Ellex > Vilnius, Lithuania > Firm Profile

Ellex
JOGAILOS 9
01116 VILNIUS
Lithuania

Lithuania > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Ellex assists with some of the biggest deals in the market, particularly in relation to capital markets. A recent mandate involved advising a financial consortium on Bite Group’s €650m placement of secured notes. Giedrius Stasevicius worked on that particular deal and alongside bond issuances is also known to handle secured lending and loan syndications as well as dealing with mezzanine and subordinated structures. Ieva Dosinaite also places a strong emphasis on capital markets, with additional strengths in project finance and fintech. Associate Domantas Gudonis is another key name for fintech work.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘In my opinion, Ellex B&F practice is the largest and one of the most professional in the Baltics market. The team is young, smart, and qualified, thus the lawyers work very efficiently and are full of professional spirit. Our experience working together with Ellex is always successful.’

‘Good technically but also pragmatic, commercial and responsive.’

‘We have worked with Giedrius Stasvecius and Ieva Dosinaite on some quite innovative arrangements. Both have very good technical knowledge and a good sense of what the regulator will think but are commercial and pragmatic as well as responsive.’

‘One of the biggest law firms with integrated approach and approachable partners.’

‘Partner Giedrius Stasevicius has been our key contact person for more than 10 years and we have been getting high quality and cost effective legal advice on financing, banking and M&A issues.’

‘We chose Ellex due to its expertise in local legislation, diverse abilities and relationships with ancillary advisors that assisted us with our regulatory requirements.’

‘We required in depth expertise and assistance from the ground up and everyone we dealt with at Ellex provided us with the knowledge and expertise we needed. It was important that we had confidence in the people we were dealing with and we found everyone at Ellex stood out in this respect.’

Key clients

ING Bank N.V., London Branch

Partners Group (UK) Limited

Terseta UAB

Nordic Investment Bank

Danske Bank

Trackja S.A.

Snaigė, AB

E Energija

Baltic Classifieds Group

Arion Banki Hf

AST & Science, LLC

Societe Generale SA

Invega

W Denis Europe UAB

UniCredit Bank AO

Deutsche Bank AG, London

Work highlights

  • Advised leading global private markets firm Partners Group (UK) Limited on the acquisition of Fortum Group.
  • Advised a consortium of banks on the issuance of secured notes for €650m placed in international markets by the Bite Group.
  • Advised Baltic Classifieds Group on a landmark IPO of leading online classifieds group and structuring the refinancing of the prior acquisition.

Lithuania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

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.

Lithuania > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Ellex is a leading firm in the market for arbitration, as illustrated by its regular instructions from the Lithuanian government on investor-state arbitrations. International arbitration is a particularly standout attribute of the practice and the team has acted before the ICC in Paris and the MIAC in Moscow. The group is also prominent in litigation surrounding professional negligence, white-collar crime, banking litigation and administrative cases.  International arbitration expert Miroslav Nosevic co-chairs the practice alongside Giedre Aukstuoliene, who focuses on commercial and investment arbitration. Other key names include founding partner Raimundas Lideika, who focuses on liability cases; Vilija Vaitkute Pavan, who also specialises in arbitration; former judge of the Supreme Court of Lithuania Egidijus Baranauskas and Valentinas Mikelėnas.

Testimonials

‘The best I came across in Lithuania, perfectly able to master a complex arbitration in accordance with international standards.’

‘Vilija Vaitkute Pavan, partner: very professional and highly experienced litigator, deep knowledge in arbitration proceedings’

‘The team is Lithuania’s leading disputes practice will a number of lawyers who are “real class acts, at the top of their game”.’

‘Vilija Vaitkute Pavan – Vilija is a tenacious litigator, with a strong eye for detail and tactics. A pleasure to work with.’

Giedre Aukstuoliene – is calm and meticulously detailed. A joy to work with.

‘The Ellex team is a very talented and collaborative team that has successfully partnered with us on a complex and politically sensitive case. They are thorough and timely and their analysis of facts as well as the legal issues concerning Lithuanian law has added massive value to our abilities to serve our common client. I have never worked with a local counsel who is so seamless, collaborative and enjoyable as Ellex, a high quality team to work with.’

