Sorainen > Vilnius, Lithuania > Firm Profile

44A Gedimino Ave
LT-01110 Vilnius

Lithuania > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

The ‘top quality’ practice at Sorainen remains a prominent player in sustainable energy sector transactions and financings, with other core areas of expertise in bond and eurobond mandates. Moreover, the team also provides advice on innovative financial services such as crowdfunding, as well as support on ESG compliance. Key to this is co-head Tomas Kontautas who has a strong record in regulatory cases across the banking, fintech, and ESG landscapes. Co-head Augustas Klezys is highly experienced on transactions and derivatives;, while Other key names include Agnė Sovaitė  on M&A financing and Vitalija Impolevičienė on ESG, finance and insurance regulation. Lina Aleknaitė-van der Molen joined the team from Cobalt in the latter half of 2023.

Practice head(s):

Tomas Kontautas; Augustas Klezys

Other key lawyers:

Agnė Sovaitė; Vitalija Impolevičienė; Lina Aleknaitė-van der Molen


‘Practice is briliant, team is business orientated, suggests flexible business- orientated solutions.’

‘Flexibility, availability and the capacity to engage in vastly different projects at an international level.’

‘Sorainen Banking and Insurance team provides top quality legal services. They listen to client needs and propose concrete plan how to tackle the problem with possible outcomes. We like their direct approach.’

‘The speed of cooperation and quality of responses we get. The polite yet very warm communication.’

‘Experience, competence, speed of reaction, friendly approach, being open. I really appreciate cooperation with Augustas Klezys, best recommendations.’

‘High level of knowledge. Understanding of client’s issues.’

‘Pragmatic and efficient.’

‘Augustas Kleizys is calm and sharp in trying to find individual-designed legal solutions for clients.’

Key clients

Orion Leasing


INVL group

Deutsche Bank

The MUFG Bank of Japan

Citi and Societe Generale

Luminor Bank

Nordic Investment bank and Citadele Banka

Citadele Banka

Legal Balance

Baltic Mill

Work highlights

  • Acted as a lead counsel to INVL group in signing the deal with Šiaulių Bankas (both listed entities) on merging their retail businesses.
  • Represented banks-dealers in Lithuania’s issuance of a new 10-year Eurobond. Lithuania borrowed EUR 1.25 billion in international capital markets.
  • Assisted Orion Leasing, a leasing company for businesses, in signing a guarantee agreement with the European Investment Fund under the new InvestEU Programme for EUR 52.8 million in new financing in the form of leasing contracts and microloans.

Lithuania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

With one client commending their ‘top-notch service’, Sorainen handles high-value deals including M&A as well as shareholder relations, investments, and corporate structuring. Also noted is the private equity and venture capital group that is well-placed to advise foreign investors on Lithuanian market entry. Mantas Petkevičius leads this part of the team, while Sergej Butov, a highly experienced M&A and energy lawyer, oversees the broader practice as a whole. Laimonas Skibarka, the firm’s managing partner, also assists on M&A, foreign investments, and TMT matters. Other key names include Evaldas Dūdonis  and Jonas Kiauleikis , the last of which also co-heads the firm’s TMT area, as well as Mindaugas Dominykas Baniulis .

Practice head(s):

Sergej Butov

Other key lawyers:

Mantas Petkevičius; Laimonas Skibarka; Algirdas Pekšys; Jonas Kiauleikis; Evaldas Dūdonis; Mindaugas Baniulis; Matas Mačiulaitis


‘The team appears to be the go-to-shop when doing business in Lithuania. They are pleasant to work with and respect deadlines.’

‘I am delighted to share my enthusiastic testimonial for Sorainen, a legal team that has consistently exceeded my expectations in every way. My experience working with them has been nothing short of exceptional, and I wholeheartedly trust and recommend their services.’

‘From the moment I engaged with Sorainen, I was impressed by their depth of knowledge and practical experience. Their team’s legal expertise is not only grounded in sound theoretical foundations but also enriched by years of hands-on practice. This unique blend of theoretical education and practical experience sets them apart in the legal field and instills confidence from the outset.’

‘I am delighted to provide a glowing description for two exceptional lawyers, Jonas Kiauleikis and Matas Mačiulaitis. Their combined expertise and dedication have made them indispensable assets in navigating complex legal matters.’

‘The Sorainen team possesses all the necessary competencies that our company requires. They are a group of highly skilled professionals with extensive experience. Moreover, they are proficient in professional English, a crucial factor for our company. In the specific case they handled for us, they demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the matter, provided expert guidance, maintained a proactive approach, and did not encounter the delays often associated with legal services. The outcome exceeded our expectations, largely due to their impeccable organization of all relevant documents.’

‘I believe their primary strength lies in their team. The individuals here are not only friendly and sincere but also highly professional and experienced. One noteworthy aspect is that specialists from diverse fields collaborate on significant transactions, enabling them to provide a comprehensive assessment from multiple perspectives. They consistently exhibit responsiveness and active engagement, making the client feel prioritized, even if they have other commitments at the moment. Additionally, their support team is another formidable asset, known for their accuracy and reliability.’

