Jovitas Elzbergas

Partner

Jovitas Elzbergas

Co-Head of the Dispute Resolution practice leading Real Estate team

+37052000777

Experience

Industries

Education and Memberships

Recognition

Jovitas’ key area of expertise lies in real estate and construction disputes, focusing on commercial properties, project development, commercial leases, property investment and finance. In particular, he has extensive experience in the handling of cases where the public sector is one of the parties.

He has in-depth expertise in the energy, infrastructure and transport, water and waste management industries. He also leads the team of lawyers in organising defence in major state investigations and white collar cases.

Jovitas’ recent track record includes representing the largest Lithuanian entities – real estate and construction market leaders Realco, Panevėžio statybos trestas and Panevėžio keliai, companies engaged in industrial and energy solutions such as Axis industries and Veolia, food manufacturing pioneer KG Group and utilities market leader City Service SE.

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

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Jovitas was the Head of the Legal Department of Vilnius Municipality.

Working languages: English, Russian, German, Lithuanian

University of Zurich, Law studies
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Executive Master of Business Administration
Vilnius University, Master of Business Administration
Vilnius University, LL.M.

Member of:
Lithuanian Bar Association

Legal 500

2022

Partner Jovitas Elzbergas is the key contact in the firm regarding real estate and construction issues. He is a creative and forward-thinking legal leader with broad experience in the field of complex matters and disputes. We trust him with our most important projects and highly value his legal insights.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Jovitas Elzbergas and Valentas Mitrauskas make a great team and can speedily develop a good strategy and creative solutions when a dispute arises. Thus, we trust them in difficult and tense situations. For us, they are the first choice in litigations or negotiations.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Jovitas Elzbergas gives very strong client service. His level of sophistication and commercial awareness is also very good. He is a highly competent lawyer.

Chambers and Partners

2022

At first, they always provide a straightforward and honest explanation about the prospects and possible outcomes of a particular case. They also give us valuable insights, including practical advice, based on their extensive experience and legal knowledge. It enables us to make rational and informed decisions.

Chambers and Partners

2022

If necessary, they can act very quickly and come up with creative ideas on how to successfully handle extremely complicated cases, even those that are hopeless at first sight. In short, their dedication to the client is evident.

Chambers and Partners

2022

His great understanding of the legal and regulatory environment, as well as the market in which we operate, helps us to avoid disputes or resolve them efficiently when they arise. Jovitas’s excellent performance during hearings and negotiations constantly makes us comfortable that our company’s interests are and will be well represented and defended.

Mindaugas Pakalnis

Chief Architect, The Head of Town Planning Department

External lawyers were a good stabilizing factor in the preparation of the Vilnius City Master Plan. The cold mind of the lawyers was very helpful to evaluate the proposals objectively, compile the course of the procedures correctly and pass through it consistently.

Legal 500

2021

We work with a specific person and his team – Jovitas Elzbergas. His unique experience and relations with many institutions help to smooth the coordination of solutions.

Legal 500

2020

Partner Jovitas Elzbergas is appreciated for his unique understanding of the construction field, and his ability to evaluate and predict case outcomes clearly and reasonably.

Chambers and Partners

2020

Excellent performance in court hearings and negotiations. This makes us feel comfortable that our company’s interests will be well represented and defended.

Chambers and Partners

2019

Really finds a solution for every problem.

Chambers and Partners

2017

Focuses on public sector-related domestic litigation and is also known for his experience in criminal cases, especially white-collar crime.

Legal 500

2015

One of the best advocates in Lithuania in energy and construction litigation.

Legal 500

2014

Delivers results swiftly, covers all bases and always aims to deliver the best result.

Experience

Jovitas’ key area of expertise lies in real estate and construction disputes, focusing on commercial properties, project development, commercial leases, property investment and finance. In particular, he has extensive experience in the handling of cases where the public sector is one of the parties.

He has in-depth expertise in the energy, infrastructure and transport, water and waste management industries. He also leads the team of lawyers in organising defence in major state investigations and white collar cases.

Jovitas’ recent track record includes representing the largest Lithuanian entities – real estate and construction market leaders Realco, Panevėžio statybos trestas and Panevėžio keliai, companies engaged in industrial and energy solutions such as Axis industries and Veolia, food manufacturing pioneer KG Group and utilities market leader City Service SE.

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

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Jovitas was the Head of the Legal Department of Vilnius Municipality.

Working languages: English, Russian, German, Lithuanian

Industries

Education and Memberships

University of Zurich, Law studies
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Executive Master of Business Administration
Vilnius University, Master of Business Administration
Vilnius University, LL.M.

Member of:
Lithuanian Bar Association

Recognition

Legal 500

2022

Partner Jovitas Elzbergas is the key contact in the firm regarding real estate and construction issues. He is a creative and forward-thinking legal leader with broad experience in the field of complex matters and disputes. We trust him with our most important projects and highly value his legal insights.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Jovitas Elzbergas and Valentas Mitrauskas make a great team and can speedily develop a good strategy and creative solutions when a dispute arises. Thus, we trust them in difficult and tense situations. For us, they are the first choice in litigations or negotiations.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Jovitas Elzbergas gives very strong client service. His level of sophistication and commercial awareness is also very good. He is a highly competent lawyer.

Chambers and Partners

2022

At first, they always provide a straightforward and honest explanation about the prospects and possible outcomes of a particular case. They also give us valuable insights, including practical advice, based on their extensive experience and legal knowledge. It enables us to make rational and informed decisions.

Chambers and Partners

2022

If necessary, they can act very quickly and come up with creative ideas on how to successfully handle extremely complicated cases, even those that are hopeless at first sight. In short, their dedication to the client is evident.

Chambers and Partners

2022

His great understanding of the legal and regulatory environment, as well as the market in which we operate, helps us to avoid disputes or resolve them efficiently when they arise. Jovitas’s excellent performance during hearings and negotiations constantly makes us comfortable that our company’s interests are and will be well represented and defended.

Mindaugas Pakalnis

Chief Architect, The Head of Town Planning Department

External lawyers were a good stabilizing factor in the preparation of the Vilnius City Master Plan. The cold mind of the lawyers was very helpful to evaluate the proposals objectively, compile the course of the procedures correctly and pass through it consistently.

Legal 500

2021

We work with a specific person and his team – Jovitas Elzbergas. His unique experience and relations with many institutions help to smooth the coordination of solutions.

Legal 500

2020

Partner Jovitas Elzbergas is appreciated for his unique understanding of the construction field, and his ability to evaluate and predict case outcomes clearly and reasonably.

Chambers and Partners

2020

Excellent performance in court hearings and negotiations. This makes us feel comfortable that our company’s interests will be well represented and defended.

Chambers and Partners

2019

Really finds a solution for every problem.

Chambers and Partners

2017

Focuses on public sector-related domestic litigation and is also known for his experience in criminal cases, especially white-collar crime.

Legal 500

2015

One of the best advocates in Lithuania in energy and construction litigation.

Legal 500

2014

Delivers results swiftly, covers all bases and always aims to deliver the best result.

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