‘Vilija Vaitkute Pavan is an outstanding case strategist who is always thinking not only of the legal aspects of a case but also the wide impact that the case may have on the client and potentially other matters.’

‘Giedre Aukstuoliene is a new talent. Her ability to see the big picture but at the same time concentrate on the details is remarkable.’

Key clients

The Republic of Lithuania, represented by the Ministry of Finance

Alita, AB

The Republic of Lithuania, represented by the Ministry of Justice

Kaunas Free Economic Zone Operator

City Service SE (part of ICOR corporate group)

Amber Grid, AB

East Capital New Europe Fund

Litesko, UAB

Rimi Lietuva, UAB (a part of ICA Group)

Kaunas City Municipality

Work highlights

  • Represented the Republic of Lithuania in an investor-state arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules protecting the state against the Russian Fund for Protection of Investors’ Rights in Foreign States
  • Represented the heat supply company Litesko, part of the largest group of energy service companies in Europe Veolia, in complex disputes against a municipality related to the lease of the city district heating system.
  • Represented the Republic of Lithuania in bringing the largest annulment case brough before the Court of Justice of the European Union agains the provision of the Mobility Package potentially violating  EU law

Lithuania > Employment Tier 1

Ellex has a particularly strong client base in the biopharmaceuticals space, counting Pfizer, Abbvie and Sanofi as key clients. The team’s workload has consisted of advising on the employment aspects of transactions, mass redundancies, as well as general advisory matters. Ramunas Petravicius leads the team and alongside the aforementioned areas is also known to handle disputes. Petravičius is supported by Rimantas Stanevičius who has a similarly broad skillst across contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team at Ellex is the most experienced and professional team in Lithuania.’

‘Ramunas Petravicius deserves a mention as a top-level professional.’

‘I chose the firm because of its fast response time, friendly service and valuable legal input whenever we ask questions. They provide detailed feedback which in 9 out of 10 times covers all further questions you could have. They are very proactive in that.’

The service has a high standard, and the lawyers respond quickly.’

Key clients

Partners Group

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Biogen Inc.

H&M Hennes & Mauritz

AbbVie Inc.

Sanofi

Pfizer Inc.

Curve

NCC Group

Veho Oy Ab

Work highlights

  • Advised Partners Group on the employment aspects of its acqusition of Fortum.
  • Advised Biogen on the employment elements of establishing operations in Lithuania.
  • Advised AbbVie with the local implementation of the worldwide Allergan Plc acquisition transaction and post-close integration activities in Lithuania.

Lithuania > EU and competition Tier 1

Ellex is a prominent name for handling abuse of dominance and cartel investigation cases, recently acting for the Lithuanian e-commerce company Diginet LTU in a complex matter concerning alleged abuse of dominance. The team is also well placed to handle non-contentious matters including merger clearance and general compliance. Marius Juonys specialises in EU and competition law, and works alongside Jaunius Gumbis and Dovile Greblikiene, who are the key names for commercial and regulatory matters. Karolis Kačerauskas, who focuses on state aid and public procurement, is another name to note.

Testimonials

‘Ellex’s competition law team led by Marius Juonys is a clear leader in this field. Simply there is no greater expert than Marius, who has both: great leadership skills and an excellent team to support in the most difficult competition law cases. Absolutely no one choice.’

‘Marius Juonys is no1 competition law expert in the Baltics. Since our business has to deal with competition authorities in all three Baltic countries, Marius Juonys is the head of all three teams, because he perfectly knows our business and applies in-depth knowledge gained from practice in the firm and university, where he teaches students competition law.’

‘Enormous experience in the market, previous cases and very diligent approach towards the challenge. Good team management, cooperation with institutions.’

‘Marius Juonys, exceptional professional in the market. Diligent, competent and very client-oriented. Exceptionally good in forging legal strategies, team management and ensuring good cooperation with clients and institutions.’

‘This team has a great partner: Marius Juonys. The team he leads is very collaborative. Billing is reasonable for such good quality work.’

