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44284 KAUNAS
Lithuania

Lithuania > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The Kaunas-based Magnusson dispute resolution team has a strong track record in public procurement, trade and debt-related disputes. Founded in Sweden, the firm has a regional network enhancing its cross-border capabilities. Evaldas Rapolas and Marius Endzinas lead the team; the former is an experienced arbitrator working with clients from a range of sectors including energy and sport, while the latter is a public procurement specialist. Dalia Stakvileviciute, who works on construction disputes, and senior associate Edmundas Daunys, who handles a broad range of contentious work, are further key names.

Practice head(s):

Evaldas Rapolas; Marius Endzinas

Other key lawyers:

Dalia Stakvilevičiūtė; Edmundas Daunys

Testimonials

‘Our company has been a client of Magnusson for many years. The most important thing which we get from Magnusson is that when they are evaluating our situations, they are very focused on creating value for us.’

‘Evaldas Rapolas is a very good strategist, and he has excellent analytical skills and process planning skills. Marius Endzinas is Magnusson’s expert for public procurement issues. He has a creative and client-oriented approach, which, together with his deep experience in the field, allow him to provide us with precise insights and solutions for each situation we are in.’

‘Magnusson has professionals from different fields in the house. It is good to have deep knowledge in different fields in 1 office. Client care is at a high level. They are not pushing you so much, but you can always trust them, when you need the support.’

‘Its professionals are divided by sectors and they have very deep knowledge in particular sectors. Very good experience with Dalia Stakvileviciute in the real estate field.’

‘Magnusson’s team has a lot of valuable experience in addressing legal real estate matters from both client as well as institutional side, as some of their team members have worked in government institutions of the field. I think this is the key reason why they are able to predict the dispute process, map out a 360 degree view of the situation and find alternative solutions.’

‘Evaldas Rapolas is a very good “process owner”, very good strategist that I can rely on during the legal process, and takes care of all our disputes.’

‘Magnusson Lithuania has been handling several public procurement-related contentious matters for us. Their team is devoted to not just providing advice or representation services, but creating actual added value for our business. They try to really learn and understand what we do, why we do it, and what is important for us in our decision-making. Understanding our processes, they are able to pinpoint decisions that are actually beneficial to us.’

‘We feel Magnusson Lithuania is deeply experienced both in dispute resolution as a general category, as well as in public procurement as a specific legal category. They have been keeping their promises budget-wise, deadline-wise, and even result-wise (cautious about making empty expectations, but delivering good results instead) and are fast in responding.’

Key clients

Eikos statyba

Kautra

Kauno autobusai

Sateba Lithuania

Alga

Bruneros

ARV Auto

SK Impex Service Center

Lietuvos futbolo federacija (Lithuanian Football Federation)

Ekoenergas

Work highlights

  • Represented Eikos statyba, a Lithuanian construction company, in a dispute concerning liability of a tenderer for its refusal to sign a public procurement contract due to a material change in market conditions.
  • Represented Romega, a meat importer, in a dispute regarding bacterial safety of imported raw poultry.
  • Acted for an Estonian contractor at the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC in a dispute regarding liability and debt issues.

Lithuania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Magnusson stands out for its EU-wide cross-border capabilities and industry expertise, with several key lawyers – including Lina Daruliene, who previously worked for the Competition Council – having first-hand business or regulatory authority experience. Managing partner and practice head Ligita Ramanauskaite is well versed in commercial law, M&A, tax, corporate restructuring and governance. Fintech and e-commerce mandates also feature in the department's workload.

Practice head(s):

Ligita Ramanauskaitė

Other key lawyers:

Lina Darulienė; Indra Burneikaite; Lukas Stankevicius; Marius Endzinas

Testimonials

‘The Magnusson team delivers excellent legal advice and assistance because of their industry experience and understanding. We value Magnusson for the attention and prompt assistance. We also appreciate that Magnusson’s people are business minded. Magnusson liaised us with the providers of legal, tax and accounting services and managed the communication and deadlines and navigated us through different national systems.’

‘Ligita Ramanauskaite stands out for her business acumen and ability to advise on different commercial matters.’

Our special thanks go to Indra Burneikaite (senior associate and head of tax) for managing complicated cross-border matters.’

‘We would like to praise Marius Endzinas and Lukas Stankevicius.’

