Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Partner

Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Head of the Corporate and M&A practice group

+37052000777

Experience

Industries

Education and Memberships

Recognition

Giedrius has been leading the Corporate and M&A team of Motieka & Audzevicius since 2012. His practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions in high-profile matters, including cross-border transactions, related competition issues, shareholder conflicts and corporate structuring. He is a key point of contact for legal advice on complex deals in local and CEE markets.

Giedrius specialises, in particular, in the aviation, energy, financial services & fintech, entertainment and technology and media & telecommunications industries.

His client base comprises domestic and international companies ranging from innovative tech-driven entrepreneurs (Brolis Semiconductors, Finbee, Mobile Financial Solutions, Tamo) to large international corporations (Avia Solutions Group, Grupa LOTOS S.A, Vienna Insurance Group).

Giedrius is continuously ranked by independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

He started his career as a paralegal at Lawin and continued as a lawyer at Jurevičius, Balčiūnas & Partners before joining Motieka & Audzevičius in 2002.

Working languages: English, Russian, Lithuanian

EMBA-Global Asia – Columbia Business School, London Business School, The University of Hong Kong
Duke University, LL.M. (Fulbright Alumnus)
King’s College London, Postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law
IALS, University of London, M.A. in Taxation
Riga Graduate School of Law, LL.M.
Vilnius University, LL.M.

Member of:
International Bar Association
Lithuanian Bar Association

Chambers and Partners

2022

Giedrius is the heavy artillery on which we lean when the cases are most complex and on the brink of termination. He is a go-to guy to find solutions where you cannot think there are any.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Giedrius is a strategic genius with flawless M&A experience and legal knowledge. Giedrius is a business-oriented attorney, who is always up to date on what is happening with his clients’ businesses, what the trends are and what are the current ups and downs.

Chambers and Partners

2022

A partner who is extremely passionate about his work, both from the perspective of the legal matter and the business case and all the logic behind it.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Giedrius Kolesnikovas is an M&A star of the region, whose presence in any negotiations makes us calm, knowing that our interests will be fully covered. We cannot count the times when the final result of some negotiation ends up exceeding our expectations solely due to Giedrius’s ingenious negotiation skills.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Giedrius Kolesnikovas was running the show and he managed the complex negotiations well. He has a holistic view of the advice given and doesn’t prolong the process for the client to make it burdensome. He searches for solutions.

Chambers and Partners

2022

We appreciate Giedrius’s business expertise as well as his orientation to achieving results, knowledge and the best current legal practices and trends.

Legal 500

2021

He managed complex negotiations well; he has a holistic view on the advice. He searches for solutions.

Chambers and Partners

2020

He's respectful towards other parties but also provides firm arguments.

Legal 500

2020

We see Giedrius as a go-to lawyer in complex legal situations, particularly when a dead-end situation needs a successful closing.

Legal 500

2020

Giedrius Kolesnikovas stands out from any other partner-level lawyers in Lithuania. He has business acumen and is a complete M&A lawyer, possessing deep knowledge of corporate law, taxation, competition law and anti-money laundering regulations. These competences and qualities of Giedrius help save us time and give us a one-stop-shop service, which we greatly admire.

Legal 500

2020

Giedrius Kolesnikovas and Rokas Jankus are always the team which guides us through complex transactions. They have shown us time after time that it is not always necessary to have a large team to deliver the best quality within the shortest possible time limits. They are cost-efficient and conduct hard (yet reasonable) negotiations with counterparties. They also ensure that unnecessary stages of acquisitions are skipped and focus on the substance.

Legal 500

2020

Giedrius Kolesnikovas has a longstanding reputation as an efficient and creative lawyer.

Chambers and Partners

2018

He has a quick understanding of our needs and he provides advice while identifying potential risks in complex matters.

Chambers and Partners

2017

He makes sure to get things done at the most convenient and shortest time possible.

Chambers and Partners

2016

Non-standard thinking and multitasking capabilities.

Legal 500

2016

Stands in a class of his own, recommended not only for corporate matters, but also tax structuring and merger clearance related subjects.

Chambers and Partners

2015

He has attention to detail and sees the broad picture. We have peace of mind that our case is in his safe hands, and nothing will be missed.

Legal 500

2015

Easily pinpoints the heart of the problem and skillfully offers the most appropriate solution.

Chambers and Partners

2014

He immediately understands the key issue and provides a solution that fits our business goals.

Legal 500

2011

A talent for finding a way around desperate deadlocks.

Chambers and Partners

2011

Impressive negotiation skills and the ability to look one step further.