‘Marius Juonys in my opinion is the best expert in the market in the competition field.’

Key clients

The Republic of Lithuania

UAB Diginet LTU (a subsidiary of Baltic Classifieds GroupOÜ, which is a portfolio company of funds advised by Apax Partners)

AB Telia Lietuva

Klaipedos Nafta AB

Linas Agro Group

Latvijas Tilti, AS

Baltic Ticket Holdings OÜ

The Lithuanian Basketball Federation

UAB TOKSIKA

Kesko Senukai Lithuania, UAB

UAB Rivona

UAB Norfos Mažmena

Veolia Group

The Association of Online Media & All Media Lithuania

Swedbank, AB

UAB Mano Būsto Priežiūra and UAB Būsto Aplinka

RIMI

VšĮ Užstato Sistemos Administratorius

Orlen Lietuva, AB

The Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

Vičiūnai Group, UAB

Association Lietuvos Keliai

The Lithuanian branch of Ergo Insurance SE

Švyturys-Utenos Alus UAB

Work highlights

  • Advising Diginet LTU, UAB in a complex abuse of dominance investigation of allegedly excessive prices.
  • Advising Linas Agro Group in relation to merger filing triggered by its acquisition of AB Kauno Grudai.
  • Represented AB Mano Būsto Priežiura and UAB Būsto Aplinka in a dispute involving the joint liability of group companies with the Lithuanian competition authority regarding 1.1 mln. EUR fine.

Lithuania > Fintech Tier 1

Ellex recently strengthened its fintech team by recruiting senior associates Renatas Makelis and Eglė Neverbickienė from Lithuanian fintech company Paysera and TGS Baltic respectively. In other developments, Julija Šlekonytė and Neringa Mickevičiūtė made associate partners. The firm advises clients on the implementation of IT solutions, anti-money laundering regulatory and procedural matters, payments-related issues and it is also at the forefront of advice on EU legislative initiatives. The specialist practice is led by experienced banking partners Ieva Dosinaite and Giedrius Stasevicius.

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Testimonials

‘Speed, network and pulse of the industry knowledge. They are ahead of everyone.’

‘Ieva Dosinaite – sharp-minded, straightforward, knows how to handle sensitive situations. Neringa Mickeviciute – drive and passionate knowledge of AML/CTF areas. Gyte Maleckaite – speed of work and knowledge of corporate governance.’

‘It’s unique as Ellex is Top1 law firm with extensive experience and great network. A strong relationship with key market stakeholders is key to success – Ellex have that.’

‘Their extensive knowledge and experience stand out as well as professionalism. Quick to react, accurate to respond.’

‘The team is very pragmatic and knowledgeable.’

‘Strong knowledge of industry and environment in Lithuania and Europe. Very bright and helpful staff. Ability to go the extra mile.’

‘Very smart, engaging and innovative.’

‘Broad coverage of expertise and skills.’

Key clients

Curve UAB

Curve OS Ltd.

ConnectPay UAB

WITTY GLOBAL UAB

nanopay Corporation

SONECT Europe UAB

ConsciousGrowth GmbH

Nordecum UAB

Finora kreditas UAB

Nikulipe UAB

Investment Evolution UAB

PayRay UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Curve on obtaining an electronic money institution licence in Lithuania and the relocation of its European activities from Great Britain to Lithuania.
  • Provides legal assistance to ConnectPay on all compliance and commercial matters.
  • Provides legal assistance to Sonect Europe with regulatory matters.

Lithuania > Intellectual property Tier 1

Ellex is a strong choice for advice on trade mark and copyright disputes, with its recent workload including cases involving infringement allegations and opposition proceedings. The team is also known to assist international tech giants with general advisory matters that interface with Lithuanian and EU IP law. Litigator Ąžuolas Čekanavičius, who heads the practice, is notably active in IP and media law disputes. Mantas Rimkevičius has joined AAA Law, while Vytautas Mizaras is now a judge.

Practice head(s):

Ąžuolas Čekanavičius

Testimonials

‘The team includes results-oriented, high level professionals.’

‘Professionalism, attention to details, quality follow-ups are the main features of Ellex’s associate partner Azuolas Cekanavicius.’

