Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa (2011 edition) ranked Motieka & Audzevicius among top Lithuanian law firms in key practice areas. The firm has been ranked as Tier 2 in the following categories: Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, EU and competition, Real estate and construction, Tax. The firm was also recognized as Tier 3 in Banking and finance and Technology, media & telecommunications.
Partner Ramunas Audzevicius commented: “Independent recognition for the advice we have provided clients across the practice areas illustrates our strong positions in the pan-Baltic legal market. However, we are not resting on laurels: our goal is Tier 1”.
Within Dispute resolution, Ramunas Audzevicius is noted for being “excellent in litigation and arbitration” and “very efficient in negotiations with difficult clients”.
According to the guide, “Motieka & Audzevicius has flawless industry knowledge, advising a substantial client base on real estate acquisitions, developments and construction. Vilnius City Municipality is a key client, which it is advising on a number of major projects, such as the western detour construction works. At €78m, it is the capital city’s most expensive project. Jovitas Elzbergas leads the busy practice.”
Within rapidly growing Corporate and M&A practice, “Motieka & Audzevicius is results-orientated and highly skilled with lawyers who are team players”. Giedrius Kolesnikovas is singled out for his M&A capability, and led the advice to a listed regional agribusiness on its acquisition of a 50% stake in a Ukrainian joint venture. Other recent deals include a €31m multijurisdictional transaction in the retail sector.