Motieka & Audzevičius has been recognized among the best Lithuanian law firms by Legal 500 2022 in the fields of Dispute resolution, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, EU and Competition, Real Estate and Construction, Tax.
Legal 500 ranked our firm as a leading firm in dispute resolution and called it the port of call for a number of major investor-state arbitrations and cross-border litigation. International arbitration is a core area of focus for both Ramūnas Audzevičius and Rimantas Daujotas. Jovitas Elzbergas is particularly renowned for real estate and construction cases, Justinas Jarusevičius is an expert in shareholder disputes and competition law and Valentas Mitrauskas is an expert in public procurement. Albertas Šekštelo, who focuses on commercial and investment disputes, and Mantas Juozaitis, who specialises in tax and customs law, provide additional support, and both are recognised as Rising Stars.
According to Legal 500, Motieka & Audzevičius is a highly innovative firm in M&A market and recently launched its own investment fund in a show of its commitment to clients, where the firm becomes an investor in the client it represents. M&A expert Giedrius Kolesnikovas has additional strengths in restructuring and competition law. He is supported by Rokas Jankus and Laurynas Ramonas, who are recognised as Rising Stars and “will do everything for a solution”.
Our competition team is renowned for its expertise in disputes resolution and cartel investigations; it is also known to handle cases concerning unfair competition and public procurement. Practice head Ramūnas Audzevičius has a broad skill-set across competition-related disputes; he is experienced in litigation and arbitration and has appeared before both national and EU courts. Other names to note include Valentas Mitrauskas who specialises in public procurement disputes, and senior associate Henrikas Stelmokaitis who was noted as Rising Star and was praised by clients for his “deep insights, knowledge and professionalism”.
Legal 500 noticed that Motieka & Audzevičius advises on administrative cases involving the revocation of construction permits and procurement matters. The team is also equipped to handle non-contentious issues, often involving regulatory approvals and territorial planning. Team head Jovitas Elzbergas specialises in real estate and construction disputes, with a particular interest in public law issues.
Our firm is also known to handle tax issues arising from corporate transactions. The team is led by Mantas Juozaitis, who specialises in tax and customs disputes, and Rising Star Edvinas Lenkauskas, who specialises in tax litigation and structuring.
Motieka & Audzevičius was also noticed as a “firm to watch” in fintech and TMT areas.