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Managing Partners: Rolandas Valiunas (Lithuania), Filips Klavins (Latvia), Ants Nõmper /Jüri Raidla (Estonia)
Number of partners: 19 in Lithuania, 40 across the Baltics
Number of lawyers: Over 80 lawyers in Lithuania, Over 180 lawyers across the Baltics
Languages: English, Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian

Firm Overview:
Ellex Valiunas is a member of Ellex, a circle of three highest ranked law firms in the Baltics. Ellex Valiunas (established in 1992) is the very first and the largest business law firm in Lithuania. Today with over 80 experienced legal professionals, the firm is ideally positioned to provide top expertise and in-depth specialised legal services both domestically and on a cross-border dimension.
As a pioneering law firm, Ellex Valiunas is driven by the challenges of tomorrow's business while offering today's solutions. We have become the first law firm to adopt a leading artificial intelligence platform for due diligence created by Luminance AI in the Baltic region. Ellex Valiunas embraced innovative resources and way of working to provide the very best combination of people, processes and technology solutions, to deliver a service that exceeds evolving client expectations.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking & Finance
Commercial & Compliance
Corporate/M&A
Dispute Resolution
Employment
EU & Competition
IP & IT
Real Estate & Environment
Tax

Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 7 fee earners
■Advised global payments technology company Visa on the acquisition of Earthport Payment Services in Lithuania
Key Clients: ING Bank, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, HSBC Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, SEB Bank, Swedbank, Danske Bank, Luminor.
Contact: Ieva Dosinaite
Tel: +370 5 219 4641
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Giedrius Stasevicius
Tel: 370 5 268 1847
Email: [email protected]

Commercial & Compliance:
3 partners, 10 fee earners
■Continuous advice to Lithuanian Basketball Federation on all day-to-day contentious and non-contentious legal matters
Key Clients: Amway, IBM, Teva, Siemens, Nestle, Coca-Cola, HBS.
Contact: Jaunius Gumbis
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Emails: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
4 partners, 19 fee earners
■Pan-Baltic legal advice to the Blackstone Group in the acquisition of a majority stake in Luminor for EUR 1 billion. It is the largest acquisition of a commercial bank by private equity in the last decade globally, and the largest M&A transaction in Baltic history. TOP 1 pan-Baltic M&A deal by value in 2018 according to MergerMarket.
Key Clients: UAB RIMI LIETUVA, KESKO, AB Telia Lietuva, Auga Group, East Capital, Livonia Partners.
Contact: Paulius Gruodis
Tel: +370 5 268 1807
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Zilvinas Zinkevicius
Tel: +370 5 268 1851
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
6 partners, 16 fee earners
■Represented East Capital (Lux) Baltic Fund in a pending court dispute against the management of Rokiskio suris AB over unlawful financial aid to its main shareholders
Key Clients: AB ORLEN Lietuva, East Capital (Lux) Baltic Fund, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania, national gas transmission system operator AB Amber Grid.
Contact: Ramunas Petravicius
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Giedre Aukstuoliene
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
■Advised UAB Sicor Biotech (Teva group company) on implementation of the global business sale-purchase transaction whereby part of Allergan group business was sold to Teva group
Key Clients: Investors’ Forum, association uniting the largest foreign investors in Lithuania, RESOURCE SOLUTIONS EUROPE LIMITED Lithuanian branch, Kinze Europe, UAB, Trustpilot A/S, Uber Technologies, Inc., Shire, Intervistas Consulting B.V.
Contact: Ramunas Petravicius
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

EU & Competition:
1 partner, 14 fee earners
■Ellex Valiunas notified to the European Commission the joint venture between the largest Lithuanian telecom operators Telia Lietuva, Tele2 Lietuva and Bite Lietuva. The transaction was cleared by the European Commission. This was the first Lithuania – related merger clearance where filing was performed by the Lithuanian law firm
Key Clients: Vilniaus energija (part of Veolia group), Orlen Lietuva, AB (national subsidiary of PKN ORLEN, oil refinery), Klaipėdos Nafta (operator of LNG terminal), AB Panevėžio statybos trestas (one of the largest construction companies), UAB Rimi Lietuva, AS Eesti Meedia, Swedbank (largest bank in Sweden and the Baltic region in terms of number of customers).
Contact: Marius Juonys
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

IP & IT:
2 partners, 5 fee earners
■Representing a Lithuanian affiliate of Exeltis, a globally well-known pharmaceutical company in a complex pharmaceutical patent litigation before the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania.
■Represented the respondent Telia Lietuva in an unprecedented case in Lithuania against the plaintiff Asociacija LATGA (a copyright collecting society) regarding a blocking injunction to be issued for a torrent website linkomanija.net
Contact: Vytautas Mizaras (IP)
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jaunius Gumbis (IT)
Tel: +370 5 268 1888
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Environment:
2 partners, 10 fee earners 
■Advising on the largest real estate transaction of the year and one of the largest transactions in Lithuania's history. ECE group company sold Ozas, one of the biggest shopping centres in Lithuania of 110,000 sq.m (62,000 sq. m leasable area), to NEPI Rockcastle (South African Republic).
Key Clients: Northern Horizon Capital; FELIT (IKEA); Lords LB Asset Management; East Capital, Deka Immobilien GmbH. 
Contact: Audrius Petkevicius
Tel: +370 5 219 1940
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
1 partner 6 fee earners
■Represented AB SEB Bankas in sophisticated tax dispute which involved both complex national tax issue and application of international tax rules. The part of dispute regarding VAT has reached a European dimension
Key Clients: AB SEB BANKAS, UAB Baltic Champs Group, Pfizer Group, Rimi Baltic Group, Carlsberg Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics, AB Telia Lietuva.
Contact: Gintaras Balcius
Tel: +370 5 268 1881
Email: [email protected]

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Ellex Valiunas advised global payments technology company Visa

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