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Firms To Watch: TMT

Motieka & Audzevicius' team advises leading Lithuanian companies on data breach responses, data transfer challenges, audits, online tracking and the use of cookies. It also assists with privacy policies. Raminta Stravinskaitė heads up the practice.

TMT in Lithuania

Ellex

Ellex is a leading firm in the market for IT agreements, most recently assisting IBM with a five-year outsourcing agreement with Luminor Bank. Its team has also been assisting clients with data protection, cloud technology and automation matters. Jaunius Gumbis is an expert in IT and telecoms and has a strong profile among multinational tech companies. Elsewhere, media-related matters are another core area of focus for the team, with Azuolas Cekanavicius focusing on commercial contacts and media and advertising disputes. Tomas Kamblevičius is another key name, focusing on commercial IT agreements. Vytautas Mizaras is now a judge.

Practice head(s):

Jaunius Gumbis

Testimonials

‘The main strengths of this team is that it is willing to help, offers deep attention to the client, is very supportive and very quick with responses.’

‘Professional, reliable, keeping to agreed deadlines’

‘Ellex’s TMT team provides complex solutions, which are very necessary for large businesses.’

‘I like to work with Ellex. Service is always outstanding and well communicated. They show particular interest in creating added value, helping with IT market information about new announced tenders and requests for consultations.’

‘Jaunius Gumbius provides excellent seamless service over the whole Baltic region.’

Key clients

AbbVie

Amway

TV3 Group

15min

Arquivio Architects

Berlin Chemie Menarini

BMW

Baltic News Service (BNS)

Bolt Technology

Bored Panda

BSH Home Appliances

Carlsberg Group

CityBee

Cloud architektai

Coca-Cola HBC

Cognizant

Confinn

Dassault Systemes

Dokobit

Douglas

DSV

Eli Lilly

Enterprise Holdings

Ford Motor Company

Formis

Fresenius Kabi

Getinge Polska

Girteka

IBM

Ignitis Group

IKEA

Kaunas City Municipality

Kesko

Lithuanian Basketball Federation

Lithuanian Post

LNK

Mary Kay

Maxima Group

Modus Group

Northway

Quaero Capital

Sanobiotec

SAP

Siemens

Sinch

Stora Enso

Svyturys-Utenos alus

Telia Company

Telia Lithuania

Teva

Tetra Pak

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Vilnius City Municipality

Volvo

Whirlpool

Work highlights

  • Advised Telia on the sale of its global data carrier business to a Swedish investment company Polhem Infra.
  • Advised IBM on its outsourcing deal with Luminor Bank.
  • Advised a Swedish cloud-based communications platform and a Softbank investment recipient Sinch to secure business critical regulatory approvals.

Sorainen

Sorainen is highly experienced in advising on private equity and venture capital transactions within the technology space. The team is also well versed in transactions concerning the telecoms, media and entertainment sectors. Managing partner Laimonas Skibarka specialises in corporate transactions within the TMT sphere. He co-heads the practice with counsels Stasys Drazdauskas, who focuses on IT and data protection, and Jonas Kiauleikis, who specialises in corporate and finance transactions relating to TMT.

Practice head(s):

Laimonas Skibarka; Stasys Drazdauskas; Jonas Kiauleikis

Key clients

Bitė Lietuva

Microsoft

Google

Uber B.V.

Eight Roads Ventures

Storm Ventures

Polhem Infra

Pigu

Deeper

CGTrader

Addnode Group

CoInvest Capital

Seven Entertainment

AMC NoSpotify

Nordcurrent Group

Global PayTech Ventures

10Band LLC

Signicat AS

Rocker Sofware

Barclays

Rocket Software

NanoAvionika

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)

Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris

Work highlights

  • Advised Eight Roads Ventures, Storm Ventures and Notion Capital on the largest Series A round funding in Interactio.
  • Advised ConHostinger (Germany) on acquiring a minority stake in Hostinger.
  • Advised the founders and shareholders of Pigu on the sale of their shares to the private equity fund Mid Europa Partners.