Experience

Giedrius has been leading the Corporate and M&A team of Motieka & Audzevicius since 2012. His practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions in high-profile matters, including cross-border transactions, related competition issues, shareholder conflicts and corporate structuring. He is a key point of contact for legal advice on complex deals in local and CEE markets.

Giedrius specialises, in particular, in the aviation, energy, financial services & fintech, entertainment and technology and media & telecommunications industries.

His client base comprises domestic and international companies ranging from innovative tech-driven entrepreneurs (Brolis Semiconductors, Finbee, Mobile Financial Solutions, Tamo) to large international corporations (Avia Solutions Group, Grupa LOTOS S.A, Vienna Insurance Group).

Giedrius is continuously ranked by independent legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

He started his career as a paralegal at Lawin and continued as a lawyer at Jurevičius, Balčiūnas & Partners before joining Motieka & Audzevičius in 2002.

Working languages: English, Russian, Lithuanian

Industries

Education and Memberships

EMBA-Global Asia – Columbia Business School, London Business School, The University of Hong Kong
Duke University, LL.M. (Fulbright Alumnus)
King’s College London, Postgraduate diploma in EU Competition Law
IALS, University of London, M.A. in Taxation
Riga Graduate School of Law, LL.M.
Vilnius University, LL.M.

Member of:
International Bar Association
Lithuanian Bar Association

Recognition

Chambers and Partners

2022

Giedrius is the heavy artillery on which we lean when the cases are most complex and on the brink of termination. He is a go-to guy to find solutions where you cannot think there are any.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Giedrius is a strategic genius with flawless M&A experience and legal knowledge. Giedrius is a business-oriented attorney, who is always up to date on what is happening with his clients’ businesses, what the trends are and what are the current ups and downs.

Chambers and Partners

2022

A partner who is extremely passionate about his work, both from the perspective of the legal matter and the business case and all the logic behind it.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Giedrius Kolesnikovas is an M&A star of the region, whose presence in any negotiations makes us calm, knowing that our interests will be fully covered. We cannot count the times when the final result of some negotiation ends up exceeding our expectations solely due to Giedrius’s ingenious negotiation skills.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Giedrius Kolesnikovas was running the show and he managed the complex negotiations well. He has a holistic view of the advice given and doesn’t prolong the process for the client to make it burdensome. He searches for solutions.

Chambers and Partners

2022

We appreciate Giedrius’s business expertise as well as his orientation to achieving results, knowledge and the best current legal practices and trends.

Legal 500

2021

He managed complex negotiations well; he has a holistic view on the advice. He searches for solutions.

Chambers and Partners

2020

He's respectful towards other parties but also provides firm arguments.

Legal 500

2020

We see Giedrius as a go-to lawyer in complex legal situations, particularly when a dead-end situation needs a successful closing.

Legal 500

2020

Giedrius Kolesnikovas stands out from any other partner-level lawyers in Lithuania. He has business acumen and is a complete M&A lawyer, possessing deep knowledge of corporate law, taxation, competition law and anti-money laundering regulations. These competences and qualities of Giedrius help save us time and give us a one-stop-shop service, which we greatly admire.

Legal 500

2020

Giedrius Kolesnikovas and Rokas Jankus are always the team which guides us through complex transactions. They have shown us time after time that it is not always necessary to have a large team to deliver the best quality within the shortest possible time limits. They are cost-efficient and conduct hard (yet reasonable) negotiations with counterparties. They also ensure that unnecessary stages of acquisitions are skipped and focus on the substance.

Legal 500

2020

Giedrius Kolesnikovas has a longstanding reputation as an efficient and creative lawyer.

Chambers and Partners

2018

He has a quick understanding of our needs and he provides advice while identifying potential risks in complex matters.

Chambers and Partners

2017

He makes sure to get things done at the most convenient and shortest time possible.

Chambers and Partners

2016

Non-standard thinking and multitasking capabilities.

Legal 500

2016

Stands in a class of his own, recommended not only for corporate matters, but also tax structuring and merger clearance related subjects.

Chambers and Partners

2015

He has attention to detail and sees the broad picture. We have peace of mind that our case is in his safe hands, and nothing will be missed.

Legal 500

2015

Easily pinpoints the heart of the problem and skillfully offers the most appropriate solution.

Chambers and Partners

2014

He immediately understands the key issue and provides a solution that fits our business goals.

Legal 500

2011

A talent for finding a way around desperate deadlocks.

Chambers and Partners

2011

Impressive negotiation skills and the ability to look one step further.

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