We successfully represented one of the largest natural gas suppliers in Lithuania in criminal proceedings. To protect our client’s interest in a fraudulent attempt by its former president to obtain one million litas (approx EUR 289,600) we initiated criminal proceedings for falsification of documents and attempted fraud. The final judgment of the court was in favour of our client ‒ the court annulled the ruling of the Court of Appeal and upheld the ruling of the Court of First Instance, which found the former manager guilty.

Ex-manager forged company’s Rules of Procedure to obtain a payout

The former head of the company was found guilty of forging the company’s Rules of Procedure after being dismissed from the position of company president. In the rules he falsely stated that a dismissed president must be paid compensation of one million litas (approx EUR 289,600) and filed a civil claim demanding compensation in that sum.

Criminal liability for civil action based on forged document

The Lithuanian Supreme Court noted that knowingly basing a civil action on forged documents entails criminal liability. The court ordered the convicted ex-president to compensate our client’s expenses related to legal services incurred in defending the unfounded civil action and during criminal proceedings.

Our team representing the client

The client’s interests were represented by patner Kęstutis Švirinas and attorneys-at-law Darius Raulušaitis and Jurgita Karvelė.