Key clients

SearchNode

Market Pay

Aspo PLC

Dezinfa (RENTOKIL INITIAL 1927 PLC group company)

Elektrėnų energetikos remontas

Econdo production LT

Sateba Lithuania

Dahl Suomi Oy

Genius sports

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of SearchNode, a Lithuanian e-commerce search platform start-up, on a €6m share swap agreement.
  • Advised Market Pay, a European and omni-channel payment platform, on closing the buyout of global payment platform Acoustic Payments.
  • Advised Finnish conglomerate Aspo on the legal aspects of the Lithuanian part of the business to be acquired in a cross-border transaction.

Lithuania > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Magnusson‘s real estate team offers specific expertise in aspects of real estate such as build-to-suit projects, public procurement disputes, and sale and purchase agreements. Practice head Dalia Stakvileviciute specialises in public procurement matters and territorial planning. Marius Endzinas is highly experienced in contentious matters in the real estate field, with his previous cases including disputes over construction materials and public procurement contractual breakdown in the aviation sector. ‘Brilliant strategistEvaldas Rapolas is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Dalia Stakvilevičiūtė

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘What we value most is the feeling that their primary aim is to discover ways to achieve the highest possible value to client. Instead of simply proposing some formal legal solutions, they evaluate how our decisions based on their legal proposals will affect our business. The fact they care about our business lets them nurture this virtue effectively.’

‘Dalia Stakvileviciute has a client-oriented approach, which, together with the deep experience in the field, allows her to provide us with evaluations and solutions for each situation we are in. Her experience and relationships have helped to get the best possible result in difficult disputes.’

Evaldas Rapolas is a brilliant strategist. Marius Endzinas also has exceptional strategical planning skills.

Their team is devoted to not just providing advice or representation services, but creating actual added value for our business. They try to really learn and understand what we do, why we do it, and what is important for us in our decision-making. Thus, understanding our processes, they are able to pinpoint decisions that are actually beneficial to us.’

We feel Magnusson Lithuania is deeply experienced in the field of real estate and construction.’

‘Their team is very professional, highly skilled, and client-oriented. They also are focused on not just supporting and implementing our ideas, but on giving a fair and straightforward opinion about all pros and cons of the issues we face. This is especially important for us when making decisions.’

‘Magnusson’s team has a lot of valuable experience in addressing legal real estate matters from both client as well as the institutional side, as some of their team members have worked in government institutions of the field. We think this is the key reason why they are able to predict the dispute process and find alternative solutions even when the main or obvious one is not available or impossible to implement. On top of that, they react quickly, swiftly offer strategy to tackle unexpected circumstances and keep the whole process under control.’

‘Dalia Stakvileviciute and her know how on real estate, teritorial planing, construction issues and of how institutions make decisions is extremely valuable in solving everyday situations and choosing the right tactical moves to move my case forward. Evaldas Rapolas is a brilliant strategist that we can rely on during the legal process.’

Key clients

Sateba Lithuania

Alga

DEPO DIY group

Cetarium

Kaefer

Stoties turgus

Eikos statyba

Pramoninis servisas

HOMES IN THE WOOD

Plungės statyba

Work highlights

  • Represented Eikos statyba, a Lithuanian construction company, in a dispute concerning liability of a tenderer for its refusal to sign a public procurement contract due to a material change in market conditions.
  • Provided full assistance to Cetarium in the sale of a complex of administrative and industrial buildings in Kaunas to an investment fund for €20-30m.
  • Represented Pramoninis servisas in concluding a long-term lease agreement with Littelfuse LT.

Lithuania > EU and competition Tier 4

Magnusson is a popular choice for public procurement matters and also offers representation in customs disputes. Managing partner Ligita Ramanauskaite leads the corporate, commercial and M&A team as well as being involved in EU and competition matters. Procurement specialist Marius Endzinas and disputes resolution team head Evaldas Rapolas both operate from Kaunas. ‘Highly experienced and meticulous‘ senior associate Lina Daruliene previously worked for the Competition Council and provides expert advice on merger clearance.

Practice head(s):

Ligita Ramanauskaitė; Marius Endzinas

Other key lawyers:

Evaldas Rapolas; Lina Darulienė

Testimonials

‘Magnusson Lithuania is deeply experienced both in public procurement and competition matters. They are very professional in terms of keeping to promises (budget-wise, deadline-wise, etc.) and are very fast in responding.’

