Corporate and M&A

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Why our team?

How can we help?

Experience highlights

Recognition

International, New Nordics and local clients rely on our team for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, merger control, taxation, venture capital and private equity and other important business law matters.

We are valued for proactivity, swiftness, accessibility, creative solutions during negotiations, individual attention and simple advice in complex processes.

We never indulge quality of our services and we always strive for long-term relationships with our clients. Therefore, the largest and most prestigious enterprises come back to us every time important questions arise and when their business needs exclusive legal attention.

Our lawyers have extensive experience working with businesses in various sectors, they provide the most realistic solution for the situation as well as do not overpromise and under-deliver.

4 reasons to choose us

  • Specialized team. Our experts know every inch of the transaction stage. The team consists of specialists in different areas of corporate law, so we can implement any project.
  • Experts in complex transactions. In the last few years alone, our team has worked not only on major domestic but also on large international transactions. We successfully completed the acquisition of shares in Kauno Grūdai AB, represented Vilniaus Prekyba in the buy-out of shares of a minority shareholder, advised on the acquisition of BlueBird Nordic and the investments to Hostinger.
  • International recognition. For many years the knowledge and experience of our transactions‘ team and individual lawyers has been recognised by international rating companies, such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, CEE Legal Matters, Mergermarket.
  • Top-level education. Our team encourages globalisation and constantly seeks inspiration and knowledge from the world’s top universities. Our lawyers are graduates from Duke University, Columbia Business School, London Business School, Royal College (London), University of London and more. Being the number one choice of the largest and most recognised domestic and international clients inspires us to improve and gives us the experience-based advantage in providing legal services.

We know the client’s business. We identify ourselves with the client’s vision and goals. This is what allows us to create the most convenient transaction architecture and effectively represent the client in negotiations. Instead of quick and basic solutions, we offer specific long-term solutions that can withstand future challenges.

Our services:

  • Project administration. We create added value for the client not only with legal services. We manage projects from the very first steps and accompany the client throughout the journey to successfully securing his interests. On behalf of the client, we communicate with third parties – external advisors, state institutions, businesses.
  • Business consulting. The most important thing for us is to create value for the customer. Not only do we meet the client’s expectations, but we first aim to understand the client’s needs and determine if the task at hand is the most effective way to achieve our goals. We play chess while others play checkers.
  • Execution of transactions. We provide all legal services in transactions – we prepare the structure of the deal, advise on tax issues, represent in negotiations, perform legal due diligence, prepare transaction documentation. We assess, hear and understand the client’s expectations and successfully implement them. Our goal is to foresee the potential risks, to understand what is acceptable and what is not for the successful implementation of the transaction.
  • Joint activities. We provide comprehensive legal assistance in structuring, concluding and negotiating joint venture.
  • Merger control. We are different from other legal services providers in the merger control market. Merger clearances and processes of the transactions with the Competition Council are handled by our transactions‘ team and not by lawyers specializing in the regulatory sector. This is what allows us to stay ahead because we understand the business, the specifics of transactions, and the importance of receiving the merger clearances. It is very important to assess as early as possible whether a specific transaction will require the merger clearance from the Competition Council, how long it will take and what are the risks thereto.
  • Private equity investments. We represent private equity investors, investment funds, lenders and management companies at all stages of private equity investment: negotiation, transaction structuring, legal due diligence, tax issues, preparation of investment documentation, answering shareholders‘ questions and successful completion of the investment.
  • Venture capital investments. We assist in many of the most important venture capital investments in the market. We offer service packages for venture capital investors and entrepreneurs starting new businesses, start-ups seeking to attract external venture capital. We prepare the investment structure, shareholders’ agreements, as well as advise on the implementation and use of investments, employee options, legal due diligence.
  • Capital markets. We regularly advise clients on various local and cross-border capital accumulation transactions. We assist issuers, financiers, consultants and investors on the issues of preparation and implementation of initial public securities, debts, official offers, legal representation, and depositories.
  • General commercial consultations. We help clients with a variety of commercial transactions, regardless of their size or importance. We advise on complex and day-to-day issues related to corporate law. We advise on the conclusion of national and international agreements, evaluate whether the agreement complies with the requirements of competition law, and minimize the legal risk of companies during these processes.
  • Tax strategies. Tax structuring is a key step in almost every transaction and investment, providing the opportunity to create added value and reduce financial risk. We can help our clients resolve transaction-related tax issues and design the most favorable structure to ensure optimal taxes.
  • Modern business. We keep pace with today’s trends, startup businesses and their ideas. Not only are we well versed in the cryptocurrency business, NFT, the meta-universe, but our lawyers are investing in it themselves and looking for new opportunities to create added value not only for themselves but also for clients. We do not limit ourselves and do not stop to strive for being “unicorn” in the legal services market.
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Represented a Lithuanian startup MailerLite in selling 100%  of shares to the Polish company

