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Ellex Valiunas

Corporate/Commercial

5 ranked lawyersBand 2LithuaniaEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected team advising foreign and domestic investors and local corporates on high-value M&A and commercial issues. Additionally instructed by international private equity companies. Houses a separate commercial and regulatory group which assists multinationals as well as local blue-chip companies. Active across a broad variety of sectors including renewable energy, real estate, financial and pharmaceuticals. Highly visible in deals involving the Baltic countries as well as assisting with local aspects of global M&A.

Strengths

Clients praise the lawyers' business focus, saying the team provides "business-oriented solutions, not just legal service."

One client adds: "We received solutions applicable to our business. It's really enjoyable working with them."

Work highlights

Represented Veho in its acquisition of the Silberauto's car distribution business in the Baltics.

Notable practitioners

Jaunius Gumbis advises clients on regulatory issues within the corporate sphere in addition to assisting with transactional mandates. A source describes him as a lawyer who "has great knowledge and is very supportive."

Paulius Gruodis acts for clients on multi-jurisdictional M&A.  Sources appreciate that he provides "very factual and prompt responses."

Robertas Čiočys represents clients in cross-border corporate investments, including by private equity interests and particularly within the retail and energy industries. "He comes up with bright ideas," clients say.

Rolandas Valiūnas is a notable name in the market with a strong track record of working on diverse transactions. Sources highlight his strong business knowledge and strategic advice."He's not only a lawyer, he's also a mediator and has very deep local business knowledge," a client says.

Žilvinas Zinkevičius advises clients on regulatory issues and corporate transactions. "He's very practical and down-to-earth, and he's very concentrated on doing the deal," one client says, adding: "He uses his knowledge to make deals happen rather than to flag thousands of risky things."

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Overview

Our firm has wide expertise in all M&A transactions, especially those that are sophisticated in nature and present unusual circumstances. Our experts have advised on major deals in the local market and globally, both as independent advisors and by working closely with the best law firms in Europe and beyond. 

We support our clients daily with corporate governance, compliance and liability advice, but it is at key moments when we are most heavily relied upon – business structuring and restructuring, strategic changes, new directions and crisis response. The solutions we offer reflect our extensive international experience and our deep-rooted local knowledge.

Corporate/Commercial Department

Ellex Valiunas

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Jogailos 9

Vilnius

Vilnius

Lithuania

LT-01116

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Lithuania

Corporate/Commercial


Jaunius Gumbis
Band 2
Paulius Gruodis
Band 4
Robertas Čiočys
Band 4
Rolandas Valiūnas
Eminent Practitioners
Žilvinas Zinkevičius
Band 3