Mr Algirdas Pekšys > Sorainen > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
44A Gedimino Ave
LT-01110 Vilnius
Lithuania

Work Department

 Corporate and M&A, Employment

Position

Partner, head of the firm’s Corporate and M&A team in Lithuania

Career

Algirdas Pekšys heads the firm’s Corporate and M&A team in Lithuania. He has been with the firm since 2005, helping to build its Corporate, M&A and Employment practices.

Corporate governance expert. Being particularly interested in corporate governance, Algirdas habitually contributes to improving corporate governance regulation by participating in various working groups focused on corporate law. For example, he authored the first Corporate Governance Code in Lithuania back in 2004 when he was a legal counsel at Nasdaq Vilnius Stock Exchange. The latest initiative Algirdas worked on was an expert group formed by the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance working on transposing best practices introduced by the European Model Company Act (EMCA) into Lithuanian Company Law.

Helping international businesses to expand to Lithuania. Lithuania has become a very attractive destination for foreign investors and a regional leader in terms of FDI-created jobs. Algirdas has advised many foreign companies on making greenfield investments in Lithuania, especially by opening global business service centres (such as Barclays, Western Union, Nasdaq, AIG), as well as on entering the market or growing operations by way of acquisition.

Topping the Mergermarket M&A rankings. Thanks to such transactions as PKN Orlen’s acquisition of Mažeikių Nafta, Providence Equity Partners’ acquisition of telecoms group Bitė, the formation of joint venture energy giant LEO LT, and many others, Algirdas stands at No 1 among individual lawyers by total value of major M&A transactions advised in the Baltics (EUR 4.139 billion during 2005-2019) according to Mergermarket statistics.

Corporate life-cycle and cross-border matters. Algirdas advises clients on all issues, from setting up businesses and fine-tuning their corporate governance systems to managing shareholder relationships and disputes, optimising company group structures, and finally selling or winding up the business. His particular interest lies in matters with a cross-border aspect, such as cross-border mergers: Siemens, If P&C Insurance, ERGO, Seesam, Alpiq, Nasdaq central securities depositories, to name a few Algirdas has worked on.

People management and employment law. Leadership and HR topics have always been among Algirdas’ favourites. For many years he has been a partner supporting firm’s HR team and contributing to HR processes in the firm. This helps him to better understand the challenges that our clients face in HR and allows him to better meet clients’ expectations when advising them on sensitive employment law matters.

Languages

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Memberships

  • Lithuanian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

Education

Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)