AAA Law

Fielding an ‘effective and efficient team‘, AAA Law stands out for its strengths in marketing and advertising law, assisting with general compliance, promotional campaigns and social media issues. The team has also advised on data protection issues in connection with the healthcare and hospitality sectors. Justina Nikė specialises in advertising, media and technology law, advising on compliance and contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Justina Nikė

Testimonials

‘Effective and efficient team, very professional.’

‘Professionalism and efficiency, timely delivery.’

Key clients

Nortal

Cgates

Grand Hotel Vilnius (Kempinski Hotel)

Muita

Edukacines sistemos (Tutotoons)

CUP

I asset management

Motorider

Lewis Silkin

Integrated Optics

Artilux

Cobalt

Cobalt is a popular choice for international tech companies and recently assisted Huawei Technologies on the roll out of 5G technology in Lithuania. The team also advised global tech companies on video-sharing platforms, on-demand programme services, privacy and election advertising. Žilvinas Kvietkus oversees the team and has extensive experience in telecoms regulations and commercial agreements. He is supported by managing associate Julija Beldeninovienė and senior associate Renata Vasiliauskienė.

Practice head(s):

Žilvinas Kvietkus

Testimonials

‘Cobalt law firm is able to provide all the legal services which could be requested by client. They have very good knowledge of the pharmaceutical business.’

‘Strong TMT team with impressive broad range of expertise. Really efficient lawyers and always available. They are pleasure to work with.’

‘Zilvinas Kvietkus is pragmatic and solution oriented lawyer with strong graps of dynamics in “regulated industries” such as telecommunications. Managing Associate Julija Beldeninoviene is a rising star and very capable lawyer.’

‘Zilvinas Kvietkus is incredibly knowledgeable of not only the law but the market dynamics. His advice and guidance is practical and clear.’

Key clients

Huawei Technologies (Vilnius), UAB

Evolution Lithuania, UAB

EngageCraft, Ltd.

Coral solutions, UAB

Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry

eObuwie.pl, S.A.

Johnson & Johnson Poland Sp. Z o.o.

JYSK

Ferrero Polska Sp. Z.o.o

Bayer

Novartis

Ipsen Pharma

Sanofi-Aventis

Merck Sharp & Dohme

JCDecaux Lietuva UAB

Eldes UAB

Minordija UAB

Fleet Complete Lietuva, UAB

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

Work highlights

  • Advised Coral Solutions on matters related to the technical and regulatory compliance.
  • Advised Volkswagen on the enrolment of on-demand functions of mobile online services and connected services in VW vehicles.
  • Advised Huawei on Lithuanian regulation related to 5G development and assisting the company in communication with the government authorities in relation to 5G development in Lithuania.

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic advises tech companies on issues such as commercial agreements, privacy policies and regulatory compliance, and counts the major car sharing platform City Bee as a key client. The team is also highly skilled in protecting against data breaches and online piracy. Mindaugas Civilka, who leads the firm’s technology and data protection teams, is a key name to note. Also recommended are Indrė Barauskienė and associate Elvina Jurčiukonytė, both of whom have a strong background in IT law.

Practice head(s):

Mindaugas Civilka 

Other key lawyers:

Indrė Barauskienė; Elvina Jurčiukonytė

Testimonials

‘TGS Baltic team is client and business-oriented – they have vast experience and understanding of our commercial practices and the market which we operate in. These capabilities make them a much-valued partner. One of their key advantage – availability and attention by senior experts. TGS team is able to provide well rounded legal advice taking into account our policies on customer satisfaction, risk management and possible impact to our other activities.’

‘TGS are able to offer different fee models, including blended rates and fixed fees for specific assignments. This allowed us to have much more flexibility in planning our budget for legal services.’

‘The TMT team is very dedicated, committed, eager to provide actual results in premium response time.’

