Recognised by Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 EMEA guide ranked Motieka & Audzevičius as the leading law firm in the fields of Dispute Resolution, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, EU and Competition, Real Estate and Construction and Tax.

Clients highlight our Dispute Resolution strengths in “complex and cross-border disputes”, particularly in relation to “international commercial and investor-state arbitration”. Rimantas Daujotas recently acted on the first-ever investor-state arbitration in history brought against the Kingdom of Denmark. Ramūnas Audzevičius is active in commercial, regulatory and investment disputes. Elsewhere, Jovitas Elzbergas focuses on real estate and construction disputes and is well-versed in administrative cases due to his former role as head of legal at the Vilnius Municipality. Justinas Jarusevičius, who is US-qualified, excels in disputes involving US and Lithuanian parties, and is particularly prominent in shareholder disputes. Albertas Šekštelo and Mantas Juozaitis are also recommended.

Corporate and M&A practice head Giedrius Kolesnikovas is “becoming one of the best M&A lawyers in Lithuania”, according to a client. He has advised on deals in both a local and CEE-wide context, and recent work has spanned multiple industries, including real estate, sports and entertainment. G.Kolesnikovas works with newly-promoted senior associate Rokas Jankus, “whose prominence in the market is rising rapidly”.

Motieka & Audzevicius is a “top litigation law firm in Lithuania” with strengths in unfair competition, cartel investigations and EU law cases. Outside of disputes, the team is also known to handle merger clearances.

Our firm, according to Legal 500, has an excellent reputation for dispute resolution and its contentious work covers payment issues, bankruptcies, professional negligence, tender procedures and unfinished work. Construction and Real Estate practice head Jovitas Elzbergas focuses exclusively on real estate and construction disputes and has expertise in both litigation and arbitration. The team is also growing its expertise in non-contentious work; senior associate Donatas Lapinskas is experienced in real estate financing and transactions.

Our Tax practice group is known for its work on contentious matters. Mantas Juozaitis is an expert in international trade disputes, particularly on matters concerning other CIS and EU countries, while Edvinas Lenkauskas has a notably strong client base in digital marketing and e-commerce. The team also handles non-contentious work, such as tax structuring, transactions and VAT.

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