Experience

Edvinas Lenkauskas is a co-head of the tax dispute team at our law firm who has a solid international academic background and more than 12 years’ expertise in tax litigation and tax structuring. He advises major corporates and high net-worth individuals on complex transactions with a significant impact on direct taxation, VAT and transfer pricing issues.

Also, Edvinas is focusing on tax structuring in various jurisdictions (such as Malta, Cyprus, UAE, Hong Kong, Netherlands, US, UK, Estonia, etc.) and helping businesses to find fair use of the most tax-efficient ways.

Edvinas is an attorney at law and an exceptionally qualified tax dispute expert. By being a tax litigator, he has earned a lot of experience not only at the domestic level but also at the international level (CJEU, European Commission). His most notable victories against tax authorities are:

  • victory regarding more than EUR 3 million calculated VAT related to triangulation and “safety net” provisions;
  • victory in the tax negotiation where the tax authorities refused their own requirement for our client to pay more than EUR 2.7 million calculated taxes;
  • victory regarding more than EUR 800k calculated person income tax where our client also was entitled to receive EUR 180k from the tax authorities as compensation.

During his career, Edvinas protected his clients from more than EUR 16 million unlawfully calculated taxes.

In recent years, he has advised a lot of prominent names, such as Allianz, PGNiG, Hostinger, Eneba, Kesko Senukai Digital, Linas Agro, Boslita, Ekomlita, YNOT Media, Orion Securities, Brolis Semiconductors, Finbee, 70 Ventures, Turing College and many others.

Edvinas is participating in various business and tax-related conferences as a speaker. Also, he has constant communication with the State Tax Inspectorate in order to improve official commentaries on Lithuanian tax laws (i. e. participated in the drafting of commentary on substance requirements for holding companies).

Edvinas Lenkauskas has the most experience in industries, such as food, e-commerce, technology, affiliate marketing, fintech, etc. He was noted by Legal 500 (2020, 2021) as an innovative lawyer with a strong client base in digital marketing and e-commerce.

Edvinas joined us in 2009.

Industries

Financial services
Food
Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Education

Maastricht University, LL.M. in International and European Tax Law
Radboud University, Exchange studies
Mykolas Romeris University, LL.B.

Memberships

Lithuanian Bar Association

Languages

English, Lithuanian

High level of service and high level professionals in each field. Exclusive attention to customer compared with other law firms.

Legal 500 2021

Senior associate Edvinas Lenkauskas is definitely the name to note! He is different from competitors because he is an innovative tax lawyer. Also, he is good on tax structuring because he has experience in various tax jurisdictions.

Legal 500 2020

Motieka & Audzevičius’ tax law team (particularly Edvinas Lenkauskas) is very creative and always thinks outside of the box. It always gives maximum comfort to the client by providing convenient solutions. The group is exceptional because it usually combines tax law advice with relevant business advice.

Legal 500 2020

Top-class firm offers clients expertise in complex tax disputes.

Legal 500 2019

Motieka & Audzevičius is a boutique firm with considerable expertise representing CIS-based corporates and shareholders in complex tax disputes.

Legal 500 2018

They value the client's time and are on call 24/7.

Chambers and Partners 2018

They provide not only legal knowledge but way more – strategic business advice for our future development and growth.

Chambers and Partners 2017

The team is extremely dedicated to us and also values long-term relationships, according to clients.

Chambers and Partners 2017

Experience Highlights