Our company has earned its reputation for consistently being at the heart of the largest and most complex commercial and financial transactions in each jurisdiction and regionally; working with the largest foreign investors, major local and international businesses and governments in the Baltics. With more than 160 legal professionals (99 in Vilnius office) working in five practice groups, Valiunas Ellex is ideally positioned to provide the highest-caliber, specialized legal services both domestically and in a panBaltic dimension. Our lawyers are continuously top-ranked by the most prestigious international legal directories (Chambers Global and Europe, Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000).
The corporate and mergers and acquisitions practice group has advised on numerous deals in the local market and globally, both as an independent advisor and by working closely with the best law firms in Europe and beyond. Valiunas Ellex is the only Baltic law firm that has the capacity and breadth of experience to specialize mergers and acquisitions practice in focused teams working on infrastructure investments mergers and acquisitions, foreign mergers and acquisitions; private equity and venture capital mergers and acquisitions; and restructuring/bankruptcy mergers and acquisitions.
The dispute resolution lawyers are successful advocates in sophisticated litigation and arbitration cases, and have enhanced their reputation through many years of experience as arbitrators in the leading arbitrations of the Baltic States. Valiunas Ellex specialists are among the very few Baltic lawyers with significant experience in arbitrations handled outside of the Baltics – in Sweden and Finland. High value investment related disputes have always been among our strong points, especially where the state or municipality is involved.
The industry and regulatory practice group is the biggest legal team with sector-specific specializations in the Baltic States and advises on various commercial matters in multidisciplinary commercial sectors – pharmaceuticals, energy, IT & telecommunications and others. Our professionals are regularly invited to participate as experts in legislative work groups and committees.
The finance & tax practice group has advised clients on the most significant finance transactions and does important banking-related work, including commercial lending, syndicated loans, refinancing and portfolio restructuring. We provide advice in relation to debt, equity, and derivatives offerings and regulatory issues, as well as restructuring options involving banks and other financial institutions.
The experience of the real estate practice group in commercial real estate and construction matters derives from advising on the largest and most complex Baltic transactional, construction and development projects over a long period of time. Our clients are leading local and international commercial and residential property owners and developers, construction, financiers and investors, lessees, insurance and surety companies, architects, engineers and suppliers, as well as public sector institutions.
Our Brussels office is an extension of Valiunas Ellex practices at the heart of the European Union. The office is a cross-practice group of highly experienced Valiunas Ellex lawyers who provide legal advice for clients on a broad range of EU laws.