Mr Mantas Petkevičius > Sorainen > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
44A Gedimino Ave
LT-01110 Vilnius
Lithuania

Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Position

Partner, head of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital team

Career

As a member of the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice, Mantas Petkevičius leads the Private Equity & Venture Capital team. Mantas is an expert of transaction negotiations and foreign investments.

Private equity and venture capital. For the last five years Mantas has been leading the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital team, which covers both private equity and venture capital transactions as well as fund structuring (formation, negotiations for Limited Partnership Agreements (LPAs) or fund rules, regulatory advice). Together with the team Mantas has worked on many private equity and venture capital investments and exits as well as mezzanine financing on both sides, representing respective funds and their counterparties. The team also helped to establish several private equity and venture capital funds mostly working on the general partner (GP) side, but also on the limited partner (LP) side.

Topping the M&A rankings. Mantas has assisted in many transactions on both the buy and sell sides. According to Mergermarket statistics, he is ranked No. 3 among individual lawyers by total value of major M&A transactions advised and No. 5 by total number of major M&A transactions (exceeding EUR 5 million value) advised in the Baltics (29 transactions with total disclosed value of EUR 2.678 billion between 2005-2019).

Experience in big projects. Mantas is often involved in large M&A-like transactions, such as acquisition of the “good bank” of Ūkio bankas in the course of its bankruptcy by Šiaulių bankas (value over EUR 790 million), merger of the operations of DNB and Nordea banks in the Baltics forming the new banking group Luminor (approx EUR 11 billion in combined assets) and various internal corporate restructurings, group structuring, and the like.

Foreign investments in Lithuania. Mantas also often assists foreign investors in making investments in Lithuania, including direct foreign investments supported by investment incentives.

Real estate transactions. Mantas is an active member of Sorainen real estate transaction team often involved in major commercial real estate (shopping centres, business centres) transactions.

Languages

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Memberships

  • Lithuanian Bar Association
  • Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LT VCA)

Education

  • Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)
  • Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia (LLM in EU and International Law)