Giedrius has been leading the Corporate and M&A team of Motieka & Audzevicius since 2012. His practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions in high-profile matters, including cross-border transactions, related competition issues, shareholder conflicts and corporate structuring. He is a key point of contact for legal advice on complex deals in local and CEE markets.
Giedrius specialises, in particular, in the aviation, energy, financial services & fintech, entertainment and technology and media & telecommunications industries.
His client base comprises domestic and international companies ranging from innovative tech-driven entrepreneurs (Brolis semiconductors, Finbee, Mobile Financial Solutions, Tamo) to large international corporations (Avia Solutions Group, Gazprom, Grupa LOTOS S.A, Vienna Insurance Group).
Giedrius is continuously ranked by independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
Vilnius University, LL.M.
Duke University, LL.M. (Fulbright Alumnus)
Riga Graduate School of Law, LL.M.
IALS, University of London, M.A. in Taxation
King’s College London, Postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law
EMBA-Global Asia (ongoing)
He started his career as a paralegal at Lawin and continued as a lawyer at Jurevičius, Balčiūnas & Partners before joining Motieka & Audzevičius in 2002.
International Bar Association
One of the most innovative law firms in Lithuania is led by the highly rated Giedrius Kolesnikovas.Legal 500 2018
He makes sure to get things done at the most convenient and shortest time possible.Chambers and Partners 2018
Solves issues quickly.Legal 500 2017
Non-standard thinking and multitasking capabilities, according to clients.Chambers and Partners 2017
Stands in a class of his own, recommended not only for corporate matters, but also tax structuring and merger clearance related subjects.Legal 500 2016
Appreciated for being attentive to details, seeing the broad picture and also bringing the peace of mind to his clients.Chambers and Partners 2016
Easily pinpoints the heart of the problem and skillfully offers the most appropriate solution.Legal 500 2015
A talent for finding a way around desperate deadlocks.Legal 500 2014
Clients appreciate his experience and knowledge of the Lithuanian market, highlighting his understanding of investment projects.Chambers and Partners 2012
Impressive negotiation skills and the ability to look one step further.Chambers and Partners 2011