‘Client-oriented with excellent teamwork. In our project, the M&A schedule was moved forward suddenly without enough explanation. Although some members of the team took a vacation as scheduled, the other members took over the project without any burden on us and the project continued to go well. After the members came back from their vacation, without any burden on us again, they shared the progress internally very well and the project continued to go well. Not only partners but also counsels and associated are talented.’

Key clients



Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Invalda INVL

INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund


Ignitis renewables

Green Landscaping Group

Klett Lernen


Agricultural Information and Business Centre

Pet Baltija

Stichting Administratiekantoor Kemplake

Cosentino Global SLU

Roland DG Corporation

Institut Straumann AG

Work highlights

  • Advised the global leader in solar project design software, PVcase on attracting $100m in investment.
  • Assisted the Lithuania-based public web data gathering solutions provider Oxlylabs in acquiring Webshare Software Company based in Silicon Valley.
  • Advising the Ministry of Finance on consolidation of all national development institutions in Lithuania into a single super national development institution with the intended portfolio of financial instruments in the amount to €10bn.

Lithuania > Dispute resolution Tier 1

As a ‘go-to’ regional disputes practice, Sorainen‘s team is jointly led by Kęstutis Švirinas and Kazimieras Karpickis; the former excels in arbitrations and disputes in international courts like the ECHR and CJEU, meanwhile the latter is particularly well versed in bankruptcy and shareholder disputes. The pair oversee the broad practice with key areas including public procurement, banking, criminal and employment litigation. At associate level, Jurgita Karvelė has expertise in employment disputes, with Darius Raulušaitis is recognised for his criminal expertise; he leads white-collar investigation team. Counsel Ieva Rimavičienė is also noted for her arbitration and negotiation experience.

Practice head(s):

Kęstutis Švirinas; Kazimieras Karpickis


‘Sorainen is the go-to law firm for complex disputes in the Baltics. Highly skilled, knowledgeable and very hard working. Extremely high level of support, care and attention to the client’s issue’.

‘Very pro-active approach with out-of-the box solutions and suggestions. Kazimieras Karpickis is a master in the balancing act of providing enough information, but not overflowing his client.’

‘Intelligent and pragmatic approach.’

‘The team possesses a combination of exceptional skills, attributes, and qualities that make them highly effective in representing clients in legal disputes and courtroom proceedings. Sorainen is known for its client-centric approach. They prioritize understanding their clients’ businesses and goals, tailoring legal solutions to meet specific needs.’

‘Kęstutis Švirinas is the individual I have dealt with. He is an expert in his field and is incredibly detail oriented and strategic.’

‘Strong partner availability; partners are strongly focused on client intimacy.’

‘The team is very professional, client oriented, we got services with the highest quality.’

‘Highest quality, smooth communication, result oriented.’

Key clients

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria

Mezon UAB

Sekeslog 17, UAB

POLATA s.r.o.


Mogita UAB

Receivership Estate of EminiFX

Nexo Capital Inc

HSC Baltic

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius Tech)

Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended an individual’s right of freedom of expression before the European Court of Human Rights in a case against Lithuania.
  • Successfully represented Mezon in a dispute over the transfer of frequencies together with the acquired Mezon business.
  • Successfully represented a company in Lithuania owned by the W. P. Carey fund in a legal dispute with Kesko Senukai Lithuania.

Lithuania > Employment Tier 1

Sorainen’s employment practice is well-versed in assisting companies with relocating to the Lithuanian market, notably those impacted by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Collective terminations and misconduct investigations are other areas of expertise, as is compliance with changing legislation, including anti-violence and harassment policies. Algirdas Pekšys and counsel Agnietė Venckienė jointly lead the practice, bringing extensive experience in assisting foreign investors and businesses on market entry issues, HR work and transactional advice. Jurgita Karvelė is noted for employment disputes, liability cases, and mandates involving family offices, while Aurelija Daubaraitė has experience handling collective agreements.

Practice head(s):

Algirdas Pekšys; Agnietė Venckienė


‘Efficient cooperation between different teams as usually topics are more complex, high level of expertise, deep knowledge of court practices, suggestions for process improvements, teamwork (coverage if urgent consultation is needed), flexibility with bilingual consultations.’

‘Competent, trusted, approachable, helpful team. You know you have an external partner in all types of employment questions and issues. It is great to know you will get professional answers and also the routes of possibilities around tough challenges.’

‘All the people I have personally had contact with left a positive impression. Few of them to mention: Agnietė Venckienė, Aurelija Daubaraitė, Jurgita Karvelė.’

‘Key factor – focus on client’s needs and very accurate research of the best solution for the client.’

‘Their advice is always very comprehensive.’

‘Quick reaction and great availability on short notice. Excellent quality of service, going above and beyond in order to help the client.’

Key clients

COWI Lietuva UAB

Dexcom International Limited

Eckes-Granini Group GmbH

EIS Group Lietuva UAB

Ekonovus UAB



HCL Technologies Lithuania UAB

PKC Group Lithuania UAB

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Work highlights

  • Assisted EIS Group Lietuva UAB with the relocation to Lithuania of 46 employees who mainly were Belarusian nationals.
  • Advised PKC Group Lithuanian matters related to training of the client’s HR team on proper termination of employment contracts.
  • Assisting EWL SPOLKA AKCYJNA with various legal matters, including entering and operating in Lithuania.

