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Corporate/Commercial

3 ranked lawyersBand 1LithuaniaEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Outstanding practice focusing on high-value transactions and complex corporate structuring matters, including market entry and joint ventures. Advises corporate as well as financial institutions on M&A and investments in Lithuania and assists with compliance issues. Also regularly acts on behalf of prominent domestic clients. Covers numerous sectors including finance, transport and telecommunications. Active in the retail and energy sectors. Regularly instructed on Baltic-wide deals and those covering the broader CEE region as well as assisting with local aspects of global deals.

Strengths

Sources value the firm's business-focused approach, with one describing the lawyers as "very proactive and extremely commercial. The team doesn't get bogged down on the small things." Another client adds: "They are very responsive," continuing: "You can rely on them."

Work highlights

Advised Apax Partners on acquiring Baltic Classifieds Group, which operates a portfolio of online classifieds in all the Baltic countries.

Notable practitioners

Elijus Burgis advises clients on corporate transactions, both cross-border and domestic, and often within the energy industry. One satisfied client says: "His calm attitude in stressful situations and constant vision of the bigger picture are the main qualities that allow his clients to consistently focus on business matters."

Irmantas Norkus is a highly experienced, versatile practitioner who acts for clients on cross-border transactions, setting up joint ventures and corporate structurings.

Juozas Rimas handles corporate restructurings as well as M&A transactions. "He's very pragmatic," sources say, adding that he is "very responsive, understands the topics in cases and is very involved in supporting his clients."

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Overview

3 partners, 15 fee earners based in Vilnius

  • Represented Lithuanian State-owned enterprise AB Lietuvos radijo ir televizijos centras in the sale of its data transmission and digital television business developed under the "Mezon" brand to a competing Bitė Group company (part of Providence Equity Partners).
  • Advised INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund, the largest private equity investment fund in the Baltic region, on investing in MBL Group, a leading European manufacturer of medical mobility devices, headquartered in Denmark, with manufacturing facilities located in Poland and China.

Key Clients: Luminor Bank, KJK Management, INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund, Johnson&Johnson, Coca-Cola HBC, Walmark, Zentiva group a.s., Reitan.                 

Contact: Dr Juozas Rimas, Head of M&A Practice Group; Dr Irmantas Norkus, Managing Partner; Elijus Burgis, Partner

Email:  [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Members

Rimas, Juozas (Head of Department)

Burgis, Elijus

Mažvilaitė, Inga

Norkus, Irmantas

Pagirienė, Deimantė

Timoščenko, Julija

Voronavičius, Žygintas

Clients

DNB Bank ASA, Luminor Bank, Gjensidige, Johnson & Johnson

Corporate/Commercial

COBALT

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Location

Lvovo 25

Vilnius

Vilnius

Lithuania

LT-09320

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Lithuania

Corporate/Commercial


Elijus Burgis
Band 2
Irmantas Norkus
Band 1
Juozas Rimas
Band 3