Firm Profile > Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates > Vilnius , Lithuania

Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates
JOGAILOS ST. 4
4TH FLOOR
VILNIUS 01116
Lithuania

Employment Tier 2

The team at Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates is led by Tomas Davidonis, with support from managing associates Gintarė Stonienė and Monika Žlabienė. Recent work includes providing ongoing advice to the Lithuanian Agriculture Advisory Service on the implementation of the Labour Code and conducting a review of employment documentation. Clients include the American International School of Vilnius.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Tomas Davidonis leads the practice group at Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates, which offers clients a wide range of advice on traditional banking services, as well as niche areas such as blockchain technology and fintech. Monika Žlabienė is also a key member of the team. Tomas Ambrasas has departed from the firm to found Fintech Lithuania.

Real estate and construction Tier 4

At Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates, former Ellex partner Simas Gudynas leads the real estate practice group, which has been advising Skemas on the construction of a building in Vilnius. Associate Ieva Vaškinėlytė is recommended. Marius Kovalenkovas left the firm for KPMG.

Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* professionals work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in over 84 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. As part of the global Deloitte professional services network, Deloitte Legal helps you in delivering multinational legal solutions that are Consistent, Technology-enabled, Tailored, and Sensitized.

Deloitte Legal* offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Our professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions. And we offer even more: Multidisciplinary advice incorporating tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory.

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies—with our service lines Commercial, Corporate/M&A, Employment Law & Benefits, and Legal Management Consulting, we cover those fields of business law that are important for our clients.

Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in our industry groups Financial Services, Energy, Resources and Industrials, Consumer, TMT, and LSHC enables us to render interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments. And thereby help our clients to face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

We understand legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution of the issues that our clients face. Working together with our Deloitte colleagues we can help our clients in taking informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

 

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Monika Žlabienė  photo Monika Žlabienė
 Gintautas Bartkus  photo Gintautas Bartkus
Mr Tomas Davidonis  photo Mr Tomas Davidonis
Dr Herkus Gabartas  photo Dr Herkus Gabartas
Mr Evaldas Lukauskas  photo Mr Evaldas Lukauskas
Mr Tomas Mieliauskas  photo Mr Tomas Mieliauskas
Mrs Gintarė Stonienė  photo Mrs Gintarė Stonienė

At Deloitte, we understand that our diversity is a key driver of our effectiveness in the market. That’s why, in FY2018, we re-committed to progressing our already strong culture of inclusion and increasing gender representation at all levels across Deloitte.

Our deeply embedded, ongoing initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion at Deloitte have proven effective.

  • Deloitte member firms have adopted progressively advanced talent initiatives—including workplace flexibility, and family leave and return-to-work policies—that attract women, parents and employees of all generations.
  • Many Deloitte member firms offer their people opportunities through global business resource groups (BRGs) to connect and build networks with others who share affinity indicators such as gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. Some member firms have also established councils that bridge gaps between single-identity workplace groups.
  • Deloitte leaders in Australia, Canada, UK, US and other countries have been recognized externally for inclusion efforts and/or serve on boards of organizations that promote inclusion.
  • Globally, Deloitte creates a safe work environment for all people through its strong policies against misconduct, inappropriate behavior or sexual harassment.

These are some of the significant reasons why Deloitte is recognized as a desirable workplace by organizations that include 
Great Place to Work, LinkedIn, National Association of Female Executives (US), The Times (UK), Glassdoor.

While we are proud of the accolades we have earned and the policies and programs we have implemented, we understand that we must change as the market and world around us change. To lead in the areas of inclusion and diversity, we must achieve more. That is why we are focusing many of our current efforts on gender representation and why we will continue to seek and hire qualified women, provide ample developmental and promotional and leadership opportunities, and remain committed to fair pay for all.

Tomas Davidonis, Managing Partner

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Deloitte Legal Lithuania from your competitors?

We have a presence globally, where our clients need us, with over 1,750 legal professionals in more than 75 countries. Our interdisciplinary approach to client service ensures we develop solutions that meet legal, as well as business, objectives.

In collaboration with our Deloitte Lithuania colleagues, we can provide a one-stop-shop service, where clients benefit from a single point of contact for engagements that extend across borders.

Our practice is well-known in a few niche areas including Corporate Reorganisations, Labour and Immigration Law and Tax Controversy.

Which practices in your member firm do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

We expect to see continued demand for our services related to corporate reorganisations, immigration and forensic practices. We also foresee increasing demand for services related to competition law and in other regulated areas. Our experienced professionals are well-positioned to serve clients in these areas.

What is the main change you have made in your firm that will benefit clients?

We will continue cooperation with other Deloitte Legal practices in the network, including active participation in Deloitte Legal industry groups.

How is technology changing the way you interact with your clients and the services you can provide them?

Our website features original, substantive digital content such as the International Dismissal Survey, designed to educate our clients and offer Deloitte perspective on legal topics. The Deloitte tax@hand app is useful to those working in the tax space. In future, our strategy is to utilize interactive tools to present information and converse with clients.

Can you give us a practical example of how you helped a client add value to their business?

We have helped many clients reduce risk while adding value to their operations. Recently, we helped a client complete a cross-border merger that involved several jurisdictions.

For this project, we managed the project, advised on a wide range of legal and tax issues, and assisted with implementation of the solution. As a result of the merger, the client benefited from tax optimised business reallocation and group holding system simplification.

Over the last three years we have also helped a large number of clients through complex litigation in various areas, all of which we have won.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three year’s time?

Over the next three years we aim to attract and maintain top talent, to serve as trusted advisors for our existing and new clients, and to help our clients’ grow their businesses in sustainable ways. We will continue to invest in new and innovative services and technologies.