Lithuania > EU and competition Tier 1

The competition and regulatory practice at Sorainen is spearheaded by Daivis Švirinas, a competition and regulated industries expert, and Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė, who specialises in merger control and prohibited agreement matters. Acting for a diverse range of clients, the group has represented clients in numerous cases before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania; it successfully represented Bitė in a high-profile TMT frequency transfer case. The practice also excels in state aid issues, cartel investigations, and cases of alleged abuse of dominance. Associate Auridas Litvinas is a particular name of note.

Practice head(s):

Daivis Švirinas; Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė

Other key lawyers:


‘They are strategic thinkers who can devise effective legal strategies to address competition-related issues. They understand the broader business goals of our company and can align legal tactics with these objectives.’

‘High expertise level and professionalism.’

‘Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė – excellent lawyer with client-oriented attitude and experience in different industries. She is a perfect adviser. She is available when the client needs her and her advice.’

‘Auridas Litvinas – young lawyer who has passion what he is doing. Perfect attitude to the client, perfect written skills. Very competent and responsible.’

‘Daivis Švirinas is an outstanding lawyer. His stand-out quality is that he is very knowledgeable about the specifics of our business sector. We would highly recommend him.’

‘Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė is always responsive and attentive, her advice is both easy to understand and thorough.’

‘Daivis Švirinas and Auridas Litvinas are outstanding professionals.’

‘Extensive knowledge of competition law, including relevant statutes, regulations, and case law. They are well-versed in the legal principles that govern antitrust and competition matters.’

Key clients

IKI Lietuva

Bitė, Mezon, TV Play, All Media

Invalda INVL, INVL Asset Management

Limedika, Gintarinė Vaistinė, Norfos Vaistinė


Ignitis Renewables

Forum Cinemas

Žalgiris Kaunas

Kauno Tiltai


Laumann Beteiligungs GmbH

Rivona, Norfos mažmena

Topo Grupė




Roland DG Corporation

Robert Bosch

Volfas Engelman




Biovela Group

Pro Bro Group

Heidelberg Cement



Pigu Group

Lex Ano

Work highlights

  • Representing Gintarinė vaistinė and Limedika in the first-instance court regarding a €24m fine for an alleged price-fixing agreement.
  • Advised INVL Asset Management regarding its acquisition of the leading chain of sanatorium resorts in Lithuania, Eglės sanatorija, together with a competing sanatorium resort Nemunas.
  • Successfully represented Bitė, one of the largest mobile operators in the Baltics, in the final instance court proceedings on matters related to the €30m acquisition of Mezon.

Lithuania > Fintech Tier 1

Sorainen‘s finance and insurance department is led by the duo of Tomas Kontautas, who focuses on regulatory matters, and Augustas Klezys, who covers a range of transactions and fintech licensing issues across the EU. Further work in the fintech space for the practice include handling the establishment of new companies and acquisitions in addition to electronic money and crypto matters, areas for which senior associate Liutauras Vasiliauskas is noted. The firm also advises on anti-money-laundering matters, with Akvilė Jurkaitytė and Goda Drasute being key names in this space. The practice also recently recruited anti-money laundering expert Eimantas Vytuvis.

Practice head(s):

Tomas Kontautas; Augustas Klezys


‘Partner Augustas Klezys has deep knowledge and understanding of the financial market and, as such, can navigate the client through complex matters utilising his out-of-box thinking abilities.’

‘Senior associate Liutauras Vasiliauskas is constantly deepening his fintech knowledge and provides strong argumentation in complex fintech regulatory matters.’

‘Tomas Kontautas – great commercial sense, very approachable. Akvilė Jurkaitytė – effective and approachable.’

‘They are approachable, we can treat them as an extension of our in-house team.’

‘We enjoy working with Liutauras Vasiliauskas – he is thorough, knowledgeable and a strong sense of intellectual curiosity.’

‘Concrete, accurate, practical.’

Key clients


Lendwill AS

Corporate Services UAB

Finolita Unio

Work highlights

  • Advised Benker on licence passporting matters and regulatory issues, advised on the establishment of related companies and transfer of businesses, and represented the client with the Bank of Lithuania.
  • Advised Lendwill on expanding its business into Lithuania and obtaining a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform operator licence in Lithuania.
  • Representing Finolita at the inspection of the Bank of Lithuania.

Lithuania > Intellectual property Tier 1

The IP team at Sorainen is regularly approached for representation in high-stakes disputes regarding trade marks, domain names, and patents, and advises on compliance with local and EU IP law. Assisting a range of large and small companies and startups, the ‘professional and responsible’ team is also noted for its broad sector experience covering the IT, pharmaceuticals, media and telecoms industries. IP and TMT litigator Stasys Drazdauskas and Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė, who also leads the competition and regulatory groups, lead the team. Senior associate Sidas Sokolovas is highlighted for his focus on IP and IT regulatory and transactions work, including in highly regulated sectors.

