Edvinas Lenkauskas, the co-head of Motieka & Audzevičius’s Tax Disputes team, has more than 12 years of experience in tax litigation and tax structuring. He advises major corporates and high net-worth individuals on complex transactions, focusing particularly on direct-taxation, VAT, and transfer-pricing issues.
Edvinas focuses on tax structuring in foreign jurisdictions such as Malta, Cyprus, the UAE, Hong Kong, Netherlands, the US, the UK, and Estonia, and on helping businesses to make fair use of the most attractive tax options.
Edvinas is also a highly qualified tax-dispute expert and tax litigator, with significant experience at both the domestic and international level (including the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Commission). His most notable victories against tax authorities include:
- A dispute worth more than EUR 3 million in calculated VAT related to triangulation and “safety net” provisions
- negotiations with tax authorities in which they backed away from a previous demand that his client pay more than EUR 2.7 million in calculated taxes
- A dispute worth over EUR 800,000 in calculated personal income tax which resulted in his client receiving more than EUR 180,000 from the tax authorities in compensation.
Over the course of his career, Edvinas has saved his clients more than EUR 16 million in unlawfully calculated taxes.
In recent years, his clients include such prominent companies as Allianz, PGNiG, Hostinger, Eneba, Bankera, Orbio World, MailerLite, Kesko Senukai Digital, Linas Agro, Boslita, YNOT Media, Orion Securities, Brolis Semiconductors, Finbee, Ecso, and Turing College, among many others.
Edvinas participates in many business and tax-related conferences as a speaker, and he communicates frequently with Lithuania’s State Tax Inspectorate in order to improve official commentaries on Lithuanian tax laws (such as the drafting of the commentary on substance requirements for holding companies, in which he participated).
Edvinas is highly experienced in the food, e-commerce, technology, affiliate-marketing, and fintech industries, among others. He is recognised by Legal 500 as a ‘rising star’ and is identified as an innovative lawyer with a strong client base in digital marketing and e-commerce.
Working languages: English, Lithuanian