27 April 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

BaltCap Growth Fund received merger clearance for its strategic investment into Vet Ventures

5 April 2022
Rokas Jankus

Represented a real estate company in the transaction selling shopping center located in Vilnius

4 April 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Marius Jakulis Jason controlled AAA Capital has received merger clearance to acquire Medicinos bankas

23 March 2022
Edvinas Lenkauskas, Laurynas Ramonas

Ekomlita and YNOT Media joins forces to establish as a global e-commerce player Orbio World

17 February 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Represented the client on acquisition of shares in Vilniaus Prekyba group of companies

14 January 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Linas Agro Group has completed acquisition of feed materials and additives trading company

12 January 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Aivaras Grigas

Kauno Grūdai sold a land plot in Kaunas city

21 December 2021
Laurynas Ramonas, Rokas Jankus

Represented a rising star in EV charging solutions market in receiving a second round investment

3 November 2021
Laurynas Ramonas, Darius Amšiejus

Assisted the rising star startup Brite in seed funding round

24 September 2021
Rokas Jankus, Darius Amšiejus

Advised Edtech startup in securing investment from VC funds and Silicon Valley angels

8 September 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Represented Pharnasanta Group in receiving competition clearance to acquire the metrology center

21 July 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Major transaction: Linas Agro Group acquired the agriculture giant Kauno grūdai

15 July 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Linas Agro Group receives competition clearance for acquiring the agriculture giant Kauno grūdai

7 July 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Advised Brolis Sensor Technology on getting financial backing from EIB and private equity investors

29 June 2021
Rokas Jankus, Aivaras Grigas

Management buy-out of technology company

10 June 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Hostinger attracts investors from Germany and aims for expansion

2 April 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Acquisition of the largest funeral home in Lithuania and related ritual services company

1 April 2021
Rokas Jankus, Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Advised first ever Lithuanian start-up selected by Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator

24 March 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Advised gaming platform Eneba on Series A investment

22 December 2020

Legal 500

2022

The well-respected team, offering a variety of legal services so that you can get a legal opinion on different kind of topics in one place.

Legal 500

2022

We love Motieka’s “skin in the game” approach, as their investment fund is one of our early investors, allowing us to trust that they are highly motivated to achieve the best results in providing services to us, as it directly affects themselves.

Legal 500

2022

Flexible on tasks, available with even short notice, always trying to help and think broader.

Chambers and Partners

2022

They seem to be sharp. The firm comes over as professional, business-oriented and, I would say, properly casual. I mean that they are easy to approach and deal with.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Motieka’s team is the delivering type of team, which always accepts a complex challenge as their personal obstacle to overcome. We are partnering with this M&A team not only for their excellent legal skills but for their out-of-the-box business-oriented solutions.

Legal 500

2021

I have worked with Motieka & Audzevicius team on an M&A project, firm’s team was focused and proactive, aiming to find proper solutions to identified commercial risks and move the project towards its successful closing.

Legal 500

2021

The team has great chemistry and worked together for some time now. We know what to expect from them during deals and always receive fast responses when required. They are tough not only in legal stuff, project management, but negotiations as well.

Legal 500

2020

We rely on Motieka’s corporate team because of its result-focused approach, which drives it to always find a way to successfully represent our interests, irrespective of whether it is a day-to-day corporate issue or the structuring of a critically-important investment.

Legal 500

2020

It is important for a foreign company to have trusted lawyers – partners when entering a local market and acquiring a local business. Motieka & Audzevicius team helped us feel confident that all local nuances would be taken into account.

Chambers and Partners

2021

They go straight to the solving of problems, no needless talk or discussions. What makes them stand out for me is that I can fully trust that problems will be solved and it will be done in a timely manner. I do not need to follow up.

Legal 500

2020

The corporate team is well-familiar not only with legal issues but also is capable of advising regarding business issues and structuring of business framework. This team does not restrict itself with being able to advise on 1 or 2 legal fields. It assists in drawing road maps for legal and business structure.

Chambers and Partners

2018

They value the client's time and are on call 24/7.

Chambers and Partners

2017

They provide not only legal knowledge but way more – strategic business advice for our future development and growth.