‘The power of the team is its diversity, meaning that all available expertise is there, and it’s just a matter of the person, who will be invited to join to make sure the goal is reached.’

‘Competent people with a business orientation, great quality and speedy work for a fair price.’

‘I have worked with 3 attorneys from the IP department and they all demonstrated a high professional ethics, hands-on people with business and practical orientation, great availability and timeliness (even with short deadlines!), and most of all with great human qualities and soft skills like humbleness, politeness and positivity.’

Key clients

Abbvie, UAB

AGATA

Baltic Amadeus

Baltic Management Institute

BMW

Bright Data, Ltd

Central Project Management Agency

Coca-Cola HBC Lietuva, UAB

ConnectPay

Cult Beauty, Ltd

General Motors LLC

Green Genius Lithuania, UAB

Gren Holding Company B.V.

Juodeliai, UAB

Interlux, UAB

Kristina Sabaliauskaitė

Laboratoires Bouchara Recordati

LNK

LSU Sport University

MONABANQ S. A

Olympic Entertainment Group AS

Pinterest

Rivona, UAB

Seduva Jewish Memorial Fund

SIA Food Management

Sollolux, UAB

Svyturys – Utenos alus, UAB

Trobos, UAB

Umaras, UAB

Work highlights

  • Advised Gren Holding Company B.V. on negotiating company’s IT contracts package with Sofigate and various subcontractors.
  • Advised Bright Data on a defamation and infringement of sui generis rights case against the plaintiff Teso LT.
  • Advised Svyturys on a case against the Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department of the Republic of Lithuania (the DTACD) regarding the use of the client’s trade marks and non-alcoholic beer product design.

Lithuania > Projects and energy Tier 1

Ellex has had a particularly standout year in the heating sector, with notable work including advice to Partners Group on acquiring Fortum’s district heating business in the Baltics. The team has also been very active in advising on Lithuania’s burgeoning renewables market, particularly in relation to wind energy, biomass and solar. Dovile Greblikiene is well-versed in both Lithuanian and EU energy and heating regulations. She co-heads the practice with Jaunius Gumbis, who also has expertise in EU energy law, as well as competition regulations. The ‘excellent‘ Ramunas Petravicius and senior associate Edvinas Beikauskas are also names to note, both of whom have a strong focus on EU energy law.

Other key lawyers:

Ramunas Petravicius; Karolis Kacerauska; Karolina Naurone; Edvinas Beikauskas

Testimonials

‘First and foremost, even in the most complex unprecedented cases, there is a feeling of the highest level of expertise. Top-shelf knowledge, dedication and compliance with deadlines (no matter strictest schedules possible) surpasses expectations. Ellex team’s efforts to achieve the best result possible and the result itself have never disappointed. You always feel like a VIP client.’

‘Projects and energy team at Ellex Valiunas is exceptionally professional. We have tried different law firms and none of them were able to provide such in-depth and professional assistance as Ellex Valiunas. They have a huge diversity of experts and their team reflects the needs at the highest level.’

‘Dovile Greblikiene is exceptionally professional and has in-depth knowledge and high level of expertise. Her adviser highly contribute to the successful results of the projects. Her professional attitude is outstanding.’

‘Dovile Greblikiene leads this practice. We have special rates with this firm, so I am happy about the billing.’

‘Ramunas Petravicius is an excellent lawyer with exceptional experience and original ideas.’

‘I have been working with Ellex Valiunas for more than 20 years. I would like to highlight the outstanding performance of the team. We appreciate having a dedicated team of lawyers who strive to understand our needs. Ellex Valiunas team has the TOP professionals, they have the highest level of knowledge and perfect work ethics. They are number one in large projects, business minded, international competence and client understanding.’

‘Dovile Greblikiene has extremely good know-how of the industry, is reliable and offers practical solutions. She is highly skilled advisor with broad experience, considerable awareness for clients, and solution-oriented approach.’

‘Ellex Energy team shall be noticed for outstanding theoretical and practical knowledge of energy field in Lithuania. Ellex’s team is capable of advising on the most complex legal situations with the business approach attitude.’

