Firm Profile > CEE Attorneys > Vilnius, Lithuania

CEE Attorneys
PARTNERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEYS “CEE ATTORNEYS”
KONSTITUCIJOS AVE. 26
LT-08105, VILNIUS
Lithuania

Real estate and construction Tier 3

CEE Attorneys' practice is noted for its involvement in real estate development projects developed on public land and building permit disputes, among other matters. Managing associate Kristina Sabaliauskienė, who leads the team, is experienced in contentious matters about public land leases and problematic development projects. On the non-contentious side, Sabaliauskienė assisted Cargo Europe with negotiating a long-term lease agreement for its head office.

Practice head(s):

Kristina Sabaliauskienė

Key clients

Mosta

Eriadas

Experimentica

Saybolt-Baltija

Sweco Lietuva

CEE Attorneys is an international law firm with a presence in European countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia.

We also closely cooperate with partners’ offices to ensure that our clients have one point of contact and receive consistent and efficient solutions to legal issues of their global strategy.

CEE Attorneys Vilnius office team offers a wide range of legal advice in industries such as retail, technology, construction, manufacturing, financial services, TMT, automotive & transport, public procurement & PPP, EU funds, and other.

Looking at things from the perspective of our clients‘ goals and needs, and deep understanding of clients‘ business processes, organizational structures and financial principles makes us an appreciated partner for businesses in any industry.

Being a relatively young still experienced, versatile and passionate team, we help our clients keep up with the dynamics of today‘s business environment, make informed business decisions and find innovative solutions to their local and global challenges.

Corporate and M&A

Our Corporate and M&A team works on the most complex cross-border projects that embrace legal due diligence, evaluation of tax implications, advice on the most suitable restructuring schemes and establishing international joint ventures, as well as preparation of all leading documents and post-transaction services.

The firm has planned, executed and created a wide range of international contracts, cross-border mergers, international holding structures, groups of companies in diverse jurisdictions: Lithuania, UK, Cyprus, UAE, Belize, Delaware, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

The practice is led by the partner Daina Senapėdiene who has a long-standing reputation for helping clients to address complex cross-border issues.

We are one of the first law firms in Lithuania creating family office concepts to the clients who entrust most of their legal issues to us.

Employment

The Employment team led by managing associate Aleksandr Masaliov focuses mainly on labour and immigration, employee international mobility, as well as individual taxation including international matters. We advise companies on business relocation, corporate establishment in Lithuania, startup ecosystem, local and international labour laws and international taxation issues.

CEE Attorneys Labout&Immigration practice is recognized for its excellent services to local and international clients, including start-up businesses operating within IT, HiTech and manufacturing industry.

Dispute Resolution

The practice is led by partner Inga Kostogriz-Vaitkienė who has a sound experience in litigation by representing international and local clients in the court of all instances. Inga mainly focuses on the disputes arising from public procurement, construction and contract law.

In the recent year, CEE Attorneys secured several wins in the resonant cases. As well, it has submitted two claims to the Supreme court of Lithuania, based on these new precedents shall be set the Supreme court of Lithuania.

When representing the Clients in the court and mediation proceedings, CEE Attorneys is characterized by quite an aggressive and thoroughly planned strategy.

In order to achieve favourable Court decisions for the client, the Litigation team often invokes outsourced experts for the debatable questions as well as private investigators.

Real Estate & Construction

The Real Estate&Construction team provides a wide scope of legal advice and focuses of consulting the clients on all real estate project development aspects: legal due diligence, acquisition contracts, territory planning, designing the building, obtaining building permits, drafting and negotiating construction work agreements, sale-purchase agreements, sales of the residential objects. We also represent clients in legal disputes mostly related to contractual obligations and construction permits.

In the last years, the Real Estate&Construction team is mainly focused on most problematic cases and deals in Lithuanian real estate development market: (i) real estate development projects that are developed on public land, areas designated for conversion projects and disputes arising from; (ii) territory planning and disputes between co-owners of the land plot; (iii) development of unurbanized areas or areas designated for conversion from industrial to residential areas in Vilnius.

The practice is led by Kristina Sabaliauskienė who practices Real Estate law and Construction law since 2009. Kristina has represented some of the largest real estate developer and construction companies in Lithuania.

Due to our highly qualified experts in real estate law, CEE Attorneys has become a member of the Lithuanian Real Estate Development Association (LNTPA) and takes part in the preparation of laws and regulations relating to this field.

