

Mindaugas Civilka

Testimonials

‘TGS Baltic team we have been working with has a very in-depth understanding of how our business works and is able to give quick and straight to the point advice – it is one of the key elements to ensuring our smooth work during the whole process. While we are very satisfied with their ability to accurately assess various legal issues, very important added value comes from their knowledge of other fields, such as IT, information security practices and risk management’

‘Time of response is key in our business and TGS are always available. Partner Mindaugas Civilka is particularly good at performing various legal risk assessments, review of internal processes to ensure compliance with complex GDPR and cybersecurity requirements. The TMT team is very dedicated, committed and eager to provide actual results in premium response time.

‘Mindaugas Civilka is extremely quick, sharp and professional with instant advice.’

‘TGS Baltic team we have been working with was very client-oriented ’

‘They are brilliant lawyers and practitioners capable of taking on large scale projects which are of utmost importance to our company. We are glad to be able to work with such a professional team of legal advisers.’

‘TGS and the partner we are working with are very attentive and have strong ownership. It feels like the person is our internal lawyer who knows what we need and is always happy to help with all legal questions.’

‘We are working with Mindaugas Civilka and he is very professional, helpful and focused. He not only helps us when we ask for help, but also informs us about any changes in legislation and helps us to be compliant with all relevant laws. Very strong ownership and personal skills lead to higher standards and results we are very happy to receive.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Lietuva

Hostinger

Maxima LT, UAB and Maxima Grupė, UAB

Eurovaistinė, UAB and Euroapotheca, UAB

Tele2, UAB

Ermitažas, UAB

Dolomitas AB

Lithuanian Radio and Television

Ecoservice, UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on regulatory issues related to provision of commercial cloud services to public sector entities and institutions.
  • Advised Lithuanian National Radio and Television on an investigation into allegedly unlawful state aid.
  • Assisted Tele2 with its joint venture with Bite.

AAA Law

At AAA Law, work in the TMT sector is a core driver of activity. The team has particular expertise in data privacy issues, e-commerce, digital transformations and software licensing agreements. Group head Justina Nikė is skilled in handling digital media and copyright matters, among other areas.

Practice head(s):

Justina Nikė

Key clients

Nortal

Grand Hotel Vilnius

Muita

Edukacines sistemos

CUP More than

I asset management

Motorider

Lewis Silkin

Integrated Optics

Work highlights

  • Advising I asset management on data privacy issues.

ECOVIS ProventusLaw

ECOVIS ProventusLaw, which is noted for its sizeable domestic client base, handles a steady stream of work involving telecoms, data protection, IT, software licensing, advertising and media. Practice head Loreta Andziulytė  is a certified data protection specialist and is highly active in handling e-commerce and marketing issues. Milda Šlekytė is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Loreta Andziulytė

Other key lawyers:

Milda Šlekytė

Testimonials

‘Very fast reaction, good allocation of resources (assignment of legal team members), expertise in insurance brokers’ issues, keeping up-to-date with our agenda.’

‘Very strong motivation, focus on business, not only legal aspects.’

‘ECOVIS ProventusLaw has a dedicated TMT team. Their team consists of professional, responsive, and responsible specialists. One of their main advantages compared with the other law firms is that they always accomplish their tasks promptly (regardless of any situations), so we can be sure, that we will not have to wait and that we will always make our submissions to the respective authorities on time.’

‘We have got the impression that the lawyers working in this department are experts in our company’s legal matters. ECOVIS ProventusLaw offers business-relevant and practical solutions. They are good at listening to the needs of the clients and helps to identify key goals and objectives. Moreover, they give quick and clear answers to get results quicker.’

‘The law firm is always clear in their communication, they are very responsive and they have a great team of lawyers that have great knowledge and insights about TMT matters. We rely on ECOVIS ProventusLaw services quite heavily.’

‘Loreta Andziulytė is a very business-minded person, who understood our business goals from our very first meeting, therefore the provision of their advice is always useful, their approach is always reasonable and the response time is uncommonly fast.’