Key clients

Veolia Environnement S.A

Veolia Group (Vilniaus energija UAB)

Veolia Group (Litesko UAB)

LITGRID, AB

Windfarm Akmene One, UAB

Windfarm Akmene Two, UAB

Pamario jegainiu energija, UAB

Baltpool, UAB

Ørsted A/S

Total Marketing Service, SA

Minijos nafta, UAB

The Natural Power Consultants Limited

Idex Baltic, UAB

EIG Management Company, LLC

Partners Group

Orlen Lietuva, AB

Inter Rao Lietuva and Inter Rao Latvia, AB

Work highlights

  • Advising Partners Group on acquiring the Fortum district heating business in the Baltics.
  • Advising Veolia Environnement S.A and its Lithuanian subsidiaries in its overall disputes of heating and electricity tariffs regulation in Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities.
  • Advised Windfarm Akmene One on a new wind farm project.

Lithuania > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Ellex has an excellent record of handling complex and high-end real estate and construction mandates, and generates work from major banks, investment funds and multinational companies. It fields a four-partner team, which is led by Olga Petroševičienė and Audrius Petkevicius. Petroševičienė is highly skilled in transactions and leasing agreements, with additional expertise in contentious matters. Petkevičius has a particular interest in land-based transactions and tax issues, as well as territorial planning. The team also draws upon managing partner Rolandas Valiunas, who is particularly known for assisting foreign investors, and Robertas Čiočys, who is an expert in commercial real estate transactions.

Testimonials

‘We have been working with Ellex Valiunas for many years and have never been disappointed by services, quality, attitude, proactive approach, client orientation and full scope of services available.’

‘I am sure that EllexValiunas’ team will offer the most solid, effective, results-oriented and do-able actions to solve my company legal matters.’

‘I’ve been working with the Ellex RE team on a number of RE transactions and may say that this is the most specialized and expert team in the Lithuanian market. It has all the necessary competencies, is extremely proactive and business-minded. Quality is also very important for us and we receive it, indeed. No doubt we will cooperate with them for many years.’

‘Ellex is constantly innovating. Now they started using a new document management system where you may comment and work on documents and contracts simultaneously (online) with lawyers and it saves a lot of time!’

‘I’ve been working with Olga Petroseviciene for a number of years. I can firmly say that she is Expert No. 1 who can be entrusted with leading the largest, sophisticated transactions and solving the most difficult legal issues. Her expertise, problem-solving skills are incomparable.’

Key clients

Maxima Group

Vilniaus Prekyba

H&M

Deka Immobilien

Danske Bank

SBA Furniture Group

Telia

Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics

Akropolis Group

Baltic Sea Properties

Galio Group

Hollister Incorporated

LORDS LB Asset Management

Maxima LT

SEB Bank

VPH

Work highlights

  • Advised Partners Group on acquisition of Fortum district heating business in the Baltics for €800m.
  • Advised Girteka on lease of A-class BREEAM-certified office building built by Galio Group for Girteka HQ.
  • Advised Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics on a unique construction project of 5,500 sqm manufacturing facilities for production of reagents for COVID-19 and other vaccines, completed in just 4.5 months.

Lithuania > Shipping and transport Tier 1

Ellex recently represented the Lithuanian government at the Court of Justice of the European Union in relation to the provisions of the Mobility Package potentially violating the EU law. The team has also been very active in the digitalisation of transport, advising on smart public transport systems, assisting the Baltic’s leading taxi app Bolt, and working with BMW on new automation products. The team is led by Dovile Greblikiene, who specialises in trade regulations. Other names to note include Ramunas Petravicius, who focuses on transport infrastructure, aviation finance specialist Giedrius Stasevicius and transport disputes expert Vilija Vaitkute Pavan.

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Testimonials

‘Highly qualified and cooperative team (aviation practice).’

‘Ieva Dosinaite (Partner) is very observant, operative and qualified. Proactive and business oriented legal advice allowed us to feel confident and taken care of.’

‘Ellex provides good, clear, high-quality advice.’

