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.


Financial services
Technology, Media & Telecommunications


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.


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


International Bar Association

Giedrius Kolesnikovas is a great negotiator, capable of staying confident and respectful in most heated negotiations.

Legal 500 2021

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

Chambers and Partners 2021

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.

Legal 500 2020

Partner Giedrius Kolesnikovas and Associate 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.

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

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

Chambers and Partners 2020

One of the most innovative law firms in Lithuania is led by the highly rated Giedrius Kolesnikovas.

Legal 500 2018

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

Chambers and Partners 2018

Solves issues quickly.

Legal 500 2017

Non-standard thinking and multitasking capabilities.

Chambers and Partners 2017

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

Legal 500 2016

Appreciated for being attentive to details, seeing the broad picture and also bringing the peace of mind to his clients.

Chambers and Partners 2016

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

Legal 500 2015

A talent for finding a way around desperate deadlocks.

Legal 500 2014

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

Chambers and Partners 2011

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