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Why our team?

How can we help?

Experience highlights

Insights

Recognition

Our team of bright and sharp-minded tax lawyers in Lithuania is ready to provide you with the best outcome in every phase of a tax dispute. Whether the transaction is still being planned or currently being processed, we are available for consultation, helping you decide on the best strategies to prevent a tax dispute or to strengthen your position if the dispute is inevitable.

 

 Highest quality

  • Specialised team. Our team includes two taxation experts, who work exclusively with tax issues, along with a wide range of specialists in sectors such as corporate law, white-collar crimes or Fintech, while also collaborating in taxation matters.
  • Internationally recognized competencies. For many years, the expertise of our team has been internationally recognised by Legal 500, Tax Directors Handbook, ITR World Tax and other leading legal international directories.
  • Exceptional specialised knowledge. Our highly qualified team have gained their credentials through various top universities such as Georgetown University (USA), Maastricht University (Netherlands), King’s College (UK), Radboud University (Netherlands), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the University of London (UK).
  • The whole range of taxation. We deal with all taxation issues, from domestic and cross-border direct taxation to VAT and customs duties.

 

Solid experience 

  • Taxation of the digital economy. Digital business is the fastest growing business, and we are deeply involved in this area.  Our client portfolio consists of various start-up companies that require tax structuring and advice, as well as booming digital businesses facing tax disputes or who need to keep their tax practices up to date and aligned with the ever-evolving tax environment.
  • International trade. We are proud to say – our team of tax lawyers in Lithuania is the first choice of the major commodity traders in the Baltic region whenever they need assistance with their taxation matters.  Our client base includes most of the region’s biggest agro-businesses.
  • International tax disputes. As we interact closely with foreign tax experts, we are in the unique position of being able to provide comprehensive support for any cross-border tax matters, whether the issue involves settling a dispute or offering professional advice.  All our expert consultants have the advantage of foreign education and continue to cooperate with internationally acclaimed tax academics, with the insight and experience to provide an expert opinion on any tax-related issue.

 

Contribution to the tax development

  • Creation of the new case law. When required, we can create a new case law in tax disputes. In several cases, we have proved that Lithuania failed to properly implement the EU VAT directive and that the court had ignored national legislation in favor of the EU legal act.
  • Shaping public opinion on tax issues. We are an active contributing member of the Lithuanian Bar Association’s Tax Committee, a role that enables us to share our experience with other tax experts and shape the position of all tax lawyers in Lithuania in relation to tax issues.
  • Participating in the legislative process. We consistently and successfully act on behalf of our clients, voicing their concerns and suggesting improvements of the tax system through the Lithuanian Bar Association and through direct proposals for legislation.

We work hard to fully understand our client’s situation, their underlying thought process, and overall goals as a starting point. This way, we can offer a tailored approach rather than a generic “quick fix”, delivering solutions that will benefit the client for many years to come.

Even the best advice can be ineffective if it is not implemented correctly. Our team of tax lawyers in Lithuania, therefore, strives to build a long-term partnership with every client, so we can provide consistent taxation support and monitoring.

Our services include:

  • Representation in tax disputes with the State Tax Inspectorate or Customs Authorities
  • Representation in all types of tax investigations
  • Negotiations before and during the tax dispute
  • Tax consultations
  • Tax planning
  • Tax due diligence
  • Support in matters of financial licensing, KYC, AML procedures
  • Support in corporate transactions and restructuring
  • Transfer pricing documentation
Edvinas Lenkauskas, Mantas Juozaitis

Represented a wholesaler in the tax dispute regarding VAT triangulation and “safety net” provision

30 November 2021
Mantas Juozaitis

Defended a trading company in a dispute with Tax authorities

12 October 2021
Mantas Juozaitis

Successfully represented the client in a dispute regarding customs duties

26 October 2020
Mantas Juozaitis, Edvinas Lenkauskas

Advised casino regarding gambling tax during the COVID-19 quarantine

20 May 2020
Mantas Juozaitis

Successfully defended a client in a tax dispute

15 May 2020
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Victory against tax authorities regarding transfer pricing issues

10 April 2020
Edvinas Lenkauskas, Mantas Juozaitis

Represented customs brokerage company before Supreme Administrative Court

10 March 2020
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Advised leading digital marketing company on business expansion

15 January 2020
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Represented a renewable energy company in the white-collar crime case

1 October 2019
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Victory against tax authorities regarding application of the GAAR