‘Ellex in Lithuania has a diverse team working on shipping and transport matters that unites associates with a variety of backgrounds. For example, lawyers from the dispute resolution team deal with shipping and transport-related disputes, lawyers from the regulatory and industry team deal with shipping and transport related regulatory issues, and so on. Ellex in Lithuania is therefore able to form truly interdisciplinary teams that fit best for a specific situation or deal.’

‘The lawyers of Ellex in Lithuania are true leaders in the transport sector and other infrastructure practice areas having the highest industry knowledge compared to other law firms.’

Key clients

Girteka Logistics, UAB

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

Klaipedos nafta, AB

CityBee

BMW

Bolt

Iveco

Volvo

Abeking & Rasmussen Schiffs – und Yachtwerft SE

Modus Group

Prime Leasing

Arrival Line, UAB

SĮ „Susisiekimo paslaugos“

Achmea Schadeverzekeringen

Engine Lease Finance Corporation

AerCap Ireland Limited

DSV Lithuania UAB

Skinest

AB ORLEN Lietuva

Avion Express UAB

Klaipeda Seaport Authority

Baltic Sea Properties

Work highlights

  • Advised the Republic of Lithuania in the case brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union against the provisions of the Mobility Package potentially violating the EU law.
  • Advised BMW during the reporting year of 2020/2021 re the legal issues related to BMW and MINI digitalization projects.
  • Advised Baltic Sea Properties from the beginning of the projects on developing large-scale transport logistics facilities.

Lithuania > Tax Tier 1

Ellex‘s tax team is led by Gintaras Balcius, who has almost 30 years of experience in the market, advising on a range of issues including tax planning, indirect tax, transfer pricing and tax structuring in corporate transactions. The team also features Robertas Čiočys, who focuses on tax structuring and due diligence, and Ramunas Petravicius, who is skilled in tax litigation. Associate tax consultant Rūta Švedarauskienė and senior associate Antanas Butrimas are also recommended.

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Testimonials

‘I believe that Ellex’s tax team is an experienced, highly qualified, open minded and reliable tax adviser that you can always count on. They closely follow changes in tax practice, including court precedents and tax discussions held at global level. They really stand out from other firms because they are able to provide wide scope of tax compliance and accounting services.’

‘Gintaras Balcius (partner) is indeed sharp minded and flexible in finding innovative business solutions based on his diverse experience.’

‘Very practical and pragmatic attitude which is a great value for the client, easy to understand and communicate about difficult to understand issues.’

‘Open and easy connection. Never declining the questions addressed to them even if these questions goes for their second opinion. Fast and easy to reach whenever necessary.’

‘In my view, Ellex’s tax team is unique in its exceptional orientation to the client’s business needs, providing prompt and very clear advice (they make sophisticated things easily understandable), offering innovative and business orientated solutions, and flexibility in service and pricing. I should also mention exceptional positivity and very warm, always prompt and professional communication that I receive from Ellex’s tax people.’

‘I find it very convenient and value adding when engaging all services from one firm. Ellex tax team certainly should be considered as the top leader in providing professional tax services in the Lithuanian market.’

‘Antanas Butrimas proved to be a real tax professional in VAT and business restructuring field that we have recently engaged in.’

Key clients

Windfarm Akmene One, UAB

Windfarm Akmene Two, UAB

Curve OS Limited

Best Finance, UAB

Witty Global

Arquivio Arquitectura

Brink’s Holding AS

VOLVO

Baltic Classifieds Group

Sanofi

Smurfit Kappa Baltic, UAB

Modus Group

Baltic Sea Properties SA

Seduva Jewish Memorial Fund

ORBIS S.A.

Laurus Properties

TEVA

Lords LB Asset Management

Danske Bank

Pfizer

Kavita Group

Lietuvos Paštas, AB (Post of Lithuania)

AbbVie Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltic, UAB

Biogen Inc.

Accession Capital Partners,AMC Capital IV

Bolt Technology

Lithuanian Basketball Federation

Sicor Biotech

Work highlights

  • Advised Baltic Classifieds Group on a landmark IPO and listing on London Stock Exchange, the first Baltic business to debut in this premium category.
  • Advised AMC Capital IV on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in AB PLASTA, a major recycled plastic processing and manufacturing company in Europe.
  • Advised Lords LB Asset Management on the tax aspects of a major reak estate transaction.

