Recommended by the Legal 500 2012

The Legal 500 has recommended our firm in 6 practice areas. Partner Ramūnas Audzevičius has been repeatedly acknowledged as one of Lithuania’s leading individuals in dispute resolution.

Banking and finance
Boutique firm Motieka & Audzevičius provides “innovative, workable and to-the-point” advice. Recent instructions include representing listed agribusiness Linas Agro Group in a €3m share pledge from the UK’s Wholemark Ltd to secure debt recovery.

Corporate and M&A
Motieka & Audzevičius acted for a Polish pharmaceuticals group on its acquisition of Lithuanian pharmacy chain Litfarma Vaistine, and acted on the €10.5m sale of an aircraft handling company to Royalton Capital Investors II. Head of corporate Giedrius Kolesnikovas is “very creative in cross-border M&A”, and “never out of reach”.

Dispute resolution
Motieka & Audzevičius continues to rise in stature, attracting an array of top-end cases. It is acting for one of the main shareholders of Lietuvos Dujos in its dispute with the government over gas sector reforms. Practice head Ramunas Audzevičius is “a true leader in business conflicts”, “creative” and “results-oriented”.

EU and competition
Disputes boutique Motieka & Audzevičius has an effective practice under Ramunas Audzevičius, who “knows the labyrinths of EU law like his own pocket”. The team is representing a domestic airline as third party in a Supreme Court competition dispute, and advising on the competition aspects of the acquisition of an oil exploration company.

Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction is a key area for Motieka & Audzevičius, which is advising on the construction of a passenger and cargo port and representing a consortium in a public procurement dispute concerning the construction of a waste incineration plant. Jovitas Elzbergas leads this “results-oriented” team, which “provides clear answers without too much legal jargon”.

The tax practice at Motieka & Audzevičius provides corporate support and standalone advice, and has a lengthy litigation caseload. Clients include a leading energy company, a Russian conglomerate, and numerous high-net-worth individuals. Ramūnas Audzevičius has “great legal knowledge”.

Partner Ramūnas Audzevičius comments: “It is a particularly important achievement for us to be continually shortlisted among the top law firms in Lithuania. The rankings are based on interviews with our clients and colleagues from other firms, which provides the credibility of the survey process and reflects our commitment to deliver the best value, quality, and service to our clients constantly improving in everything we do.”

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