Tax

We provide integrated tax and legal advice to corporate and private clients. Our services include due diligence of international tax structures, international tax plans for individuals, companies or groups of companies, transfer pricing documentation, as well as supervision of respective plans and strategies.

We also help the clients with day-to-day businesses, such as tax calculations, declarations, communication with authorities, etc.

 CEE Attorneys Vilnius Tax law team has gained extensive knowledge in international taxation and corporate governance, which allows providing the clients with the highest quality integrated tax and legal services.

Understanding of the client’s business processes, organizational structures and financial (accounting) principles, regulatory and economic environment, management efficiency and financial flow management, makes us confident in implementing client’s organizational structure, minimizing legal and tax risks and advising on establishments and relocations from one jurisdiction to another.

We also help the clients with day-to-day businesses, such as tax calculations, declarations, communication with authorities etc. And here we are a few steps ahead of others, being able to help our clients with these matters in many European jurisdictions such as Estonia, Latvia, Cyprus, Malta, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Spain as well as USA, British Virgin Islands, Isle of Man, Belize, etc.

The practice is led by CEE Attorneys partner Daina Senapėdienė.

Fintech & Crypto & ICO

CEE Attorneys Fintech team provides our clients with a full package of services needed to start and develop their operations in a compliant and cost-effective way. Apart from traditional legal services, we offer legal assistance related to the implementation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing measures, help to form the organizational structure, establishing internal control and risk mitigation system, and ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.

A wide network of international partners enables us to coordinate cross-border issues.

The practice is led by Monika Kriūnaitė who specializes in the fintech area for almost 5 years and has advised clients with the portfolio over €M100.

Public sector

The practice is led by Inga Kostogriz-Vaitkienė who has more than 12 years of litigation practice in the areas of public procurement, construction, and contract law. She has lead cases against such companies as AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai and won so creating new precedents in public procurement.

Intellectual Property & GDPR

We work with the e-commerce, retail, telecom, IT, and fintech companies, providing them regulatory support with licencing, service provision, sell-purchase and other contracts, helping them comply with General Data Protection Regulation (at the legal and procedural level, including analysis of technological processes), as well as protect their intellectual property and defense their rights regarding infringement of their IP rights.

The key person in the practice is Agnė Vaitkevičiūtė, she also is a certified Data Protection Officer.

Department Name Email Telephone
Vilnius Office vilnius@ceeattorneys.com +370 670 70295
Partner Daina Senapėdienė daina.senapediene@ceeattorneys.com
Partner Inga Kostogriz - Vaitkienė inga.kostogriz@ceeattorneys.com
Marketing & Communication Inga Gylienė marketingas@ceeattorneys.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Agnė  Jakštaitė  photo Ms Agnė  Jakštaitė
Mrs Liucija Jankoitė  photo Mrs Liucija Jankoitė
Ms Erika Jurevičiūtė  photo Ms Erika Jurevičiūtė
Mrs Inga  Kostogriz - Vaitkienė  photo Mrs Inga  Kostogriz - Vaitkienė
Ms Monika Kriūnaitė  photo Ms Monika Kriūnaitė
Mrs Lina Liogė  photo Mrs Lina Liogė
Mr Aleksandr Masaliov  photo Mr Aleksandr Masaliov
Mrs Kristina Sabaliauskienė  photo Mrs Kristina Sabaliauskienė
Mrs Daina Senapėdienė  photo Mrs Daina Senapėdienė
Ms Agnė Vaitkevičiūtė  photo Ms Agnė Vaitkevičiūtė
Mr Robertas Vyšniauskas  photo Mr Robertas Vyšniauskas
Ms Ieva Zablackaitė  photo Ms Ieva Zablackaitė
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CEE Attorneys is an international law firm with a presence in Europe and partner bureaus in Asia.

Understanding the dynamics and complexity of the global competitive landscape, we have developed a framework of experienced lawyers in different countries worldwide, so that our clients have one point of contact and receive consistent and efficient solutions to their individual concerns.

Currently, the firm is represented in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, and Ukraine. We closely cooperate with partners’ offices in India, China and Japan.

The firm has already received international acknowledgement in the areas of commercial; corporate and M&A; real estate and construction, dispute resolution and TMT. In the last few years, CEE Attorneys has been recognised by The Legal 500 EMEA as a top-tier legal practice in several areas.

The clients

We advise and work with established multinationals as well as local companies that have international ambitions, by helping them solve the most crucial legal issues and developing a competitive advantage through their global strategy. Our portfolio includes cases ranging from multi-million-euro corporate mergers to fintech start-up advising.