Lithuania > TMT Tier 1

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.

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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.

The firm: Ellex Valiunas is a member of Ellex, a circle of three of the highest ranked law firms in the Baltics. Ellex Valiunas (established in 1992) is the very first and the largest business law firm in Lithuania. Today with over 110 experienced legal professionals, the firm is ideally positioned to provide top expertise and in-depth specialised legal services both domestically and on a cross-border dimension.

As a pioneering law firm, Ellex Valiunas is driven by the challenges of tomorrow’s business while offering today’s solutions. We have become the first law firm to adopt a leading artificial intelligence platform for due diligence created by Luminance AI in the Baltic region. Ellex Valiunas embraced innovative resources and ways of working to provide the very best combination of people, processes and technology solutions, to deliver a service that exceeds evolving client expectations.

We are the exclusive member in Lithuania for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide, and World Services Group (WSG) – a global membership association whose members are among the top providers of professional business services.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Arbitration, litigation Vilija Vaitkute Pavanvilija.vaitkute.pavan@ellex.legal+370 52681813
Arbitration, litigation Giedre Aukstuolienegiedre.aukstuoliene@ellex.legal+370 52665960
Arbitration, litigation Ramunas Petraviciusramunas.petravicius@ellex.legal+370 52681825
Banking and Finance Giedrius Staseviciusgiedrius.stasevicius@ellex.legal+370 52681847
Banking and Finance Ieva Dosinaiteieva.dosinaite@ellex.legal+370 52194641
Competition, communications Dr. Jaunius Gumbisjaunius.gumbis@ellex.legal+370 52681830
Competition, communications Marius Juonysmarius.juonys@ellex.legal+370 52681823
Corporate and M&A Rolandas Valiunasrolandas.valiunas@ellex.legal+370 52681832
Corporate and M&A Zilvinas Zinkeviciuszilvinas.zinkevicius@ellex.legal+370 52681851
Corporate and M&A Paulius Gruodispaulius.gruodis@ellex.legal+370 52681807
M&A, Corporate and Start-ups Rūta Armonėruta.armone@ellex.legal+370 52665978
M&A, Private Equity and Corporate Dr. Robertas Ciocysrobertas.ciocys@ellex.legal+370 52681844
Employment and social security Ramunas Petraviciusramunas.petravicius@ellex.legal+370 52681825
Employment and social security Rimantas Staneviciusrimantas.stanevicius@ellex.legal+370 52681810
Energy and natural resources Dr. Jaunius Gumbisjaunius.gumbis@ellex.legal+370 52681830
Energy and natural resources Dovile Greblikienedovile.greblikiene@ellex.legal+370 52681875
EU and international law Dr. Jaunius Gumbisjaunius.gumbis@ellex.legal+370 52681830
Infrastructure Ramunas Petraviciusramunas.petravicius@ellex.legal+370 52681825
Intellectual property, information technology Dr. Ąžuolas Čekanavičiusazuolas.cekanavicius@ellex.legal+370 52191942
Public Procurement & PPP and State Aid Dr. Karolis Kacerauskaskarolis.kacerauskas@ellex.legal+370 52681878
Real Estate and Construction Dr. Olga Petroševičienėolga.petroseviciene@ellex.legal+370 52681880
Tax Gintaras Balciusgintaras.balcius@ellex.legal+370 52681881
Trade Dr. Jaunius Gumbisjaunius.gumbis@ellex.legal+370 52681830
Trade Tomas Kambleviciustomas.kamblevicius@ellex.legal+370 52681811
Transport Dovile Greblikienedovile.greblikiene@ellex.legal+370 52681875
White-collar crimes Raimundas Lideikaraimundas.lideika@ellex.legal+370 52681861
White-collar crimes Miroslav Nosevicmiroslav.nosevic@ellex.legal+370 52666696
