Laimonas Skibarka

Laimonas Skibarka

Co-Managing Partner

Ph:

+370 52 644 896

Mob: +370 68 793 944
Fax: +370 52 685 041
E-mail: laimonas.skibarka@sorainen.com
Office: Lithuania

Practice areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Privatisation, Corporate, Investment Incentives, Energy & Utilities

Languages: Lithuanian, English, Russian
Experience

Laimonas Skibarka is co-managing partner of Sorainen. He is active partner in the Corporate and M&A Team with particular focus on M&A, Private Equity, Corporate and Investment Incentives. Laimonas has been practising law since 1997. Since 2013 till 2016, he had been the office managing partner of Sorainen Lithuania.

Laimonas has extensive experience in advising foreign and local companies and private equity funds on company acquisitions and sales, mergers, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. According to the statistics of Mergermarket, Laimonas is among Top 2 individual lawyers by the total value and total number of advised major M&A transactions in the Baltics (credited for 28 transactions with a total disclosed value of EUR 3.064 billion during 2005-2016). He has also gained valuable experience in international M&A and corporate transactions while working at the London office of Allen & Overy, a major international law firm (in 2005-2006). Laimonas is also active in advising foreign investors on major FDI projects in Lithuania and in energy projects. 

Laimonas is recommended by the following directories and guides:

  • The Legal 500 for commercial, corporate and M&A law as "one of the best for cross-border transactions in Lithuania";
  • Chambers Global for corporate and commercial law ("He is known for his expert advice on high-value cross-border transactions");
  • Chambers Europe for corporate and commercial ("Market observers applaud Laimonas Skibarka for his expert legal knowledge and strategic thinking, saying 'he is more than a lawyer; he has that rare skill of not only pointing out risks but also offering solutions'" );
  • PLC Which lawyer? for corporate and M&A;
  • IFLR 1000 for M&A (Sorainen "[..] have strength in M&A, Laimonas Skibarka is a dealmaker,' one peer says");
  • Best Lawyers for corporate and M&A, corporate governance and compliance, investment and private equity law;
  • European Legal Experts for corporate and finance;
  • Who's Who Legal Capital Markets 2015 for structured finance.

Laimonas Skibarka was also named the Best Lawyers® 2012 Corporate and M&A “Lawyer of the Year” and the Best Lawyers® 2014 Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice “Lawyer of the Year” in Lithuania.

Education

Vilnius University, Lithuania (MA in Law)
Central European University, Hungary (LLM in International Business Law with distinction)
Studies at Toronto University, Canada (student exchange programme)

Membership

Lithuanian Bar Association
International Bar Association
Global Lithuanian Leaders
Vice-Chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania
Member of the Presidium at Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania
Chairman of the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice at Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania
Arbitrator of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (before the reorganisation - Arbitration Court at the Association ICC - Lithuania) (2003-2005)
Honorary member of the Lithuanian Young Bar Association

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