‘Our main contact in TGS is Mindaugas Civilka. He has very good expertise in privacy, data protection and IT law. Mindaugas Civilka will always try to achieve the result with the least time and cost spent. He also has good knowledge in risk assessments, information / IT security and compliance.’

‘Their TMT team is highly skilled, and knows how to nail down complicated legal matters. The team of Mindaugas Civilka and Elvina Jurčiukonytė are particularly good at drafting complex and rather technical legal contracts. The response time is excellent and you always feel the care and dedication.’

‘TGS Baltic team’s dedication to handling TMT work is exceptional – they have deep knowledge of all matters related to IT sector, and at the same time, they are diversified in their legal field: starting from information security, data, and finishing with advertising law experience. This is extremely helpful while handling not only corporate, contractual matters, but also dealing with regulators.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Lietuva

Hostinger

Maxima LT, UAB and Maxima Grupė, UAB

Eurovaistinė, UAB and Euroapotheca, UAB

Tele2, UAB

Ermitažas, UAB

Lithuanian Radio and Television

Ecoservice, UAB

CityBee

TG LAB

Trobos.lt

Tesonet

Vinted

TechZity

Work highlights

  • Reviewed the whole legal framework for business to consumers / business to business products for CityBee, leading car-sharing platform in the Baltics.
  • Prepared legal framework for all business to consumers / business to business products for Trobos.lt.
  • Provided legal assistance on all the aspects related to set-up of Techzity.lt, a co-working / co-living space platform in Lithuania.

Triniti Jurex Law Firm

Triniti Jurex Law Firm is a well-known name in the TMT arena, with it acting for clients such as Huawei, British Telecom and Bite. It has notable strengths in advising on IP, privacy and data protection, technology and media issues. Aurelija Rutkauskaitė leads the team, which also represents clients in litigation, in addition to undertaking non-contentious work for clients. Managing partner Vilija Viešūnaitė is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Aurelija Rutkauskaitė

Other key lawyers:

Vilija Viešūnaitė; Akvilė Bužinskaitė; Karolina Žemaitytė

Key clients

BICS

Bitė Lietuva, UAB

Oxipit, UAB

Ligence, UAB

Droplet Genomics, UAB

Biomatter Designs, UAB

TeraSky Baltic, UAB

Cloudvisor, UAB

Attention Insight, UAB

Deeper, UAB

Beatos virtuvė, UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised BT on telecoms services in Lithuania.
  • Advised LG Electronics on privacy and consumer rights documentation.
  • Defended Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre in several court disputes.

WALLESS

WALLESS regularly acts on corporate transactions in the TMT sphere, particularly in the IT and telecoms sectors. Its team also advises on the IT, licensing and data protection aspects of M&A deals. The team is led by commercial and regulatory specialist Laura Ziferman, who is supported by corporate partner Dovile Burgiene. Senior associate Guoda Sileikyte is another noteworthy individual.

Practice head(s):

Laura Ziferman

Testimonials

‘High expertise, keeping promises, operativeness, cooperativeness, ethics.’

‘I love them being human, not only strict and serious lawyers, but warm and nice people as well. They create a deep trust between them and a client and makes feel you always welcomed.’

‘Key team’s strengths are motivation, adaptability and tech-minded focus. One could be pleasantly surprised that all key members of WALLESS TMT practice are female lawyers who are very tech driven. They always exemplifiy enthusiasm for projects that include new innovative products lacking clear legal framework.’’

‘Members of WALLESS TMT team are unique in their own fields and really stand out for their deep knowledge and personal touch to every case. They have helped us more than once and we feel confident and strong when our projects are in their hands.’

‘Partner Laura Ziferman is a very strategic and creative lawyer with a no-nonsense approach. Her positive can-do attitude affects even us. All her projects are marked by quality from top to bottom. She is exceptional in automotive industry and understands this business well.’

