The Lithuanian Supreme Court ruled in favour of our client in a civil dispute over property rights and the legality of the sale of state-owned intervening land plots without auction. After examining the case in an oral hearing, the Court put an end to a dispute which had lasted three years.
Precedent in the field of real estate
Upholding the decision of the court of appeal in favour of our client, the Lithuanian Supreme Court dismissed the cassation appeal of the opponents. In its ruling, the Court clarified that contracts for the purchase and sale of state-owned intervening land plots can only be recognised null and void following a challenge to related administrative decisions on the basis of which such contracts are concluded.
This case is unique in that the Lithuanian Supreme Court, which normally opts for written procedure, decided that an oral hearing was required in this case. We therefore had the opportunity to present our arguments orally to the panel of judges and to contribute to new case law.