Laura Ziferman > WALLESS > Vilnius, Lithuania > Lawyer Profile

WALLESS
UPES STR. 23
08128 VILNIUS
Lithuania

Work Department

Competition & Regulatory:

Position

Partner

Career

Ellex Valiunas, Lithuania, Partner and Co-Chair of Commercial & Regulatory Practice (2004-2018)

Languages

Lithuanian, English

Education

  • EMBA, Baltic Management Institute, 2016
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law, King’s College, 2011
  • LL.M in European Law and Tax Regulation, Maastricht University, 2005
  • Bachelor in International, EU and Comparative Law, International University Concordia Audentes, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Lithuania > Real estate and construction

WALLESS excels in advising on real estate transactions, infrastructure developments and commercial leasing. Planning law is another area of expertise; Evaldas Klimas is a key name to note in this space. He is also well-versed in environmental law, having recently assisted the Ministry of Environment on land use regulations. Laura Ziferman is a procurement specialist and often advises on PPP construction projects. Indre Jonaityte-Grice focuses predominantly on real estate transactions, with a recent workload involving both commercial and residential asset classes. Akvile Mackay and newly-promoted senior associate Mantas Lideika are also recommended.

Lithuania > Projects and energy

WALLESS focuses predominantly on public private partnerships and public procurement mandates. It acts for the Ministry of Environment, as well the municipal authorities of Vilnius and Kaunas. Laura Zifermanw co-heads the practice with Evaldas Klimas, who is an expert in property and land issues.

Lithuania > Shipping and transport

Aviation is a particular area of strength at WALLESS, whose team is experienced in advising on the financing, leasing and purchase of aircraft. Elsewhere, it is also sought after in matters concerning rail and road transport, particularly in relation to the public procurement of infrastructure projects. The group is led by aviation expert Gediminas Reciunas and Laura Ziferman , who specialises in procurement.

Lithuania > TMT

WALLESS regularly acts on corporate transactions in the TMT sphere, particularly in the IT and telecoms sectors. Its team also advises on the IT, licensing and data protection aspects of M&A deals. The team is led by commercial and regulatory specialist Laura Ziferman, who is supported by corporate partner Dovile Burgiene. Senior associate Guoda Sileikyte is another noteworthy individual.

Lithuania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

WALLESS has been particularly active in the technology sector, and counts major crypto company SimplexCC as well as the cloud server operator RackRay among its client roster. Povilas Zukauskas, who is highly skilled in M&A, joint ventures and general corporate matters, leads the team alongside Laura Ziferman, who focuses on regulatory and competition issues. Managing partner Dovile Burgiene is another key figure and draws on over 20 years’ experience in M&A and corporate governance. Recently promoted partner Arturas Grimaila, who is skilled in corporate, PE and VC deals, is also noted. Andrius Ivanauskas  was a new arrival in April 2022.

Lithuania > EU and competition

A relatively new name to the market, WALLESS has recently strengthened its team with the hire of competition and state aid specialist Darius Miniotas from TGS Baltic. The team has been particularly active in state aid notification procedures and handling allegations of illegal use of state aid. Procurement is another core area of expertise, with practice head Laura Ziferman specialising in public procurement and public-private partnership compliance. Andrius Ivanauskas was a new arrival in April 2022.