‘Walless have a very dedicated and professional team that is always on top of things. They act proactively, are always in the know, and the availability sometimes even scares me (i.e. reacting to emails at midnight). I think they are also the top practice in the healthcare sector, which is important to us.’

Key clients

Kaunas City Municipality Administration

Affidea Group

Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide UAB

KINZE Manufacturing, Inc.

Huracán Coffee

Blockchain.com

Booking.com

Modus Group

Northway

Association of Lithuanian private healthcare organizations

National Association of Medical Spa and Rehabilitation centers

Deeper

Tamro

BENU

SumUp

Railsbank

Payrnet

Bank of America

J.P. Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Swedbank

UBS

Evli Growth Partners

Sapiens International Corporation

Inchcape

Mybee

Solera

Sapiens

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of RackRay (major technology and cloud servers company) on the sale of 100% of shares to Meralm Bidco AB.
  • Advised Mybee on the launch of its new car lease project.
  • Assisted Sapiens International Corporation with its acquisition of a major Lithuanian IT company Tia Technology Group and providedfull scope legal services related to TMT aspects

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a membe

Eversheds Saladžius (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) is a well-known name in the technology industry, with its team advising clients on issues such as cloud computing, data protection,  licensing and commercial agreements. In the media industry, the group has experience of assisting clients with data and commercial agreements, as well as IP and sponsorship related matters. Commercial partner Rimtis Puišys leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Rimtis Puišys 

Key clients

Miss Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the buyer Miss Group, an international Web Hosting Group, inthe acquisition of 100% of UAB “Interneto vizija” and its subsidiarycompany UAB “Rakrėjus“.

ECOVIS ProventusLaw

ECOVIS ProventusLaw focuses on fintech, IT data protection and telecoms, with expertise in the acquisition of software, commercial agreements, regulator compliance and disputes. Loreta Andziulytė  leads the team and is a certified as Information Privacy Professional/Europe by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Another key individual is senior associate Milda Šlekytė, who also focuses on data protection.

Practice head(s):

Loreta Andziulytė 

Other key lawyers:

Milda Šlekytė; Brigida Bacienė

Testimonials

‘In my mind, the team of Ecovis at TMT and data protections has unique expertise in the area. They are responsive and always balancing risks vs. business value — a great team with very skilful individuals.’

‘Loreta Andziulytė is a great lawyer and expert in TMT, data protection, corporate and employment matters. Loreta is a highly skilled and experienced lawyer. I like to discuss with Loreta very complex issues and to hear her opinion or advice. She has excellent knowledge of the IT and financial industries and can respond to straight and practical answers.’

‘Milda Šlekytė works in TMT and the data protection team in Ecovis. I think her extensive experience in data privacy and its protection, along with her skills, indeed strengthens Ecovis and its customers’ experience. She demonstrates an in-depth understanding of complex data protection issues. Milda does not feel afraid of taking responsibility; she gives a more personal touch.’

‘Lawyers, assistant lawyers and other ECOVIS ProventusLaw employees always do their job on time with very high quality and you can be sure that the result of their work will be such a client wants it to be. This makes them different from the competitors.’

‘Solid and efficient team and excellent level of services. Prompt and accurate input, high level of professionalism, and deep knowledge of data protection issues, as well as IT agreements. The firm is highly responsive and always focusing on producing results for the benefit of the client. I would say, Ecovis is our choice No.1 in the area of TMT because of its strong, respectful, and solution-driven team.’

Key clients

Majestic Financial, UAB

RTM Cash LT, UAB

Agavis, UAB

Mokesčių srautas, UAB (Countline)

PHOENIX PAYMENTS, UAB

SONECT Europe, UAB

Zen.com, UAB

Bebawa, UAB

Helen Doron Ltd.

