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TGS Baltic

QUADRUM BUSINESS CITY, EAST BUILDING 8TH FLOOR, KONSTITUCIJOS AVE. 21A, 08130 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
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Work +370 5 251 4444
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Fax +370 5 251 4455
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www.tgsbaltic.com
Riga, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius

Lithuania

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic’s client base includes the European Investment Bank and Nordea. It provides a broad range of financial services to international institutions, investment banks and private equity firms. Practice head Vilius Bernatonis advised ING Bank and other creditors on the amendment and restatement of a term loan and revolving facility agreement. Ieva Dosinaitė has left the firm for Ellex.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

TGS Baltic

Marius Matonis and Vidmantas Drizga co-lead the team at TGS Baltic, which caters to a wide range of corporate and private clients including Medicinos Bankas and BaltCap. In recent work, the firm acted for Apex Alliance on an investment and development project which spanned multiple jurisdictions, including Romania. Aurimas Pauliukevičius advised an investment company on the acquisition of a stake in a sportswear company and on obtaining merger clearance from the Lithuanian Competition Council.

Leading individuals

Marius Matonis - TGS Baltic

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic handles a blend of international arbitration and litigation related to banking and investment disputes. Vilius Bernatonis is representing Vilnius City Municipality in an investor-state arbitration brought by Veolia Environnement; the case has been brought in parallel with a claim against the Republic of Lithuania by Veolia Environnement in which the firm is also representing the defendant. Key figures in the practice are Lina Darulienė, who leads the litigation and competition group; head of arbitration Valentinas Mikelėnas; and head of restructuring and insolvency Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė. Senior associate Olegas Šibkovas joined the firm from Kaunas Regional Court.

Leading individuals

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

The team at TGS Baltic is led by Lina Darulienė and has strength in handling cross-border matters such as merger control. New partner and head of the regulatory subgroup Lauras Butkevičius is currently representing Euroapotheca in an investigation by the Lithuanian Competition Council related to an alleged cartel. The group also counts the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries and the Vilnius Cogeneration Plant as clients. Darius Miniotas is recommended for his experience in cartels and abuse of dominance issues. Gintautas Bartkus has left the firm for Deloitte Legal, Professional Partnership of Advocates.

Next generation lawyers

Darius Miniotas - TGS Baltic

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic's international client base includes major pharmaceutical companies and retail chains. The 'professional and clear' team is led by Ieva Povilaitienė and has expertise in advising on the employment aspects of cross-border transactions and acting for foreign employers. In recent work, it assisted Lithuanian National Radio and Television with implementing the Labour Code. Senior associate Vytautas Šilinskas is recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

Mindaugas Civilka and Vidmantas Drizga lead the IP practice group at TGS Baltic, which has expertise in trade mark litigation and also handles data protection matters. Lina Darulienė is the key name for IP litigation; she recently represented Virtuvės mitų griovėjai in a trade mark dispute. Senior associates Greta Bujutė, who joined the team from Danske Bank, and Indrė Barauskienė are also noted.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic has a strong reputation for handling power and infrastructure projects, including financing and dispute work. Marius Matonis is advising BaltCap Infrastructure Fund on the acquisition of a biomass plant development company and the negotiation of a €16m engineering, procurement and construction contract for the further development of a plant in Vilnius. The team also represented the Ministry of Energy in an investor-state arbitration with Veolia Environnement. Other recommended lawyers include Vilius Bernatonis and Paulius Zapolskis. Senior associate Gailė Juozapaitytė is known for her expertise in energy-related regulatory compliance.

Leading individuals

Vilius Bernatonis - TGS Baltic

Next generation lawyers

Paulius Zapolskis - TGS Baltic

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic undertakes transactional and advisory work for real estate projects and developers. Practice head Dainius Stasiulis acted for Lithuanian Airports on the reconstruction of the runway of Vilnius Airport. The team also advised a scientific laser producer on the acquisition of a manufacturing complex in Vilnius. Associate Dominykas Užkurnys joined the firm from LEADELL Balčiūnas & Grajauskas. Senior associate Sandra Bliuvaitė-Šulcienė remains a key name to note.

Next generation lawyers

Sandra BliuvaitÄ—-Ĺ ulcienÄ— - TGS Baltic

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

TGS Baltic handles a wide range of aviation and shipping matters for domestic and international clients such as Lithuanian Railways. Practice head Vidmantas Drizga and Eglė Lauraitytė acted for Lithuanian Airports (the state enterprise operating Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports) on the transformation of its legal form to a public company. Vilius Bernatonis and Daiva Ušinskaitė-Filonovienė are also key practitioners in the group.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

The team at TGS Baltic is led by Mindaugas Civilka and advises domestic and international corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline. Dalia Tamašauskaitė-Žilienė and Paulius Zapolskis continue to act for Microsoft on data protection issues related to cybersecurity and cloud services, while Vidmantas Drizga and senior associate Vytautas Šilinskas advise Wix. The team welcomed two new senior associates: Greta Bujutė joined from Danske Bank and Henrika Žymančienė from Ernst & Young Baltic AS.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

TGS Baltic

The tax group at TGS Baltic has particular strength in private equity and venture capital taxation and its advice is regularly sought after by international financial institutions. Led by Robertas Degesys, the team also has experience in advising on the tax aspects of cross-border transactions and corporate restructuring. Tax consultants Loreta Antanaitienė and Dainius Daugirda are recommended.

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