LAWIN, internationally highest-ranked business law firm in the Baltics, was launched in 2004 by the merger of Lepik & Luhaäär (Estonia), Kļaviņš & Slaidiņš (Latvia) and Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas ir partneriai (Lithuania)—the leading law firms in each jurisdiction since their foundation in the beginning of the 1990s.
For two decades, our practices and lawyers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are continuously top-ranked by the most prestigious international legal directories (Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000). Our recent recognitions include: “Chambers Europe Award for Excellence 2012” for the Baltic region; “Law Firm of the Year 2011” European award for the Baltic States by The Lawyer magazine; and “Law Firm of the Year 2011: Baltic States” award for the legal innovation by International Financial Law Review (IFLR).
LAWIN 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 in the Baltic States, major local and international businesses and governments in the Baltics; and assembling an impressive list of pro bono initiatives and active work to further the development of the local legal environment. LAWIN is also the exclusive member for the Baltic States of Lex Mundi.
With 140 legal professionals working in five practice groups, LAWIN is ideally positioned to provide the highest-caliber, specialized legal services both domestically and in a pan-Baltic dimension.
LAWIN’s Vilnius office employs over 80 lawyers, serving a majority of commercial and investment banks; insurance companies; investment funds; major technology, media and telecommunications companies; real estate developers; and public entities in the market, and being proud of the firm’s long-term relationship with major clients. LAWIN Vilnius is also privileged to be the first choice legal firm for top foreign investors in Lithuania and to serve the Government of Lithuania in the largest and most complex energy projects in the Baltics, which have a strategic significance to the region and its entire energy sector.