Practice head(s):

Monika Mališauskaitė-Vaupšienė; Stasys Drazdauskas

Other key lawyers:

Sidas Sokolovas; Irma Kirklytė


‘The Sorainen team is highly professional, the one that could be trusted with their expertise. They are very quick to react to our requests and they handle them with delving deeply into the problem that we have. It’s great that we can consult with them on different topics. Their team covers expertise of different fields.’

‘The Intellectual property team is very professional and responsible.’

‘We worked with Stasys Drazdauskas and counsel Irma Kirklytė – the lawyers are very professional and offer possible solutions to the question.’

‘Sorainen has years of experience and unique competence to handle multi-faceted and sophisticated cases in Lithuania. Their legal team is well balanced and allows them to provide a diverse range of services. They have the necessary mindset to provide services to digital players.’

‘Sidas Sokolovas and Stasys Drazdauskas: high responsiveness, knowledge and an open-minded approach to all legal challenges.’

‘Sorainen’s IP team provided us with an in-depth review of the regulatory environment and helped to assess our compliance with the current IP regulation and possible strategies for operation. The deliverables were very applicable and were followed by comprehensive verbal consultation.’

Key clients



Investara (trade name Local Ocean)

Honeywell International

The Kalnapilis-Tauro Group (member of Royal Unibrew)

Spanvall ApS



Grupo Bimbo

Roland DG Corporation

Pro Bro Group


Work highlights

  • Advising Google on the implementation of various important EU pieces of legislation related to IP, including the Copyright Directive, the Retransmission Directive and the Digital Services Act in Lithuania.
  • Advised Japan-based Roland DG Corporation on intellectual property issues related to its investment into Veika, a Lithuanian company that specialises in the development of innovative printing technologies.
  • Successfully represented the Kalnapilis-Tauras group in a dispute over its trade mark and visual designs to promote non-alcoholic products against Lithuania’s Drug, Tobacco, and Alcohol Control department in the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.

Lithuania > Projects and energy Tier 1

Sorainen's energy and infrastructure team is well known for handling high-profile M&A deals, PPPs, transactions and financing matters within the renewable energy space. On the energy side of the practice, onshore wind projects are a key area of instruction, while on the infrastructure side, the group has been kept busy advising on prominent, design-related construction and rail development projects. Cross-border matters are another key driver of work for the team, which has a solid track record in assisting European and other international investors with entering into the Lithuanian energy market. Corporate and energy lawyer Sergej Butov and real estate, construction and environmental law expert Asta Augutytė-Rapkevičienė co-head the practice. Counsel Andrius Šimkus brings expertise in energy law, while Paulius Murauskas handles public procurement projects.

Practice head(s):

Sergej Butov; Asta Augutytė-Rapkevičienė

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is caring, proactive and always demonstrates a keen interest in the matter. And, most importantly in today’s world, react very quickly.

‘Asta Augutyte-Rapkeviciene is very structured, explaining complex issues in a step-by-step and simple way, always finds a way out even in very desperate or difficult situations. Asta is also very attentive to details and is very diligent because she notices even the smallest important details that usually go unnoticed. Andrius Simkus is a top European-level lawyer with a broad and comprehensive knowledge of energy issues. When you entrust him to analyse a legal matter, you know it will be thought through from every possible angle. Real expert.’

‘Team of strong lawyers, flexibility, experience.’

‘Andrius Simkus was eager to provide the best support and service for the client. Tailor-made approach. Respect for details.’

‘High level of expertise. Capacity to explain the subject clearly and give an opinion.’

‘High level of involvement and rigorous approach.’

‘The lawyer Andrius Simkus was an excellent expert in the energy field and one of the best in managing all tasks on time and in a very efficient manner.’

Key clients

Encavis AG

Rgreen Invest

Ignitis Renewables

European Energy Exchange

Vilniaus daugiafunkcis kompleksas



Fluency Energy GmbH

Lietuvos geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways)

Vilnius Gediminas technical university

Kapsch TrafficCom AG

State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant

Work highlights

  • Assisted Encavis AG with entering into the Lithuanian market by acquiring an onshore wind farm in Lithuania.
  • Advised the European Energy Exchange (EEX) on acquiring a 66% stake in GET Baltic, operated by the Lithuanian gas transmission system Amber Grid.
  • Advised Ignitis Renewables on an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in a company developing an onshore wind farm in Northwest Lithuania.

Lithuania > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Sorainen‘s real estate and construction team provides support to a solid client base of real estate funds, asset management companies, manufacturers, and retailers on prominent transactions and developments in the Lithuanian market. Recent areas of instruction include office, residential, hotel, and shopping centre developments. The practice is jointly led by Aušra Mudėnaitė, who has experience in handling transactional matters and litigation, and Kęstutis Adamonis, who fields expertise in commercial leasing matters. Asta Augutytė-Rapkevičienė is a key contact for construction issues, FIDIC contracts, environmental law, and energy infrastructure projects. Simonas Skukauskas is well versed in advising on territorial planning and cultural heritage matters.

Practice head(s):

Aušra Mudėnaitė; Kęstutis Adamonis

Other key lawyers:


‘The team consists of the experts in this field. The services were provided duly and in time. Lawyers in this team know real-estate business really well. We enjoyed communication with the lawyers.’

