Mr Evaldas Dūdonis > Sorainen > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile

Sorainen
44A Gedimino Ave
LT-01110 Vilnius
Lithuania

Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Position

Partner

Career

Evaldas is clients’ go-to corporate lawyer. He is an experienced expert in corporate governance field and has successfully led the Sorainen firm-wide corporate workstream. With considerable experience in projects covering all three Baltic States, he advises local and international clients throughout businesses’ life cycles. He has advised a large number of foreign investors on launching or developing their business in Lithuania, including Nasdaq Vilnius Services, Mondelez, PKC Group, Harbortouch Payments and Virtustream.

As an active member of an expert group that reviews and updates Lithuanian company law, Evaldas contributes to improving the country’s legal business environment.

Covering full life cycle. With considerable experience in projects covering all three Baltic States, Evaldas advises local and international clients throughout the life cycle of their business: from company founding, development and growth, to company closure.

Significant merger of road maintenance firms. One of the most significant and challenging projects Evaldas has been involved with was the merger of all the state-owned road maintenance companies in Lithuania. He was responsible for the successful merger of 11 state-owned road maintenance companies into a single unit. After completing the merger, a new company, Kelių priežiūra, was formed. This company employs around 2 600 people and has a yearly turnover of approx 100 million euros.

Webhelp transaction. In one of the larger M&A transactions Evaldas has been handling lately, he advised Webhelp – a global business process outsourcing (BPO) and customer experience company ‒ on its acquisition of the majority of shares in Runway BPO, a multilingual nearshore BPO firm servicing Scandinavian and international customers. The acquisition added nine multilingual centres and 1,000 individuals to the acquiring group of Webhelp.

Improving the business environment. As an active member of an expert group that reviews and updates Lithuanian company law, Evaldas contributes to improving the country’s legal business environment. He also served on a steering committee formed by the Ministry of Economy to advise the government on improving the country’s legal landscape in company law.

Languages

Lithuanian, English, Russian

Memberships

Lithuanian Bar Association

Education

  • Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)
  • College of Law of England and Wales (IBA Practice Diploma in International Capital Markets)

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Sorainen’s forte is in handling large cross-border transactions, with a recent workload including pan-Batlic instructions as well as matters also involving the US and other EU countries. M&A specialist Sergej Butov oversees the team and has a particular interest in the energy and life sciences sectors. Fellow M&A expert and managing partner Laimonas Skibarka is another key name and focuses predominantly on the TMT sector. As well as M&A transactions, the team is also notably adept in private equity and venture capital, where Mantas Petkevičius is a key name of note. The team is also highly skilled in corporate governance work, largely owing to the expertise of Algirdas Pekšys. Senior associate Mindaugas Dominykas Baniulis, who has a particular interest in the TMT sector, is another key figure. Evaldas Dūdonis was promoted to the partnership in January 2022.