17 May 2019
Mantas Juozaitis, Edvinas Lenkauskas

Advised e-commerce company regarding permanent establishment

2 May 2019
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Victory against tax authorities regarding VAT

13 March 2019
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Victory against tax authorities regarding dual residency

19 February 2019
Mantas Juozaitis

Represented rapeseed oil manufacturer in a tax dispute

10 July 2018
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Represented one of the biggest used cars sellers in a tax dispute

30 April 2018
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Tax dispute regarding low interest rate

9 March 2018
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Advised a digital advertising agency on business restructuring in a tax efficient way

22 January 2018
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Contributed to the official commentary of law on CIT regarding substance of holding companies

16 November 2017
Mantas Juozaitis

Victory against tax authorities regarding transfer of losses

15 October 2017
Mantas Juozaitis, Edvinas Lenkauskas

Consulted UAB “Skycop.com” on tax matters

12 September 2017

Legal 500

2022

Motieka & Audzevicius’s tax team has a strong reputation in Lithuania for consulting clients on tax matters related to corporate and M&A transactions. In our situation, they were well acquainted with the recent development of our industry, so they could deliver practical and clear solutions to the tax issues that we faced. The firm is very flexible to provide fixed budgets which allowed us to plan our spending.

Legal 500

2022

We engaged them in respect of litigation and have found the individual we deal with to be first rate and to have in-depth knowledge of the matter at hand.

Legal 500

2021

High level of service and high level professionals in each field. Exclusive attention to customer compared with other law firms.

Legal 500

2020

Tax and corporate law experts of this firm are very well-educated with a very good track record. They have a global perspective of matters and are able to pinpoint issues that are unnoticed by others.

Legal 500

2020

Motieka & Audzevičius’ tax law team (particularly Edvinas Lenkauskas) is very creative and always thinks outside of the box. It always gives maximum comfort to the client by providing convenient solutions. The group is exceptional because it usually combines tax law advice with relevant business advice.

Legal 500

2019

The top-class firm offers clients expertise in complex tax disputes.

Chambers and Partners

2015

The firm demonstrates industry knowledge, out-of-the-box solutions, fast results and a very practical approach.

Why our team?

Our team of bright and sharp-minded tax lawyers in Lithuania is ready to provide you with the best outcome in every phase of a tax dispute. Whether the transaction is still being planned or currently being processed, we are available for consultation, helping you decide on the best strategies to prevent a tax dispute or to strengthen your position if the dispute is inevitable.

 

 Highest quality

  • Specialised team. Our team includes two taxation experts, who work exclusively with tax issues, along with a wide range of specialists in sectors such as corporate law, white-collar crimes or Fintech, while also collaborating in taxation matters.
  • Internationally recognized competencies. For many years, the expertise of our team has been internationally recognised by Legal 500, Tax Directors Handbook, ITR World Tax and other leading legal international directories.
  • Exceptional specialised knowledge. Our highly qualified team have gained their credentials through various top universities such as Georgetown University (USA), Maastricht University (Netherlands), King’s College (UK), Radboud University (Netherlands), Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the University of London (UK).
  • The whole range of taxation. We deal with all taxation issues, from domestic and cross-border direct taxation to VAT and customs duties.

 

Solid experience 

  • Taxation of the digital economy. Digital business is the fastest growing business, and we are deeply involved in this area.  Our client portfolio consists of various start-up companies that require tax structuring and advice, as well as booming digital businesses facing tax disputes or who need to keep their tax practices up to date and aligned with the ever-evolving tax environment.
  • International trade. We are proud to say – our team of tax lawyers in Lithuania is the first choice of the major commodity traders in the Baltic region whenever they need assistance with their taxation matters.  Our client base includes most of the region’s biggest agro-businesses.
  • International tax disputes. As we interact closely with foreign tax experts, we are in the unique position of being able to provide comprehensive support for any cross-border tax matters, whether the issue involves settling a dispute or offering professional advice.  All our expert consultants have the advantage of foreign education and continue to cooperate with internationally acclaimed tax academics, with the insight and experience to provide an expert opinion on any tax-related issue.