‘Simonas Skukauskas is the best expert in this field, always knows the most recent tendencies of the real estate law. Also, he is usually one step ahead – when you have a question in mind Simonas is already answering it. Asta Augutytė – Rapkevičienė understands all needs of the client and technicalities of the business.’

‘Asta Augutyte is the partner who is assisting us. Her way of working is very close to our firm/culture. She is always available, and can explain all items with practical knowledge. Asta has a complete overview on her case.’

‘I work with Simonas Skukauskas and Aušra Mudėnaitė – the professionals of real estate, we trust them.’

‘The Sorainen team stands out for their distinctive commitment to each project. They delve deep, understanding not just the apparent issues but also the potential challenges and opportunities that might arise. A defining trait is their proactive approach: they not only highlight potential pitfalls but actively engage in negotiating the best outcomes for their clients. Furthermore, their expertise is enriched by incorporating best practices and insights from international cases. For potential clients considering their services, it’s important to know that the strengths of the Sorainen team lie in their comprehensive engagement, diverse global experience, and unwavering commitment to delivering excellence and value.’

‘The individuals at Sorainen truly distinguish themselves in the legal field through their unparalleled proactiveness. In our collaboration, it often feels as if they are an integral part of our own team, which is a testament to their level of engagement and deep understanding of our objectives. Their approach is not merely about addressing issues; it’s about anticipating them, thinking outside the box, and striving for the best solutions that align with our goals. A standout partner I’d like to highlight is Kestutis Adamonis. His dedication, insightful approach, and consistent drive for excellence underscore the qualities that make Sorainen invaluable to us. In every interaction, the qualities we’ve come to value immensely include their innovative thinking, unwavering commitment, and a genuine partnership mindset.’

Key clients

Eveko investicija UAB

Lord LB Asset Management

Titanium Baltic Real Estate

Lords LB European Property Fund SCA SICAV-RAIF


Lidl Lietuva

SBA Urban

Lietuvos draudimas AB

Orner Group

Rinvest UAB

KNV 10, UAB, Marina Nida, UAB

Unique Properties UAB

Releven Group



Vastint Lithuania

Work highlights

  • Advised UAB Eveko investicija on a built-to-suit lease agreement with the international logistics company Itella Logistics.
  • Advised the Titanium Baltic Real Estate fund on acquiring the Avia Solutions Group headquarters developed by AeroCity Group in Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Assisted Pon.Bike with an agreement with YIT Lietuva for the construction of a 40,000 m2 manufacturing facility in Kėdainiai Free Economic Zone (FEZ) in Lithuania.

Lithuania > Shipping and transport Tier 1

Viewed as ‘nothing short of exceptional’Sorainen's team has an excellent track record in handling matters for clients in the rail, road, aviation and shipping sectors. The group's workload includes aircraft leasing, transactional matters, entrances into the Lithuanian market and ship mortgages, as well has advising on regulatory and compliance issues. Construction and infrastructure matters are another key driver of work for the team. Daivis Švirinas co-heads the practice with Vaiva MašidlauskienėSvetlana Rudaja is another key practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Daivis Švirinas; Vaiva Mašidlauskienė

Other key lawyers:


‘Sorainen is a strong law firm in the Baltic states with a particularly impressive presence in Lithuania. The firm provide top level legal assistance.’

‘I work with Vaiva Mašidlauskienė since she is an outspoken expert on shipping and transport matters, including ship mortgage law.’

‘This is a professional team, which provides solutions to our problems.’

‘Working with Sorainen means always know that everything will be done in time and with exceptional accuracy. They approach the task responsibly, assessing risks that we could not even think of, and also comprehensively analyze the situation, attracting the necessary specialists who are professionals in their field. Always adhere to the established deadlines and work ahead of the curve.’

‘It is worth to mention Vaiva Mašidlauskienė, whose outstanding work helps us a lot during our cooperation.’

‘Quick responses by lawyers to inquiries and detailed consultations are provided.’

‘I have been collaborating with Sorainen for many years, and our partnership has been nothing short of exceptional. Our relationship extends beyond professional engagements and reflects a strong bond built on trust and mutual respect.’

‘Vaiva Mašidlauskienė is a highly accomplished lawyer specialising in logistics, corporate matters and litigation. Her unique combination of expertise, dedication, and innovative thinking consistently distinguishes her.’

Key clients

Nova Post

Mogo LT

Vinted Go

Toyota Baltic AS

UAB “Finėjas”

DP World Commodities and Logistics FZE

Lietuvos geležinkeliai (Lithuanian railways)

AB LTG Infra

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Ionity GmbH

Baltic Workboats


DHL Lietuva

AB Kelių priežiūra

Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

Uber B.V.

Nissan Nordic Europe Oy

GetJet Airlines

Auto 100 A/S

Work highlights

  • Acted as Lithuanian legal counsel to Vinted Go, specifically on regulatory and contractual matters, concerning Vinted Go’s acting as intermediary for shipment of parcels.