Why our team?

International, New Nordics and local clients rely on our team for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, merger control, taxation, venture capital and private equity and other important business law matters.

We are valued for proactivity, swiftness, accessibility, creative solutions during negotiations, individual attention and simple advice in complex processes.

We never indulge quality of our services and we always strive for long-term relationships with our clients. Therefore, the largest and most prestigious enterprises come back to us every time important questions arise and when their business needs exclusive legal attention.

Our lawyers have extensive experience working with businesses in various sectors, they provide the most realistic solution for the situation as well as do not overpromise and under-deliver.

4 reasons to choose us

  • Specialized team. Our experts know every inch of the transaction stage. The team consists of specialists in different areas of corporate law, so we can implement any project.
  • Experts in complex transactions. In the last few years alone, our team has worked not only on major domestic but also on large international transactions. We successfully completed the acquisition of shares in Kauno Grūdai AB, represented Vilniaus Prekyba in the buy-out of shares of a minority shareholder, advised on the acquisition of BlueBird Nordic and the investments to Hostinger.
  • International recognition. For many years the knowledge and experience of our transactions‘ team and individual lawyers has been recognised by international rating companies, such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, CEE Legal Matters, Mergermarket.
  • Top-level education. Our team encourages globalisation and constantly seeks inspiration and knowledge from the world’s top universities. Our lawyers are graduates from Duke University, Columbia Business School, London Business School, Royal College (London), University of London and more. Being the number one choice of the largest and most recognised domestic and international clients inspires us to improve and gives us the experience-based advantage in providing legal services.

How can we help?

We know the client’s business. We identify ourselves with the client’s vision and goals. This is what allows us to create the most convenient transaction architecture and effectively represent the client in negotiations. Instead of quick and basic solutions, we offer specific long-term solutions that can withstand future challenges.

Our services:

  • Project administration. We create added value for the client not only with legal services. We manage projects from the very first steps and accompany the client throughout the journey to successfully securing his interests. On behalf of the client, we communicate with third parties – external advisors, state institutions, businesses.
  • Business consulting. The most important thing for us is to create value for the customer. Not only do we meet the client’s expectations, but we first aim to understand the client’s needs and determine if the task at hand is the most effective way to achieve our goals. We play chess while others play checkers.
  • Execution of transactions. We provide all legal services in transactions – we prepare the structure of the deal, advise on tax issues, represent in negotiations, perform legal due diligence, prepare transaction documentation. We assess, hear and understand the client’s expectations and successfully implement them. Our goal is to foresee the potential risks, to understand what is acceptable and what is not for the successful implementation of the transaction.
  • Joint activities. We provide comprehensive legal assistance in structuring, concluding and negotiating joint venture.
  • Merger control. We are different from other legal services providers in the merger control market. Merger clearances and processes of the transactions with the Competition Council are handled by our transactions‘ team and not by lawyers specializing in the regulatory sector. This is what allows us to stay ahead because we understand the business, the specifics of transactions, and the importance of receiving the merger clearances. It is very important to assess as early as possible whether a specific transaction will require the merger clearance from the Competition Council, how long it will take and what are the risks thereto.
  • Private equity investments. We represent private equity investors, investment funds, lenders and management companies at all stages of private equity investment: negotiation, transaction structuring, legal due diligence, tax issues, preparation of investment documentation, answering shareholders‘ questions and successful completion of the investment.
  • Venture capital investments. We assist in many of the most important venture capital investments in the market. We offer service packages for venture capital investors and entrepreneurs starting new businesses, start-ups seeking to attract external venture capital. We prepare the investment structure, shareholders’ agreements, as well as advise on the implementation and use of investments, employee options, legal due diligence.
  • Capital markets. We regularly advise clients on various local and cross-border capital accumulation transactions. We assist issuers, financiers, consultants and investors on the issues of preparation and implementation of initial public securities, debts, official offers, legal representation, and depositories.
  • General commercial consultations. We help clients with a variety of commercial transactions, regardless of their size or importance. We advise on complex and day-to-day issues related to corporate law. We advise on the conclusion of national and international agreements, evaluate whether the agreement complies with the requirements of competition law, and minimize the legal risk of companies during these processes.
  • Tax strategies. Tax structuring is a key step in almost every transaction and investment, providing the opportunity to create added value and reduce financial risk. We can help our clients resolve transaction-related tax issues and design the most favorable structure to ensure optimal taxes.
  • Modern business. We keep pace with today’s trends, startup businesses and their ideas. Not only are we well versed in the cryptocurrency business, NFT, the meta-universe, but our lawyers are investing in it themselves and looking for new opportunities to create added value not only for themselves but also for clients. We do not limit ourselves and do not stop to strive for being “unicorn” in the legal services market.

