Ranked in 6 practice areas by Legal 500 2023

Motieka & Audzevičius has been recognized among the best Lithuanian law firms by Legal 500 2023 in the fields of Dispute resolution, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, EU and Competition, Real Estate and Construction, Tax and Fintech.

The Dispute Resolution team is well regarded in the market and ranked in Tier 1. Ramūnas Audzevičius and Rimantas Daujotas are highly experienced in international commercial and investment arbitration. Jovitas Elzbergas’s expertise lies in real estate and construction disputes, focusing on commercial leases, property investment and finance. Justinas Jarusevičius is a lawyer with a dual qualification at the New York Bar, Valentas Mitrauskas handles public procurement disputes. Supporting the practice heads are specialist counsels Denis Parchajev, active in investor-state arbitration; Mantas Juozaitis, who focuses on tax and customs litigation; and commercial disputes expert Albertas Šekštelo.

A highly competitive Corporate and M&A practice, advising a number of investment funds, local start-ups and private equity houses. Giedrius Kolesnikovas, who has experience in both domestic and cross-border transactions, leads the team jointly with Rokas Jankus. Senior associate Laurynas Ramonas is also noted, frequently supporting on complex M&A deals.

Motieka & Audzevicius is highly recommended by clients for its ‘out of the box solutions’, ‘new ideas‘ and ‘pro-business‘ approach in competition/antitrust law. Co-heads of practice Henrikas Stelmokaitis and Laurynas Ramonas respectively cover antitrust litigation and merger control matters, with Valentas Mitrauskas handling public procurement-related work. The practice also has a strong record in cartel investigations.

Real estate practice led by Jovitas Elzbergas has considerable experience in disputes regarding commercial properties, project development, commercial leases, property investment and real estate financing. The team has frequently been called upon for public procurement disputes as, due to the invasion of Ukraine and resultant sanctions imposed upon Russia and Belarus, construction material prices have outstripped originally agreed contractual prices. In addition to this work, the firm advises on infrastructure projects and real estate acquisitions by international investors.

Clients describe working with Motieka & Audzevičius’ Tax team as ‘like being behind a strong wall with a storm of tax problems rumbling somewhere in the distance on the other side‘. Key to this concrete protection is practice heads Edvinas Lenkauskas and Mantas Juozaitis both of whom are experienced in tax planning and tax disputes. The team is particularly active in tax structuring for M&A transactions.

The firm has a burgeoning presence in the Lithuanian fintech market, advising crowdfunding and electronic payments companies and specialist banks on a range of matters, including compliance, fraud prevention and licensing.

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