Lithuania > Tax Tier 1

Sorainen's large tax team is very well known for advising on transactions and business structuring, and is equally strong in handling VAT, transfer pricing and tax disputes. The client base includes a number of international businesses and start-ups, some of which are active in areas such as crypto. Tax expert Indrė Ščeponienė co-heads the practice with firm managing partner Saulė Dagilytė, who has an established track record in advising on a range of tax matters. Counsel Gerda Skirbutienė is singled out for her contributions.

Practice head(s):

Saulė Dagilytė; Indrė Ščeponienė

Other key lawyers:


‘They have demonstrated their expertise by thoroughly examining the issue from multiple angles and have found the right solution.’

‘Gerda Skirbutiene is a top-notch professional who answered all my questions and took the time to explain the intricacies of the local tax requirements. I can confidently say that working with such professionals is a true pleasure.’

‘Sorainen boasts a multifaceted legal team with expertise spanning various domains, including tax matters. What sets their tax team apart is their innovative approach, which adeptly reconciles conventional tax and legal principles and requirements with the demands of cutting-edge businesses and novel models.’

‘The main strength of the team is the ability to adhere the strict deadlines and ensure the high-quality service.’

‘Sorainen has wide knowledge in the Tax field which enables them to quickly assemble a team which can cover a wide field of issues. Deep knowledge, ability to communicate clearly (especially to individuals outside tax/legal field), quick response – this makes them top pick to solve problems and get answers.’

‘Large, competitive, responsive.’

‘Individuals are very dedicated to the customers, they are attentive, patient, flexible.’

‘Indre Sceponiene is a very experienced tax professional. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. Always a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Taurus Wealth

Invalda INVL

Encavis AG

Norcurrent group

Lords LB

Work highlights

  • Advised INVL group on a tax assessment of a deal with Šiaulių Bankas to merge retail businesses.
  • Assisted Encavis AG with tax due diligence and post due-diligence matters concerning its acquisition of an onshore wind farm in Lithuania.
  • Represented the Nordcurrent Group in a tax audit and subsequent tax dispute involving taxation on dividends.

Lithuania > TMT Tier 1

Sorainen has an excellent reputation for advising on a broad range of TMT matters. Key drivers of work for the group include data protection, regulatory and compliance issues, TMT transactions, related M&A deals and market entry issues. The client base includes prominent global companies Microsoft and Google, alongside media, telecoms, tech and IT entities. The practice is led by the triumvirate of Laimonas SkibarkaJonas Kiauleikis and Stasys Drazdauskas, who specialises in information technology, IP, and data protection law. Matas Mačiulaitis and Mindaugas Dominykas Baniulis have expertise in handling large venture capital investments. Sidas Sokolovas and Irma Kirklyte are key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Laimonas Skibarka; Stasys Drazdauskas; Jonas Kiauleikis


‘The team provides practical advice in a timely manner. The advice is both useful from a business perspective as well as from a legal perspective. We work with Sidas Sokolovas who is always great. He is practical, timely, business-oriented and legally correct!’

‘Very professional and engaging team. What is important is that the Sorainen team can explain complex subjects to everyone at every level.’

‘The individuals I worked with are their subject matter experts. We don’t get one person who handles all of our cases but we get individuals who are experts in their field.’

‘Prompt and practical advice.’

‘Sidas Sokolovas – valued for pragmatic, fast and commercially-minded response.’

‘The team is highly responsive and motivated group of people with great expertise. Our cooperation is dealing with a client who is a major tech company. The teams help us with any new product/service analysis and supports our efforts to keep the client complaint.’

‘They have client-centric approach. Sorainen is committed to providing its clients with the highest level of service. Its lawyers are responsive, proactive, and always willing to go the extra mile.’

What sets Irma Kirklyte apart is her unparalleled expertise in privacy matters in law, also her broad understanding of business. What I’ve particularly valued is her ability to break down complex legal issues into straightforward, actionable advice.

Key clients

Bitė Lietuva




TV3 Group

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Jonas Software (part of Constellation Software)





Wargaming group


Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris

Elephant VC

Klett Lernen und Information GmbH (part of the Klett Group)


Open Circle Capital


Baltnetos komunikacijos

Cast AI Baltics


Orange Business Services





Shif4 Payments


Rocket Sofware



Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Mezon before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania concerning a dispute over the transfer of frequencies.
  • Advised PVcase on a USD 100 million investment.
  • Assisted Oxlylabs with its acquisition of Webshare Software Company, based in Silicon Valley.

One team working for your goals

We are an international business law firm working as one integrated team for a single goal – helping clients succeed in business.