Experience highlights

Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Represented a Lithuanian startup MailerLite in selling 100%  of shares to the Polish company

27 April 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

BaltCap Growth Fund received merger clearance for its strategic investment into Vet Ventures

5 April 2022
Rokas Jankus

Represented a real estate company in the transaction selling shopping center located in Vilnius

4 April 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Marius Jakulis Jason controlled AAA Capital has received merger clearance to acquire Medicinos bankas

23 March 2022
Edvinas Lenkauskas, Laurynas Ramonas

Ekomlita and YNOT Media joins forces to establish as a global e-commerce player Orbio World

17 February 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Represented the client on acquisition of shares in Vilniaus Prekyba group of companies

14 January 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Linas Agro Group has completed acquisition of feed materials and additives trading company

12 January 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Aivaras Grigas

Kauno Grūdai sold a land plot in Kaunas city

21 December 2021
Laurynas Ramonas, Rokas Jankus

Represented a rising star in EV charging solutions market in receiving a second round investment

3 November 2021
Laurynas Ramonas, Darius Amšiejus

Assisted the rising star startup Brite in seed funding round

24 September 2021
Rokas Jankus, Darius Amšiejus

Advised Edtech startup in securing investment from VC funds and Silicon Valley angels

8 September 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Represented Pharnasanta Group in receiving competition clearance to acquire the metrology center

21 July 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Major transaction: Linas Agro Group acquired the agriculture giant Kauno grūdai

15 July 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Linas Agro Group receives competition clearance for acquiring the agriculture giant Kauno grūdai

7 July 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Advised Brolis Sensor Technology on getting financial backing from EIB and private equity investors

29 June 2021
Rokas Jankus, Aivaras Grigas

Management buy-out of technology company

10 June 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Hostinger attracts investors from Germany and aims for expansion

2 April 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Acquisition of the largest funeral home in Lithuania and related ritual services company

1 April 2021
Rokas Jankus, Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Advised first ever Lithuanian start-up selected by Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator

24 March 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Rokas Jankus

Advised gaming platform Eneba on Series A investment

22 December 2020

Recognition

Legal 500

2022

The well-respected team, offering a variety of legal services so that you can get a legal opinion on different kind of topics in one place.

Legal 500

2022

We love Motieka’s “skin in the game” approach, as their investment fund is one of our early investors, allowing us to trust that they are highly motivated to achieve the best results in providing services to us, as it directly affects themselves.

Legal 500

2022

Flexible on tasks, available with even short notice, always trying to help and think broader.

Chambers and Partners

2022

They seem to be sharp. The firm comes over as professional, business-oriented and, I would say, properly casual. I mean that they are easy to approach and deal with.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Motieka’s team is the delivering type of team, which always accepts a complex challenge as their personal obstacle to overcome. We are partnering with this M&A team not only for their excellent legal skills but for their out-of-the-box business-oriented solutions.

Legal 500

2021

I have worked with Motieka & Audzevicius team on an M&A project, firm’s team was focused and proactive, aiming to find proper solutions to identified commercial risks and move the project towards its successful closing.

Legal 500

2021

The team has great chemistry and worked together for some time now. We know what to expect from them during deals and always receive fast responses when required. They are tough not only in legal stuff, project management, but negotiations as well.

Legal 500

2020

We rely on Motieka’s corporate team because of its result-focused approach, which drives it to always find a way to successfully represent our interests, irrespective of whether it is a day-to-day corporate issue or the structuring of a critically-important investment.

Legal 500

2020

It is important for a foreign company to have trusted lawyers – partners when entering a local market and acquiring a local business. Motieka & Audzevicius team helped us feel confident that all local nuances would be taken into account.

Chambers and Partners

2021

They go straight to the solving of problems, no needless talk or discussions. What makes them stand out for me is that I can fully trust that problems will be solved and it will be done in a timely manner. I do not need to follow up.

Legal 500

2020

The corporate team is well-familiar not only with legal issues but also is capable of advising regarding business issues and structuring of business framework. This team does not restrict itself with being able to advise on 1 or 2 legal fields. It assists in drawing road maps for legal and business structure.

Chambers and Partners

2018

They value the client's time and are on call 24/7.

Chambers and Partners

2017

They provide not only legal knowledge but way more – strategic business advice for our future development and growth.

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