Digital Virgo Payment, UAB

DeVere E-Money, UAB

MTTC, UAB

Paytend Europe, UAB

Binance group

TBF Finance, UAB

Silvergate LT, UAB

Draudimo brokerių rūmai

Okeo Payments, UAB

CGI Lithuania, UAB

Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance

Ondato, UAB

Lietuvos nacionalinis radijas ir televizija

Work highlights

  • Advised Sonect Europe on data mapping and GDPR gap analysis.
  • Advised Digital Virgo Payment on its business model with telecommunication operators.
  • Advised Helen Doron Ltd. on franchise model in Lithuania.

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners

GLIMSTEDT Bernotas & Partners has specialist practices focusing on technology, media and communications, as well as data protection. The firm advises clients on a broad cross-section of mandates, such as the management of large-scale data security incidents, procurement and implementation of software, the drafting and negotiation of software contracts, and influencer marketing. The group also has experience of assisting with the launch of mobile applications, as well as IoT services. Giedrė Rimkūnaitė-Manke, who leads the team, is a member of the ITechLaw Start-up Committee.

Other key lawyers:

Raminta Bučiūtė

Testimonials

‘Everything is perfect.’

‘Giedrė Rimkūnaitė-Manke and Raminta Bučiūtė are the key persons we work with and we have never been failed.’

Key clients

Continental Automotive Lithuania, UAB

Mastercard Inc.

Impuls LTU

Fabula ir partneriai, UAB

Mainlink UAB

Fantasmagoria, IĮ

Ergomotion EU, UAB

Discontract

Narbutas Group

Vaistinė plius, UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Continental Automotive Lithuania on video surveillance and other GDPR-compliance matters.
  • Advised MasterCard in relation to payment services regulatory issues and data protection aspects
  • Assisted Discontract on its expansion to Poland, as well as in creation of Discontract Central, a service for its business partners.

LEADELL Balciunas ir Grajauskas

LEADELL Balciunas ir Grajauskas' recent work included advising clients on digital transformation projects in the healthcare and financial services sectors.. The team has also advised IT companies on general contractual matters, and in addition, it handles defamation cases in a digital and online context. Renowned litigator Gintaras Balčiūnas leads the group.

Practice head(s):

Gintaras Balčiūnas

Other key lawyers:

Vaidas Radvila

Key clients

UAB „Roche Lietuva“ Diabetes Division

UAB „Roche Lietuva“ Pharmaceutical Division

UAB “Lit-Invest”

Unifiedpost, UAB

Infobalt Association

UAB koncernas “ACHEMOS GRUPĖ”

UAB “Itree Lietuva”

Info S, UAB

UAB Leksinova

Work highlights

  • Advised Roche on developing a mobile application.
  • Advised Unifiedpost on competition issues with the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Advised Achemos on its liquidation process.

WINT Law Firm

Andrius Iškauskas, who has more than 15 years of experience in the TMT arena, leads WINT Law Firm's practice. The practice primarily undertakes non-contentious work, with a significant emphasis on matters with a cross-border dimension. Its recent mandates included advice to clients on terms and conditions, cybersecurity, privacy policies and data transfers. Iškauskas assisted EddyTravels with developing an AI-based chatbot in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Andrius Iškauskas

Other key lawyers:

Greta Roguckytė

Testimonials

‘Great industry knowledge in areas important to a tech company.’

‘Andrius Iškauskas is a modern legal partner, concentrating on the client’s needs and delivering prompt and solid solutions.’

‘The TMT team combines good knowledge of the law and the industry, which is rare.’

‘Partner Andrius Iskauskas has a long lasting name and reputation in the technology sector and knows the ecosystem very well, which allows him to give practical advice.’

Key clients

Diginet LTU, UAB

amCharts

Eddy Travels

cV Group, UAB

OVOKO

CityBee

Wargaming

Tele2

EstateGuru

Dolomitas

Work highlights

  • Advised OVOKO on marketplace terms and conditions.
  • Advised Citybee on cyber security and customer contracts.
  • Advised EddyTravels on AI chat-bot implementation.