With 44 partners and more than 250 lawyers and tax specialists, we have the resources to support our clients on all business law and tax issues across the Baltics. Founded in 1995, the firm has worked on many significant mandates for international and local clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Aku Sorainen +372 6 400 910
Corporate and M&A Eva Berlaus +371 67 365 014
Tax Saulė Dagilytė +370 52 685 040
Intellectual property Ieva Andersone +371 67 365 000
Competition & Regulatory Kaupo Lepasepp +372 6 400 939
Photo Name Position Profile
Kęstutis Adamonis photo Mr Kęstutis Adamonis I am a partner and head of the firm’s regional Real Estate…
Lina Aleknaitė – van der Molen photo Ms Lina Aleknaitė – van der Molen As a counsel and attorney-at-law specialising in the fields of finance and…
Sandra Aleksandravičienė photo Ms Sandra Aleksandravičienė I am an associate in the firm’s Real Estate & Construction team.…
Asta Augutytė-Rapkevičienė photo Ms Asta Augutytė-Rapkevičienė As a partner specialising in real estate, construction and environmental areas, I…
Monika Balčaitienė photo Ms Monika Balčaitienė I am an associate with the Dispute Resolution team and a legal…
Mindaugas Dominykas Baniulis photo Mr Mindaugas Dominykas Baniulis As a member of the firm’s Corporate and M&A team, my main…
Aira Bareikaitė photo Ms Aira Bareikaitė I am an associate with the firm’s Tax team. I advise domestic…
Barbora Bernatonytė photo Ms Barbora Bernatonytė I am an associate with the firm’s Corporate and M&A team.
Ana Borovko photo Ms Ana Borovko I am an associate with the firm‘s Employment team. I specialize in…
Sergej Butov photo Mr Sergej Butov As head of the firm’s Corporate and M&A team in Lithuania, I…
Saulė Dagilytė photo Ms Saulė Dagilytė Heading the firm’s Tax team in Lithuania means three things – solving…
Aušrinė Dambrauskaitė photo Ms Aušrinė Dambrauskaitė As an associate with the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management team,…
Aurelija Daubaraitė photo Ms Aurelija Daubaraitė As a senior associate, my primary focus is on employment law, where…
Stasys Drazdauskas photo Dr Stasys Drazdauskas As head of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications team in Lithuania,…
Goda Drąsutė photo Ms Goda Drąsutė I specialize in banking, financial services, prevention of terrorist financing and anti-money…
Evaldas Dūdonis photo Mr Evaldas Dūdonis I am a partner of the firm’s Corporate and M&A team with…
Aušra Gaurytė photo Ms Aušra Gaurytė As a specialist in the dispute resolution field, my work involves assisting…
Vitalija Impolevičienė photo Ms Vitalija Impolevičienė I am attorney-at-law, a senior associate with the firm’s Finance & Insurance…
Goda Jakubauskaitė photo Ms Goda Jakubauskaitė I am an associate with the firm’s Corporate and M&A team. I advise…
Donatas Jasaitis photo Mr Donatas Jasaitis As a senior associate with the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management…
Nojus Jašmontas photo Mr Nojus Jašmontas I am an associate with the firm’s Competition and Regulatory team. I…
Akvilė Jurkaitytė photo Ms Akvilė Jurkaitytė As an associate with the firm‘s Finance & Insurance team, I mainly specialise in…
Raminta Karlonaitė-Durnan photo Ms Raminta Karlonaitė-Durnan Since the start of my legal career, I have specialised in mergers…
Kazimieras Karpickis photo Mr Kazimieras Karpickis I am a member of the firm‘s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management…
Jurgita Karvelė photo Ms Jurgita Karvelė A double specialization in both dispute resolution and employment law enables me…
Jonas Kiauleikis photo Mr Jonas Kiauleikis I am co-head of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sector…
Julija Kirkilienė photo Ms Julija Kirkilienė I am a senior associate with the firm’s Real Estate & Construction…
Augustas Klezys photo Mr Augustas Klezys As a partner with the firm’s Finance & Insurance team and a…
Tomas Kontautas  photo Mr Tomas Kontautas  Partner and Head of the Finance & Insurance in Lithuania. Although my…
Greta Kubiliūnaitė photo Ms Greta Kubiliūnaitė As a member of the Sorainen Dispute Resolution & Risk Management team,…
Dominykas Kulakas photo Mr Dominykas Kulakas As an associate with the firm’s Finance and Insurance team, I advise…
Irma Kunickė photo Ms Irma Kunickė As a counsel specializing in data protection and information technology, I assist…
Aušra Kunčiuvienė photo Ms Aušra Kunčiuvienė I am an associate with the firm’s Finance & Insurance team, specialising…
Erikas Linkevičius photo Mr Erikas Linkevičius As an associate with the firm‘s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management team,…
Auridas Litvinas photo Mr Auridas Litvinas After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Oxford I joined Sorainen…
Domantė Lunytė photo Ms Domantė Lunytė As an associate with the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management team,…
Miglė Mainionytė photo Ms Miglė Mainionytė As an associate with the firm’s Tax team, I advise clients on…
Monika Mališauskaite-Vaupšiene photo Mrs Monika Mališauskaite-Vaupšiene As partner and  head of the Competition & Regulatory team in Lithuania,…
Edgaras Markevičius photo Mr Edgaras Markevičius I am a counsel with the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management…