 

Contribution to the tax development

  • Creation of the new case law. When required, we can create a new case law in tax disputes. In several cases, we have proved that Lithuania failed to properly implement the EU VAT directive and that the court had ignored national legislation in favor of the EU legal act.
  • Shaping public opinion on tax issues. We are an active contributing member of the Lithuanian Bar Association’s Tax Committee, a role that enables us to share our experience with other tax experts and shape the position of all tax lawyers in Lithuania in relation to tax issues.
  • Participating in the legislative process. We consistently and successfully act on behalf of our clients, voicing their concerns and suggesting improvements of the tax system through the Lithuanian Bar Association and through direct proposals for legislation.

How can we help?

We work hard to fully understand our client’s situation, their underlying thought process, and overall goals as a starting point. This way, we can offer a tailored approach rather than a generic “quick fix”, delivering solutions that will benefit the client for many years to come.

Even the best advice can be ineffective if it is not implemented correctly. Our team of tax lawyers in Lithuania, therefore, strives to build a long-term partnership with every client, so we can provide consistent taxation support and monitoring.

Our services include:

  • Representation in tax disputes with the State Tax Inspectorate or Customs Authorities
  • Representation in all types of tax investigations
  • Negotiations before and during the tax dispute
  • Tax consultations
  • Tax planning
  • Tax due diligence
  • Support in matters of financial licensing, KYC, AML procedures
  • Support in corporate transactions and restructuring
  • Transfer pricing documentation

Experience highlights

Edvinas Lenkauskas, Mantas Juozaitis

Represented a wholesaler in the tax dispute regarding VAT triangulation and “safety net” provision

30 November 2021
Mantas Juozaitis

Defended a trading company in a dispute with Tax authorities

12 October 2021
Mantas Juozaitis

Successfully represented the client in a dispute regarding customs duties

26 October 2020
Mantas Juozaitis, Edvinas Lenkauskas

Advised casino regarding gambling tax during the COVID-19 quarantine

20 May 2020
Mantas Juozaitis

Successfully defended a client in a tax dispute

15 May 2020
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Victory against tax authorities regarding transfer pricing issues

10 April 2020
Edvinas Lenkauskas, Mantas Juozaitis

Represented customs brokerage company before Supreme Administrative Court

10 March 2020
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Advised leading digital marketing company on business expansion

15 January 2020
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Represented a renewable energy company in the white-collar crime case

1 October 2019
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Victory against tax authorities regarding application of the GAAR

17 May 2019
Mantas Juozaitis, Edvinas Lenkauskas

Advised e-commerce company regarding permanent establishment

2 May 2019
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Victory against tax authorities regarding VAT

13 March 2019
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Victory against tax authorities regarding dual residency

19 February 2019
Mantas Juozaitis

Represented rapeseed oil manufacturer in a tax dispute

10 July 2018
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Represented one of the biggest used cars sellers in a tax dispute

30 April 2018
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Tax dispute regarding low interest rate

9 March 2018
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Advised a digital advertising agency on business restructuring in a tax efficient way

22 January 2018
Edvinas Lenkauskas

Contributed to the official commentary of law on CIT regarding substance of holding companies

16 November 2017
Mantas Juozaitis

Victory against tax authorities regarding transfer of losses

15 October 2017
Mantas Juozaitis, Edvinas Lenkauskas

Consulted UAB “Skycop.com” on tax matters

12 September 2017

Insights

Recognition

Legal 500

2022

Motieka & Audzevicius’s tax team has a strong reputation in Lithuania for consulting clients on tax matters related to corporate and M&A transactions. In our situation, they were well acquainted with the recent development of our industry, so they could deliver practical and clear solutions to the tax issues that we faced. The firm is very flexible to provide fixed budgets which allowed us to plan our spending.

Legal 500

2022

We engaged them in respect of litigation and have found the individual we deal with to be first rate and to have in-depth knowledge of the matter at hand.

Legal 500

2021

High level of service and high level professionals in each field. Exclusive attention to customer compared with other law firms.

Legal 500

2020

Tax and corporate law experts of this firm are very well-educated with a very good track record. They have a global perspective of matters and are able to pinpoint issues that are unnoticed by others.

Legal 500

2020

Motieka & Audzevičius’ tax law team (particularly Edvinas Lenkauskas) is very creative and always thinks outside of the box. It always gives maximum comfort to the client by providing convenient solutions. The group is exceptional because it usually combines tax law advice with relevant business advice.

Legal 500

2019

The top-class firm offers clients expertise in complex tax disputes.

Chambers and Partners

2015

The firm demonstrates industry knowledge, out-of-the-box solutions, fast results and a very practical approach.

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