‘Lina Daruliene is highly experienced and meticulous, so we are sure her advice is well thought-out and precise, making us feel safe and secure.’

‘The EU and Competition team of Magnusson Lithuania has been handling various issues for us throughout several years, ranging from unfair competition to public procurement. What we value most is the feeling that their primary aim is creating value for us in whatever they do.’

‘Marius Endzinas is Magnusson’s expert for public procurement issues. He has a client-oriented approach, which, together with his deep experience in the field, allows him to provide us with evaluations and solutions for each situation we are in.’

‘Evaldas Rapolas, who heads the Kaunas office of Magnusson Lithuania, is our main expert for unfair competition issues. He has exceptional strategic planning skills.

‘We have been consulting Magnusson Lithuania with regard to public procurement and competition matters. Their team is devoted to not just providing advice or representation services, but creating actual added value for our business. They try to really learn and understand what we do, why we do it, and what is important for us in our decision-making. Thus, understanding our processes, they are able to pinpoint decisions that are actually beneficial to us.’

‘Marius Endzinas stands out as an independent advisor, giving his straightforward opinion about all pros and cons of the issues we face. This is especially important for us when making decisions. Instead of giving promises, he gives us results.’

Key clients

Kauno autobusai

Vytautas Magnus University

ARV-Auto

Eikos statyba

Plungės lagūna

Bruneros

Kaišiadorys District Municipality

ERCO Technologies

Kautra

Romega

Ekoenergas

Tetas

Work highlights

  • Acted for Romega, a meat importer, in a dispute regarding the bacterial safety of imported raw poultry; the dispute was referred to the European Court of Justice.
  • Represented Eikos statyba, a construction company, in a dispute involving liability of a tenderer for its refusal to sign a public procurement contract due to a material change in market conditions.
  • Represented Kautra, a bus passenger service provider, in a complex dispute regarding the results of a Druskininkai Municipality public procurement tender for obtaining passenger transport services to be provided by electric buses.

Magnusson is an international one-stop shop business law firm offering seamless high quality legal services across the Nordic-Baltic region.

Our offices in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania provide solutions with a commercial approach for businesses in the region as well as international companies operating in several jurisdictions. We have a wide international cooperation network with market-leading law firms around the world, so our integrated offering is always based on the same high standards and quality, no matter how many offices are involved in a project.

Our talented and experienced team of 120 internationally minded professionals is valued for its proven track record of legal expertise and quick reliable advice delivered within a cost-effective budget and a desired timeframe.

Magnusson Lithuania: Magnusson Lithuania has been in the legal consultancy business for over 20 years. We offer a comprehensive range of legal services that cover all the practice areas that companies require to manage and grow their businesses. We advise our clients on all legal issues related to business development, commercial activities, prevention of violations, business protection, and represent them in complex litigations and arbitrations, including high-profile matters.

Our people are passionate specialists who are committed to providing services that go beyond delivering effective solutions to legal problems. At Magnusson Lithuania, our team is focused on creating extra value, on helping our clients to thrive and grow.

Besides our own service area expertise, we have access to the expertise of all other offices in Magnusson’s network, so once you begin working with us, you will have access to the knowledge base and services of all.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate, Commercial and M&A Ligita Ramanauskaite, Managing partner Lithuanialigita.ramanauskaite@magnussonlaw.com +370 687 12918
Public procurement Marius Endzinas, Partnermarius.endzinas@magnussonlaw.com+370 698 24368
Dispute resolution Evaldas Rapolas, Partnerevaldas.rapolas@magnussonlaw.com+370 698 07686
Real estate, Construction & Infrastructure Dalia Stakvileviciute, Partnerdalia.stakvileviciute@magnussonlaw.com+370 698 32598
Banking and finance Kestutis Baranauskas, Senior associatekaunas@magnussonlaw.com+370 37 308 899
Data protection Giedre Burdulyte, Senior associatekaunas@magnussonlaw.com+370 37 308 899
Tax Indra Burneikaite, Senior associatevilnius@magnussonlaw.com+370 5 248 7388
EU & Competition Lina Darulienė, Senior associatevilnius@magnussonlaw.com+370 5 248 7388
Dispute resolution Edmundas Daunys, Senior associatevilnius@magnussonlaw.com+370 5 248 7388
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Marius Endzinas photo Marius EndzinasPartner, Attorney-at-law
Number of lawyers : 120
In this country : 25
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