Vaiva Mašidlauskienė photo Ms Vaiva Mašidlauskienė Keeping a focus on three areas of expertise complementing each other –…
Raminta Matulytė photo Ms Raminta Matulytė I am an associate with the firm’s Competition and Regulatory team. I…
Matas Mačiulaitis photo Mr Matas Mačiulaitis I am head of the firm‘s Startup sector group in Lithuania. I…
Jurgita Mikučionienė photo Ms Jurgita Mikučionienė As an associate with the firm’s Real Estate & Construction team, I…
Aušra Mudėnaitė photo Mrs Aušra Mudėnaitė As co-head of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction team in Lithuania,…
Paulius Murauskas photo Mr Paulius Murauskas I am a senior associate with the firm‘s Dispute Resolution team, specialising…
Emilė Navickaitė photo Ms Emilė Navickaitė I am a member of the Real Estate & Construction team. I…
Justina Paškevičienė photo Ms Justina Paškevičienė I am a senior associate with the firm’s Real Estate & Construction…
Algirdas Pekšys photo Mr Algirdas Pekšys I am a partner with the firm’s Corporate and M&A team. I…
Indrė Pelėdaitė photo Ms Indrė Pelėdaitė As a counsel with the firm’s Finance & Insurance team, I mainly…
Mantas Petkevičius photo Mr Mantas Petkevičius As a member of the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice, I lead…
Izabelė Petrikaitė photo Ms Izabelė Petrikaitė I am an associate with the firm‘s Employment team. I assist other…
Linas Petronaitis photo Mr Linas Petronaitis I am a Senior Associate in the firm‘s Competition & Regulatory team.…
Andrius Pilitauskas photo Mr Andrius Pilitauskas As an associate with the firm’s Finance and Insurance team, I advise…
Agnė Pimpytė photo Ms Agnė Pimpytė I am a senior associate with the firm‘s Tax team. During pre-trial…
Lina Ragainytė photo Ms Lina Ragainytė Senior Associate
Gabriele Raižytė photo Ms Gabriele Raižytė As an associate with the firm’s Real Estate & Construction team, I…
Julius Raškauskas photo Mr Julius Raškauskas I am a senior associate with the firm’s Real Estate & Construction…
Darius Raulušaitis photo Mr Darius Raulušaitis I am a criminal lawyer and head of the firm’s Risk Management,…
Ieva Rimavičienė photo Ms Ieva Rimavičienė As an attorney-at-law and counsel with the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk…
Svetlana Rudaja photo Ms Svetlana Rudaja Specialising in the field of transport law, I advise clients on matters…
Andrius Šimkus photo Mr Andrius Šimkus I am an expert in energy law, regulation, policy, strategy and management.…
Laimonas Skibarka photo Mr Laimonas Skibarka As partner of Sorainen, I am passionate about our firm’s core purpose…
Gerda Skirbutienė photo Ms Gerda Skirbutienė As an experienced domestic and international tax adviser and employment lawyer, in…
Simonas Skukauskas photo Mr Simonas Skukauskas I am a versatile real estate lawyer with extensive experience in advising…
Simonas Šlitas photo Mr Simonas Šlitas Specialising in real estate, construction, and environmental and energy law, I advise…
Vincas Šniutė photo Mr Vincas Šniutė As an associate with the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management team,…
Danas Šniutė photo Mr Danas Šniutė As an associate with the firm’s Competition & Regulatory team, I advise…
Sidas Sokolovas photo Mr Sidas Sokolovas I am a senior associate specialising in the fields of IP, IT,…
Simona Stančiukaitė photo Ms Simona Stančiukaitė I am a senior associate with the firm’s Real Estate & Construction…
Grėta Šumskytė photo Ms Grėta Šumskytė I am an associate in Sorainen’s Finance & Insurance team. I advise clients on a wide range of issues related to fintech and finance and banking. 
Daivis Švirinas photo Dr Daivis Švirinas I head the firm’s regional Competition practice as well as our Competition…
Kęstutis Švirinas photo Mr Kęstutis Švirinas I am head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management team…
Indrė Ščeponienė photo Mr Indrė Ščeponienė As the leader of the firm’s Tax team in Lithuania and a co-head of the regional team, I help clients ensure effective communication with the tax administrator. In advising on tax issues, I always seek creative solutions that meet client needs. 
Jurgita Tekorienė photo Ms Jurgita Tekorienė I am a senior associate with the firm’s Corporate and M&A and…
Simona Timbarienė photo Ms Simona Timbarienė As an associate with the firm’s Finance & Insurance team, I focus…
Povilas Užkuraitis photo Mr Povilas Užkuraitis I am an associate with the firm‘s Tax team. Having specialised in…
Aliaksei Vashkevich photo Mr Aliaksei Vashkevich As a member of the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice group, I…
Liutauras Vasiliauskas photo Mr Liutauras Vasiliauskas As a senior associate with the firm’s Finance & Insurance team, I…
Agnietė Venckienė photo Ms Agnietė Venckienė As a counsel leading our Employment practice in Lithuania, I have been…
 Eimantas Vytuvis photo Mr Eimantas Vytuvis As a counsel with the firm’s Finance & Insurance team and a…
Erika Žigutė photo Ms Erika Žigutė As the co-head of the life sciences and healthcare sector group in…
Reda Čiulkinienė photo Ms Reda Čiulkinienė As a member of the Real Estate and Construction team, I advise…
Partners : 44
Lawyers & tax advisers : 250+
Business services professionals : 100+
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