The firm has worked with a diverse range of clients including:

The biggest retail chain in Lithuania, planning its expansion to new international markets and creating a holding structure.

The tech start-up that became a country’s first unicorn in 2019, helping the client transfer business to UK, create groups of companies and prepare for investment.

International companies, helping them to establish subsidiaries and transfer manufacturing capacities to Lithuania, as well as obtain financing from international institutions.

A number of fintech companies, helping them to establish bureaus in Lithuania and obtain the required licenses.

Other Lithuanian companies, helping them attract financing, sell business to foreign investors, and to participate in international tenders.

The team

Our partners and managing associates have wide experience of working under foreign legislation.

The firm has planned, executed and created a wide range of international contracts, cross-border mergers, international holding structures and groups of companies. The legal issues and corporate structures involve diverse jurisdictions: Lithuania, UK, Cyprus, UAE, Belize, Delaware, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

Together, the CEE Attorneys team speaks a range of languages including English, French, German, Russian, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Ukrainian.

CEE Attorneys Vilnius Office

Lithuania’s office, based in Vilnius, is the second-largest in the network with more than 20 professionals.


CLIENT: Milda Mitkutė
COMPANY/FIRM: Vinted
TESTIMONIAL: We’ve been working with CEE Attorneys for many years. I am glad that their team led by the partner Daina Senapėdienė can help solve complex international tax and legal issues. They offer the solutions that are optimal for solving our problems, as well as focused on our business needs.


CLIENT: Justas Janauskas
COMPANY/FIRM: Vinted
TESTIMONIAL: At the beginning of Vinted business development, we started working with CEE Attorneys partner Daina Senapėdienė. Her competence in legal and tax areas has helped us solve various issues in different countries. The firm has a wide network of partners in Europe, so they can offer solutions in most jurisdictions that are of concern for our business.


CLIENT: Paulius Insodas, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: NFQ Technologies
TESTIMONIAL: We are pleased about our partnership with the CEE Attorneys team. They are highly talented lawyers who help successfully develop our business in Lithuania and Germany. Their M&A team members are very competent and experienced and demonstrate deep knowledge in business practice. CEE Attorneys is a trustful partner and consultant in our daily operations.


CLIENT: Darius Lebedzinskas
COMPANY/FIRM: Makalius
TESTIMONIAL: We work with CEE Attorneys for many years in a row. The firm’s partner Daina Senapėdienė with her team has helped us implement several complex projects, including the company’s expansion to Thailand. The lawyers of CEE Attorneys can offer optimal solutions and solve even the most complicated legal and tax questions not only in Lithuania but also in other countries.


CLIENT: Neringa Rasimavičienė, GM
COMPANY/FIRM: PK Invest
TESTIMONIAL: CEE Attorneys is a highly professional and reliable legal partner. Among other areas of expertise, they have good knowledge in financing procedures, and were very helpful in getting a substantial credit from a bank.


CLIENT: Julius Numas
COMPANY/FIRM: Entrepreneur
TESTIMONIAL: Daina Senapediene, Attorney at Law, Managing Partner of Vilnius and Riga offices of CEE Attorneys has worked with me for many years on various corporate and individual legal, tax and investment matters. She is a professional, hard-working and intelligent person, delivering concisely, accurately, and always on time.

Daina exhibits a powerful combination of proven legal expertise, solid management, interpersonal and business communication skills. Her competence, professionalism, and devotion to clients‘ needs have always been excellent.

I recommend Daina Senapediene very highly. She is an outstanding attorney and any client would benefit from her contribution.


CLIENT: Arymantas Klapatauskas
COMPANY/FIRM: SPlius
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with Inga Kostogriz-Vaitkienė, attorney-at-law, for many years. We are grateful for her team for accurate services combined with the deep knowledge of the communications industry market.

We are grateful to her team for the accurate work, ability to timely and appropriately respond to market changes, represent us in institutions and court proceedings. Together, we already have reached significant business results and even more are waiting in the future.


CLIENT: Arvydas Avulis
COMPANY/FIRM: Hanner
TESTIMONIAL: I am glad to recommend Kristina Sabaliauskienė, Attorney-at-Law, as a skilled and efficient legal consultant. Kristina has enough technical, designing and construction knowledge and has successfully represented Hanner group in real estate development projects (consulted and represented in the territory planning process, prepared designing, rent, management, and sales agreements)