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Ms Ruta Armone  photo Ms Ruta Armone Rūta Armone is a firm`s partner and one of the most promising…
Ms Giedre Aukstuoliene  photo Ms Giedre Aukstuoliene Ms Giedre Aukstuoliene specialises in arbitration and her solid practice includes representing…
Mr Gintaras Balcius  photo Mr Gintaras Balcius Mr Gintaras Balcius  is a seasoned tax consultant and economist. He is…
Dr Egidijus Baranauskas  photo Dr Egidijus Baranauskas Former judge for the Civil Division of the Supreme Court of Lithuania. …
Dr Robertas Ciocys  photo Dr Robertas Ciocys Dr Robertas Ciocys participated in negotiations and represented leading Lithuanian and multinational…
Ms Ieva Dosinaite  photo Ms Ieva Dosinaite During her professional career, Ieva represented and advised on complex financial regulatory…
Ms Dovile Greblikiene  photo Ms Dovile Greblikiene Ms Dovile Greblikiene has a strong track record advising on energy infrastructure-related…
Mr Paulius Gruodis  photo Mr Paulius Gruodis During his professional carrier, Paulius has been involved and proved his strong…
Dr Jaunius Gumbis  photo Dr Jaunius Gumbis Dr Jaunius Gumbis is one of the leading figures in the commercial…
Ms Ilona Janciauskaite  photo Ms Ilona Janciauskaite Ms Ilona Janciauskaite has been advising clients on the competition law matters.…
Mr Marius Juonys  photo Mr Marius Juonys Mr Marius Juonys has solid experience in a wide range of competition…
Dr Karolis Kacerauskas  photo Dr Karolis Kacerauskas Dr Karolis Kacerauskas has extensive experience assisting clients with general competition and…
Mr Tomas Kamblevicius  photo Mr Tomas Kamblevicius Mr Tomas Kamblevicius specializes in Commercial & Compliance and IT&IP matters within…
Mr Raimundas Lideika  photo Mr Raimundas Lideika Mr Raimundas Lideika is a senior practitioner who is regarded for his…
Dr Vytautas Mizaras  photo Dr Vytautas Mizaras Dr Vytautas Mizaras is noted for his strong combination of academic knowledge…
Ms Julija Nikitaraviciene  photo Ms Julija Nikitaraviciene Ms Julija Nikitaraviciene has solid experience in wide range of complex real…
Mr Miroslav Nosevic  photo Mr Miroslav Nosevic Mr Miroslav Nosevic specializes in shareholder disputes, banking and financial, real estate…
Ms Migle Petkeviciene  photo Ms Migle Petkeviciene With experience in wide range of complex legal issues, including data protection,…
Mr Audrius Petkevicius  photo Mr Audrius Petkevicius Mr Audrius Petkevicius is specializing in the spheres of agricultural and other…
Mr Arunas Petrauskas  photo Mr Arunas Petrauskas Mr Arunas Petrauskas is focusing on criminal law and family law. He…
Mr Ramunas Petravicius  photo Mr Ramunas Petravicius Mr Ramunas Petravicius has a substantial experience in various litigation cases, international…
Ms Dovile Stancikaite  photo Ms Dovile Stancikaite Ms Dovile Stancikaite has experience in wide range of complex real estate…
Mr Rimantas Stanevicius  photo Mr Rimantas Stanevicius Mr Rimantas Stanevicius is specialising in labour and employment law. Rimantas also…
Mr Giedrius Stasevicius  photo Mr Giedrius Stasevicius Mr Giedrius Stasevicius has a substantial experience in wide range of complex…
Ms Nijole Vaiciunaite  photo Ms Nijole Vaiciunaite Ms Nijole Vaiciunaite has solid legal experience, specialising in real estate and…
Ms Vilija Vaitkute Pavan  photo Ms Vilija Vaitkute Pavan Ms Vilija Vaitkute Pavan is actively engaged in arbitration and frequently serves…
Mr Rolandas Valiunas  photo Mr Rolandas Valiunas Mr Rolandas Valiunas has more than 25 years of experience in advising…
Mr Zilvinas Zinkevicius  photo Mr Zilvinas Zinkevicius Mr Zilvinas Zinkevicius has solid experience representing Lithuanian and foreign entities in…
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