Key clients

UAB Digital Virgo Payment

UAB “CGI Lithuania”

UAB “Guru pay”

UAB “Paytend Europe”

UAB “Silvergate LT”

UAB “Zen.com”

UAB “Phoenix Payments”

UAB “Harmony Life”

MB “Socialinė reklama”

Lietuvos draudimo brokerių įmonių asociacija

Draudimo brokerių rūmai

UAB “International Payment Union”

AB Lietuvos radijo ir televizijos centras

UAB “MTTC”

UAB Sonect Europe

UAB Maneuver LT

Majestic Financial, UAB

UAB “deVere E-Money”

Work highlights

  • Advised UAB “Safere” on the possibility of use of different signatures in order to sign documents and agreements in an electronic way. This issue was extremely important because of the necessity to ensure proper customer onboarding processes and compliance of other financial procedures in the financial institutions (e.g., payment institutions, electronic money institutions).
  • Assisted MTTC (which is a leader in mobile equipment repair and the largest market player in the Baltic States) with negotiating and concluding a cooperation agreement with very important partner operating in the BENELUX countries.
  • Assisted UAB “Harmony Life” with protecting the client’s rights in the field of intellectual property, fair advertising, combating unfair competition, and also assisted the client’s employees in asserting their rights regarding the unlawful use of their images in a competitor’s advertising campaign.

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners focuses on data protection, IT contracts and digital marketing services. Leading the practice is Giedrė Rimkūnaitė-Manke, who is notably adept at handling contractual issues, as well as procurement. The team has a strong emphasis on assisting tech startups in Lithuania; Rimkūnaitė-Manke was recently appointed as a member of the Start-Up committee of ITechLaw, which is an international technology law association.

Practice head(s):

Giedrė Rimkūnaitė-Manke

Key clients

Lithuanian National Olympic Committee and Lithuanian Olympic Fund

Discontract (Virtualioji darbo rinka, UAB)

American International School of Vilnius

Whatagraph

Prike Lithuania

Impuls LTU, UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee and Lithuanian Olympic Fund on a GDPR-compliance project.
  • Advising Discontract on the creation of an online platform, determining business model, GDPR-compliance.
  • Advising the American International School of Vilnius on GDPR compliance project.

LEADELL Balciunas ir Grajauskas

LEADELL Balciunas ir Grajauskas has a strong profile in the telecoms sector and it is also very involved in ‘high tech’ areas, such as app development and automation. Gintaras Balčiūnas, who leads the practice, works with senior associates Vaidas Radvila and Gintaras Stankevičius.

Practice head(s):

Gintaras Balčiūnas

Other key lawyers:

Vaidas Radvila; Gintaras Stankevičius

Key clients

UAB Roche Lietuva

UAB Lit-Invest

FITEK Lt, UAB

Infobalt Association

Concern Achemos grupė

UAB Itree Lietuva

Info S, UAB

UAB Leksinova

Work highlights

  • Advising Roche on its new mobile application.
  • Advising the financial process automation company Fitek on general compliance.
  • Advising Achemos grupe on copyright matters.

Triniti Jurex Law Firm

Aurelija Rutkauskaitė heads up Triniti Jurex Law Firm's team, which is highly active in the telecoms and media sectors, and counts Sky and Bite as key clients. Rutkauskaitė assists telecoms sector clients with general compliance issues, as well as contentious matters. Managing partner Vilija Viešūnaitė is active in disputes concerning media rights and commercial agreements. The group also has expertise in the legal implications of artificial intelligence.

Practice head(s):

Aurelija Rutkauskaitė

Other key lawyers:

Vilija Viešūnaitė

Key clients

BICS

Bitė Lietuva, UAB

Oxipit, UAB

Ligence, UAB

Droplet Genomics, UA

Work highlights

  • Advising BICS on general compliance.
  • Advised Huawei on employee issues surrounding Covid 19.
  • Advising Bitė Lietuva on a data protection dispute against the state authorities.

WALLESS

WALLESS' team is experienced in the life sciences sector, as well as advising on technology concerning medical and financial services. Laura Ziferman, who leads the team, is an expert in competition and regulatory work. Corporate and commercial partner Dovile Burgiene also has a strong focus the TMT and healthcare sectors.

WINT Law Firm

WINT Law Firm has expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters, most notably in TV and broadcasting. Team head Andrius Iškauskas has been very active in media disputes concerning freedom of speech and copyright. His client base includes national broadcasters, web publishing companies and copyright management companies.

Practice head(s):

Andrius Iškauskas

Key clients

LATGA

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania

Diginet LTU, UAB

Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija

Pandos, UAB

amCharts

Eddy Travels, UAB

STEICO SE

HumansApp, UAB